Why is Zermatt the best ski resort?

FGP Swiss & Alps

If you are a skier, then you definitely understand Zermatt. Skiers are some of the happiest people in the world because of the freedom that skiing allows them. Skiing is also a sport that is always improving, and we keep learning new techniques and different skiing styles. Ski resorts are also amazing places to visit. If you are planning a holiday, this question may pop up in your head. “Where should I go? Which resort is the best?”

To be honest, I don’t think there is one best resort, but I know that if I were a tourist visiting Europe, I would most definitely choose Zermatt!

If you go to a ski resort and do not enjoy yourself, it will not matter how well the ski season has gone. You will never return to that resort. Take your time and learn the history of each resort, its unique characteristics, and what makes them different.

We will discuss the Ski Culture in Zermatt and why you should also choose it as your skiing destination. 

Ski culture in Zermatt

The Zermatt Ski Culture involves a complex of social institutions, buildings, and objects associated with the skiing industry in the town of Zermatt in the canton of Valais, Switzerland. The ski industry in Zermatt has been growing since the early 20th century, and the town’s culture has developed accordingly.

The complex of buildings and objects associated with the ski industry in Zermatt is located on the southern side of the town, in the valley of the Bisse. It includes numerous buildings built between the 1910s and the 1960s. The first of these buildings was the Villa Davos, built in the 1910s as a residence for the managers of the Zermatt-based ski company and later the headquarters of the Zermatt Ski Club.

The ski culture in Zermatt is one of the oldest in Switzerland and is associated with the history of the Zermatt region and the history of skiing. 

What makes Zermatt the best ski resort?

Everyone should ask themeslevs that question while planning for the next holiday. Most people living in the USA or UK don’t know about this place. 

Zermatt is one of the largest resorts in the Alps. It is located at 2,600 meters above sea level and is the only ski resort situated on a mountain peak. The town of Zermatt is surrounded by mountains that have a lot of natural beauty. In Zermatt, you can find various activities, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, mountain biking, paragliding, and mountain climbing. The mountains around Zermatt are also a perfect place to learn how to do paragliding. 

Why Zermatt is the best ski resort

Best View

Zermatt has the best view among all the ski resorts. It is located at the foot of the Matterhorn and is one of the most popular tourist places. It is not only the view, but the weather in this place is also the best. If you plan to visit the Alps, you must visit this place.

Less Crowd

Another reason why I love this resort is that it is not too crowded. There are usually about 50% more people in the French resorts than Zermatt. When I was in France, I would often wait for lifts with hundreds of other people. It’s not that we were at the wrong resort, but the French tend to overbook lifts. In Zermatt, there is a limit to how many people can be on a lift at a time. If you want to ski down a mountain, you have to wait for your turn. When I’m not skiing, I enjoy hiking and biking. Zermatt is the perfect place to practice these sports because many trails lead to the different villages surrounding the resort.

Best Restaurants and Hotels

There is no doubt that the restaurants and hotels in this place are the best. As the name suggests, it is a small town, and you will never find a place where you will find so many restaurants and hotels. In the night, you will see the lights of the chalets, and the streets of this town are also lit up. 

Best Experience

The experience of skiing is not the same anywhere. But the skiing experience in Zermatt is the best because of the best terrain and the snow conditions. The slopes of this place are very good for skiing, and you will find snow on most of the slopes.

What else makes Zermatt so special?

The best way to learn about the history of Zermatt is to visit its museums. Begin with the “Matterhorn Museum.” It is an interesting museum that shows the history of the Matterhorn mountain and the surrounding region. If you are interested in mountain climbing, you should visit the “Hörnlihaus,” where mountaineers and climbers stayed when they were exploring the mountains. For example, there are over 150 shops in the town center, and you can buy clothing, accessories, and souvenirs.


Zermatt offers an impressive collection of amenities beyond just having a world-class skiing experience. In addition to the mountain, it boasts a lively cultural center, a wide variety of activities, and a beautiful backdrop. Plus, it’s situated at the foot of the Matterhorn, which is an imposing sight.

Zermatt is not just another ski resort. It is a place where the people are friendly and welcoming. It is a place where you can enjoy the beauty of nature and the culture of the Alps. All this makes it an excellent place to spend your holidays or to invest in a second home?