Ski enthusiasts might have tackled mountains from Vermont to Colorado, but you haven’t really reached the pinnacle of this winter sport until you’ve skied the Swiss Alps. Zermatt, Switzerland, is known as one of the best skiing destinations in the world, with stunning mountain vistas and quality powder.
The most obvious reason that people flock to Zermatt is for its incredible terrain. With over 217 miles of slopes, there’s something for all skill levels here. The slopes are divided into three main areas: Gornergrat, Schwarzsee/Rothorn, and Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. Each area offers a unique experience with trails ranging from wide open groomers to narrow tree runs and steep chutes. Plus, with more than 30 lifts connecting all of these areas, you can explore the entire mountain easily and efficiently.