Your are in luck, I went to Switerland for two weeks in March this year to ski Zermatt and Murren. I posted my trip report on turnsallyear.com and will paste it in here. I'm based in Seattle so you'll see some of that bias in the report. http://www.turns-all-year.com/skiing...p?topic=9527.0
A couple of practical notes for lodging, bring face wash cloths and buy body soap--these things are not provided in Swiss motels/hotels. Also, they don't provide bed sheets, you sleep in a duvet.
The best way to stay in Zermatt is to get an apartment if you are going to be there for a few days. In Switzerland, motel operators don't like people to stay in motels for just one night. Everything is geared for a 7-day Saturday arrival and Saturday departure. Probably because people in Europe get more time off from work?
Another tip, I had a hell of a time getting the Zermatt hotel operators to even respond to e-mails on the Zermatt loding web site. It got to the point that I contacted the Zermatt tourism board, and finally, we lucked out getting into the Jolimont Apartments run by the Perrin sisters. They were awesome, great customer service and nice accomodations. I asked Karine about the lack of response, and she felt that " business was too good in Zermatt."
You will love Switzerland, the people are a bit business-like, but helpful, and I would go back in a second. Their train system shows what is possible.