Zermatt ski resort offers a choice of 91 restaurants covering most bases, with good Chinese and Japanese food, a strong Italian showing (the motherland is just at the end of a lift) and excellent Swiss restaurants: the exceptional and upmarket Le Mazot by the river specializes in lamb and fine wines; whilst a different take on a similar menu is at Chez Heini where your evening ends with the owner singing his tribute to the Matterhorn against a projected backdrop of mountain views.
Ski Holidays in Zermatt also offers a vigorous night scene, with bars and clubs, discos or live music until late: the T-bar, the North Wall, Grampi's and the Hotel Post, which has everything on every level, are just some of the venues available for pary people. Prize for most unlikely nightspot goes to the very hip Vernissage Bar and Kino (cinema), designed by local artist Heinz Julen.
There is a large selection of stylish shops and boutiques, an Alpine museum, and miles of cleared winter walkways. For more suggestion the Zermatt Resort Information point will provide plenty of ideas!
Last Updated: Feb 2010