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Zermatt

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Zermatt review: 39 facts and highlights

Zermatt

How does Zermatt compare to the average?

  • Ski slopes
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    147vs60.8
  • Skiable area
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    200kmvs112.87km
  • Distance from airport
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    80kmvs107.39km
  • Mountain height
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    2279metersvs1140.23meters
  • Restaurants
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    82vs30.51
  • Trails (medium)
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    72vs24.57
  • Ski lifts total capacity
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    53482vs29204.7
  • Restaurants on the slopes
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    52vs6.25

General info

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
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.
The opening hours is the average number of hours per day that the resort is open for skiing. Long opening hours mean you can go for an early ski, or have a long sleep and go later.
The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
Source: city's official website, 2021.
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
A longer ski season offers more flexibility on when to visit.
The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.

Skiing

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. Medium difficulty trails (marked with a blue square) have a slope gradient between 25% and 40%. These trails are ideal for regular skiers.
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.
This is the amount of people that can be transported by ski lifts etc. per hour. A bigger uphill capacity can indicate less waiting time, although it will be affected by how busy the resort is.
Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. High-difficulty trails (marked with a black diamond) have a slope gradient of more than 40%; such trails are designed for experienced skiers who enjoy a good challenge.
The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Cross-country skiing is an Olympic sport that provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body. Resorts that keep the cross-country skiing trails open for the general public attract professional and casual skiers.

Leisure

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
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.
3.Has a spa
Zermatt
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
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.

Facilities

The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.
With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.
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!

Snowfall

Average snowfall in the month of December.
Average snowfall in the month of March.
Average snowfall in the month of February.
Average snowfall in the month of November.
Average snowfall in the month of April.
Average snowfall in the month of January.

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