Price increases have been pegged to 1% for both the local area pass and the International ticket which covers 400km (250 miles) of runs over the border to Cervinia and Valtourneche in Italy.
The Zermatt area only ticket will be 350 Swiss Francs for six days, up from 346 Francs this season; the International pass with Cervinia 394 Swiss Francs for the same period (this season 390 Francs) ; and the Aosta Pass which offers a toital of more than 1200km (750 miles) of runs in the Aosta Valley is 414 Swiss Francs for six days next winter (this season 410 Francs).
2007-8 is shaping up to be another record season for Zermatt, which sells more than two million skier days annually. Even in the reelatively warm winter of 2006/07, with scant natural snowfall, an investment of 40 million Swiss Francs in capital expenditures for artificial snow equipment enabled a fleet of over 700 snow guns to cover over 100 km (63 miles) of slopes with snow in early December. The Matterhorn ski paradise posted record attendance for the period between Christmas and New Year's, with an additional 2,000 to 5,000 guests per day and 15,045 daily passes sold on the peak day of New Year's Eve 2006 - with no lift queues.
This year Zermatt will debut the new IDE snowmaking system from Israel which is designed to make snow at positive temperatures if required.