Located in the Valais Canton in the south of Switzerland directly across the Alps from Italy, Zermatt was originally a small farming community. Now one of Switzerland’s most well-known ski resort towns, it offers an unrivaled high-elevation experience with exciting outdoor activities, both in winter and summer months.
Perfect forRomantics | Families | Adventurers
When to goDecember-February | June-August
Ideal length of stay3-5 Nights
Designing Your Journey
Work with Indagare to design the perfect itinerary for an immersive journey. Our travel experts know the destination inside and out, and they can make recommendations based on your travel needs and preferences.
Zermatt is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, with multiple activities available throughout the year. Contact Indagare for help choosing the right hotel, planning adventure activities and connecting with top guides and instructors.
Winter in Zermatt
Zermatt is home to almost 200 miles of skiable pistes that are accessed by 74 lifts spanning three ski areas. While the majority of the pistes at Zermatt are intermediate, there are areas with runs for all levels of ability. The ski season in Zermatt can begin as early as November and end as late as May, while the Klein Matterhorn glacier at 12,740 ft. is skiable 365 days.
Summer in Zermatt
In the summer months, Zermatt is a spectacular place to hike, climb and paraglide. With more than 200 miles of hiking and walking trails, Zermatt and its neighboring villages offer a wide selection of trails of varying difficulty. For those who are looking for a dose of adrenaline and an intimate view of the mountains surrounding Zermatt, paragliding is a popular option.
Travelers can visit the Matterhorn museum, attend music concerts, indulge at the spa or visit the historic St. Mauritius church at any time of the year. Skiing the Klein Matterhorn is also available 365 days a year.
Where To Stay
We only feature hotels that we can vouch for first-hand. At many of them, Indagare members receive special amenities, including upgrades, early check-in, breakfast, spa credits and more. Look for the Indagare Plus logo in the reviews.
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The Mont Cervin Palace Hotel (Le Petit Cervin)
Located in the center of Zermatt’s Bahnhofstrasse, the Mont Cervin offers a variety of room options, impeccable service, and Zermatt-style luxury for both families and couples.
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Grand Hotel Zermatterhof
Located off the main Bahnhofstrasse, the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof has offered a traditional Zermatt experience for almost 140 years, with guests who have returned for 50 years or more.