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A skier going downhill on a snow-covered mountain in Zermatt.
© Michael Portmann/Zermatt Tourismus

Time Out says

Zermatt lies beside the Matterhorn and is Switzerland highest ski resort, with all-year round skiing.

Zermatt is the highest resort in Europe and the place to come for scenic skiing – at every turn, vistas of the mountains remind you that the long journey up to the resort is worth it. Almost as soon as you arrive, the charm of the town and the Matterhorn skyline will make you warm to Zermatt. It is an all-year round ski destination thanks to the adjacent glacier and is rated one of the most snow-sure destinations. A sunny climate and the chance to ski into Italy on your daily runs are added bonuses. The area is also a renowned winter hiking destination. The town itself has plenty going on – there's a thriving gourmet restaurant scene, après-ski for young and old alike, and a welcoming atmosphere that’s as typically Swiss as they come.


Bahnhofplatz 5, Zermatt
Visp, Valais
Ski Resort
Train: three and a half hours from Zurich; four hours from Geneva
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