Winter holiday in Switzerland is often avoided because of the unfavorable exchange rate between the CHF and EUR/GBP, resulting in high prices for winter sports enthusiasts who want to ski in Switzerland.
Why should you still consider skiing in Switzerland? In this blog we take you to one of the most beautiful ski resorts in the Alps: Zermatt.
When you say Zermatt, you say cradle of Alpinism. In the mid-19th century, the first British adventurers came here to immerse themselves in a setting of Switzerland’s highest peaks. Zermatt is located at 1,608 meters and offers a view of the most impressive mountain range in the Alps, with the famous Matterhorn as its epicenter. As early as 1898, the famous Gornergrat rack railway was built, opening the rugged mountain area to visitors, and thus fueling tourism.
With 75km of blue runs, 220km of red runs, 27km of black runs and 38km of ski routes, the Zermatt ski area has almost endless possibilities for skiers and snowboarders of all levels.
The “Matterhorn Glacier” ski lift takes you to the “Klein Matterhorn” ski area located at an altitude of 3,821m where you can ski 365 days a year. From here you can make one of the longest runs from the Alps back to the village of Zermatt; a descent with more than 2,200m drop. If you rather fancy a delicious Italian lunch on the slopes, a single lift connection will take you to the shared ski area of the Italian Breuil-Cervinia and Valtournenche.
For beginner skiers, Zermatt offers the “Sunnega” area, which is easily accessible by an underground funicular. The Sunnega area offers the sunny beginners’ slopes in the ‘Wolli’s’ park for novice skiers and snowboarders. More experienced skiers can also indulge themselves here by taking the Blauherd-Rothorn ski lift to an altitude of 3,100m with stunning views of the Matterhorn and many other peaks of over 4,000m in the area. At the bottom of the Sunnega area are numerous cozy mountain restaurants where beginners and experienced skiers can meet again for lunch.
With the price of a lift pass for 1 day at CHF 99 (approx. EUR 100) in the 2022-2023 season, Zermatt is unfortunately not cheap. But the experience that you will gain in one of the most beautiful ski areas in the Alps amid a stunning backdrop of the highest peaks in the Swiss canton of Valais is simply not to be missed as a ski crack! If you want more information visit Ski-Pro.