Perhaps you’ve been skiing in Zermatt before and are looking for ways to enhance your ski holiday, or you want to know what to do in Zermatt in the summer months. Whatever it is you’re hoping to do; Skiing, snowboarding, ski touring, heli skiing, climbing, hiking, biking and more, we can provide you with an experience from a local’s perspective.
We provide you with a holiday built just for you. Taking into account your interests and experience level, we provide you with an experience that flaunts the magic of Zermatt while using our expert knowledge to ensure a safe and enjoyable holiday.
ZERMATTERS—Our expert guides. These are the people who have been there from day one, the Zermatt mountain guides (since 1888) and ski instructors (since 1929), as well as bike guides, hiking guides and more!
Be part of ZERMATTERS!
Generations of Experience and Tradition
Many of the Zermatt mountain guides and ski instructors have grown up exploring our beautiful mountains. They are third, fourth or even fifth generation guides or instructors from their families, having gained their first experiences with their fathers and grandfathers.
Our mountain guides and snow sports instructors follow a strictly regulated professional training programme to expand upon their knowledge as seasoned locals. Once they have completed the initial training, they continue to update their training throughout their lives. The personal attention you receive from our expert guides is better than the best ski schools around.
Many of Zermatt’s mountain guides also belong to Zermatt’s Alpine Rescue Center. They form part of the rescue teams that answer the call when mountaineers or skiers get into trouble. During the early summer months this team also controls and replaces the fixed ropes on the upper reaches of the Matterhorn.
Zermatt’s mountain guides are world-renowned. They are known for their skill, prudence and composure and for their integrity with respect to the mountain world, nature and of course, their clients. Many regular visitors to Zermatt have been booking the same mountain guide for decades – whether for climbs among the 4,000-metre peaks around Zermatt or anywhere from Greenland and South America to Turkey, the Himalayas or Alaska. Some visitors and mountain guides enjoy a life-long friendship that crosses national borders.
Many of the Zermatt mountain guides also form part of Zermatt's mountain guide brass band (Bergführermusik Zermatt). The band performs at large events in Zermatt, such as the Folklore Festival.
At Your Service 365 Days a Year
So what can you do in Zermatt when it’s not snowing? We’re happy to report that there are plenty of things to do in Zermatt during the summer months! We will show you the most spectacular pistes, the most picturesque hiking paths, the trickiest bike trails, and the most breathtaking climbing tours. As the only combined office for mountain guides and ski school instructors in Zermatt, we guarantee the highest quality, safe, outdoor adventures. Whether you love to ski or to climb—we will find your perfect companion.
Our mountain guides, snow sports instructors, bike guides, and hiking guides are just as diverse as our visitors, but they all have one thing in common: they all strive to provide you with unforgettable, magic moments right in the middle of a unique mountain setting! So, if you’re looking for Zermatt snow reports in August, you won’t find much of the white stuff, but there are still plenty of activities and landscapes to be discovered.
Get in touch early
The natural beauty of Zermatt creates high demand for our services, especially during peak ski season. Anyone wishing to book a ski instructor, mountain guide, hiking guide, or bike guide is advised to make contact with ZERMATTERS as early as possible.
In addition, the time frames for certain summer ascents and ski tours are limited, and mountain guides are quickly booked up during these times. We recommend booking ahead for these reasons. Also, when visitors first make contact, they will receive tips to help them prepare for their adventure, in order to maximize enjoyment.
- Gorge Adventure—dynamic fixed rope route traversing the Gorner gorge
- Breithorn at 4,164m—my first 4,000-metre peak!
- Fixed rope routes
- Glacier hikes and tours
- Mountain adventures for the whole family
- Mountain and glacier weeks (skiing/climbing/biking/hiking) for kids & teens
- Themed hikes for everyone (glaciology/geography/history)
- Two-day hike to Monte Rosa Hut with overnight stay
- Mountain bike and e-bike tours for beginners and advanced bikers
- Matterhorn training tours
- Matterhorn, Weisshorn, Monte Rosa and all 4,000-metre summits around Zermatt, Täsch, and Randa
- Mixed tours on rock and ice
- Single-day high-altitude tours
- Climbing tours
- Summer skiing
Winter and spring
- Ski, snowboard, and telemark lessons (private and group lessons)
- Ski lessons for ages 3-99 (dedicated kid's area) - We’ll show you how to ski Zermatt!
- Ski Touring
- Heli Skiing
- Ice Climbing
- Breithorn at 4,164m—my first 4,000-metre peak!