Zermatt ski holidays take you to a resort that is one of the best in Europe, indeed one of the best in the world. Located at a high altitude in the Swiss Alps with stunning views of the mighty Matterhorn, and linked to Cervinia in Italy, it offers two hundred kilometres of piste which rises to three hundred and sixty kilometres if your ski pass includes Cervinia. The altitude of the village is over sixteen hundred metres and the highest lift rises to almost four thousand metres making this a snow sure resort throughout its long season. Zermatt is a peaceful resort free from traffic apart from electric transport and horse drawn carriages. With runs to suit all levels of proficiency and a snowpark for boarders, the resort is very popular. Tuition in the ski schools is excellent for both skiers and boarders and the schools also provide mountain guides for those who wish to ski off-piste.
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Rather than stay at resort height, beginners can take the lift to Sunnegga or the Trokenersteg where they can learn the basics on the gentle blues. Children have a separate area at the Wolli Park on Sunnegga. Intermediates may feel they are in paradise as the choice of runs in all three areas, Rothorn, Gornergrat and the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, is vast. From wide cruising blues to more challenging reds, they really are spoilt for choice. The advanced skier can test their expertise to the limit on some of the black runs with mogul fields and deep gullies, as well as off-piste terrain. Boarders can enjoy wide, open pistes as well as the jumps, rails and pipes in the Gravity snow park above Trockener Steg at three thousand metres. Cross country skiers have twelve kilometres of trails.
As you'd no doubt expect in Switzerland, hotels, apartments and chalets provide a range of high quality accommodation with excellent service. With almost forty mountain restaurants and numerous restaurants, bistros and cafes in the resort, visitors have a huge choice of cuisine that satisfies all tastes. Zermatt ski holidays are ideal for groups with non-skiers in their party as they can find plenty to do throughout the day. Non-skiers can use the cable cars and the gondolers to meet skiers for refreshments on the mountains. Recreational facilities include walking trails, skating, snowshoeing, ice climbing, tobogganing and sleigh riding.
The Zermatt ski holiday season lasts from the end of November until mid April. Many regional airports have direct flights to Geneva and Zurich both of which have transfer times of roughly three and a half hours. You can check on the Cheeky Trip website to see if your own local airport offers a direct service. Zermatt is very popular in summer when the resort attracts climbers, hill walkers and extreme cyclists as well as visitors who come to relax among the splendid scenery and breathe in the pure mountain air.
Zermatt ski holidays are renowned for the quality and reliability of the pistes and the great apres ski scene in the resort. It is therefore very popular and tariffs reflect this. If your budget is meagre, you may find that Cervenia, over the border in Italy and linked to Zermatt, is a more affordable choice. However if your choice is to be Zermatt, while it may not be considered a cheap holiday, Cheeky Trip can find it at the lowest possible price. As a price comparison site we have access to the best deals from over three dozen holiday companies, all of which are competing for your custom. With such competition, you are sure to get a great deal. Just enter your point of departure, your dates and destination and with one quick search, we'll show you the Zermatt ski holiday that costs the least. All you then have to do to secure your trip, is to make a phone call. Since offers change on a daily basis, to avoid disappointment, ring the number and book today.