Zermatt is one of the most stunning ski resorts and to demonstrate it we’ve put together this virtual tour round the resort via YouTube.
The history of the resort is synonymous with the development of skiing, as well as a home to mountain pioneers, making Zermatt a destination for every alpine enthusiast.
Zermatt: The Destination
Let’s start with this great video from the Zermatt Tourist Office that shows you all you need to know about a ski holiday in this great resort.
Next, take a look at this mini travel guide from American vlogger Conner Sullivan, who is super excited about being in Zermatt (or Zermaaatt as he pronounces it).
His approach might not be your style, but hang in there – his charming approach does give a genuine insight into the resort and town. As Conner says, sometimes ‘the things you see in movies are actually real!’
Zermatt is also one of the most scenic places in the world to wake up. Take a look at this timelapse video of sunrise on the Matterhorn and marvel, simply marvel at this natural wonder.
Skiing in Zermatt
Zermatt offers 360km of pistes served by 52 lifts and there is plenty of accessible off-piste. This video gives a insight into some of the piste skiing available, including some superb drone shots from air and a trip on the Gornergrat railway:
When the conditions are right the off-piste in Zermatt is incredible with accessible terrain that will suit any level of skier.This video shows how much fun there is to be had after a fresh snowfall:
Getting to Zermatt
Arriving in Zermatt is part of the charm. No cars are allowed in the resort and everyone arrives by train, whether starting their journey from the car park located in nearby Täsch, the valley town of Visp or further afield.
Once you are in the resort you can walk or get a lift in one of the electric taxis.
The History of Zermatt
Zermatt will always be linked to the Matterhorn and the pioneers that attempted to conquer it. This British Pathé film shows the town in 1965 and talks about the history of the climbers:
Zermatt has been a ski destination since the end of the 19th Century. You can learn about the history of skiing in Zermatt at the Matterhorn Museum.
Things to do in Zermatt
There are loads of activities to do in Zermatt. Below are some great things you could do, including paragliding, curling and hiking. Or if you need some more inspiration check out our blog about non-ski activities in Zermatt.
For more videos about Zermatt check out our Facebook Video Gallery.