Traditions, ski resort & the Matterhorn

Everything about Zermatt

Zermatt is a traditional farming village nestled at the foot of the famous Matterhorn Mountain.This picturesque chocolate box village was made famous by Edward Whymper the English Moutaineer who was one of the first climbers to summit the Matterhorn. Since his conquest in July 1865 Zermatt has become a world famous ski and mountaineering resort. The car-free village combines traditional Alpine stadels with contemporary chalets and hotels. Horse drawn carriages give Zermatt a decadent feel of a bygone age.

The village sits at an elevation of 1600 metres above sea level and is surrounded by magnificent mountains. The Bahnhofstrasse, Zermatt’s main street, is lined with boutiques, shops, restaurants and hotels. Not only is Zermatt regarded as a fantastic family resort with a huge range of activities; it also boasts some of the worlds best mountain restaurants and apres ski.

Skiing Zermatt

Zermatt is nestled between the peaks of the Monte Rosa and the world famous Matterhorn, renowned for its extensive and varied piste network and as a backcountry mecca. Zermatt is regularly voted as one of, if not the, top ski resorts in the world.
Skiing Zermatt

It's not all about skiing

Zermatt has a wide verity of activities for non-skiers, there are the famous mountain restaurants, a selection of boutique shops, a range of Spa’s, art galleries and a cinema.
Other Activities in Zermatt


Zermatt also has the best slope-side restaurants in the world, whether it be a quick rosti or a more sedate gourmand’s delight in the likes of Franz and Heidi’s, Zum See or Blatten. These family run restaurants offer the best food and wines, fantastic service and unrivalled scenery to be found in the mountains.


Zermatt is a beautiful and diverse part of Switzerland and a fantastic place to explore. It's not just a world class ski resort, Zermatt also offers a wide variety of activities and outdoor adventures in Summer.
Summer Adventures

Travelling to Zermatt

Zermatt is situated in the Wallis Kanton of Switzerland at the head of the Rhone valley, close to the Italian border.
Travel Information