Zermatt is one of the most enchanting ski resorts in the Alps, boasting beautiful scenery, an outstanding network of ski runs and exclusive accommodation. Our award-winning portfolio of Zermatt luxury chalets displays some of the finest accommodation on offer.
We have a range of wonderful luxury ski chalets in Zermatt to suit your needs. The Christiania Penthouse, spread over two floors, oozes sophistication and charm with a large open plan living area, wood-burning fireplace and incredible views towards the Matterhorn. The elegant Haus Leytron, which sleeps up to ten people, also boasts outstanding Matterhorn views and a spa with an indoor hot tub and sauna.
Our luxury ski homes are offered on a variety of different service levels, giving you the chance to sit back and let our friendly and professional staff take care of your every need. Our team of luxury hospitality specialists can help to make your stay with Bramble Ski truly memorable.
INDULGE IN THE ULTIMATE LUXURY EXPERIENCE We set up our sister company Haute Montagne to cater to the exacting demands of our clients looking for the ultimate chalet holiday experience, expecting the finest luxury properties accompanied by the very best of service levels. It is not by accident that the Haute Montagne experience has come to be known as superyachts in the snow.
THE PROPERTIES Haute Montagne chalets are among the finest properties available to rent in the ski industry. They are the best properties in resort and are all stand-alone mega-chalets with beautiful furnishings and decadent spa facilities. THE SERVICE You will be looked after by a team of highly trained professionals, each selected for excellence in their field, attention to detail, and discretion.
Alpine Luxe properties are large, normally stand-alone chalets with decadent available space. Constructed from exceptional materials they have fabulous luxurious interiors. The chalets range in size from 300m2 to 1,000m2 and have between four and 11 bedrooms.Read More
Every booking in these properties comes with our bespoke concierge service from the very first contact we have with you at the time of taking the booking, building all the way to your arrival in resort, throughout your stay until the moment that you leave.
Alpine Classic properties are where are exacting standards begin. In many cases the only differentiating factor between Alpine Classic and Alpine Luxe is size. The quality of materials, the interior design and in many cases the available facilities are exceptionally good.Read More
Servicing an Alpine Classic property requires the same caring attention to detail that a booking in any one of our properties demand. Again, because the properties are in many cases a lot smaller than our Luxe portfolio, they don’t demand the same size of teams, and this is the main criteria that determines the difference between service provision in a Classic or Luxe property.
The Bramble Ski Residence’s are an exciting collection of brand new luxury ski apartments located in some of the worlds best ski resorts. The residences provide luxurious alpine retreats for groups of all sizes. From a one-bedroom bolthole to a 24 bedroom residence., all our residences are looked after by our exceptional service teams and all meet Bramble Ski’s exacting standards.
Our teams in resort offer a bespoke service creating personalised itineraries suited to individual needs. All levels of service will be on offer from fuss-free accommodation only to our fully catered service with two days of private ski instruction included. There are commercial kitchens in which a team of talented chefs will create exceptional dining experiences to be served in the comfort of their home-from-home by a dedicated host.
Zermatt has a wealth of excellent restaurants both on the mountain and in the village, and its rich mountain culture is steeped in history
The picturesque Matterhorn, omnipresent; iconic; and hypnotic, attracts every level of skier. With over 14 glaciers and 38 peaks rising above 4,000m in the region, the resort is a favourite ski location for many simply due to its unforgettable scenery, meaning Zermatt accommodation is in high demand.
Europe’s highest resort, Zermatt offers year-round skiing and is reliably one of the most snow-sure resorts in the world. Over 350km of pistes comprise its extensive network, which stretches into the Italian resort of Cervinia, highly recommended as a lunchtime destination. A plethora of mountain restaurants and bars provide welcoming pit stops to take advantage of on your way back to one of our luxury chalets after an incredible day of skiing.
With Zermatt's heavily glaciated landscape, the best way to experience the challenging off-piste skiing is with a Mountain Guide. Many have skied in Zermatt all their lives and know the off-piste like the back of their hands and can find something to test the most experienced skiers. We can arrange this for you with our network of experienced guides to ensure you maximise your time on the mountain.
For the definitive ski or snowboard experience, we would be delighted to book you a heli-skiing trip. Zermatt offers some incredible terrain only easily accessed by a helicopter including the Monte Rosa, the Aschorn, and the Alphubeljoch. Helicopter sightseeing is also an incredible way to view the mountains surrounding Zermatt and allows a unique perspective of the Matterhorn.
