Valais canton is in southern Switzerland and that is where you’ll find a top vacation destination – Zermatt. The Matterhorn peak is approximately 1600m above, with its iconic shadow beaconing those below to come climb, hike, or ski. 

While many do just that, just as many stay in town, and enjoy the many boutiques and restaurants, all within walking distance of the hotels. Other partakes in curling or skating in the public outdoor rinks. Then, at the end of any given day, whether they were part of the Zermatt ski scene, hung out around the skating rinks, or those choose to stay and dine, shop, and visit, they all enjoy a lively après-ski scene. 

All of this is proof that Zermatt ski trips down the Matterhorn may be key to what brings many here; there is more to Zermatt Switzerland than the Matterhorn. For anyone that has never traveled to Switzerland for a Zermatt ski trip will discover immediately there is so much to do off the Matterhorn slope. 

Skiing Is Still The Focus In Zermatt

The come to Zermatt from all around the world to ski the Matterhorn and the other slopes that are glistening in the sun. It is here, they find not only fantastic slopes with perfect snow and plenty of sun, but miles of pistes. At over 3800 meters altitude between the famous Zermatt and Breuil-Cervinia is Switzerland’s highest ski area.

With experienced ski instructors that are multilingual, the 9 ski schools in Zermatt will make your winter holiday perfect. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced skier, you’ll find the level of experienced, professional help and plenty of places to rent your ski equipment.

The Matterhorn is a skier’s paradise. The many hotels and apartment buildings either have their own ski lift or are close to one, each furnished with modern cable cars and lifts. New to the Zermatt scene is the new Matterhorn glacier ride.

Fill That Hunger after a Day Playing, Shopping, Skiing, Touring

Whether you spent your day on the slopes, playing in the skating rinks, or shopping and touring Zermatt, you’ll find there are many events in the evenings for your entertainment. Known to have an excellent après ski reputation, you quickly learn that Zermatt has more than just the Matterhorn.  

Guests can begin their after-Matterhorn experience with culinary excellence in any of the gourmet restaurants. They can choose from trying one of the latest culinary creations or fill their hunger on traditional foods of the region.

While the views are beautiful from atop the Matterhorn, the mountain restaurants each have breathtaking views. As you enjoy a fine meal at the end of your day, you can relax on the terrace as the sun sets and breathe in the air of the world’s most distinctive mountain region.

Lay Your Head to Rest in Style

The accommodations in Zermatt are legendary. There are charming hotels that have their own unique chic style and charm-filled chalets. Or choose a holiday flat to give you that feeling of home. Regardless of your choice of accommodations, you’ll find that the hospitality is plentiful, and the traditions are strong and true. Whatever your desires, needs, or wishes are, the residents of Zermatt will fulfill them all. It is that Zermatt hotels have the best reputation for skiers and travelers. The rooms are spacious, and the spas are what dreams are made of, and the ease of getting around is the easiest of any ski themed area. The Zermatt’s hotels have the reputation of being the best in the world, proven by the many awards and top ratings.