Golf and Ski in Zermatt: the best hotels and the best deals on Secure Hotel Booking.
Zermatt: Sport and fresh air, Zermatt is THE place to be in summer and winter, having made its reputation with the stunning views over the alps and the perfect views of Mt Servin and La Dent Blanche and the proximity of the Matterhorn, Zermatt has perfected its reputation in the travel industry by providing the highest concentration of high profile family hotels.
Having perfected its network of infrastructure and tourism the mountain resort complex is the best ranked in Switzerland.
Zermatt is situated in the south-west of Switzerland, in the Haut Valais where a different kind of Swiss-German is spoken.
The car-free swiss mountain village located at the bottom of the famous Matterhorn at 1,620 meters of haltitude is proposes views over 40 world class mountains. Zermatt got to fame for the Matterhorn but attracts by the dynamism of its tourism industry and the perfection of its climate.
Great initiatives such as banning cars from the village makes Zermatt, together with Crans-Montana a rendez-vous for travelers in quest of perfection.
The villages of Randa and Tasch are part of of Zermatt. Located less than 4 km from Zermatt, Tasch is a typical Valaisan mountain village and from Randa you can climb the roof of Switzerland, the Dom Mountain at 4,545 m.
Zermatt is only a couple of hours away from the international airports of Zurich, Geneva, Basel (Bahles) and Milan, provides its own heliport and it's own transporter: Air Zermatt.
Arrival by train
Zermatt is now even closer! Thanks to the new Lötschberg base tunnel from Frutigen (BE) to Visp (VS), the time it takes to reach Zermatt by train has been reduced considerably since December 2007.
The Glacier Express offers a very special kind of travel experience: The journey from Zermatt to St. Moritz/Davos or from St. Moritz/Davos to Zermatt takes around 7 1/2 hours and crosses 291 bridges and traverses 91 tunnels. Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn Nordstrasse 20 · CH-3900 Brig Tel. +41 (0)27 927 77 77 · Fax +41 (0)27 927 77 79 www.mgbahn.ch
Since Zermatt is car-free, private vehicles are only allowed as far as Täsch (5 km from Zermatt). Parking spaces are available in the modern Matterhorn Terminal Täsch (2,000 covered spaces) or with various private suppliers (900 spaces). The shuttle trains of the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn travel to the centre of Zermatt every 20 minutes and your luggage will be brought along too on the luggage trolley. At the station in Zermatt, you will either be picked up by your host or can transfer for an electric taxi. It is also possible to take a taxi to Zermatt from Täsch. Or park your car in Visp where covered parking spaces are available right by the station. In Visp, you can climb on board a Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn train, which will take you to Zermatt.
”Alphubel Limousinen Services” offers you service of a very special kind: airport transfers with luxurious limousines and vans, chauffeur service, VIP service, group and luggage trans-port, valet parking in Täsch and much more.
Alphubel Limousinen Services · Alphubel Taxi + Parking CH-3929 Täsch/Zermatt · Tel. +41 (0)27 967 15 50 Fax +41 (0)27 967 49 86 · www.alphubel.ch www.swiss-limousine.com · Getting around in Zermatt Zermatt has always been car-free. In the village, you can get around using electric taxi, electric bus or a horse-drawn carriage. Most distances can also be managed easily on foot. And you can use our cable cars to get up to our peaks.
What Makes Zermatt so very special?