Zermatt village, resting at 1,620m above sea level, is widely recognised as one of the most beautiful resorts in the world. In perfect view of the staggering and iconic ‘Toblerone mountain’, it provides a stunning location for a special ski holiday, listed in National Geographic’s “must see places”.
With its name - originally ‘Zur Matte’ - meaning ‘at the meadow’, it benefits from not only excellent winter snow, but also lush summer greenery, making it a beautiful location year-round - for winter sports as well as hiking and biking.
The transition into summer in Zermatt opens the door to a wealth of new activities to enjoy. A wonderful family destination that will capture the imagination of children, a cultural hub, a playground for athletes and a perfect destination for summer skiing, Zermatt has something for everyone and should definitely be on your bucket list for the warmer months too.
Uniquely, Zermatt is a car-free zone, with only e-busses, e-taxis or horse drawn carriages on the roads. A haven for super clean, fresh air and reduced noise pollution; it provides a welcome break from city life.
Zermatt is also a gastronome’s dream. The culinary scene is bursting with delicious options, from up-to-the-minute modern Michelin-starred haute cuisine to traditional time-honoured Swiss specialities.
From the moment you book your holiday with Bramble Ski, you’ll have access to our excellent pre-arrivals team with their wealth of local knowledge.
From nabbing you the best table in town for your family Christmas dinner, to pre-empting that much-needed sports massage, to arranging a memorable birthday surprise - they can take care of the finer details of your trip ahead of time, so that once you arrive all you have to do is relax.
Our service levels have been designed to match a range of requirements. For sublime fine-dining and unrivalled in-chalet service throughout your stay, our catered properties are the perfect choice. If privacy and flexibility are your priorities, choose from our bed and breakfast, self-catered and accommodation-only options.
Bramble Ski is unique in employing in-house ski instructors who double up as concierges. They have all the best on-mountain and in-resort tips, from advising you on where to seek that untouched powder to where to find the best fondue.
They will also be on hand to assist you with making bookings or reservations throughout your stay.
We set up our sister company Haute Montagne to cater to the exacting demands of our clients looking for the ultimate chalet holiday experience, expecting the finest luxury properties accompanied by the very best of service levels.
It is not by accident that the Haute Montagne experience has come to be known as superyachts in the snow.
Haute Montagne chalets are among the finest properties available to rent in the ski industry. They are the best properties in resort and are all stand-alone mega-chalets with beautiful furnishings and decadent spa facilities.
You will be looked after by a team of highly trained professionals, each selected for excellence in their field, attention to detail, and discretion.
A picturesque mountain village set at the foot of the Matterhorn, the multi-award winning resort of Zermatt has everything you could wish for from a ski resort
Despite Zermatt’s popularity, it still maintains a unique aura of old-world village charm. Distinctive Swiss chalets and cottages house the small population of roughly 5,700 residents.
As the entire resort is pedestrianised, an array of small boutiques as well as designer brands stores have sprung up along the main shopping street, the Bahnhofstrasse, which runs up the valley from the train station. Gluhwein lends an aromatic smell and a warming sensation for an evening amble under warm layers.
Horse-drawn carriages are available as well as electric taxi and shuttle services. The shuttle journey from Tasch, where all cars are parked, only increases the sense of anticipation as you arrive at this incredible resort.
A playground for skiers and non skiers alike
Zermatt boasts the highest ski area in Switzerland, comprising 360km of pristine pistes with incredible views; what more could you ask for? The altitude means that certain areas are snowsure year-round, and you can ski 365 days a year if you please!
Thanks to its shared border with Italy, it is a buzzing, international hub for snow lovers, and you can make the most of this proximity by taking a day to ski over to Cervinia, where you can drink Italian Prosecco and eat authentic Italian cuisine.
The lift system - comprising 53 lifts - is known to be fantastic, connecting Cervinia with the other three main sectors - Rothorn, Gornergrat, and the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. The terrain is particularly good for intermediate and advanced skiers, with some great off-piste itineraries as well as 61% red and 8% black pistes.
Besides skiing, there are a host of alternative activities on offer, including an aquatics centre, the Zermatt Museum, and indoor tennis courts, all of which are easily accessible.
Zermatt’s cinema, which also doubles as a concert venue, is lit in the warm light of impressive glowing chandeliers lending a regal feeling to an evening film or concert.
If you do not ski or you are looking for a break from skiing, there are numerous options for alternative activities, both on the mountain and in the village.
The Matterhorn Glacier Paradise offers the highest lift-accessed 360-degree view in Europe. On a clear day, one can view the Swiss, French, and Italian Alps in all their glory.
