ON SNOW EXPERIENCE
During this trip, you’ll spend four days skiing the four main sectors of the Zermatt ski area with other Ski Club Members of a similar ski profile who have also booked this Freshtracks trip. This trip is aimed at Intermediate (Red) and Advanced Intermediate (Silver) on piste skiers. If you are unsure of your ski level, please see our Ski Profile Page. At the end of the week, you’ll receive an updated grading from your Ski Club Rep.
You will be staying in the warm and sophisticated 4* Hotel Sonne, which not only boasts a wellness spa area and leisure facilities but has magnificent views of the Matterhorn, including from the balconies in each room. A mix of traditional Swiss and more international food is served in the traditional wood panelled restaurant, whilst the bar provides a sophisticated setting to unwind after a day on the slopes.
This holiday includes both your flights and transfers. The flights are with British Airways and depart from London Heathrow Terminal 5 to Zurich. Ski carriage is payable at the airport only and cannot be pre-booked. Your Ski Club Rep will coordinate the coach transfer from the airport, so please look out for them in the main arrivals hall – they will be wearing their blue Ski Club jacket. Coach transfers to and from resort will take approximately 2 hours.
If these travel arrangements are not convenient, you may be eligible to organise your own travel and receive a nominal discount from the holiday cost. Furthermore, if you can find alternative flights that coincide with our flight times then you can meet the group at the airport and take our transfer to resort. Please contact the Freshtracks office on 020 8410 2022 in order to discuss this further.
The town started life as a simple farming village, developing into a mountaineering centre in the 19th century. Now there are a great range of enjoyable après options, charming boutiques, elegant restaurants and luxury hotels. The village is car-free, but not traffic-free (you’ll see plenty of horse-drawn carriages and electric taxis), so is much quieter than many resorts. For more information on Zermatt, please visit the Zermatt Resort Guide.
If you require ski hire, the recommended shop is Triftbach Sport, which is located at the bottom of the hill, just a short walk from the hotel. The staff are incredibly helpful and offer top quality equipment with a Ski Club members discount available.