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Zermatt Reviews


Swiss Classic


Pros: Views of the Matterhorn, huge expanse of terrain

Visted Zermatt for the first time this past Thanksgiving, travelling with a ski club from a US military base in Germany. The Hotel. Awesome. Very nice old-world European feel but with modern amenities. Nice spa, with pool, sauna, and steam bath. Food was first rate...soups and desserts a high point. Very nice breakfast buffet, which catered to our American crowd with eggs, bacon, sausage, and ham, in addition to the usual euro-fare of yogurt, cereals, and breads. The Village. Cool town...only accessible by train, no cars in town. Good system of all-electric buses and taxis to get around. No "Aspen smog", a big plus. The Matterhorn dominates the scenery, and you can see it from pretty much...
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Zermatt Ski Resort


Pros: Challenging terrain, international crowd, quality experience

Cons: Can be pricey

My Olympia, WA buddies and I decided to ski Europe for the first time this year and we chose Zermatt and Mürren for contrasting experiences. Zermatt is one of the Swiss high end ski resorts located on the Italian border in the shadow of the Matterhorn. It has a vertical gain of 7,220’ and dozens of lifts and trams. I went on to Mürren near Interlaken with my non-skier wife for the picturesque scenery the next week and to experience a more traditional Swiss mountain village setting. Due perhaps to some good karma, the Swiss Alps delivered in a big way for us. This season started in the Alps with a bang and then a dry spell held on from Christmas until the week of March 9th when we arrived...
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Great place to ski and lovely village to visit, not a place for beginner skiers


Pros: Totally beautiful place , you can ski from Switzerland over the Matterhorn into Italy and back in one day

Cons: Not a place to take beginners.

Lovely village, a little pricey but worth going to. For a high intermediate or advanced skier there is unlimited amounts of terrain to ski and you can ski from Switzerland to Italy in a day, have lunch in Italy and head back to Zermatt. There are long wide runs, run that wind down through villages and as I mentioned you can ski in 2 countries on the same day.  However for a beginner it is a challenge as to even get to the beginner slopes you need to be able to ski down a blue run and to get to classes you must take the Funicular Railway, is a 4 minute ride up inside the mountain and a difficult walk up wide stairs to get on the train, with 100s of people pushing and trying to get a...
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Best Views, Great Groomed Skiing


Pros: Great, long runs, amazing views, lovely town

Cons: Expensive, Pricey, Costly, need a guide off piste

Zermatt is the place to go if you only want to ski in one place in Europe, just to say you've been there. Don't get the Cervinia pass to ski for the entire week in Italy, just get a 1 day supplement and do it once. It takes too long to ski there and back to make it worth it (you'll waste half the day riding trams if you want to ski a few runs down and up). Zermatt is wonderful and expensive. Everything you could imaging. The runs are long long long. Not really the best for snowboarders because some of the long runs have flats to them. But on skis it was always a breeze. The only downside is if you love off piste, in Zermatt you really need a guide and you can only go in later in the...
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