Probably the prettiest town in the Alps, with absolutely the most picture perfect setting, Zermatt certainly ticks all the aesthetic boxes, but offers far more than looks alone.

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Why we think you’ll love it

  • Glimpses of the mighty Matterhorn can be caught from pretty much everywhere one goes in Zermatt
  • The area is car free so is an absolute winner for families

Our guide to holidays in Zermatt

Zermatt itself is how all Alpine towns should aspire to be - car-free, quaint without being too cutesy and - extremely importantly - home to some of the best restaurants in the Alps. There's also an excellent après ski scene with fun live bands playing most days at the bottom of the slopes.

Better still, Zermatt has all year round skiing thanks to the Theodul Glacier, and as it is the highest resort in the Alps, good snow conditions are all but guaranteed.

In all there are some 240 miles of pistes on the Swiss side and over the back in Italy's Cervinia resort, and unlike many resorts, Zermatt really is all things to all skiers, with pistes for beginners and intermediates alike, and enough off-piste to keep powder hounds happy as well. Finally, with nearly one third of all the 12,000ft plus peaks in the Alps circling the town, this is a high altar of alpinism for mountaineers and ice climbers.

The icing on this particular Swiss roll is the awesome, pyramidal Matterhorn looming over the whole landscape. However while the Matterhorn might be nice to look at, it's a seriously technical climb best left to the pros.


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While the Matterhorn might be nice to look at, it’s a seriously technical climb best left to the pros.

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A note on price

A luxurious family ski holiday in Zermatt can be yours for about £10,000 or so. Learn more about our pricing

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  • Average Temp. — 1°C / 33°F
  • Rainfall — 7cm / 2.8 inches
Flight from London

2:00 hrs

Time Difference

GMT +1 hr

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