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Zermatt, Switzerland’s most famous ski resort is quite rightly the destination for Alpine enthusiasts all over the world, bringing in sightseers and skiers all year round. Nestled at the foot of the Matterhorn, one of the most famous mountains in history, Zermatt combines lavish yet traditional alpine charm with world-class terrain.
Zermatt Airport Transfers
Getting to Zermatt with GVA Transfers is easy. The travel time from Geneva Airport to Zermatt takes 2 hours and 55 minutes. Our driver will meet you at the airport, straight from your flight and with our range of new and comfortable vehicles, travelling to Zermatt couldn’t be simpler. The resort itself is totally car free which only allow our driver will take you to the Täsch train station, here you can take a short and scenic train ride up to the heart of the resort.
Skiing in Zermatt
Zermatt is situated in the Swiss canton of Valais, laying close to the Italian boarder its landmark mountain the Matterhorn, has lured visitors in for hundreds of years.
The skiing in Zermatt is considered the best in the world with 200km of pistes, but its connection with neighbouring Cervinia-Valtournenche takes the accessible kilometres to a staggering 360. This, combined with its altitude makes it one of the only resorts in Europe to offer skiing all year round.
Boasting Europe’s highest ski station at 3883m there is a vast quantity of skiable terrain sat at 2000m or more, which means conditions throughout the year (of course in winter most of all) are excellent. There is a great variety of expansive blues and reds as well as black runs to challenge those on a mission to improve, plus the lift system across both resorts is efficient, modern and pistes are well groomed at all times.
For those seeking adventure the resort offers Heli-Skiing, possible on the Monte Rosa and the Aschhorn, allowing exploration of otherwise unreachable terrain.
In terms of a park scene, the ‘Gravity’ park in Zermatt has a superb 200m ‘super pipe’ as well as a full park area with features suitable for beginner to advanced freestyler.
The views in Zermatt are in a class of their own, The Matterhorn is one that clearly cannot be missed and is often the reason the resort is chosen by visitors year after year, it towers above the village at 4478m and you’ll also spot the lesser known Monte Rosa at 4634m, both picturesque and majestic, making for a truly special ski holiday.
Zermatt Key Facts
Lift Opening Dates: 365 days a year! (Greater lift openings October to May)
Resort Height: 1620m
Skiing Up To: 3882m
Longest Run: 25km
Km of Runs Available: 200km Zermatt, 360km Zermatt-Cervinia
Nearby Resorts: Saas Fee, Cervinia
More Information about Zermatt
Zermatt is quintessentially Swiss; with excellent service levels delivered by friendly hosts you’ll feel right at home. The attractive village centre is littered with quaint chalets, luxury hotels and apartments as well as horse draw carriage’s to really set the scene. Much of the area surrounding the resort is still farmland to this day, so you’ll often find farmers tending to their animals a few hundred meters from the village centre.
As a car free resort it has preserved its traditional charm and fresh mountain air, to compensate there are practical electric buses and taxis allowing visitors ease of movement in resort, particularly from where the Täsch Train drops guests. Aside from skiing, a huge range of mountain related activates can be undertaken, with anything from scenic winter walking trials, toboggan runs, ice-skating and even curling!
Amenities in resort cater well for those not wishing to ski, with a plethora of shops to explore, and many cafes where visitors can relax and take in the view with a hot chocolate.
Zermatt’s après ski scene is diverse and has often been given the stamp of approval by awards such as the ‘World Snow Awards’ as the best resort in the world for après ski. Favourites with visitors being the Papperal Club, Harrys Bar at Matterhorn Lodge, (with its lederhosen wearing Swiss-Austrian owners), Snowboat (yes – literally styled like a yacht) and Hexen Bar (for the great atmosphere). Of course there are over 85 bars and 9 night clubs to choose from so you will not struggle to find somewhere for a drink. With anything on offer, from those wanting to party hard with lively slope side bars, or those looking for sophistication, Zermatt really has it all.
Getting to Zermatt
Geneva Airport is 229km from Zermatt and a 2 hour 40 minute transfer away, depending on traffic and weather conditions. Transfers from Geneva to Zermatt can be booked easily though our online booking system. You’ll receive an instant confirmation of your booking and feel safe in the knowledge that we will take care of your transfer. All of our transfer vehicles at GVA Transfers are equipped for mountain roads and we offer a 24/7 customer service line if you have any questions about your transfer to Zermatt.