Unique and breathtaking mountain views pictures and rocks
Dry and pure air
No cars allowed
snow all year around
Over 100 hotels and restaurants
Best Ski and snow facilities in Switzerland
313 km of ski slopes 21km of summer ski slopes
45 km of winter hiking tracks
400 km of hiking tracks
100 km of mountain bike tracks
5 Nordic ski paths
9-hole golf course
Mountaineering and climbing
and much more
BEST HOTELS IN ZERMATH
MONT CERVIN PALACE Bahnhofstrasse 31 · CH-3920 Zermatt Tel. +41 (0)27 966 88 88 Fax +41 (0)27 966 88 99 Rooms: 346 beds in 56 suites and 115 rooms/junior suites, most of which have a terrace or balcony
GRAND HOTEL ZERMATTERHOF Grand Hotel Zermatterhof Bahnhofstrasse 55 · CH-3920 Zermatt Tel. +41 (0)27 966 66 00 Fax+41 (0)27 966 66 99 Rooms: 146 beds in 84 rooms and suites
Fun Olympics Olympic course in which teams pass through various checkpoints and collect team points. Gorge Adventure Traverse the Gorner Gorge between Furi (1,865 m) and Zermatt (1,620 m) for approx. 1 km in around 3 to 4 hours. Guided tour of the village Learn more about Zermatt, its history and interesting facts during a walk around the village. Helicopter flight A round trip in a helicopter is a breath-taking experience: The glaciers with their many fissures astound passengers, the snow-covered Valais Alps appear in unforgettable beauty, and the majestic summit of the Matterhorn affects all who see it. Matterhorn Museum Delve into the history of the Matterhorn village: The exciting history of the Matterhorn is revealed – from its African origin to the drama of the first climb right through to today. The story of Zermatt, the small farming village which has become a world-famous health resort, is also told. Mountain hut magic in Zermatt Enjoy a traditional Valais evening in one of the many comfortable mountain huts around Zermatt and return to the village afterwards as a party by the light of a torch. Private ski pistes We are happy to offer you training or even a company race under World Cup conditions. Experience that professional feeling on a piste reserved especially for you. And how would you like to have the former world-class skier Pirmin Zurbriggen as a trainer? Tandem paragliding Fly as a passenger and experience the mountains of Zermatt from a different perspective. Treasure hunt Map – compass – roadbook. Using this equipment, teams make their way through the mountains and forests around Zermatt. Communication, team spirit and creativity are required. Visit Air Zermatt’s base Learn all about the world of Air Zermatt, spectacular mountain rescues and everyday life with a helicopter.
Bow and arrow & cross bow
Learn the art of using a bow and arrow and a cross bow.
Climbing on the Riffelhorn
Various rock climbing routes of various levels of difficulty.
Day trips and multi-day trips
Classic alpine hikes on Zermatt’s four-thousand-metre peaks (day or multi-day trips) and glacier traversals, as well as the ascent of the mountain of the mountains: the Matterhorn.
A very special kind of descent to the valley via trails of varying degrees of difficulty.
Visit to Zermatt’s heliport, followed by a spectacular flight around the Matterhorn with a landing at the Testa Grigia, where the landlord awaits you with specialities from the Aosta Valley. Then an adventurous journey with a Pistenbully snow vehicle via the Theodul glacier to the glacier palace on Matterhorn glacier paradise.
Folklore evening on Sunnegga paradise
Special trip to the viewing point on Sunnegga paradise, an aperitif with a view of the Matter-horn and then a typical evening meal from the Valais, accompanied by the cheerful sounds of Swiss folk music, in the comfortable Restaurant Sunnegga.
Forest Fun Park
From tree to tree – like Tarzan and Jane – via hanging bridges and zip lines.
The 9-hole Randa-Täsch golf course belonging to the Matterhorn Golf Club lies at 1,400 m at valley level between the two villages of Randa and Täsch.
Zermatt is a hiker’s paradise: 400 km of hiking paths through forests of Swiss pine and larch, along glaciers, past romantic mountain lakes in which the Matterhorn is reflected and you can go swimming.Wine tasting in the glacier palace
Tasting of local wines of the highest quality in the highest glacier palace in the world.
Mammut via ferrata
Three different routes that can be climbed individually or together. With professional guidance from local mountain guides and the security of a helmet, climbing belt and via ferrata set, the rock face is safely conquered.
Mountain bike tour
6 marked biking routes in Zermatt, Täsch and Randa with a network of 100 km.
My first 4000-metre peak
The Breithorn (4,164 m) is the easiest of the four-thousand-metre peaks in the area. You can start early under the guidance of one of Zermatt’s mountain guides. Duration: Ascent approx. 2 hours.
