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Did you know that the famous Swiss chocolate, Toblerone, is modeled after the Matterhorn that symbolises the ‘peak of pleasure’?


Best Time to Visit Zermatt

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Peak Season

June to September: Situated at a height of 1,600 metres, the climate in Zermatt is very pleasant until autumn. The best time to visit Zermatt is during summers, between June and September. The temperature ranges from 12 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees Celsius. September is generally excellent for hiking and biking, with daytime highs averaging 15 degrees Celsius. It is also a good time for skiing and other adventure activities.

November to January: Christmas and New Year’s is another peak season for tourism in Zermatt, especially for adventure enthusiasts. The accommodation at this time of the year is premium and reservations well in advance, are a prerequisite. Although the temperature easily dips below zero, this is also the time when Mt. Matterhorn is thronged by skiing enthusiasts from around the world.

February to May: Following Easter, the tourist crown depletes considerably and Zermatt clears out abruptly. The winter ski season for Zermatt lasts longer than any other resorts in Europe, which is late November till early May. There is summer skiing as well, but not all the lifts and slopes are open throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10 degrees Celsius.

Off Season

Zermatt is a beautiful destination and offers something different in every season.