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Zermatt

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Zermatt review: 39 facts and highlights

Zermatt
95
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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

1.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.
2.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.
3.opening hours

8hours

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.
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.
5.has smoking ban in closed public spaces
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Source: city's official website, 2020.
6.Is child friendly
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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.
2.skiable area

200km

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
3.trails (medium)

72

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.
4.Allows off-piste skiing
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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.
5.ski lifts total capacity

53482

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.
6.Offers open cross-country skiing
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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

1.restaurants

82

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
2.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.
3.Has a spa
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After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
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 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.

Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
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The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.
2.hotels and hostels

147

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

1.snowfall december

70.8inches

Average snowfall in the month of December.
2.snowfall november

30.7inches

Average snowfall in the month of November.
3.snowfall march

93.3inches

Average snowfall in the month of March.
4.snowfall february

96.4inches

Average snowfall in the month of February.
5.snowfall april

92.8inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.
6.snowfall january

76.3inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.

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