Zermatt, Switzerland

Après-ski facilities in Zermatt

The Swiss ski resort of Zermatt is noted for the quality of its après-ski, being on of the liveliest ski resorts in the Alps. From a wide selection of bars and other late-night drinking and dancing establishments and restaurants, Zermatt has everything you need to ensure the après-ski, once you're off the ski slopes, goes off with a bang.

Zermatt - the resort
An alpine town at the foot of the Matterhorn. The resort is car free so it has a really special feel – electric cars and horse-drawn sleighs are the only transport allowed. Zermatt, has a wind-protected southern location that enjoys superb snow conditions and the longest skiing season in the Alps. As for difficultly, there is something for everyone – simple to very challenging.

Zermatt skiing

Zermatt après-ski
One of the liveliest scenes in the Alps and caters for a range of tastes. There are a good selection of bars, including the Papperla Pub, the Brown Cow Pub, and The bar of the Avena.

There are a host of other late-night drinking and dancing establishments in Zermatt, including the Hotel Alex, the Hotel Pollux, and the Hotel Post, which houses several different bars from a traditional disco bar, house music bar and lounge bar. The younger crowd head for the packed and noisy Schnee Witchen.

There are plenty of restaurants to choose from – our favorites include Le Gitan, Le Mazot and The Casa Rustica. The Gourmet Restaurant in the Alpenhof hotel and the Corbeau d’Or in the Mirabeau are both excellent. In the Hotel Post a wide variety of Italian dishes are served. There are also different, more exotic alternatives such as Thai and Japanese.

Zermatt's other activities
Glacier walks, an alpine museum, indoor swimming pools, indoor tennis and squash courts, curling and helicopter rides.

The ski season in Zermatt
Ski season runs from late November to early May, although Zermatt is also a lively summer resort.

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