Luxury Ski Chalets Zermatt
Enjoy a luxury ski holiday in Zermatt with our exclusive collection of luxury chalets.
Luxury Ski Holidays Zermatt
Few ski resorts can match Zermatt’s perfect combination of excellent skiing, reliable snow, magnificent scenery and superb mountain restaurants. Luxury chalets in Zermatt are in abundance, yet this attractive car-free village manages to retain its traditional charm. The bustling main street is lined with bars, restaurants and designer shops, whilst electric taxis and horse-drawn carriages transport visitors around the resort.
Reaching heights of 3,883 metres, Zermatt is home to Switzerland’s highest ski area, the Matterhorn Paradise. Linked to Italy’s Breuil-Cervinia, Zermatt offers 360 km of fantastic skiing and is well-suited to adventurous intermediates. The resort offers a wide variety of off-piste skiing, and if the runs reached from the lift system aren’t enough, heli-skiing is a popular alternative. With so much to offer, it is no wonder that visitors from around the world come for a luxury ski holiday in Zermatt
Non-skiers will also enjoy the luxury ski resort of Zermatt, with plenty of alternative winter activities to try. We recommend taking a snowshoe hike from your Zermatt chalet, stopping for lunch at one of the resort’s renowned mountain restaurants before heading into town for a guided tour of the village or a visit to the Matterhorn Museum.
Ski holidays to Zermatt are popular for the number of events held during the season, including the famous Zermatt Unplugged acoustic music festival in April, which attracts several famous international musicians each year. With summer skiing on the glacier and beautiful hiking trails to explore, summer is also a popular time of year to visit Zermatt.
Luxury Chalets & Apartments in Zermatt
Leo Trippi has a fantastic portfolio of Zermatt luxury chalets ranging from cosy self-catered retreats to grand chalets with Matterhorn views and exceptional catered service.
With an office in the resort, we are well placed to recommend how to get the most out of your Zermatt ski holiday. With three lift stations accessing different parts of the mountain, it is important to think about location when choosing your Zermatt chalet rental.
Whilst there is no ski-in/ski-out centrally located accommodation, there are plenty of Zermatt chalets and apartments within walking distance of the Sunnegga funicular and Matterhorn Express at either end of the resort.
Luxury Zermatt ski chalets close to the main street are convenient for accessing the resort's many bars and restaurants, as well as the Gornergrat railway (opposite the main railway station). Those that prefer to be away from the hustle and bustle might be attracted to Winkelmatten, a small hamlet that’s around a 15-minute walk from the resort centre. Chalets in Zermatt with the best views tend to be located in the Petit Village.
Zermatt Resort Information
- Resort Altitude: 1620m
- Slopes: 1620 - 3820m
- Slopes Zermatt: 200 km
- Slope Matterhorn Ski Paradise: 360 km
- Lifts Matterhorn Ski Paradise: 52
- Nearest Airport: Sion - 80 km (1hr 30min)
- Blue Slopes: 74.2 km / 20.7%
- Red Slopes: 220 km / 61.4%
- Black/Yellow Slopes: 64.1 km / 17.9%
- Best For: Intermediate Skiers
Luxury Catered Chalets in Zermatt
Catered chalets in Zermatt are a popular choice when it comes to booking a luxury ski holiday in Switzerland. With your own private chef and team of staff on hand, you won't need to lift a finger during your stay.
Top Catered Luxury Chalets Zermatt:
- Chalet Zermatt Peak - gourmet chef and access to the private wine cellar
- Chalet Les Anges - house wines & open premium spirits bar
- Chalet McKinley - private chef & host serving dinner on six nights per week
- Backstage Luxury Loft - welcome basket & three-course menu on six nights
- Christiania Penthouse - freshly baked afternoon tea
Luxury Self-Catered Chalets in Zermatt
By choosing a self-catered chalet for your luxury ski holiday in Zermatt, you can make the most of the fantastic restaurant scene that the resort is renowned for. Zermatt luxury apartments are usually available self-catered with daily cleaning or on an accommodation only basis.
Top Self-Catered Luxury Chalets Zermatt
- Apartment Alex - a stunning penthouse apartment with uninterrupted views of the iconic Matterhorn.
- Haus Leytron - refurbished apartment with spacious living & an indoor hot tub
- Penthouse Zen - three-bedroom property located just 100 metres from the piste
- High 7 Penthouse - stylish penthouse apartment with wellness area
- Apartment Nabucco - a cosy apartment with Matterhorn views
Skiing in Zermatt
Zermatt’s 200 km ski area is made up of three linked sectors - Sunnegga-Blauherd-Rothorn, Gornergrat-Stockhorn and Trockener Steg-Schwarzee. Zermatt is also linked to the Italian resort of Cervinia and together they provide an impressive 360 km of terrain to explore. Despite the resort being car-free, it is easy to reach the different ski areas from your luxury chalet in Zermatt, either on foot, by electric taxi or with the free bus service which makes its way around the town at regular intervals.
