If you're seeking a romantic destination with stunning scenery, a quaint village feel and stellar ski slopes, look no further than Zermatt in southern Switzerland. This top-notch ski resort has a beautiful and car-free 500-year-old town, a vibrant apres-ski scene and a full calendar of events year-round. And with the majestic Matterhorn mountain a constant fixture in the background, there's no prettier place than Zermatt.
The best way to get to Zermatt is via Geneva Airport (2.5 hours away by car) or Zurich Airport (just under four hours away).
As the highest ski resort in all of Europe, Zermatt is super popular for all winter sports lovers. Explore 360km of pistes including long downhill runs, a snowpark for boarders and freestyle skiers, and family-friendly runs.
When your legs need a break from skiing, venture out to the town for some retail therapy. Zermatt has a mix of high-end clothing and jewelry brands, fun souvenir shops and restaurants to suit every taste. And, of course, you'll find a number of shops selling famous Swiss chocolate.
If you needed another reason to visit Zermatt apart from the incredible skiing opportunities, you can also expect an amazing apres-ski culture. Whether you're into laid-back pubs or buzzing cocktail bars, there's something for everyone here. Head to Hennu Stall or Papperla Pub for a chance to see live music, or enjoy the loungey atmosphere at Backstage Hotel's cocktail bar.