A world class ski resort with fantastic skiing, spectacular scenery, the best mountain restaurants – and that iconic, Toblerone-shaped peak, the Matterhorn.
Zermatt is a vast ski area with high, extensive slopes suitable for all levels, as well as offering plenty of off-piste for the more adventurous and even heliskiing for the more advanced. It’s a car free resort too, so is a charming base, and the restaurants both in resort and on the mountain are unbeatable. Don’t miss lunch at Chez Vrony, possibly the best mountain restaurant in the Alps.
Zermatt has a number of wellness spas, beauty salons and swimming pools on offer. There is lots of lovely shopping too, along the boutique-lined, car-free streets. Non-skiers can also spend an afternoon with a local cheese maker, watching and learning about their art, or visit the Zermatt museum, sited under the glass dome of the former casino, which offers a fascinating stroll back in history through state-of-the-art presentations so visitors can experience the old world of Zermatt including the terrifying first ascent of the Matterhorn.