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Where is Zermatt?

Zermatt is a municipality in Switzerland in the district of Visp which belongs to the canton of Valais. The municipality covers an area of 242.67 km² and is home to 5,758 inhabitants. The mountain village of Zermatt is a mecca of mountain sports and one of the most famous resorts in Switzerland, due in no small part to its location below the Matterhorn. Zermatt is located in a wide high valley and surrounded almost all around by mighty four-thousand-meter peaks. To the east is the mountain range with the Rimpfischhorn, the Gornergrat and the Dufourspitze, to the south the Liskamm, the Breithorn and the Klein Matterhorn stretch upwards, and to the west is the Theodul Glacier, the Matterhorn, the Dent Blanche and the Zinalrothorn. 29 mountains over 4,000 meters high can all be seen from the viewing platform at the mountain station on the Gornergrat,. In the south, the Zermatt municipal territory borders Italy. It is possible to cross the Theodul Pass to Valtournanche in the Aosta Valley on the ski slopes of the ski area. Experienced mountaineers can also cross the mountains and glaciers to Italy.

At what elevation is Zermatt?

Zermatt is located at 1,620 meters above sea level in the decidedly mountainous canton of Valais; Valais is home to 33 glaciers and numerous four-thousand-meter peaks. Arriving at the end of the Mattertal Valley, you reach the legendary mountain village of Zermatt with, to the southwest, the picturesque Matterhorn rising up to 4,478 meters. However, the highest point in the municipality is the Dufourspitze in the Monte Rosa massif at an altitude of 4,634 meters. The lowest point is in the streambed of the valley river on the border with the neighboring municipality of Täsch to the south at 1,524 meters above sea level.

[Translate to 01_EN:] Blick über das Matterhorn ©Zermatt Bergbahnen
[Translate to 01_EN:] Matterhorn im Sommer ©Zermatt Bergbahnen

What is the weather like in Zermatt?

The weather in the Valais Alps is cold and variable; summers in the valley are drier and milder than on the mountains, where it gets wintry sometimes. At over 3,000 meters above sea level, it can snow even in the summer months. In winter, snowy weather is the norm in Zermatt as well, and the mountain village is usually covered in deep snow. Mountain climbers should always keep a close eye on the weather on the mountains, as it can change rapidly. Live webcams provide you with reliable weather forecasts in order to plan your tour perfectly. The live webcam at the mountain station in the Zermatt - Matterhorn Glacier Paradise ski resort shows you the current weather in Zermatt. The live webcam at Rothorn shows you a different view of the huge skiing area, also the live webcam at the mountain station Trockener Steg shows you the incomparable panorama of the Valais. Fancy a vacation in Zermatt? You will also find the current snow level in the ski resort Zermatt - Matterhorn Glacier Paradise on the live webcams. With all important information on your smartphone, it's now time to strap on your skis and get going!

What's going on in the ski area Zermatt -Matterhorn Glacier Paradise?

The ski area Zermatt - Matterhorn Glacier Paradise consists of three ski resorts, connected by the most modern lifts to a ski area of 358 kilometers of slopes. Skiing and snowboarding between Sunnegga, Gornergrat and the Kleinmatterhorn Glacier ski area is hard to beat in terms of panoramic views. The cable cars in the ski resort of Zermatt - Matterhorn Glacier Paradise go up to almost 4,000 meters above sea level, which makes this ski resort the highest in Switzerland. The mountain station Trockener Steg is the center of the ski area, from here you can take numerous slopes and more connecting lifts. Zermatt has several ski schools with highly trained ski instructors, courses for beginners but also for children are held several times a day. The ski resort Zermatt - Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is very family-friendly, families with children will find suitable, easy slopes and fun parks for children everywhere in the ski resort. Adults also can experience a lot in the ski resort Zermatt. Fancy an adventure? In cooperation with Air Zermatt, mountain guides even offer heli-skiing, an unforgettable experience with panoramic views from the helicopter included. Take a look at the live webcam on the Rothorn and admire the beauty of the scenery. For the way down to the valley, the "Klein Matterhorn" downhill run is a great choice; at 15.3 kilometers, it is the longest ski run in the world without ski paths. The ski area Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is connected with Breuil - Cervinia Valtournenche and Val d'Aosta, thus the winter sportsmen have the possibility to cross the national border to Italy. Gornergrat with the Gornergratbahn are legendary, Gornergratbahn is after Jungfraubahn the second highest mountain railroad in Europe and leads directly from Zermatt to the Gornergrat. In good weather, the Gornergrat offers an unrestricted all-round view of the Riffelhorn and Matterhorn, the view from the viewing platform is unique. This exclusive view can also be enjoyed from Switzerland's highest hotel, the Kulmhotel am Gornergrat. The Gornergrat also offers the highest shopping mall in Europe, shopping in lofty heights is a great idea for bad weather days! Numerous excellent restaurants and cozy huts invite you to stay for a break. The best view of the Matterhorn in good weather is from Findeln on Sunnegga, on Gornergrat and on Riffelberg. There is a live webcam on the Riffelberg - click and be amazed!

