5 Reasons To Rent a Ski Chalet in Zermatt

Not sure why to rent a ski chalet in Zermatt? Here are five great reasons Zermatt – a traditional village with world class skiing – is the place for your ski trip:

Zermatt V's St Moritz ski area

1. The ‘Wow’ Factor

Zermatt’s jaw-dropping location in a valley under the shadow of the Matterhorn certainly has the ‘wow’ factor.

The mix of architecture throughout the town heightens the drama of the setting, with traditional buildings and stunning modern buildings spread throughout the village and iconic locations around every corner adding a historical texture.

The Visp river is a great photo opportunity and, of course, there’s the Matterhorn!

2. The tranquil location

Despite the dramatic surroundings, the resort is a tranquil and peaceful place to rest and unwind during your holiday. Unlike many ski resorts, Zermatt is car-free.

Transport is either by electric taxi or even in the form of a horse-drawn carriage – the noisiest thing you’re likely to hear in this Swiss village.

All this quietness means Zermatt has a certain ‘Alpine Zen’ and means you can just relax.


3. The Skiing

We know some people choose obscure, remote and small ski resorts.If that’s for preference then maybe Zermatt’s not for you…as there’s a huge amount of skiing!

Zermatt has a massive 360km of slopes putting it in the top ten largest ski areas in the world. There is challenging terrain for advanced skiers and world-class beginner facilities.

Make sure you read our blog post about learning to ski in Zermatt if you’re not sure if Zermatt is good for beginners. There are so many reasons that it works, including the great value lift pass prices for children.

And to go with the skiing there is a lift system that is both practical and fascinating, from the historic Gornergrat cog railway to the new 3S cableway to the Monte Rosa Glacier.


4. The Aprés Ski

When picking a resort for your ski chalet holiday you will inevitably consider the aprés ski options. They need to be both good fun and then with an easy journey back to your chalet.

Zermatt has some excellent bars and spots for a glass of post-ski reward and love music is easy to seek out. We recommend Harry’s Ski Bar, Papperla Pub and the Hennu Stall.

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5. Non-ski activities

Zermatt is notoriously good for non-ski activities. A ski chalet holiday can be more than skiing, drinking, and dinner so it makes sense to pick a location with more on offer.

How about Michelin-starred restaurants, spa treatments, toboggan runs, ice skating, swimming, helicopter rides, and curling.


Most important of all don’t forget to pick a serviced chalet with on-site extras like a wellness center, sauna, and hot tub.



If you are interested in skiing on some of the best terrain in the world, Matterhorn Chalets offer a selection of luxury catered and serviced chalets as well as self-catering apartments.

For more information please visit our website or call us on +41 79 247 15 88

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