Skiing, snowboarding, ski touring, heli skiing, climbing, hiking, biking and many more adventures are waiting for you amidst breathtaking mountain scenery! Discover Zermatt from a local's perspective, as nobody knows Zermatt better than we do!
We offer you tailor-made holidays, maximum quality and safety, as well as magic outdoor experiences for you and your level of proficiency, catering to your every wish!
ZERMATTERS—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 many more!
Be part of ZERMATTERS!
Generations of experience and tradition
Many of the Zermatt mountain guides and ski instructors are in the third, fourth or even fifth generation of guides or instructors in their family. They have known the mountains all their lives, and gained their first experiences with their fathers and grandfathers. The mountain guides and snow sports instructors follow a strictly regulated professional training programme. And once they have qualified, they continue with further training all their lives. Many of Zermatt’s mountain guides also belong to Zermatt’s Alpine Rescue Center. They form part of the rescue teams who answer the call when mountaineers or skiers get into trouble. And it is also a team of Zermatt mountain guides that controls and replaces the fixed ropes on the upper reaches of the Matterhorn in early summer.
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 elsewhere in the world, 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 and even continents.
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
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 to deliver highest quality, maximum safety, as well as THE outdoor adventure. 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!
Whether you experience these magic moments on skies, on a snowboard, by foot, on touring skis, on a bike or up in the air, during slalom training, at the après-ski bar or while dining at a fine restaurant—it's all up to you, of course!
Get in touch early
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. Especially during the peak season weeks in winter, ski instructors are quickly booked up. In addition, the time frames for certain summer ascents and ski tours are limited, and mountain guides are quickly booked up as well. Furthermore, when visitors first make contact, they can also receive tips for personal preparation. During peak season, we also employ external mountain guides and snow sports instructors. However, they are loyal and long-standing employees and also know Zermatt and its mountains like the back of their hand, and, most importantly, they embrace the values and the spirit of ZERMATTERS.
- 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)
- Ski Touring
- Heli Skiing
- Ice Climbing
- Breithorn at 4,164m—my first 4,000-metre peak!