Luxury Chalets in Zermatt
Chalet ElbrusSleeps 8 + 4
Christiania Apartment 7Sleeps 12
Heinz Julen PenthouseSleeps 8
Chalet GraceSleeps 10 + 2
Zermatt LodgeSleeps 10
Chalet McKinleySleeps 10
Luxury Hotels in Zermatt
Zermatt is a unique alpine town amongst ski resorts globally. It is steeped in history and folklore, and talks the talk too. Surrounded by 38 summits over 4,000m, 9 of which are in the top 10 European highest, and with 360km of piste, Zermatt rivals all other resorts in Europe. Here there is skiing all year round so in terms of snow guarantee it’s difficult to find another option especially in Switzerland.
The idyllic town itself is car-free which gives it a charming and olde world atmosphere, especially as you wander through the winding, cobbled streets surrounded by forlorn, weathered chalets on either side. Whilst the Matterhorn is the gem in the crown of Zermatt, the town has plenty of other attractions for people of all ilks. The gastronomy is excellent, renowned for its farm-to-table dining experience; with ample activities for families and young children too.
All year round skiing, The iconic Matterhorn, Great bars & restaurants, Car free town, Ski into Italy
Zermatt Ski Overview
Zermatt is world-renowned as a ski destination for families, intermediates, experts and ski tourers. It has guaranteed snow from late November to the end of April, making it a wise early and late season option. Zermatt is a cut above its rivals due to its various high altitude top stations (up to 3,820m), pistes facing all aspects (counting the linked resorts of Cervinia and Valtournenche in Italy) and an ever-improving world-class lift system. It also lays claim to extensive off piste, outstanding mountain restaurants and a buzzing, cosmopolitan town centre. Although the area’s lift pass initially seems pricey, in part exaggerated by the Swiss Franc, the quality on offer makes it great value.
As for the pistes, Zermatt boasts three stunning and varied ski areas: the Sunnegga-Rothorn, Gornergrat-Stockhorn, Schwarzsee and Matterhorn glacier paradise. Freestylers and snowboarders come to hone their skills in Zermatt Snowpark, where Olympian hopefuls also train. Linked by a crossover to the beautiful ski region of Breuil-Cervinia and Valtournenche in Italy is possible from the Matterhorn glacier paradise.
- Ski Area: Matterhorn Glacier Paradise & Schwarzee
- Resort: 1620m // Top: 3883m
- Pistes: 313km
- Beginners: 29
- Intermediate: 72
- Advanced: 27
- Ski Lifts: 34
- Snow Park: 1
- Nursery Areas: 5
- Cross Country: 15km
For those in search of something different, paragliding, ski-touring or off-piste heli-skiing can keep adrenaline junkies infinitely busy, yet there is ample for the more leisurely-minded people, cinema and the fascinating Matterhorn museum. As well as many local attractions, Zermatt is host to a variety of extravagant festivals and annual events, including Unplugged Music Festival, Matterhorn Ultraks Skialp and the revered ski-mountaineering race Patrouille des Glaciers from Zermatt to Verbier.
Air Zermatt is ready when you are for heli-skiing. The most beautiful dream becomes reality in Zermatt: The peak of a four thousand-meter alp is reached, there is no way to go higher except into space. And then dive into the adventure of skiing down in the second part of the tour, on untouched snow into the valley, over pristine, bright-white snow slopes and back to civilisation.
Zermatt is truly one of the most iconic ski resorts in the Alps, take a flight up to and around the Matterhorn, this mountain is steeped in history and to see the aspects up close is something to behold. Once you have returned head to the museum to find out more about the adventures & stories from the Matterhorn.
You can take off from either Rothorn at 3,100m or the Klein Matterhorn at 3,850m, taking in the town from the air is a real special feeling and that coupled with landing outside Chez Vrony for lunch makes for a pretty perfect day.
Here one is immersed in the mountain world of past generations: One sees how the people lived in Zermatt in the 19th century and shudder at the sight of the broken rope from the first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865. Four of the seven climbers lost their lives at that time. And one looks in wonder at “Theo,” the 16th century mercenary who did not succeed in crossing the Theodul Pass.
Festivals & Music Scene
As well as many local attractions, Zermatt is host to a variety of extravagant festivals and annual events, including Unplugged Music Festival, Matterhorn Ultraks Skip and the revered ski-mountaineering race Patrouille des Glaciers from Zermatt to Verbier.
