Matterhorn Ski Paradise, Zermatt

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#2 of 159 in Outdoors in Swiss Alps
As the highest ski resort in Europe, Matterhorn Ski Paradise offers skiing 365 days a year and easily tops the list of European resorts for skiing and snowboarding. The resort straddles Switzerland and Italy, and at 3,883 m (12,740 ft) above sea level, the snow is practically guaranteed year-round. Experience 360 km (223.7 mi) of snowy pistes during peak season, while 21 km (13 mi) of the domain are open year-round. The resort has been named best ski resort in the Alps from a visitor satisfaction survey independently conducted across Alpine resorts. Find a cozy mountain restaurant for lunch and savor traditional Alpine dishes like tartiflette and raclette. Also be sure to take advantage of the happening après-ski scene in the village. Take a look at our Zermatt tour builder site to schedule your visit to Matterhorn Ski Paradise and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Have skied here four years in a row (winter) and it's always wonderful. The snow is so much better than the areas below and the view from up here is incredible, you are on top of the world. On a clear...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Thoroughly enjoyed looking at the ice sculptures...amazing talent...really well done. A very worthwhile activity.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Ideal place, not just to write a story but to live it! Ideal starting point for fantastic hiking and with a lovely view of the Matterhorn/Cervino ... excellent organization in the use of electric means!
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When staying in car-free Zermatt, proximity to amenities is key, as you'll be mostly restricted to traveling by foot. Populated by charming Swiss chalet-style hotels and inns, Zermatt may be humble in character, but not in price. Most of the hotels are fairly expensive, though there is the odd hostel and pension that might offer a slight discount. To save yourself a bit of money, look into renting an apartment in lieu of a hotel. If you're really strapped for cash, consider camping instead--this area offers a year-round mild climate.
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