RESORT DESCRIPTION FOR Zermatt - Matterhorn
The Zermatt – Matterhorn ski resort – Matterhorn is located in Zermatt-Matterhorn (Switzerland, Lemanic Region, Valais (Wallis)) and on the Matterhorn (Monte Cervino) (Italy, Aosta Valley (Valle d’Aosta)). For skiing and snowboarding, there are 322 km of slopes and 38 km of ski routes available. 53 lifts transport the guests. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 1,562 and 3,899 m.Read more
The Matterhorn Ski Paradise is one of the largest ski resorts in the world and is the highest ski resort in the Alps at almost 4000 meters elevation. The winter sports area features a fantastic view of the Matterhorn and stretches across two countries. Zermatt is the entry point in Switzerland and Breuil-Cervinia and Valtournenche are the entry points in Italy. Zermatt lies at an elevation of 1,620 meters above sea level and is surrounded by a total of 38 peaks that are higher than 4000 meters. All year round, mountain enthusiasts and nature lovers from all over the world come to enjoy the refreshing qualities of this car-free holiday environment. Breuil-Cervinia is located at 2050 m above sea level and is also a very famous holiday location. The Matterhorn ski paradise offers snow reliable, optimally groomed and very long slopes. In addition to the fantastic mountain backdrop between Zermatt and Breuill-Cervinia, the destination also offers skiing enjoyment throughout the year. The highest and largest summer ski resort in the Alps is the Matterhorn glacier paradise located on the Theodul Glacier.
Zermatt – Matterhorn
Europe, Switzerland, Lemanic Region
0041 27 966 81 00
Ski pass price: 40 €
User rating :
| MOUANTAIN TOP
| MOUANTAIN LOW
| T-BAR LIFT ETC.
| CHAIRLIFT ETC.
| GONDOLA ETC.
| NIGHT SKIING
| SNOW CANNONS
CURRENT SNOW REPORT
| CURRENT SNOW DEPTH UPPER
| CURRENT SNOW DEPTH LOWER
| LIFTS OPEN
| LAST SNOWFALL
Mon 8 Apr
| CURRENT FRESH SNOW
| NEXT 9 DAYS
Snow history for Zermatt - Matterhorn
Has the climate crisis and the higher temperatures affected snow conditions in Zermatt – Matterhorn?
Look at the statistics and graph of historical snow depths for the ski resort.
For the last 5 years, week 9 has been the most insecure with 152,4 cm snow depth on average in Zermatt – Matterhorn.
The measurement is made as an average of the snow depth at the highest and lowest point of the mountain.
Best tips for Zermatt - Matterhorn
You must try Zermatt before you die. Few places can match its combination of excellent advanced and intermediate slopes, reliable snow, magnificent scenery, Alpine charm and mountain restaurants with superb food and stunning views. Its drawbacks are non-trivial (see the minus points above). But, for us and for virtually all our reporters, these pale into insignificance compared with its attractions. Editor Watts has taken countless holidays here. Enough said. Zermatt started life as a simple farming village, developed as a mountaineering centre in the 19th century, then became a winter resort in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Summer is still as big as winter here. The village is car-free, but not traffic-free – electric buggies operating either as hotel shuttles or as public taxis zip around the streets. Residents and taxis can drive up to Zermatt, but the rest of us must park at Täsch (or more distant Visp) and arrive by train. At Täsch there’s a big car park (14.50 francs a day), and you can wheel luggage trolleys on and off the trains. Zermatt mainly attracts a well-heeled international clientele; the clientele is also relatively, er, mature for what is quite a sporty resort.
- Wonderful, high, extensive slopes
- Spectacular high mountain scenery
- Charming but rather sprawling old village; car-free (but not traffic-free)
- Reliable snow at altitude
- You may face long walks, crowded buses or pricey taxi rides
- Far from ideal for novices
- High prices for everything, including lift pass (one of Europe’s priciest)
- Slow train up to Gornergrat
Source: Ski Club of Great Britain
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