Best Activities & Hotels for a Winter Adventure in Zermatt

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  • Switzerland

  • Zermatt

  • Active Travel

  • Adventure Travel

  • International Travel

  • Luxury Travel

  • Outdoors

  • Winter

  • Mountains

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Curator’s statement

There is something bewitching about Zermatt. Maybe it’s the picturesque pyramid peak of the Matterhorn that draws your gaze upwards, the snow-capped elegance of the surrounding Pennine Alps or the Läderach chocolate shop in the town below. Whatever it is, once you've been to Zermatt, you won't stop dreaming of the day you will return.

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Where to stay in Zermatt, Switzerland

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CERVO Mountain Resort

Surrounded by the rugged beauty of Zermatt, this luxury hotel is the gateway to the mystical mountain world of the Alps.

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Mont Cervin Palace

Luxury alpine-style hotel with rustic-chic decor, three restaurants and a spa.

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Hotel Firefly

A chic, family-run getaway where every need and want is graciously — and tastefully — catered to.

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Things to do in Zermatt, Switzerland

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  • Skiing, Snowboarding & Telemarking - Zermatt is Europe’s highest resort, and the skiing and boarding is unmatched. There are miles and miles and miles of pistes and powder. Private and group lessons are available for all levels.

  • Glacier Hiking and Snowshoeing - Take a beautiful hike through the Matterhorn Glacier Trail.

  • Air Zermatt Helicopter Flights & Heli-Skiing - Experience the Matterhorn up close with sightseeing flights. For those seeking off-piste adventures, heli-skiing is the way to go.

  • Ice skating - Skate in the ice rink in the center of Zermatt.

  • Alpine and Ice Climbing - Looking to improve your climbing skills, let an expert guide take you ice climbing.

  • Mountain Biking - Biking tours are available for all levels.

Day Trips from Zermatt

Don’t forget to ski over to Cervinia, Italy for lunch one day. The resorts are connected by the Plateau Rosa Cable Car.

Places to eat & drink in Zermatt, Switzerland

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  • Restaurant Zum See - An on-mountain Swiss hamlet providing breathtaking views off of the terrace.

  • Restaurant Gitz Gädi - Traditional Swiss and Valais dishes are combined with modern cuisine in this cozy chalet.

  • Findlerhof - An on-mountain restaurant with a magnificent view of the Matterhorn.

  • Ferdinand by Cervo - Traditional Valais cuisine in a modern setting.

  • Ristorante Capri - Mediterranean restaurant helmed by Giuseppe Parisi, boasting one Michelin star.

  • Läderach Zermatt - Enchanting chocolate shop in the middle of town.

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