Zermatt Luxury Ski Chalets
A magical combination of high altitude skiing and lively resort, Zermatt is a spectacular winter destination.
Zermatt is the embodiment of a world class resort and the mighty Matterhorn peak, inspiration for the delicious Toblerone, gazes down on this chocolate box resort. The jaw dropping scenery, gourmet mountain restaurants, sublime skiing, luxuriant chalets and nonstop nightlife are an intoxicating blend.
The resort is only accessible by train and on your arrival you enter a magical world of cobbled streets bustling with life and horse-drawn sleighs, ancient barns and picture perfect chalets.
The ski area is enormous and has great variety as well as numerous off piste to explore. Those who like freestyle will love the ‘Gravity Park’ and you can ski over into Italy via the Matterhorn glacier for a pizza and Prosecco lunch.
For the adventurous this is one of the best and most dramatic places to heli-ski and will only add to the memories that a winter holiday here will create.
There are four main sectors, all varied and beautiful, to the skiing on the Switzerland side of the ski area. The Rothorn sector is reached by an underground funicular, whilst the second area, Gornergrat, is accessed from Zermatt by cog railway trains that take around 30 minutes to the top. Here part of the experience is the journey to start your day.
These 2 areas are separated by the Findel valley but are linked by blue and red pistes and itineraries for expert skiers. The skiing here is on long flowing pistes perfect for adventurous intermediates that love to eat up the miles.
The smaller Schwarzsee area features some lovely runs as well as our favourite mountain restaurant Zum See. At the top of the resort is the Matterhorn glacier, home to the highest piste skiing in Europe. Stunning views are the backdrop to these wide sweeping runs all with the amazing Matterhorn sitting directly in front of you.
The variety of accommodation in Zermatt is extensive and our collection of handpicked chalets and apartments brings you the best there is. Our selection of Zermatt chalets includes many featuring stunning views of the Matterhorn as well as amazing views over the resort. If you are looking for a ski in ski out chalet in Zermatt, then the choice of a property in the Winkelmatten area will afford you not only direct access to the skiing, but also a quick journey into the centre of resort.
The choice of a luxury ski chalet holiday in Zermatt can afford you the finest winter experience that Europe has to offer. Much like the outstanding nature of the resort, the level of service and cuisine in your chalet is of the highest order.
- Resort Altitude: 1620m
- Ski Elevation: 1620m - 3899m
- Ski Domain: Matterhorn Ski Paradise
- Pistes: 313km
- 16% Blue runs
- 58% Red runs
- 26% Black runs
- Sion (SIR): 1h 30m / 80km
- Geneva (GVA): 3h 15m / 240km
- Zurich (ZHR): 3h 40m / 260km
RESTAURANTS & NIGHTLIFE IN ZERMATT
The Luxury Chalet Book guide to the best on-mountain and in-resort restaurants, bars and nightlife in Zermatt.
Ski to this Italian restaurant via Red 39 and non-skiers can take the Gornergrat train getting off at the Riffelalp stop. This mountain restaurant offers views of the Matterhorn and creates classic Swiss and Italian dishes using locally sourced produce. The Matterhorn shaped pizzas are not to be missed. Booking advisable.
This hidden gem of a mountain restaurant is tucked away in a tiny hamlet just off blue piste no.6. A warm welcome awaits you in this rustic restaurant that serves Italian cuisine along with some traditional Swiss dishes. Enjoy the delicious food while taking in the spectacular views of the Matterhorn. Booking well in advance is advised.
A family run restaurant located in Findeln village, this outstanding restaurant serves its own organic produce, where the cattle have only grazed on the alpine pastures and the traditional recipes have been passed down from generation to generation. They pride themselves on delivering traditional dishes with an international twist. A friendly welcome awaits you, either in their cosy dining room or on the sunny terrace. Savour the flavours of the mountains while taking in the stunning views. Booking is advisable.
A small traditional mountain hut located down run no.42 from Riffelalp to Furi. Another family run restaurant with a cosy dining room or terrace with views of the Matterhorn. Enjoy some very well-cooked traditional cuisine. Bookings advised and for larger groups of 6 or more, booking is essential.
