Zermatt, Switzerland

  • Trek across a wooden walkway suspended between two towering cliffs at Gorner Gorge, where a scenic waterfall plummets down a deep chasm created after the last Ice Age.
  • Stroll through Hinterdorfstrasse, a historic 16th-century neighborhood in Zermatt, to see traditional Swiss timber houses built on stone slabs.
  • Travel to the summit of Gornergrat on this mountain railway, which connects the village of Zermatt to the mountain’s peak, more than 10,000 feet above sea level.


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In the Alpine Meadows

The magnificence of the iconic Matterhorn and the surrounding peaks sit uninterrupted in this car-free, pedestrian village in the Swiss Alps. This tranquil setting straddles Italy's border and illustrates Swiss romance at its finest. Zermatt is home to world-class skiing, 50 mountain lakes, mountain biking, upscale boutiques and cozy, chalet-style restaurants. If scenic trails and gravity sports are calling, Zermatt is your answer. The majestic European hotels of yesteryear live on at the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof. Originally built at the end of the 19th century, the hotel has maintained a timeless charm that continues to lure modern travelers.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested Airport
    Geneva Airport (GVA)
  • Home of
    The Matterhorn
  • 150 Years
    Since First Ascent
  • Base Elevation
    5,310 feet
  • Primary Language

Destination Highlights


  • Forecasting Your Zermatt Vacation

    Zermatt is a skier's paradise. On average, the nearby mountains see anywhere from 250 to 300 inches of snowfall annually - far more than other ski hubs in the United States. The town's location, however, shields it from the heaviest precipitation. You can expect chilly temperatures and snow from October through April and mild conditions the rest of the year. The sun can be very strong in the mountains any time of the year, so be sure to stay hydrated and wear sunscreen.


Map of Zermatt

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