Take the train up to Rotenboden where you can hire your sledges and enjoy the run back down to Riffelberg. The short track means that you can go back up to the top time and again until the ultimate winner has been crowned. Great toboggan track suitable for the whole family.
Ice – Climbing
Where is fascination found among the shaded rock cliffs, tight valley gorges and the north walls of Zermatt in winter? The icefalls – not only beautiful to look at but also beautiful to touch and climb. Not for the faint hearted it is quite technical and you do need a good degree of strength and confidence in order to enjoy this activity to its fullest.
Heli – Picnic
A unique luxury experience, imagine a romantic lunch on top of a glacier at 3,400m or a taking a flight over the Swiss and Italian Alps with the family or enjoying the gastronomic spread with a group of friends, whoever your with this truly will create memories you’ll never forget. Tailor your menu to your exacting tastes, you will sit around a hand carved table adorned with fur rugs enjoying spectacular views.
Ice – Skating
The Obere Matten outdoor rink is located in the centre of the village. A great afternoon activity for a family, you can practice your pirouette’s before enjoying a hot chocolate or vin chaude at one of the local cafes to end another super family day in Zermatt.
The concept of the existing Cine Dinner has been gastronomically expanded and offers a unique culinary experience for big and small. The menu changes weekly, and special requests such as vegetarian; lactose or gluten free is always considered.
Sweeping, sweeping, sweeping - it's an important component of the curling sport. Your stone will only score with teamwork. The Challenge is to give the stone the right move and to have a good eye for distance and speed. Certified curling guides will explain the basic curling techniques, they're easy to learn and in a very short amount of time, you'll be able to participate in an exciting competition.
Clay Pigeon Shooting
Teams and/or individuals compete by using a real shotgun that has been deactivated and adapted to shoot infrared rays at reusable clays. The clays are fitted with receptors and fired from high-quality traps. The guns contain a microchip, are connected to the scoreboard by radio signals, and small lights on the barrel indicate whether your shot has been successful. Three rounds consisting of different challenges last approximately 15 minutes each. Situated just beyond the Furi cable-car station at 1867m.
Zermatt offers a great variety of restaurants and bars both on and off the moutain, we offer properties on a self-catered/b&b meaning that you can make the most of the dining out during your trip.
Fuji of ZermattJapanese, Japanese sushi bar & Teppanyaki grill restaurant
Modern Japanese restaurant, offers something for everyone. Skilled Sushi Chefs prepare fresh cuts of fine fish and Sushi rolls. At the Teppanyaki tables, chefs put on a spectacle whilst sautéing vegetables and searing a selection of fresh fish, shellfish and meats before your very own eyes. Whatever the occasion, whether with family or friends, your visit to “Fuji of Zermatt” offers an unforgettable experience. Take-Away is also available.
Bodega Bacchus, Hotel AlexFish specialities, Swiss specialities, Valais specialities
The wine cellar Bodega Bacchus is an exquisite places to wine & dine. French chef, Fredy Fischer, has prepared gourmet cuisine and lighter culinary delights, the specialties of which are meat and fish from the grill. The Bodega Bacchus offers dining for up to 22 people in a stunning wine cellar with the longest oak table in Zermatt. You can choose from a wide variety of wines from all over the world. Local specialties from the Valais are served here with exceptional care.
After Seven, Backstage HotelGourmet locally sourced food
A fine dining experience by Ivo Adam, After Seven's multiple award winning star cuisine involves a creative mix of locally inspired and worldly dishes, sometimes exotically infused, but always market fresh and seasonal. The cuisine carries Ivo Adam's unmistakable stamp of quality. The open concept kitchen is a great attraction and focal point in this fine dining restaurant with personal charm. You will be invited to enjoy the "surprise menu", big or small, accompanied by the perfect wine, and to experience the harmony as a whole.
Whymper StubeSwiss specialities, Fondue & Raclette
A rustic, cosy and inviting restaurant, situated in the same building as the Seiler Hotel Monte Rosa, directly on Zermatt‘s bustling main street, it is in the liveliest part of the resort, right in the pulsating heart of Zermatt. Whether you prefer cheese or meat fondue, raclette or other local specialities from Switzerland, you will find a large variety of delicious dishes here, accompanied by exactly the right wine.
Crêperie StefanieFast food, French, Vegetarian Friendly
Near the tourist office, opposite Bayard Sport, Crêperie Stefanie is a little hole-in-the-wall creperie, perfect for a quick takeaway mid-après ski. Fillings range from cheese and ham to chocolate and banana, you don’t want to miss out on this hidden gem.
