Zermatt is an excellent option for snowboarders, who can find here a great terrain of parks in close proximity to Riffelberg and on the Klein Matterhorn.
Except for skiing, Zermatt in Switzerland offers facilities for such winter sports activities as ice climbing, ice hiking, iceskating, tobogganing, snow shoeing, and sleigh riding.
Having a reputation of one of the top ski resorts in Europe, Zermatt in Switzerland constantly updates its infrastructure, improving facilities for recreational winter activities. Currently, tourists are offered 100 restaurants and 38 mountain restaurants to choose from, as well as dozens of nightclubs and bars. You'll enjoy high-quality Chinese, Japanese, Swiss, Thai, and Italian cuisine.
Despite the fact that Zermatt is one of the most expensive resorts in Switzerland, and services are costly enough, there is something here to suit all pockets. The majority of restaurants can be found on the Bahnhofstrasse, the main street of Zermatt. Among these are Le Mazot and Enzo, top-quality restaurants offering excellent food in an exquisite atmosphere.
For those looking for a good value, Caf du Pont is a great option, serving fondue, pasta, and rosti. In Whymperstube and Schwyzer Stubli you'll take in live Swiss music, while Derby is famous for serving Italian food.
With its 35 bars and 9 nightclubs, Zermatt is a perfect chance to experience the nightlife, which is the combination of fun and sophistication. One of the best ways to finish a day of skiing is to visit one of the mountain huts, like Zum See, Olympia Stubli, or Othmar's Hutte. The most popular spots in the village include Elsie's Bar and Paperia, offering personal freedom. Those looking for great dancing should visit Le Broken and Moby Dick's Dancing Pub.
Visit Zermatt in July and you'll have a splendid opportunity to observe the Zermatt Mountain Film Festival, held annually to commemorate mountain climbing. Music concerts take place at the Obere Matten, which lies in the center of the village.
For non-skiers Zermatt in Switzerland is attractive due to its festivals, museums, excursions, and shopping. The most popular attractions include the Alpine Museum and a helicopter trip around the Matterhorn, both of which are available all-the-year-round.
The Bahnhofstrasse is full of stores and shops, which is a wonderful place to spend time and money on Swiss souvenirs such as music boxes, watches, army knives, and sweatshirts.
The village also boasts a great number of art galleries to suit every taste.
Finally, there is a salt-water swimming pool, 17 indoor swimming pools, several fitness centers and saunas.
With such an array of diverse opportunities, no wonder Zermatt is regarded as Switzerland's top resort and one of the most famous ski resorts in Europe.