The quintessential Swiss village, Zermatt is nestled in the Matter Valley and surrounded by some of the highest peaks in the Alps, including the iconic Matterhorn. The perfect pyramid shape of this mountain – immortalised in the Toblerone chocolate bar – is one of the most recognisable symbols of Switzerland and the first thing you’ll see as you approach Zermatt.
To preserve the breathtaking view of the Matterhorn, Zermatt is a car-free town with only electric taxis, shuttles and buses allowed. If you’re arriving by car, you’ll need to park it in the nearby village of Täsch and take a ten-minute train to Zermatt from there. While in town, you can explore the charming chalet-lined streets on foot, in a horse-drawn carriage or by any of the electric vehicles available.
A year-round ski destination, Zermatt has slopes for every kind of skier – from the seasoned to the novice. Equipped with ski schools, luxurious lifts and cable cars, the resort town offers everything you need for an adventure in the snow. Depending on what you're after, head to Sunnegga, Gornergrat or Klein Matterhorn for superb pistes and après-ski options. It’s also well worth your time to take Europe’s highest gondola lift to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, where you can soak up panoramic views of the pristine Alpine scenery from 3,883 metres above sea level.