The Factory, Hotel PostItalian & Mediterranean, Vegetarian & Gluten free
You can create your own thin-crust pizzas, which are then prepared in traditional wood fired ovens. An excellent selection of fresh salads and sumptuous risottos that do not compromise on quality are also available, as well as gluten free pastas and pizzas. The rustic ambience adds to the authenticity of the evening and guests could not be in a better location to follow their meal with a night out in Zermatt.
Chez VronyFish specialities, Fondue / Raclette / cheese, Valais specialities
Heartfelt warmth, hospitality, stunning views of the Matterhorn and simply some time, just for yourself - that's Chez Vrony. With a vibrant history, this restaurant at 2100 metres altitude has embodied a family tradition for over 100 years. You will be pampered whilst you enjoy the lovingly prepared dishes and carefully selected wines. From a traditional recipe, to a delicious classic and speciality dishes prepared with a touch of international flair.
Zum SeeFish / Swiss / Valais specialities
Restaurant "Zum See" is located in the wonderful name sake hamlet above Zermatt. You can either eat in the restaurant or on the sun terrace of the 350 year old chalet in a homely atmosphere, with stunning views of the Matterhorn. An excellent gourmet cuisine with traditional and Mediterranean dishes, fine wines and an ever-attentive service. Every Thursday in the winter season is a “fondue chinoise winter lodge evening”.
The restaurant can be found in the middle of a unique hiking and skiing area in Findeln, above Zermatt. The breathtaking views of the Matterhorn, and the exquisite cuisine and the wines selected by Franz are among the countless reasons why you can switch off and really enjoy yourself in the cosy, family atmosphere at Franz and Heidl’s. The Findelhof has been in Gault Millau and the Michelin Guide for many years.
FluhalpFondue & Raclette, Swiss dishes
The Fluhalp is situated on the slope in the ski area Sunnegga-Blauherd-Rothorn. With a big sun terrace & live music from Christmas until Easter this is great spot to enjoy a lunch in the Swiss sunshine, the kitchen serves up good value dishes with local and seasonal produce including pasta, rosti, and salads. For non-skiers you’ll find a marked, sunny winter hiking trail from Blauherd. Experience the romance of an overnight stay in an alpine hut, with unforgettable sunrises and sunsets, mountain hikes and high-alpine tours. The Matterhorn reflected in the Stellisee mountain lake provides a wonderful motif for landscape and panorama photographs.
BlattenSwiss, European, Central European, Gourmet, Contemporary
For something a bit more romantic, located just off the red run from Furi-Zermatt on the Klein Matterhorn sector, Blatten is a charming chalet with one of the cosiest tables in Zermatt, tucked away in a tiny room up a staircase. It serves an excellent mushroom soup and one of the best truffle cheese fondues up the mountain, don’t forget to save room for hot berries with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy a special experience on Wednesday evenings by taking a leisurely walk up from the village and tucking into their special fondue night. Booking a table is mandatory. Kids will love it!
Chalet Etoile, CerviniaMeat & Fish specialities, Italian
Chalet Etoile Restaurant is located at the foot of the Matterhorn (Cervino) 2750 mt. For 40 years they have offered a varation of dishes, from traditional to innovative cuisine. There is a great variety of meat and fish dishes, whilst the wine list compliments the menu to a tee. For those staying in Zermatt this offers a great lunch spot for a day trip into Italy, the ski over we would recommend for competent blue runs skiers and above.
The destination offers thrilling adventures and fast runs for sledders. Steep trails ensure tingling nerves and enjoyment for young and old.
If weather is inclement then the Escape Rooms in Zermatt offer fun and entertainment. Friends, family or work colleagues can play different adventure games, so called puzzles, in the Escape Room. Perfect for friends and family, who would like to spend an exciting evening or get away from a rainy day.
In Zermatt, a snow-tubing run at 3,883 m promises high thrills. The summit station of Matterhorn glacier paradise offers the activity all summer. At Klein Matterhorn (3,883 m), round air-filled rings like giant inner tubes await guests. Visitors simply climb in, hang on to the handles and whizz down the snowy slope.
The natural and artificial ice rink in the middle of the village offers free enjoyment on ice from December to February. This is where the youngest ice sports fans meet to be an ice princess or ice hockey player. Rink time can be rented by the hour. Or one can just watch the local ice hockey club, the EHC Zermatt, while they train.
What’s more is that young families get the added benefit of under-10s skiing for free.