When to Ski in Zermatt
Whilst it is possible to ski 365 days of the year, the best time to ski in Zermatt is from mid-December to mid-April. Most lifts will close from 1 May leaving only the smaller summer skiing area on the glacier open. December is a magical time for a Zermatt skiing holiday with plenty of festive celebrations whilst January is a quieter time on the slopes. February sees families arrive for half term holidays whilst March and April bring warmer weather and Easter festivities.
Beginner Skiing in Zermatt
Whilst there are nursery slopes spread across the mountain, Zermatt is not a popular resort for beginners. However, it is worth remembering that with the Wolli Card, children up to age nine travel free on all mountain lifts. The most popular place to learn to ski is the Sunnegga area, which is home to ‘Wolli’s Park’ with play zones and four magic carpets. Those progressing can ski the blue run down to Findeln or head over to Gornergrat/Riffelberg ski area where there are a series of rolling blue runs.
Intermediate & Advanced Skiing in Zermatt
Zermatt is an intermediate’s paradise with the majority of slopes classified as red, whilst the main attraction for expert skiers is the off-piste and yellow itineraries. Freestyle skiers and boarders can tackle the resort's fun park on the glacier which offers slopestyle and boardercross.
For more information on skiing in Zermatt explore our full guide.
The Best Bars & Restaurants in Zermatt
Whilst you may want to make the most of the cuisine on offer in your catered chalet in Zermatt, the resort is in fact one of Switzerland’s culinary hotspots with two Michelin-star restaurants to its name. The dining options cover everything from traditional Swiss cuisine to the latest in fine dining and innovation. On the mountain, Chez Vrony combines fantastic cuisine with a sun terrace that is famous for its Matterhorn view. For rustic charm, Findlerhof teams superb food with courteous and efficient service whilst Paradies serves up delicious Swiss fare.
Gourmet restaurants in town include Alpine Gourmet Prato Borni, a Michelin-star restaurant featuring ambitious cuisine prepared using predominantly local produce. After Seven produces modern and creative dishes whilst La Muna serves an interesting fusion of Peruvian and Asian cuisine along with desserts prepared by a French patissier. For apres-ski on the slopes, Hennu Stall is one of the liveliest bars with live music on the terrace. In town, head to the Papperla Pub, a popular meeting place for locals and visitors alike. After a delicious dinner in your catered Zermatt chalet, dance the night away at the Broken Bar underneath the iconic Hotel Post.
Read our full restaurant guide to Zermatt
How to have the perfect luxury ski holiday in Zermatt
- Wake up to a freshly cooked breakfast in your Zermatt catered chalet.
- Ride on the cog railway up to Gornergrat and admire the spectacular mountain views.
- Take the cable car up to Hohtälli and ski the White Hare run from top to bottom without stopping.
- Holidays in Zermatt wouldn't be complete without stopping for lunch at Fluhalp and enjoy views of the Matterhorn from the sunny terrace.
- Time to fit in a few more runs and a glass of bubbles at the Champagne Bar on the slopes before returning to your luxury chalet in Zermatt.
- Take a ride in an electric taxi back to your Zermatt ski chalet and enjoy a spot of afternoon tea or a relaxing massage.
- Enjoy dinner at Ferdinand by CERVO followed by a handcrafted cocktail at the Schweizerhof Cocktail Bar
Location & Map
Car-free Zermatt is easily reached by train, taxi or helicopter. Drivers park their vehicles in convenient garage parking at Tasch before a short train ride up to Zermatt. If flying, we recommend you take the train directly from the airport, reaching Zermatt in 3.5 hours from Zurich and 4 hours from Geneva. Zermatt also has its own helipad so it is possible to reach the resort by heli-transfer. The flight takes around an hour from Zurich, 45 minutes from Geneva, 35 minutes from Bern and just 15 minutes from Sion.
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Frequently asked questions
Where is Zermatt?
Lying at the foot of the majestic Matterhorn, Zermatt is located in the Swiss canton of Valais within reach of no fewer than five international airports.
Where to stay in Zermatt?
Luxury chalets with a view of the Matterhorn are popular places to stay in Zermatt, including the luxury chalet Zermatt Peak.
Is Zermatt good for beginners?
Whilst Zermatt is not renowned as a resort for beginners, it is worth remembering that with the Wolli Card, children up to age nine travel free on all mountain lifts.
How do you get to Zermatt?
The most convenient airports to fly to are Zurich and Geneva. Both of these airports have twice hourly train connections to Zermatt from stations within the airport.