Is Zermatt The Best Ski Resort in the World?

Is Zermatt The Best Ski Resort in the World?

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Is Zermatt The Best Ski Resort in the World?

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Zermatt, Switzerland, ski resort

Photo Credit: Zermatt.ch

Trip Advisor sure thinks so.

In a recent compilation of the travel website’s data, Zermatt was found to have received the most 5 star ratings of any ski resort in the world with 1,310 5 star ratings. The Swiss resort only received 7 below average reviews.

Resort Overview

Often referred to as the Aspen of Europe, Zermatt is an idyllic, car-free town that lies just below the iconic Matterhorn. The views are as picturesque as they are impressive and the skiing is just as mind-blowing. Resort officials even claim 360km of piste (although ski resort management consultant Christoph Schrahe thinks otherwise) with the longest run coming in at 26km! 

For $82 a day, the terrain could be worse… (Costs $159 for a day ticket during peak season @Vail)

So what do you think? Is Zermatt the best ski resort in the world?

Zermatt, Switzerland, ski resort

Photo Credit: Onthesnow.com

Zermatt Stats

  • 4 Ski Areas (Sunnegga, Gornergrat, Klein Matterhorn and Schwarzsee)
  • Also includes a connection to Cervina in Italy via the Plateau Rosa glacier.
  • Trails- 147
  • 360km of piste
  • Lifts- 54 
  • Longest Run- 26km
  • Base Elevation- 5314 ft 
  • Top Elevation- 12739 ft
  • Vertical Drop- 7,477 ft
  • Average Snowfall- 300 inches

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