Welcome to the Matterhorn summer paradise
The Matterhorn summer paradise – an unmissable experience for young and old. Do your children love adventure, action and fun? And do you like the tranquillity of nature, a secluded spot with a view of the unspoiled Alpine scenery? Are you looking to share holiday experiences, top up your tan in the High Alps, and enjoy fine cuisine? The Matterhorn summer paradise is a guarantee of happy holidays for all the family – especially for our younger VIP visitors, who get to use the lifts free of charge up to the age of 9. Find out here what Zermatt has to offer for you and family!
FActs and Figures
- The highest mountain station in Europe with imposing views of 38 four-thousanders
- Around 400 kilometres of signposted hiking paths through the Zermatt–Matterhorn Alpine region
- Over 100 kilometres of mountain bike trails between 1400 and 3100 metres above sea level
- Europe’s highest and biggest summer ski resort, with 21 km of pistes
- The wonder of the glacier palace at the Matterhorn glacier paradise
- A wealth of mountain restaurants and huts offering culinary treats
- Fair prices for families – children under 9 get free use of the lifts
- Fun and action for young and old – enjoy a trip to Zermatt Snow Park or Wolli’s Fun Park, or sample the thrills of a downhill race on a kickbike or mountain cart
Family fun in Zermatt
The family resort of Zermatt–Matterhorn is nature's playground. A whole host of activities in and around the mountains make summer holidays here with kids of all ages an experience to remember. Come and discover adventures and fun in the fresh mountain air surrounded by nature’s most spectacular scenery. Learn more about family fun spots at the Matterhorn summer paradise.
Leisee: A family outing NOT TO BE MISSED
Families taking their summer holidays in Zermatt all agree on one thing: an outing to Leisee is a must. The pretty mountain lake on the Sunnegga sun terrace is a favourite spot for young and old, for a whole variety of reasons.
Many children love the lake because of Wolli, the Zermatt resort’s cuddly mascot. They might meet him with a little luck at Wolli’s Fun Park, one wish fulfilled among many others. At Wolli’s, the adventures seem never-ending, with play equipment, a cool stream with a water play area, barbecue and picnic areas, a play raft and a paddling area to cool off in.
Matterhorn glacier paradise
A family trip to the Matterhorn glacier paradise is an outing full of superlatives. The reasons are easy to see. Up there on the summit of the Klein Matterhorn you will have one “best-ever” experience after another. What is there to see and discover in the Matterhorn glacier paradise, up at 3883 metres above sea level? Watch the video to find out!
The world’s highest glacier palace invites you to enter the realm of eternal ice. Fifteen metres underground, there is a fairy-tale world of glistening ice crystals, with an ice slide, a glacier crevasse you can walk through, and spots for taking cool photos. A place where children’s dreams come true and perfect for a family holiday.
Snow park Zermatt
The activity park in the glacier ski area is one of the highest in the Alps and one of the most popular – a real hotspot for freestylers. And for kids! Participants young and old can practise their first tricks on the imaginatively designed 300-metre course which features kickers, rails and obstacles of all sizes.
ACTION AND FUN ON TWO OR THREE WHEELS
Funventure – that’s what we call all the super-exciting activities you can enjoy in the Alpine world of Zermatt, activities the whole family can enjoy. Kickbiking and mountain carting are two experiences you won’t forget in a hurry. The off-road two- and three-wheelers are fun for all the family. Find out more about kickbikes and mountain carts.
Are your kids self-confessed adrenaline junkies? Do they love the rush of the wind in their ears and enjoy trying new things? Mountain carting in Zermatt is going to be THE favourite activity of your summer holiday! Race down the mountain at full tilt, a 300-metre altitude drop along a trail packed with action and fun.Book your three-wheeler
Families that love action love kickbiking! The descent on off-road scooters is huge fun for thrill-seekers of all ages. The trail goes from Sunnegga to the idyllic hamlet of Tufteren, then through the cool Swiss pine and larch forest into the village of Zermatt. A real downhill adventure you’ll find it hard to get enough of.Book your next descent
Mountain biking - BECAUSE ACTION IS A QUESTION OF DEFINITION
Summer is for hiking. No, summer is all about biking! From sunrise to sunset: higher uphill, steeper downhill, faster to the finish, nearer to the Matterhorn – passionate mountain bikers love to push themselves to the limit. The rugged, high-alpine world around Zermatt seems just made for challenges on two wheels.
Mountain biking in zermatt
Action on two wheels – it’s different for every rider. For some, it’s their first descent, for others it’s the trail through the high-alpine landscapes or the dizzying ride along a narrow ridge. All cyclists are welcome here in Zermatt so there’s a trail to suit everyone’s needs.Enjoy the unique MTB descents
Zermatt Flow Trail
The Sunnegga trail in two words: flow and fun! Take the train to the starting point just below Sunnegga mountain station. Then it’s full speed ahead, all the way down the hill to the forest above Zermatt, where the trail comes to an end. Who’ll be first to reach the valley?Find out more about the route
MANY ROADS LEAD TO ZERMATT
The Alpine village of Zermatt, nestling at the foot of the Matterhorn, can be reached without difficulty by public transport, car or private jet. As Zermatt is a car-free zone, there are parking spaces in the neighbouring village of Täsch for visitors arriving by car. The nearest international airports are in Geneva and Zurich.More..
STAY SAFE IN THE MOUNTAINS
COVID SAFETY MEASURES
To ensure that you and your family can set off on your summer holiday safely and without worrying, we have put protective measures in place in line with guidance from the Department of Health.