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Zermatt: Village

A resort that seems to have it all - an iconic mountain, a vast, high-altitude ski area that offers year-round skiing, excellent dining on and off the mountain, a pretty, car-free village and a good party scene.

As you stand on the snowy, bustling square outside Zermatt's train station, staring open-mouthed at the Matterhorn towering above the village, you know you're in for a treat. Zermatt fully deserves its status as one of the world's best winter resorts, combining excellent, mixed-ability skiing on high, snow-sure slopes with breathtakingly beautiful scenery, a traditional village, some of the world's best altitude dining and good nightlife. You won't save money or lose weight if you come here but you will have a fantastic winter experience.

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Opening times


  • Late Oct to Early May: 0830-1650

Getting there


  • Zermatt train station - 1 minutes
  • Sion airport - 1.5 hours
  • Basel airport - 3 hours
  • Geneva airport - 4 hours

Pros

Cons

 

High-altitude resort with generally reliable snow cover.

Lifts are invariably a bus, taxi ride or walk away from hotels.

 

Breathtaking views from the town and slopes.

Expensive lift pass and hotels.

 

Exceptionally good food.

Limited trees for bad-light days.

 

Vast ski area with varied terrain for most levels including world-class off-piste.

Not ideal for beginners.

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