Top 10 Ski Resorts In Zermatt, Switzerland

Tucked into the base of the iconic Matterhorn, Zermatt offers a charming atmosphere with a dramatic backdrop. With a high elevation, this Alpine village has a reliable snowfall creating a picturesque winter wonderland. At 1,620 metres, the snow-covered hamlet resembles a scene from a fairy tale and due to the elevation the village pretty much always covered in snow during the winter months.

The lively apres ski scene features outstanding restaurants, bars full of character and an abundance of outdoor ice rinks. Of course, it is the skiing opportunities that are the star attraction in Zermatt with 230 miles of fresh slopes. This skiing paradise is one of the few skiing destinations worldwide open 365 days a year and is renowned for its year-round skiing opportunities. Here are some of the top ski resorts in Zermatt, Switzerland:


1The Omnia

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The omnia ski resorts zermattPhotos: © The Omnia

Whisking you straight to luxury with its taxi service direct from the train station or heliport, The Omnia is Switzerland’s most welcoming mountain retreat. The perfect blend of boutique hotel and alpine lodge, The Omnia oozes a cosy and comfortable vibe with the exceptional facilities and service of the best luxury hotel. Overlooking Zermatt from its position on a rock 1650 metres above sea level, The Omnia showcases some of the most exquisite panoramic views of the Swiss Alps.

Just a short stroll from ​​Bahnhofstrasse, The Omnia is nestled within the heart of the action without compromising on the feel of escapism. The facilities here are nothing short of spectacular, home to a Michelin-starred restaurant and a mystical wellness centre complete with outdoor whirlpool boasting magnificent views of the Matterhorn.


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2Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Riffelalp Resort 2222m

hotels in zermatt Riffelalp Resort 2222mPhotos: © Riffelalp Resort 2222m 

Boasting some of the most impressive views of the Matterhorn, as the name may suggest, Riffelalp Resort 2222m occupies a staggering position at an altitude of 2222m. Home to the highest pool in Europe, this resort of pure 5 star luxury also features the highest tram in Europe connecting the resort to the centre of Zermatt. Whilst the rooms are of ultimate sophistication and luxury, it is the scenery which is the star attraction with rooms taking in the Swiss Alps landscape including the Matterhorn.

Meanwhile, dining at Riffelalp Resort 2222m is nothing short of extraordinary and the three restaurants are well-known after being featured on the BBC series The Night Manager. Adding to the resort’s accolades, The St Trop Alp Spa is the highest European spa, a picturesque setting of relaxation with breathtaking panoramic windows.


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3Boutique Hotel Backstage

Boutique Hotel Backstage hotels in zermatt

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With its central positioning just seconds from Bahnhofstrasse, Boutique Hotel Backstage is undoubtedly one of the best hotels in Zermatt. The very definition of an alpine retreat, Boutique Hotel Backstage features a mirrored, pine-framed facade and is the ultimate destination in luxury comfort. Home to the two Michelin-starred restaurant After Seven by Ivo Adam, dining is a culinary adventure whilst the wellness spa invites you on a mystical journey to relaxation.

However, it is the rooms that are the highlight of Boutique Hotel Backstage with the Sky and Star Suite outshining them all. Offering a snug yet elegant atmosphere complete with free-standing bath and fireplace, this suite is the ultimate cosy accommodation whilst also boasting phenomenal views of the Matterhorn and the surrounding Swiss Alps landscape.


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4Matterhorn Focus

Matterhorn Focus

hotels in zermatt Matterhorn FocusPhotos: © Matterhorn Focus

Watching over the rooftops of Zermatt, Matterhorn Focus is one of the highest ski resorts in Zermatt, superbly located next to the highest cable car station in Europe, the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Station, at a staggering 3,833m. This spectacular resort makes a big impression with its sophisticated Swiss decor and outstanding selection of suites.

Designed by Swiss artist Heinz Julen, suites at Matterhorn Focus are hypnotising and unique with the Focus Suite the standout accommodation. Whilst each suite is impressive, this spacious and opulent suite complete with balcony showcases the most jaw dropping views of the Matterhorn and truly makes the experience.


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5Grand Hotel Zermatterhof

Grand Hotel Zermatterhof

Photos: © Grand Hotel Zermatterhof

A popular haunt of celebrities and royalty, Grand Hotel Zermatterhof has taken pride of place in the centre of Zermatt since 1978 and is an iconic landmark in the Swiss resort. This historic hotel is overflowing with charm and heritage which begins at the train station when you are collected by horse-drawn carriage.

