Train travel on the Glacier Express is the ideal way to reach Zermatt as the route is very scenic. In Visp, travellers change to the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn. Trains depart every hour.
Perfect for all levels of ski enthusiasts, Zermatt is the premier skiing destination in the Matterhorn region and the highest ski resort in Switzerland, where it is possible to ski all year round. There are 360 km of ski slopes for on and off-piste skiing as well as free riding. Snowboarding, snowshoe trails and hiking excursions are all possible with the stunning backdrop of the Matterhorn and its glaciers. The entire town is an emission free zone, in order to prevent any pollution that might obscure the view of the mountain.
Zermatt is in possession of ski lifts which travel up to Klein Matterhorn for a panoramic view of the Matterhorn at an elevation of 3883 m as well as superb restaurants adjacent to pistes. These, in addition to the high-quality skiing classes on offer, make this a great destination. Accommodation is provided in cabins, chalets and hotels in the area. A rental shop can be found on-site.
Zermatt is located in southern Switzerland. The closest airport is Zurich. Cars must be left outside the city.
As the city is car-free, buses park at Täsch and visitors are taken to the resort on shuttle trains.
Zermatt is a car-free zone, so car transport is only allowed as far as Täsch which is located 5 km away. From here the road is closed but regular shuttle trains transport visitors to the resort town. Safe parking is provided at Täsch.
Drive to Täsch along the mountain pass exit in Visp from the European route E62. From there you will be required to take a shuttle train to Zermatt.
Ski season is all year round with variations in schedules depending on season. Two special passes are available, namely an ""Unlimited"" ticket with overnight stays and the ""Ski Active' ticket available for a certain period each year. Lift tickets provide access to various slopes.