An impressive lineup of things to do in Zermatt during the winter

Skiing and Snowboarding

Boasting some of the highest mountains in Europe, Zermatt offers skiing and snowboarding 365 days a year. With 360km of pistes and long runs down to the village, the Zermatt ski area is an endless alpine playground. The ski area is situated right on the Italian border and visitors also have the luxury of exploring neighbouring Cervinia and Val Tournenche.

For Beginners there are a number of broad, safe ski areas and three dedicated ski lifts and practice pistes where you can practice your skills and build your confidence. Get excited knowing that once you’re comfortable to get out of the beginner areas, there’s endless terrain to sink your edges into.

For Intermediate skiiers and snowboarders the long, varied runs are ideal for gaining speed and practicing your technique. Whether you’re seeking steep, open runs or prefer wooded areas to work on tight, sharp turns; there’s terrain to suit.

Advanced skiiers and snowboarders often choose Zermatt for the technical terrain on offer. Moguls, chutes, wooded valleys, off-piste and glacier terrain is all available across Zermatt’s vast ski area.

There is an abundance of off-piste areas ready for exploration for those who know where to go. If you aren’t familiar with the area we can organise a ski guide who can show you the best powder fields and secret spots on the mountain.

For those into freestyle the Zermatt snowpark offers an impressive lineup of kickers, boxes, rails, jibs, tables and also has a half-pipe open for most of the year. The features within the snowpark range from beginner to advanced, so if you’ve always wanted to see what it feels like to get some altitude at altitude, Zermatt snowpark will have you covered.

Elysian Collection can point you in direction of the best ski schools, instructors and guides during your stay. Speak with our concierge and we’ll take care of everything for you.


The Rotenboden toboggan run in Zermatt offers great fun and endless thrills as you sled your way down under the shadow of the Matterhorn. Sledding is a great activity for all ages and one that your whole group can enjoy with some friendly competition. Enjoy easy access up and down with Gornergrat Bahn railway services coming every ten minutes.

Ice Sports

Try your skills at ice skating, ice hockey and Scottish or Bavarian curling for something a little different during your stay. All the required equipment can be rented from local suppliers and makes for a great group activity that all ages and skill levels can enjoy.


Combine the ultimate scenic flight past the towering Matterhorn and the unbeatable adrenaline experience of being dropped in an untouched high altitude landing zone. A guide will safely guide you down one of the five heliskiing zones through virgin powder fields.

Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting

This popular group activity is one that all ages from 8 upwards can enjoy. Enjoy the feel of real Fausti Italian shotgun, decommissioned and fitted with state of the art laser sights to allow for a much more environmentally friendly clay pigeon shooting experience. High quality traps ensure clays fly straight and true. Choose from a range of game types to test different skill levels and types.

Cross-Country Skiing

For a change of pace or alternative to downhill skiing, Zermatt offers 15km of cross-country ski trails. These trails can suit a classic or skating style and are located a 12-minute train ride from Zermatt in Täsch. Rental equipment, changing rooms, information and everything else you might need is available at the Matterhorn Terminal in Täsch.


If you like the feel of the wind in your face, then a paragliding flight might be the perfect activity for you. Soak in the scenery as you glide gracefully down from one of the numerous take-off points up the mountain. Enjoy the tranquility of the quiet sky in one of Europe’s most beautiful mountain locations.

Explore three premiere luxury ski chalets Zermatt offers from Elysian Collection

7 Large En-Suite Bedrooms • Wellness Centre • Breathtaking Panoramics • Grand Piano • Plunge Pool • Contemporary Design

Experience Les Anges

5 Large En-Suite Bedrooms • Wellness Centre • Floor to Ceiling Windows • Dramatic Vaulted Interior • Luxuriously Seated Cinema

Experience Grace

6 Large En-Suite Bedrooms • Wellness Centre • Private Funicular • Sun-Drenched Terrace • Large South-Facing Balconies

Experience Maurice

Speak with our concierge to plan and book your luxury alpine getaway