With one of the most iconic mountains in the world, the Matterhorn is an imposing symbol of Zermatt but, with lush green alpine meadows and lakes, Zermatt has a lot more to offer.
A haven for the active and those that want to kick back and soak in the mountain air, Zermatt offers superb hiking, biking and rock climbing for different abilities from the sedate to a full scale ascent to the peak of the majestic Matterhorn. The height of the glacier means skiing is available 365 days a year which is one reason why you might find national ski teams from around the world training here in summer. However, besides the summer skiing you will find many outdoor activities to keep the whole family entertained.
Zermatt has many crystal clear lakes where waterskiing is a popular sport or you can choose to relax and enjoy the picturesque views with a picnic or swim.
The resort itself lies at an altitude of 1620 meters at the foot of the world-renowned Matterhorn and surrounded by an additional 38 majestic peaks. Due to its southerly location, Zermatt shares part of its border with Italy and thus enjoys a mild climate with extended periods of sunshine. Although a beautiful and internationally renowned spot with numerous hotels, restaurants, bars and elegant shops, Zermatt has never lost any of its village charm and is an ideal spot for an active, refreshing or relaxing vacation.