TAKE A BREAK FROM THE SLOPES
Recommendations from our concierge
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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).
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 .