Snowboarding and Skiing Breaks in Zermatt, Switzerland
Drive time : 147 miles or 3hrs drive time from Geneva
Drive time : 183 miles or 3hrs 45mins drive time from Chambery
With crisp clean air, guaranteed snow, impressive scenery and excellent restaurants, snowboarding and skiing breaks in Zermatt have it all. Plus, with cheap ski flights to both Chambery and Geneva available with Jet2.com, you are 3 hours 45 minutes and 3 hours respectively away from the action after you touch down.
The defining feature of a ski break in Zermatt is the impressive yet imposing Matterhorn Mountain, arguably the most photographed mountain in the world and setting for many a famous story. This has made the resort just as popular with hikers as it is with snowboarders and skiers.
Impressive Snowboarding and Skiing in Picturesque Surroundings
As an alpine resort tucked in at the bottom of the Matterhorn there is one thing you can guarantee from a ski break in Zermatt and that is excellent snowboarding and skiing opportunities. The skiing is available in four main areas Sunnegga, Gornergrat, Klein Matterhorn and Schwarzsee.
The Sunnegga Paradise is ideal for families and easily reachable with the funicular railway. The Schwarzsee Paradise/Klein Matterhorn is home to one of the most stunning lakes guarded by the Matterhorn but its height makes it a perfect area for skiing. At 3,089km above sea level the Gornergrat is thought to be Switzerland’s most visited tourist area of the past 111 years.
The high altitude guarantees snow all year round, which has considerably aided the resorts reputation as one of the best destinations for snowboarding and skiing breaks. However, the challenging slopes are better suited to intermediate and advanced skiers than those trying the sport for the first time.
There is over 350km of pistes available during the winter season and plenty of off-piste terrain to tackle. You can even enjoy moonlight ski runs in the tranquillity of a small group and have a meal some 3,883km above sea level.
Enjoy a Healthier Ski Break
As well as the excellent skiing and snowboarding, Zermatt is an ideal choice for a healthy break. The air is crisp and clean because only electrical vehicles are allowed in the town. This means no combustible engines polluting the air and magnificent views of the Matterhorn.
Furthermore, Zermatt is home to some of the best alpine restaurants you will find in the world. In fact there are over 100 restaurants to choose from, including a Michelin starred one. The cuisine, often fondly referred to as mountain food due to the location on the Matterhorn of some of the restaurants, is largely haute cuisine that is homely and authentic rather than pretentious.
The Complete Snowboarding and Skiing Break Destination
Rounding off the quality of Zermatt is its picturesque appeal at night. The town glows in gentle lighting that makes it quite an eye-catching place to enjoy a short skiing weekend.
Additionally, its close proximity to the Italian border means you won’t have too many problems discovering other resorts like Cervinia.
You will find regular cheap ski flights to Chambery and Geneva from Jet2.com for ski breaks to Zermatt.