Zermatt, the world’s most famous ski resort, is now part of the Ikon Pass – the international ski pass.
New for this season the Ikon Pass now includes Europe, and naturally, they wanted to include Zermatt.
Only European Ski Area on Ikon Pass
The Zermatt ski area is the only European ski area included on the Ikon Pass. Holders can ski in Switzerland and over to Cervinia in Italy.
What is the Ikon Pass?
The Ikon Pass is a global lift pass allowing the holder to ski on five continents and choose between 41 ski destinations.
Zermatt isn’t the only big-name destination as the Ikon Pass also includes Mammoth Mountain and Jackson Hole in the States, Banff’s ‘Big 3’ (Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise, Mt. Norquay) in Canada, Mt Hutt in New Zealand and Niseko in Japan.
The addition of Zermatt increases the combined ski area by 300km, which is 100km more than the total ski runs you can access from Banff.
A 2019/20 Ikon Pass will get you onto 719 ski lifts, with 7% of those in the Zermatt ski area.
Swiss quality and Italian lifestyle
The Zermatt lift company had this to say about being included on the pass.
“Zermatt and Matterhorn Ski Paradise are pleased to be the first European destination on the Ikon Pass.
We look forward to offering our best Swiss quality and Italian lifestyle to Ikon Pass holders everywhere.
We are excited to share our passion and devotion to skiing within the Ikon Pass community and its impressive destination partners across the globe.”Sandra Zenhäusern, Director of Marketing, Zermatt Bergbahnen AG
When can you ski in Zermatt on the Ikon Pass?
Ikon Pass holders can access the Matterhorn Ski Paradise area on seven separate days, with Ikon Base Pass holders eligible for access for five days.
In some resorts, there are restrictions on dates that you can use the pass. However, these do not apply in Zermatt, even on peak season dates: with an Ikon Pass, you can visit and ski at any point during the ski season.
What is the cost of an Ikon Pass?
An Ikon Pass for this season cost USD $1099 (~GBP835). An Ikon Base Pass was available for USD $799 (~GBP610)
To put that in perspective a seven-day Matterhorn Ski Paradise international pass normally costs GBP445 / CHF576 and a five-day pass is GBP313 / CHF398.
Can I buy an Ikon Pass for 2019/20?
Ikon Passes are only available for a limited period of time, and unfortunately it’s too late to buy one now for 2019/20.
However, make sure you’re one of the first to find out about the details for 2020/21 by subscribing to the Ikon Pass email on their website.
Ikon has chosen to team up with Zermatt as they see the resort as a true icon that is known around the world.
Experience Zermatt’s glacier skiing, traditional Swiss fondue, plus its infamous European après ski across two countries, on one pass.”Erik Forsell, Chief Marketing Officer for Ikon Pass
Naturally, Zermatt’s snow record was a big influence on the decision to join the Ikon Pass.
If you are an Ikon pass holder and are planning to visit Zermatt, then check out our luxury accommodation options on our website.
Or if you prefer a chat please call us and either Ed or Suzanne will help arrange every detail of your stay in Zermatt.
Call : +41 79 247 15 88