📍 Zum See
Tucked away in a hamlet of wooden chalets, this 350-year-old chalet can be found on the home run from Furi on piste no.50, in the hamlet of Zum See. A husband-and-wife team welcome you to their cosy dining room to enjoy their classic Italian and traditional Swiss dishes. Booking is advisable, and larger groups can even book the attic room for a private dining experience.
Heading down to Furi from Riffelalp on piste no. 42 you will find this very welcoming restaurant. Lovingly prepared Italian and Swiss cuisine can be enjoyed in their warm dining room or their sunny outdoor terrace with wonderful views. Booking is recommended for this popular restaurant.
If you decide to ski over to Italy, this restaurant can be found on red run 3 from Plan Maison towards Cervinia. The Snowflake restaurant is a popular lunch time stop and is in the Principe dei Nevi hotel. Relax in the modern interior and savour their fine dining Italian cuisine. However, ensure you leave before 2:30pm to get back to Zermatt in time. Booking recommended.
Another restaurant to be found on the Italian side of the ski area in Cervinia. This restaurant can be found at the bottom of blue run 5, has a great sun terrace and due to the sheltered location, is a popular spot for an early season suntrap. Friendly staff welcome you to their cosy restaurant to enjoy wood fired pizzas, homemade pasta, and many other traditional Italian dishes.
Known as the Swiss Folie Douce, the Hennu Stall is located on the run towards Zermatt from Furi. A very popular and lively après ski bar, with a great atmosphere and DJs playing popular music with occasional live bands too.
This is ‘the’ place to be for après ski in the centre of Zermatt. An extremely popular bar that gets crowded very quickly, with people spilling out onto the street outside. If offers a great party atmosphere where you can enjoy a warm drink on the terrace, following by a live band inside at 6pm. They also regularly have another live band set later in the evening, so you can come back and dance until late.
A converted Mazot, this popular après ski bar is near the bottom of the Sunnegga Express. Very friendly and chatty staff will welcome you to this cosy bar that has a great atmosphere. Enjoy dancing and singing your heart out to great pop tunes on the terrace whilst enjoying a hot wine or their famous Stiegl beer on tap.
This bar and nightclub are dedicated to South American culture with a great selection of Latin cuisine, exotic cocktails, and live music every evening and into the night. A very popular bar and club where you can dance into the very small hours to electro jazz, swing and tribal house music.
This stylish lounge bar can be found upstairs in the Hotel Post and is a sophisticated venue ideal for enjoying a relaxing cocktail or wine after dinner. It has a relaxed ambience with chilled music and friendly service.
This nightclub can also be found in Hotel Post. Loft Club is a nightclub for over 25’s only, pumping out the tunes from the 80’s & 90’s as well as todays chart hits, allowing you to re-live your youth in a great party atmosphere.
A second nightclub to be enjoyed in the Hotel Post has live music every night. International bands come to perform live at this venue, so dance the night away to some great live Blues, Jazz and Soul bands.
In the centre of Zermatt in the church square, is this cosy and intimate wine and champagne bar. A popular bar where the wine selection is outstanding, and you can enjoy it along with their famous oysters or escargot. Sit back and enjoy the lovely atmosphere while friendly staff are on hand to help with your wine choice. You can also dine in this wonderful bar and restaurant. On Mondays and Tuesday, you can enjoy the chef’s table with a 4-course menu from Chef Lukas Ryffel or enjoy head chef Maari-Liisa Kiltner’s delicious modern Swiss cuisine from Wednesday to Sundays. Booking is advised.
A hidden gem of a restaurant that during the daytime is a patisserie and café, and then in the evenings it offers a fine dining experience. Chef Yannick and Janine Grandsire welcome you to this cosy restaurant that serves an exquisite chef’s surprise tasting menu. Using fresh produce Chef Yannick combines complex flavours that will explode on your tastebuds. Should you not wish to choose the tasting menu, you can enjoy many other delicious dishes and Janine will happily help with a wine pairing suggestion. Also, make sure you leave room for the delicious desserts, which should definitely not be missed. Booking is essential, and for larger groups you can book the private dining room.
