Zermatt Ski Holiday Guide

Zermatt used to be a farming village, but because of the influx of tourists over the decades, this Swiss Alps village has been transformed as the top ski destination in Switzerland.

Zermatt lies at the base of the Matterhorn. With a high altitude and snow covered slopes, Zermatt skiing holidays are possible every day of the year. From a sleepy mountain village, Zermatt has become a bustling tourist haven filled with shops, restaurants and ski schools.

Zermatt hotels which numbers around a hundred are open to accept local and foreign tourists. These Zermatt hotels are so diverse; they can cater to all types of skiers and tourists alike. 5 star Zermatt hotels are best for honeymooners, celebrities and for those on a business trip. Budget Zermatt hotels, Swiss Chalets and Zermatt apartments are suited for the budget minded tourists. These affordable Zermatt hotels are best for family vacations, or serves as a temporary home for mountain climbers and professional skiers.

There are a total of 67 ski runs in Zermatt and most of them are found in Gornergrat region, Sunnega and the Glacier Paradise. In total, these ski runs have a combined length of 313 kilometers. The longest ski run is 17 kilometers.

Due to the high altitude and cold Zermatt weather, skiing is possible here 12 months in a year. The village proper sits in an altitude of 1620 meters, while the highest slope fit for Zermatt ski holidays has a height of 3820 meters above sea level.

Zermatt ski holidays are suited for everyone. Some slopes are generally safe for kids and beginners while some mountain sides are fit for extreme snow sport adventures. Based on the latest Zermatt ski piste grading, 19 runs are safe for beginners, 33 runs are best for intermediate skiers and snowboarders and 15 ski runs are reserved for the advanced and professional skiers. Aside from that, there are 2 snowboarding parks and 2 half pipe areas in Zermatt which are suited for snowboarding activities.

Going to these ski piste and runs is easy. There are lifts and cable cars located near the edge of Zermatt that can bring you up these slopes. Railway cogs are also available for those who want to ski at nearby towns and other Swiss Alps ski resorts. Tourists can buy their lift passes and tickets at their chosen Zermatt hotel.

For information about affordable Zermatt ski vacations, please contact Zermatt Matterhorn.

Zermatt Matterhorn has the cheapest airfare going to Switzerland. We are also connected to the best Zermatt hotels and can give you the best rates and great discounts.

Zermatt Matterhorn also offers affordable car rentals to complete you dream Swiss Alps vacation holiday.

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