On arrival, you are swept into a romantic moment from the past as you take in the hotel’s period features highlighted by Grand Hotel Zermatterhof’s modern elegance. Rooms and views boast magnificent Swiss Alp views with many perfectly framing the Matterhorn whilst the experience is complete with outstanding dining at the Michelin-starred Alpine Gourmet Prato Borni.


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6Mont Cervin Palace

Mont Cervin Palace

Mont Cervin PalacePhotos: © Mont Cervin Palace 

A mere 300 metres from the train station, Mont Cervin Palace is phenomenally located with a central positioning in Zermatt and a horse-drawn carriage awaiting you on arrival. Dating back to the mid-19th century, Mont Cervin Palace is part of Zermatt’s foundations and is an outstanding choice for a ski resort in Zermatt. With Matterhorn-facing suites that feature a balcony or terrace, you are guaranteed a room with a view.

To enhance your experience, you can also enjoy suites with a hot-tub and open fireplace for the ultimate in alpine relaxation. This 5 star resort is a destination of ultimate indulgence including delicious gourmet experiences and a journey to tranquillity at the resort’s remarkable wellness centre.


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7Riffelhaus 1853

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Riffelhaus 1853Photos: © Riffelhaus 1853

Nestled on the edge of Riffelberg mountain, Riffelhaus 1853 boasts a peaceful location and extraordinary views. Featuring just 25 suites, Riffelhaus 1853 is one of Zermatt’s most quiet and intimate accommodation options. The suites offer complete Matterhorn views and a hot tub, perfect for unwinding after a day on the slopes.

For further relaxation, the hotel features an exclusive luxury spa with the most scenic outdoor jacuzzi across the Swiss Alps. When it comes to dining, Chef Alain Kuster creates a menu that is simple mouthwatering, inspired by local cuisine and traditional mountain dishes.


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8Monte Rosa Boutique Hotel

Monte Rosa Boutique Hotel

hotels in zermatt Monte Rosa Boutique HotelPhotos: © Monte Rosa Boutique Hotel

Of all hotels in Zermatt, Monte Rosa Boutique Hotel is an institution in the Swiss Alps. The first hotel ever built in Zermatt, Monte Rosa Boutique Hotel is part of the foundations of the Zermatt tourism industry. Opened in 1853, this spectacular hotel has a rich history and has witnessed an impressive number of mountaineers pass through its doors including Mark Twain and Edward Whymper, the first person to climb the Matterhorn.

In keeping with its roots, the hotel is bursting with history and heritage with charm running through every seam. At Monte Rosa Boutique Hotel, the attention is in the detail from the complimentary afternoon tea to the welcoming atmosphere that invites you in.


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9Cervo Mountain Boutique Hotel

Cervo Mountain Boutique Hotel

Cervo Mountain Boutique HotelPhotos: © Cervo Mountain Boutique Hotel

Following a recent renovation, Cervo Mountain Boutique Hotel is one of the finest hotels in Zermatt and is certainly out to impress. With a focus on sustainability, Cervo Mountain is the perfect destination for the eco-tourist and fits perfectly into car-free Zermatt. Offering a grand total of 54 rooms and suites plus 7 chalets, the hotel offers a variety of accommodation options with all offering an impressive view of the Matterhorn.

Dining is also eco-focused with three extraordinary dining locations serving up menus of outstanding cuisine made from only the freshest and finest local ingredients including the plant-based restaurant Bazaar. Meanwhile, the spa offers a well-rounded holistic experience with an impressive treatment menu, ritual room, yoga classes, meditation sessions and a focus on mindfulness.


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10Hotel Firefly

Hotel Firefly ski resorts in zermatt

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Tucked into the base of the Matterhorn, Hotel Firefly is centrally located in the heart of Zermatt. As one of Zermatt’s most chic hotels, Hotel Firefly is overflowing with elegance and sophistication. Offering ski-in, ski-out access, Hotel Firefly is the perfect resort for a skiing adventure in the Swiss Alps. The hotel is designed around the elements with each suite themed to earth, wind, water, or fire.

The spa also offers an experience of all the elements with a diverse assortment of facilities including an ice grotto, aromatherapy steam room and a Schnapps distiller sauna. In addition, the hotel is home to the cosiest bar in Zermatt featuring the largest gin collection in the village, a games room and a cigar lounge.


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