In the centre of the resort, you will find Hotel Julen which houses the Restaurant Julen. This cosy alpine style restaurant welcomes you with a friendly smile and warm fire. Chef Joe Lackner creates traditional Valaisan cuisine using fresh local produce. You can also eat the traditional cheese or meat fondues or raclette made in the Schäfer Stube. Booking is essential during peak weeks.
In the heart of the resort, this very popular restaurant has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. In the rustic dining room, you can choose their fondue specialities from cheese to meat, as well as raclette and other Swiss specialities. Booking recommended.
Grampi’s can be found above Club Mamacita’s on the main street in Zermatt. A popular and family friendly Italian restaurant, it serves freshly made pasta and other Italian favourites along with a great selection of wood fired pizzas. The friendly staff ensure a relaxed atmosphere in the restaurant. Booking is essential.
📍 La Muna
A stylish restaurant located in the Schweizerhof hotel in the centre of Zermatt. This restaurant offers a fusion of Japanese with Peruvian cuisine. Using fresh ingredients this restaurant welcomes you with friendly and relaxed service while you enjoy their modern and refined dishes. Booking recommended.
One Michelin Star restaurant in the Backstage Hotel, chef Florian Neubauer and his talented team invite you to join them for a 4, 5 or 7 course surprise tasting menu that can be adapted to dietary preferences. Explore the creative and sometimes exotic mix of dishes where the chef’s cook and prepare the fresh and seasonal produce in an open kitchen, before serving and explaining the dishes to you. We would highly recommend the wine pairing for this full culinary experience. Booking is essential.
The Omina restaurant will welcome you into their restaurant as if you were a guest in their home. Chef Tony Rudolph uses local and regional produce to create a menu with a focus on vegetarian cuisine. However, if you would like some fish or meat, the chefs will create delicacies that will work in harmony with the menu. Indulge in a surprise 4 course menu or chose from the à la carte dishes. Booking is essential.
This cosy and intimate one Michelin star restaurant offers causal fine dining in the centre of Zermatt. As well as holding a Michelin star, the restaurant also has a green Michelin star for its sustainability and minimal food waste, uses local or home grown produce as well as using antique dinnerware and cutlery. Chefs Luis Romo and Tommaso Guardascione create a seasonal surprise 6 course tasting menu for you to indulge in. As it is a small restaurant, bookings for more than 6 people cannot be taken and any dietary requirements require the chefs to have at least 24 hours notice. Booking essential.
This one Michelin star restaurant can be found in the centre of the resort in the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof, and a friendly welcome awaits on arrival into this grand dining room setting. Chef Heinz Rufibach uses fresh and top-quality ingredients to create regional and international inspired cuisine with a modern twist. Indulge yourself and loved ones for a special meal with the options of 4, 5 or 6 course tasting menus. Booking essential.
Ristorante Capri is a one Michelin star restaurant found in the summer months on the island of Capri in Italy but for the winter the chef and staff relocate to the 4th floor of Le Petit Cevrin. Affording you panoramic views across Zermatt, Chef Giuseppe Parisi creates sophisticated classic Italian cuisine with a choice of a 5 or 7 course tasting menu. Booking is essential.
A modern fine dining restaurant in the centre of Zermatt with a very friendly and down to earth welcome. Here you can enjoy a choice of two 3 or 5 course set menus that also change weekly. Discover Valais and French cuisine with a modern twist, where all the ingredients are sourced within a 50km radius. Booking essential.
A large supermarket that is centrally located with a wide selection of groceries.
Located next to the train station, this large supermarket has a wide selection of groceries.
With three shops dotted across the centre of resort, this bakery sells freshly made breads, with sourdough being a speciality of theirs, as well as pastries, pies, sandwiches, cakes and handmade confectionary.
A butchers and delicatessen shop found in the centre of resort selling local Valais meats, cheeses and wines, plus other gourmet delights.
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From large catered chalets in Winkelmatten, self-catered apartments in the resort centre, or bed & breakfast chalets with stunning views, come and ski the Matterhorn Ski Paradise and stay in our luxury ski chalets in Zermatt.