Is it possible to ski in Zermatt in summer?

On Theodul Glacier, you can strap on your skis and enjoy the slopes even in summer when the weather is glorious. Europe's highest and largest summer ski area offers up to 21 kilometers of slopes. Skiing in the Snowpark Zermatt is also possible in summertime, a highlight for freestyle fans. On the snow-sure slopes, it can happen that you share the gondola with famous winter sports stars who keep fit in Zermatt during the summer season. More than a hundred teams from 22 nations train on Theodul Glacier. The slopes are best in the morning sun, at noon it is recommended to exchange skis for hiking boots. Sports shops and ski schools keep their doors open also in summer and offer the necessary equipment and first-class ski lessons.

[Translate to 01_EN:] Skifahren in Zermatt am Matterhorn ©Zermatt Bergbahnen
[Translate to 01_EN:] Matterhorn Glacier Express ©Zermatt Bergbahnen

Where can you swim in Zermatt in summer?

There is no lack of water wherever there is plenty of ice and snow,. The river that flows through the Matter Valley is called Mattervispa, it also crosses the center of Zermatt. The rivers in the valley are formed by the melting of the glaciers, and in recent years numerous new mountain lakes have developed as a result. The old mountain lakes always had names, worth mentioning are the lakes Grindjesee, Grünsee, Riffelsee, Schwarzsee and also Leisee. You can not only swim at lake Leisee in summer, but splash and lie in the sun on the jetty and barbecue. Hikers and mountain bikers love the cold lakes in hot weather, cooling down with a view of the highest mountain of Switzerland in the Monte Rosa massif is a dream come true for nature lovers. Click on the live webcam at Riffelberg to increase the anticipation for a vacation. In case of bad weather, we recommend the numerous indoor swimming pools and wellness hotels in the village.

How many tourists come to Zermatt?

The destination Zermatt - Matterhorn offers 7,772 hotel beds and 5,066 beds in vacation homes, guesthouses and apartments. Every year the municipality shows new record numbers, well over 2 million overnight stays speak for the popularity of the place. In Zermatt, vacationers enjoy a lively pedestrian zone with various stores, boutiques, bars and restaurants. The historic townscape with the old wooden barns has never been changed, making the exciting past seem particularly vivid. As a member of the renowned "Best of the Alps" club, which also includes St. Moritz and Lech am Arlberg, Zermatt guarantees tourism of the highest quality and perfection. Among the many luxurious hotels, however, there are also cheaper offers. The neighboring village of Täsch is considered less expensive, and those who book a hotel there can comfortably travel to Zermatt on the world-famous Glacier Express.

How to get to car-free Zermatt?

After arriving in the town of Visp, continue in the direction of Täsch, the trip takes about half an hour by car. In Täsch you have to leave your private car, there is a big parking lot for more than 1,000 cars. From Täsch to Zermatt shuttle trains of the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn run every 20 minutes, the train ride takes only 12 minutes. If the train ride is too uncomfortable for you, you can alternatively travel on to Zermatt by cab, limousine service or even by helicopter.