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Information about the ski area
|Highest point:||3,899 m|
|Lowest point:||1,562 m|
|Altitude ski resort:||1,620 m|
|Lifts in total:||34|
|Pistes in total:||200 km|
Ski holidays Zermatt - variety and charm!
MatterhornThe "Zermatt-Matterhorn" destination is composed of the three resorts Zermatt, Täsch and Randa. The region is situated in the heart of the Wallis Alps and is surrounded by approx. 38 "4,000s". Zermatt is located at the foot of the most famous mountian, the Matterhorn. The gorgeous landscape offers a snow-sure ski area with many mountain restaurants, which guarantee an unforgettable panoramic view. In addition to skiing or snowboarding, guests also have the opportunity to go ice climbing, paragliding or snow shoe hiking. Once in resort, visitors should also take a glance at the world-famous Swiss watches and pocket knives.
Zermatt, located at an altitude of 1,620 m, is the tourism centre of the Valais region. From here you have access to the huge ski-arena which reaches around the Matterhorn all the way to Italy. The exclusive spa resort pulsates with life: shopping facilities, events and leisure-time opportunities such as ice skating, curling and tobogganing care for great entertainment even off the slopes. Despite the tourism, Zermatt didn't lose anything of its original attraction. There are no architectural blunders like high-rise buildings, the Valais architecture maintains a traditional charm. Zermatt is car-free, so you get around by train, electric bus or, very romantic, by horse-drawn carriage. Numerous hiking tracks lead to secluded hamlets or to sunny observation terraces above Zermatt, Täsch and Randa. On the mountain ridge "Gornergrat" at Rifflberg you can take wonderful snow show hikes, and the Gornergrat lift takes you to the Gornergrat platform, from where you can enjoy the beautiful view over Monte Rosa and Matterhorn.
Not on the mountain, but in the mountain there is a special experience waiting for young and old: the glacier palace. The huge ice cave is located in the ski area Matterhorn Glacier Paradise in the glacier and 15 m below the surface. A lift takes you down to the world of perpetual ice. A fairytale world in a blue shimmer with ice crystals and ice sculptures awaits to be explored in the "palace" of glacial ice. You can go through the glacial tunnel or down the ice slide, and in case you want to take a short break, there are ice benches with cosy fells waiting for you. The glacier palace surely is a highlight for the whole family.