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Zermatt review: 38 facts and highlights

Zermatt
Zermatt
100
points

Why is Zermatt better than the average?

  • Ski slopes
    147vs60.8
  • Skiable area
    200kmvs112.87km
  • Mountain height
    2279metersvs1140.23meters
  • Distance from airport
    80kmvs107.39km
  • Restaurants
    82vs30.51
  • Hotels and hostels
    147vs18.75
  • Longest run
    25kmvs6.68km
  • Base elevation
    1620metersvs1405.75meters

Key facts and figures

General info

1.mountain height

2279meters

The height of the mountain is the difference in height between the lowest and highest point. Tall mountains can offer longer pistes, better views, and often better snowfall.

Best

Gressoney

3550meters

2.distance from airport

80km

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.

Best

Smugglers Notch

0.03km

3.base elevation

1620meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

4.summit height above sealevel

3899meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.

Best

Claviere

5774meters

5.has smoking ban in public places
Zermatt

Source: city's official website, 2019.

6.Is child friendly
Zermatt

The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.

Skiing

1.ski slopes

147

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

2.Allows off-piste skiing
Zermatt

In resorts which allow off piste-skiing, you can ski anywhere which is great for adventurous types. However, there are hazards such cliff edges, avalanches or simply getting lost and suffering exhaustion.

3.skiable area

200km

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.

Best

Champéry

650km

4.Has a ski school
Zermatt

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

5.The resort has open cross country skiing
Zermatt

Cross country skiing is an Olympic sport which provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body.

6.ski pass daily

75$

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.

Best

Sansicario

0$

Leisure

1.restaurants

82

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

2.Has ice climbing areas
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Ice climbing is a great sport for adrenalin seekers. It entails climbing frozen cliff edges/waterfalls using tools such as ice axes in order to grip the surface.

3.restaurants on the slopes

52

Rather than having to trek back to the base of the mountain, it is a lot more convenient to have restaurants and bars on the slopes.

Best

Ellmau

70

4.Has an ice rink
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At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.

5.Has a spa
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After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.

Facilities

1.hotels and hostels

147

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.

Best

Val di Fassa

188

2.Has camping facilities
Zermatt

Camping can offer a cheaper alternative to hotels or B&B’s, and can provide a fun outdoors experience - although it might not be ideal in winter!

3.number of five star hotels

4

Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.

Best

Park City Mountain

9

Snowfall

1.snowfall december

70.8inches

Average snowfall in the month of December.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

135inches

2.snowfall march

93.3inches

Average snowfall in the month of March.

Best

Engelberg

186.3inches

3.snowfall april

92.8inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.

Best

Gstaad

196inches

4.snowfall november

30.7inches

Average snowfall in the month of November.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

85inches

5.snowfall january

76.3inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.

Best

Engelberg

135inches

6.snowfall february

96.4inches

Average snowfall in the month of February.

Best

Engelberg

185.8inches

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