Some of the winter activities which are available to you without having to strap into your ski or snowboard boots are snowshoeing, sledging, clay pigeon shooting, curling, ice skating, and paragliding.
Although many of our Zermatt ski chalets have shared or private spa facilities, there are a great array of day spas to choose from.
Two of our top choice are Mont Cervin Palace Spa and the Grand Hotel Zermatterhoff Spa. Both have indoor pools, saunas, hammams, fitness centres, and a wide selection of treatments available.
Cervo has a unique offering in the form of their Mountain Ashram Spa, featuring a Japanese-style outdoor onsen, Bhutanese hot stone baths, a peaceful ‘ritual room’ for meditation, and a range of holistic treatments available.
If you would prefer to exercise or unwind in the comfort of your luxury chalet, speak to your concierge to arrange personal training sessions, private yoga instruction, massages and more.
Experience alpine adventures at the foot of the iconic Matterhorn
The Alps provide a rejuvenating and an exhilarating experience in the summer months and no more so than in Zermatt. With an abundance of activities on offer, the resort tends to attract a combination of adventurous mountain enthusiasts but those seeking the restorative mountain air and a break away from it all.
If you just can't get enough of winter sports, here you can ski 365 days of the year, with a summer ski area comprising 21 km of piste. The chosen training area for many champion skiers in the summer, you’re likely to catch a glimpse of them as you cruise around the sunny slopes.
In Zermatt, you can either admire the 4,000m peaks surrounding you, or scale them yourself! With 400 kilometres of well-signposted trails to explore, where you’ll meander through meadows, pass sparkling lakes, and if you’re lucky - spot some local wildlife.
For advanced hikers, there are some challenging and renowned routes to conquer. The two day Europaweg trek from Grächen to Zermatt crosses the famous Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge. The staggering 4,164m summit of the Bretihorn beckons to ambitious Alpinists. Meanwhile, the Matterhorn Trek will take you on a circular route from Zermatt lasting five days, passing iconic viewpoints en route.
Zermatt is a great summer destination for families. A trip to Sunnegga should be on your list, where you’ll find the ‘Wolli adventure park’, providing endless entertainment for children with a large playground, beach and picnic and BBQ areas. Adults can relax by the stunning mountain lake and even take a refreshing dip with fantastic Matterhorn views; the ideal family day out in nature.
The renowned Zermatt Unplugged acoustic music festival takes place every April. Attracting musicians from around the globe, the festival has 13 venues dotted throughout the village.
Every two years Zermatt is the starting point for the legendary Patrouille des Glaciers ski touring race. This is a formidable race which sees hundreds of participants make the daunting journey from Zermatt to Verbier on skis through the night.
Alpine culture is celebrated throughout the summer months, with daily musical performances from folk groups at the train station square throughout July and August. Festivals dedicated to age-old local traditions allow visitors a real insight into the heritage of the region, such as the Folklore festival, Stafelalp festival and of course Swiss National Day.
The mountains and classical music have an affinity and, during the month of September, the mountain air of Zermatt is filled with the sound of classical music from the Zermatt Music Festival. Bringing together musicians from across the globe to perform concerts and take part in workshops, all held in the breathtaking alpine surroundings.
Zermatt is situated close to the Swiss Italian border, at the end of the 30km Mattertal valley which starts in the Swiss canton of Valais.
International flights into Switzerland can be booked to either Geneva or Zurich. Both airports are more or less equidistant and one can expect the following approximated journey times by rail or private transfer:
Geneva airport and Zurich airport are both fully integrated into the Swiss rail network. In true Swiss efficiency, it’s possible to check luggage and ski equipment onto the trains through to Zermatt. With this facility, it’s a wonderful, quiet journey through the Swiss valleys and mountains in a comfortable, relaxed environment. Milan airport is also a convenient start to your train journey at six hours of travelling time.
These journeys will always include at least one change of train in Tasch where travellers board the shuttle to the village of Zermatt.
As Zermatt is a car free resort, cars must be parked in the long term parking in Tasch. There is then a short train journey from Tasch to Zermatt where a member of our team will meet you at the train station to escort you to your chalet.
Please make sure you contact us to inform us of your arrival time.
The Bramble Ski team would be delighted to book you a private transfer whatever your group size and level of standard desired. Our main transfer partners, Zermatt Airport Transfers, have special allowance to drive the private road between Tasch and the entrance to the village, where a member of our team will be ready to greet you and introduce you to the resort.