Not only do Zermatt’s traditional Swiss chocolate-box buildings make it a perfect, snowy Christmas card setting, Zermatt also offers excellent Christmas skiing and has an ambiance brimming with festive spirit. With a high altitude ski area including a skiable glacier, the snow here is usually terrific around late December so you’re more likely than in other resorts to enjoy great Christmas skiing in Zermatt.
It’s hard to beat sitting on an outdoor terrace, mulled wine in hand with a view of the stunning Matterhorn in front of you, but Zermatt has a lot more on offer than white Xmas scenery and ambiance, to make sure everyone has an amazing Christmas. Enjoy outdoor festive activities such as skating on the ice rink or horse-drawn sleigh rides. Music concerts are put on throughout Christmas week and the restaurants offer some mouth watering festive menus.
Zermatt was voted best resort for après ski in the 2012 World Snow Awards, so it’s fantastic for an Xmas ski week for those who like to party! There’s lots on at this time of year including Christmas events in many of the après ski venues with live bands and DJ’s.
Paul Hammett - Summit ski school
Zermatt is an awesome place at Christmas. We’ve got loads of artificial snowmaking facilities so there are plenty of pistes open whatever the snowfall.
Tom Sherrin - Latitude 46 board school
The park’s better than ever with four big kickers in a row, 4 small kickers in a row, a boardercross track and something for everyone.
George Sherrin - Gravity Park Zermatt
At Easter the best place to head for après ski is Hennu Stall on the way down to town and then late après ski at the Cable Car where they’ve got lots of activities and local people to meet.
Look through our Christmas ski deals below because we've got something for every taste and budget. From a trad' alpine catered chalet to a grand old Zermatt hotel, or a terrific value self catering apartment - you really can't go wrong in this amazing historic town at the feet of the Matterhorn. Book an unforgettable Christmas ski holiday in Zermatt, Switzerland.
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