5 routes in the Rothorn paradise and Schwarzsee paradise area (Swiss Nordic Parc) with various degrees of difficulty and a network of more than 30 km.
A tasty dinner is served on the Gornergrat at 3,089 m.a.s.l. With visit to the observatory.
The highest and largest summer snow sports area in Europe can be found in summer at the Matterhorn glacier paradise. Depending on snow conditions, there are over 21 kilo-metres of pistes available. The Gravity Park with a superpipe, kickers of all sizes, rails and boxes can be used 300 days a year.
Sunrise on Rothorn paradise & Gornergrat
Experience the unique spectacle of sunrise on the Gornergrat (3,089 m.a.s.l.), including wildlife watching with a guide, or on Rothorn paradise (3,103 m.a.s.l.). Breakfast buffet to follow.
Sunset dinner in your car
Dinner – ranging from Gault Millau menus to natural products straight from our alpine pastures – between heaven and earth! Your first course will be served during your journey up the mountain. After a short stay on the terrace of the Restaurant Rothorn, you can enjoy your main course during your descent to the valley.
Build a snow sculpture Design your own snow bar and give it your company’s logo. Or make your company’s new product in teams and award prizes for the resulting snow sculptures.
Glide along on the surface of the snow, past small, typical Valais barns on the Täsch-Randa cross-country runs.
Curling & ice stock sport
16 curling rinks on the natural ice rink invite you to share in curling fun. Ice stock sport is one of the oldest of all sports and is very dynamic. Two ice stock sport courts are on offer on each of the artificial and natural ice rinks.
Enjoy undisturbed pistes – and this before the start of the official timetable! Then enjoy a substantial breakfast in the Trockener Steg pizzeria.
Suddenly you’re in the midst of a fairytale winter wonderland made up of mountains, slopes and valleys.
Descents by the light of the moon
Enjoy fondue in the cosy setting of Rothorn paradise and the Gornergrat with a romantic descent back to the village in the moonlight – accompanied by the piste and rescue services.
You are standing at the foot of an icy giant, looking up at the vertical wall which rises before you like a glassy statue. You will be initiated into the art of ice climbing step-by-step with professional guidance, and will subsequently conquer the icy waterfall.
Chamber music festival & academy with enseOvernight stay in an igloo
The igloo village awaits you beneath the Gornergrat at 2,727 m – with romantic suites for 2 and group igloos for 6. It is one of the most special hotels in the world. Enjoy a glass of champagne in the whirlpool to relax!
Who is the quickest? Who will be the first to reach the finish? Line up against one another in a ski race!
Ski & snowboard
The Matterhorn ski paradise includes over 313 kilometres of pistes, stretching from Rothorn paradise (3,103 m) via Gornergrat (3,089 m) to the Matterhorn glacier paradise (3,883 m) and Schwarzsee paradise (2,583 m). You can even ski to Italy – to Breuil-Cervinia/Valtournenche and the Val d’Aosta.
10-minute sled ride from Rotenboden (2,819 m) to Riffelberg (2,582 m). Sleds can be hired from the Rotenboden station.
Get to places where you can experience nature in its unspoilt form using snowshoes – either with a guide or off your own bat.
January Horu Trophy curling tournament
One of the largest open-air tournaments in Europe
April La Patrouille des Glaciers
The hardest ski mountaineering race in the world – depending on category from Zermatt to Verbier or from Arolla to Verbier – that takes place every two years
July Zermatt Marathon
Marathon from St. Niklaus via Zermatt to the Riffelberg, covering 1,853 metres in altitude
August Folklore Festival
Large folklore procession with around 1,200 participants through the village with subsequent celebrations and food, children’s animations and entertainment
August Matterhorn Eagle Cup
Golf tournament in the middle of the Alps between Rotenboden and Riffelberg in the Gornergrat area between 2,800 and 2,500 m.a.s.l.
August International Matterhorn Race
Mountain race from Zermatt to the Schwarzsee. Covers 12.49 kilometres and 1,001 metres in altitude
September Zermbles and soloists from the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra