The best airports to fly into are Zürich and Geneva. Both airports are well organised and integrated into the Swiss rail network. Tickets can be purchased upon arrival or for a cheaper option, a Swiss Transfer Ticket can be pre-purchased online. www.swisspasses.com Train/rail times can be found at: www.sbb.ch
Trains run approximately every hour and normally just one change of trains is needed in Visp. Please be very careful of pick-pockets especially at Geneva airport and also on the train.
If you are arriving by car, you will need to park your car in Täsch which is a village 6km’s before Zermatt. No vehicles are allowed to drive further without special authorisation. It is recommended you park at a private parking, we recommend ‘Taxi Christophe’ www.3535.ch which you will find on the left of the main road. In winter it is necessary to reserve. They will then transfer your luggage into a taxi, drive you up to the edge of the village and then will transfer your luggage into an electric taxi for your transfer within Zermatt. You just need to tell them in which house you are staying and they will know where to take you.
Alternatively you can park at the main Matterhorn Terminal on the right side of the main road. www.matterhornterminal.ch and then take the train up to Zermatt. Trains run every 20 minutes.
If you would like a taxi or helicopter transfer between the airport and Zermatt we can organise this for you. Please contact us for details.
Skiing in Zermatt is on a vast scale with a total of 350 kilometres of pistes. In addition there is easy accessibility to the neighbouring Italian resorts of Cervinia and Valtournenche. The scenery is fabulous and most always within sight is the Matterhorn. There are enough slopes for beginners and many slopes and off-piste possibilities for all levels of skiers and snowboarders.
Zermatt has a number of ski and snowboard schools. Please don’t hesitate to ask us for our recommendations.
There are 45 kilometres of winter hiking trails in Zermatt, making it also an ideal winter destination for non-skiers.
Zermatt is home to some of the world’s best mountain restaurants with an incredible selection to suit all tastes and budgets. Mountain restaurants specialise in lunches and reservations are advisable. We are happy to give recommendations and make reservations.
There are two professional tandem paragliding companies in Zermatt
that offer flights from several of the peaks surrounding Zermatt
(including Klein Matterhorn when the weather conditions are right).
Floating past the Matterhorn is an experience that shouldn't be
Fly Zermatt Paragliding
Enjoy 20 kilometres of summer ski pistes on the Theodul glacer. Skiing and snowboarding is possible 365 days of the year which can only be found in Zermatt. Equipment including clothing can be rented.
Zermatt is a great place to mountain bike and quality mountain bikes can be hired from several shops around Zermatt.
There are over 400 kilometres of hiking trails around Zermatt from easy 30 minute hikes to all day hikes for the more adventurous. Maps and tips will be given on arrival.
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