At 1620m, Zermatt lies at the foot of the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps on the Italian border. The highest ski terrain reaches 3820m and with 245km of piste to explore and some of the best off-piste skiing to experience, it is without doubt a world class ski resort.
The Matterhorn Ski Paradise stretches from the Rothorn Paradise (3103m) through Gornergrat (3089m) to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise (3883m) and Schwarzsee Paradise (2583m). It also connects from the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise to Breuil-Cervinia/Valtourneche and Val d’Aoste.
High altitude skiing such as this guarantees breathtaking scenery at every turn. Advanced and expert skiers revel within the superb off-piste powder and the challenge of the Klein Matterhorn; however a mountain guide is a must here as their knowledge of the glacier is invaluable. Intermediates relish the expansive ski area with a wide variety of blue and red runs linking throughout. Although there are fewer runs for beginners, Wolli Park is the best place to learn to ski, close to the Sunnegga paradise station.