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Zermatt added to the Ikon Pass

Zermatt, the world’s most famous ski resort, is now part of the Ikon Pass – the international ski pass. 

Since 2019, the Ikon Pass has included Europe, and importantly, it includes Zermatt. 

First European Ski Area on Ikon Pass

The Zermatt ski area was the first European ski area to be included on the Ikon Pass. Holders can ski in Switzerland and over to Cervinia in Italy. 

Subsequently, Kitzbuhel (Austria), Chamonix (France), Grand Valira (Andorra) and Dolomiti Superski (Italy) have all been added as well.

Zermatt has been added to the Ikon Pass

What is the Ikon Pass?

The Ikon Pass is a global lift pass allowing the holder to ski on five continents and choose between over 50 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 increased the combined ski area by 300km, which is 100km more than the total ski runs you can access from Banff.

Zermatt has been added to the Ikon Pass

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. 

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What is the cost of an Ikon Pass? 

An Ikon Pass for this season currently costs USD $1179. An Ikon Base Pass is available for USD $869. 

To put that in perspective a six-day Matterhorn Ski Paradise pass normally costs CHF400 (USD408) and a seven-day pass is CHF455 (USD464)

Can I buy an Ikon Pass for 2022/23?

Ikon Passes are only available for a limited period of time, so don’t wait too long. Prices go up on 13 October, so snap yours up now.

Why Zermatt?

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.

Also Zermatt is easy to reach as it is well located near the international airports of Zurich and Geneva.

Join us for days like this!

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

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