Whether a beginner taking your first forays onto the snow, or an experienced skier looking to hone your technique, get the most out of your time on the mountain with an instructor from Stoked, one of Zermatt’s leading ski and snowboard schools.
Experience the thrill of being one of the first on the slopes. Glide over fresh tracks then savour a well-deserved breakfast on the slopes, with magical views of the Matterhorn to make it a morning that you will never forget
Photograph © Pascal Gertschen
Matterhorn Glacier Ride
The highest cable car station in Europe (3,883 m), with its new restaurant, sets fresh standards in sustainable development. The views of the highest mountains in Italy, France and Switzerland are breathtaking. The ski area on the Theodul Glacier is open 365 days a year.
Photograph © Zermatt Bergbahnen AG
Skiing and snowboarding 365 days a year – something this unique destination, straddling the border between Switzerland and Italy, pulls off with international flair.
Enjoy the runs on endless pistes with a spectacular backdrop of mountains. At almost 4'000 metres of altitude, Matterhorn ski paradise is the highest winter sports area in the Alps. Apart from guaranteed snow conditions, the region is one of the best-developed and extensive ski resorts anywhere in the world.
Feel like a king just once in your life. Heliskiing in Zermatt makes it possible. You fly up the mountain in small groups to the majestic height of over 4'000 metres above sea level. The flight passes close by the most beautiful peak in the Swiss Alps: the Matterhorn. Once at the summit, you have a kingdom of snow-capped mountains at your feet.
But the crowning glory of the whole experience is the descent.
Photograph © Michael Portmann
Enjoy the experience of a lifetime in one of the most spectacular settings in the Swiss Alps.
Simply enchanting! A night-time descent under the full moon on the Rothorn is unforgettably beautiful.
Fancy a touch of Alpine glamour? Take your seat in the Matterhorn Express VIP gondola.
Photograph © Michael Portmann
The Gornergrat train goes from the village centre in Zermatt to Gornergrat (3,089 m) in 33 minutes. From this vantage point, one of the most beautiful mountain panoramas in the world opens up – with a view of the Matterhorn (4,478 m).
Photograph © Gornergrat Bahn
Italian ski and dining adventures
Ski two countries in one day. Enjoy an international adventure to the 160kms of sunny pistes of Cervinia and Valtournenche in the Aosta Valley, which link seamlessly to Zermatt’s pistes via the new 3S Glacier Ride. Explore the wonderful and varied pistes before heading enjoying the famous Italian cuisine and hospitality of their esteemed mountain restaurants.
Snowshoe walking is a completely different way of experiencing the winter wonderland of Zermatt. Setting off from the Rotenboden, snowshoeing offers the opportunity to discover the most magical places: breath-taking views of 29 4,000m peaks, pure nature and fun galore. Enjoy snowshoeing on your own, or as part of a guided tour, including the option to hike to the foot of the Matterhorn on the Matterhorn Glacier Trail.
Photograph © Marc Weiler
Matterhorn Scenic Helicopter Flights
Experience one of the world’s most famous mountains up close and personal by taking a Matterhorn Scenic flight with the renowned Air Zermatt. With the choice of 20, 30 or 40 minute flights, enjoy a unique perspective on Zermatt’s surrounding peaks and glaciers; a truly awe-inspiring view and suitable for the whole family.
Photograph © Air Zermatt
Situated high above the village, the three differing levels of the Schweifinen Via Ferrata courses offer something for everyone; Route A is suitable for children aged 10 and upwards, while Routes B & C provide more of a challenge! Possible with or without a mountain guide, and with equipment able to be rented from the sports shops in the village, this is a great way to experience the thrill of rock climbing with less of the risk!
For those seeking adventure, the Gorner Gorge is the perfect activity! With an experienced mountain guide to lead, enjoy the 1km-long traverse through the stunning Gorner Gorge, including three abseil stations, three zip lines, one pendulum swing and several simple suspension bridges – then afterwards, retire to the terrace of Restaurant Blatten for a well-deserved lunch.
Experience winter with a difference by having fun on the purpose-built Rotenboden-Riffelberg toboggan run; just jump on the Gornergrat train up to Rotenboden (trains every twenty minutes), hire your toboggans from the Rotenboden station and off you go! The banked track makes for an exhilarating ride down to the Riffelberg station, then simply re-board the train and repeat as desired! A great activity to incorporate into a ski day.
Photograph © Christian Pfamatter
Alpine Museum ‘Zermatlantis’
Be drawn closer to the fascinating history of man and nature at the foot of the Matterhorn by visiting Zermatt’s Alpine Museum; see how Zermatt’s residents lived in centuries past, and learn more about the advent of the Golden Age of Alpinism in Zermatt, and its impact on the fortunes of the village.
Photograph © Zermatt Tourismus