Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation

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Elevation

  • 12792ft
    Summit
  • 7477ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 5315ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 18
  • 3
  • 12
  • 5
  • 4
  • 0
  • 0
  • 10
  • 52
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    11%

  • Intermediate Runs

    22%

  • Advanced Runs

    57%

  • Expert Runs

    10%

  • Runs

    145

  • mi Pistes

    223.7 mi

  • Terrain Parks

    1

  • Longest Run

    9.3 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    360 ac

  • Snow Making

    200 ac

  • mi Snow Making

    149.1 mi

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Overview

Zermatt is a car-free ski resort at the foot of Switzerland's most famous mountain, the Matterhorn. This attractive blend of Alpine village and sophisticated holiday destination boasts a varied offering, including a modern lift system, comfortable hotels, practical holiday apartments and friendly hosts.

The many mountain trains based here provide access to hundreds of kilometers of runs for skiing in Zermatt and the nearby Cervinia in Italy. During a ski holiday in Zermatt’s interesting freeride slopes, heli-skiing and the Gravity Park ensure the "cracks" amongst us have a fun winter. Ski clubs introduce children and beginners to the world of skiing.

Where Is Zermatt Ski Resort Located?

The airports closet to the ski resort are in Geneva, Sion, Milan and Zurich. From these airports, you can rent a car and drive to Tasch, but you can also take the train to Tasch. From there, take the ski resort transfer service to the resort. There is a terrain park. Snowfall is bolstered by 1,060 snow cannons.

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing06/06/202006/05/2021
  • Years Open
    78

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Terrain

The summit of the mountain is 3,899 meters, and the base is 1,562 meters. Vertical drop is 2,337 meters. There are 53 lifts that service the 322 kilometers of runs and 38 kilometers of ski routes. The terrain breakout is 75 kilometers of beginner slopes, 220 kilometers of intermediate and 27 kilometers of advanced.

winter sports, there is the Peak Pass. Winter hikers and mountain lovers can purchase this pass cheaply and travel aboard all mountain cableways to the peaks. It also includes travel on the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway between Randa, Täsch and Zermatt.

Breakfast

  • Petit Royal Cafe is a great place to sit and have a cup of coffee. Bahnhofstrasse 7, B, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

Lunch

  • Zum See has amazing atmosphere and specializes in local cuisine. Zum See 24, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

Dinner

  • Le Chalet specializes in Italian dishes and pasta. Vispastrasse 26, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

Apres/Nightlife

  • For one of the best ski bars in the area, don’t miss Harry’s Ski Bar. It’s cozy and offers your favorite beverages. Hinterdorfstrasse 53, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

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Zermatt Reviews

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24th February 20205
Every one has a guilty pleasure and mine is Zermatt. Yes it is expensive and a 3.5 hour transfer from Zurich or...Full review
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9th March 20192
The best Swiss destination resort, with restaurants, shopping and views galore. But as far as skiing is concerned, are so many better...Full review
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Contact Info

  • Zermatt

    Bahnhofplatz 5

    3920 Zermatt

    Switzerland


    Phone: +41 (0) 27 966 81 00

    info@zermatt.ch

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Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation