You can go skiing in Zermatt any time of year. But there is so much more to discover. Here are a few insider tips. Some traditional, some unconventional, but always with the aim of providing a unique experience. And a few old familiar favourites, too, because those things can also make us happy.

Sunrise at Gornergrat

Sunrise over the mountain panorama in Zermatt must surely be on every visitor's 'bucket list'.


Pure pampering

The atmosphere in the spa at the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof reflects the world of the Alps. The Alpine spa landscape includes a pool, whirlpool, sauna area with a hot air sauna, steam bath, Alpine and ice grottos, and a private couples' spa.

Vita Borni

Gorner gorge

A summer visit to the Gorner gorge is guaranteed to be an unforgettable trip for the whole family. Excursions with mountain guides offer the best possible experience. Our insider tip: if you are planning to head to the gorge from mid-September onwards, you will be able to see the gorge in the best light conditions and gaze in awe at the magical blue water.

Gorner gorge

A trip back in time

In 1865, the first ascent of the Matterhorn captivated the imagination of the world. Triumph, tragedy and the start of Zermatt's transformation from a small mountain village to an internationally renowned holiday destination. You can learn more about this historical event at the Matterhorn Museum Zermatlantis.

Matterhorn Museum Zermatlantis

Waterskiing on the Schalisee lake

A different kind of skiing: the Schalisee lake now has a 109-metre-long water ski lift that is available in summer. If you want to plan an unforgettable trip with your family, you shouldn't miss this great opportunity! Please call +41 79 501 74 50 for further information.

water ski lift

Up in the sky high above Zermatt

A sightseeing flight over the majestic Matterhorn and the other magnificent peaks in the Valais Alps is an unforgettable experience. Especially when you can also take in breathtaking views of rugged glaciers. Air Zermatt also flies special routes on request.

Air Zermatt

A curling match

No worries: you no longer have to bring your equipment with you, as our guests from Scotland did in the 1920s. They always brought the granite stones for their beloved sport of curling with them in their luggage. One thing that hasn't changed: curling is fun!


Ice skating

The natural and artificial ice rink, which is open to everyone from the tiniest ice princesses to the biggest ice hockey fans, is located in the heart of the village of Zermatt. Entry is free. You can hire equipment on site, and you can even reserve the entire rink (CHF 150.00 per hour).

Ice skating

(Tandem) paragliding

In the winter months, it is seldom that the weather provides the thermal currents needed for a really long or high paragliding flight or tandem flight, but take-off and landing in the snow are unforgettable experiences nonetheless. And, from the air, the snowy landscape looks like a fairy-tale world.


For professionals: ice climbing

Climbing on the ice from frozen waterfalls allows you to reach destinations that you could not otherwise reach. Ice climbing requires in-depth knowledge of Alpine climbing as well as exceptional physical fitness. Some of the best ice climbers in the world are also mountaineers in Zermatt and are the perfect guides to introduce you to ice climbing.

ice climbing

The magical charm of the eternal ice

Explore the glacier palace 15 metres below the surface of the ice and experience the magic of the stunning ice crystals. With breathtaking ice sculptures, crevasses and an ice slide, it is guaranteed to be an experience you will never forget and a truly unique hike.

glacier palace