Zermatt is the gateway to the highest as well as the sunniest ski resort in Switzerland. Just 2.5 hours away from the city of Bern, the Matterhorn Paradise, the Gornergrat and the Rothorn Paradise offer an incredible view of 38 mountain peaks over 4000m, including the famous Matterhorn.
The ski schools in Zermatt are the right choice if you wish to learn how to ski amidst an outstanding mountain scenery. Thanks to a high-quality ski lesson, you will be able to do your first turns on the perfectly groomed slopes in no time at all. Beginners usually meet at the tourist office next to the railway station of Zermatt or at one of the valley or mountain stations of the Matterhorn and Sunnegga Express.
In order to get the little ones enthusiastic about skiing, the ski resort pulls out all the stops. Wolli the adventurous sheep and his friend Snowli the clever bunny are there to help the kids to master the first obstacles in the Kinderland with flying colours. The Wolli Park is located at the Schwarzsee cable car stop, while the Snowli Kids Village is situated near the Riffelberg stop. On an impressive area of 3500m² kids can enjoy numerous fantasy figures, magic carpets and even a ski carousel.
The best ski schools in Zermatt
Alpine Ski School Zermatt: The multilingual team is led by ski and monoski instructor Maxime Riviera and Davide Erba.
Stoked Ski- und Snowboardschule: The first ski and snowboard school in Zermatt was founded in 1994 and is being run by Christian Meier.
Summit Ski- & Snowboardschule: In 2004 the first British ski and snowboard school in Zermatt was opened.
Schweizer Ski- & Snowboardschule Zermatt: The traditional ski school was founded in 1929 and currently employs almost 200 local ski instructors.
Skischule Family Skiing: The ski school specialises in ski and freeride lessons for children and adults.
Prato Borni Ski & Snowboardschule: The ski school was founded in 2005 and offers ski, snowboard and telemark lessons.
Matterhorn Diamonds Skischule Zermatt: The young and dynamic ski school is led by Samuel Hodel.
European Snowsport Zermatt: The ski school is run by one of the youngest teams of ski instructors in Zermatt with an average age of 27 years.
Evolution Ski School: The multilingual ski school is run by Andrea Renato Bionda and Fabrizio Pavan.
That's special about ski lessons in Zermatt
The ski schools in Zermatt place great importance on small group sizes and offer their lessons in various languages. Furthermore, lunchtime supervision for kids is usually included in all full-day ski courses.