Zermatt and Matterhorn view from Ried 2a ski piste | Ⓒ Giannis Kostelidis, zermattluxuryhotels.com

Zermatt is often described as the “Jewel in Switzerland’s Crown”, being one of the best ski resorts in the world.

The alpine resort offers almost 200 kilometres of ski pistes (350km including Cervinia), reaching the altitude of 3.883 metres above sea level. As a result, it is the highest ski resort in Europe and definitely a paradise for novice and intermediate skiers. 

While planning a luxury skiing holiday in Zermatt, it is important to select the right accommodation depending on your needs. If you are planning to spend most of your time in ski boots and travelling with family or friends, you should choose a chalet with a ski to door access

This article is going to provide the best luxurious Zermatt chalets with ski-in ski-out facilities. 

The 8 best ski-in ski-out or ski to door access chalets in Zermatt

 1. Chalet Ulysse

Chalet Ulysse is a modern ski-in ski-out chalet located in a convenient spot in Zermatt

Situated in a quiet neighbourhood of Winkelmatten and next to the charming 17th-century chapel, Chalet Ulysse is a luxurious Alpine-style chalet suitable for people who are looking for the attention to the details, great location, comfort and ski-in ski-out facilities. 

The chalet is situated uphill and showcases the perfect views of mountains, including Matterhorn. It consists of two apartments which are furnished to the highest standards and include the latest modern appliances, such as a coffee machine. 

Guests from both apartments can enjoy a shared wellness area with sauna and relaxation room where they can relax after a tiring day of skiing or hiking. 

Chalet Ulysse is only 100 metres away from the main ski slopes, including Gondola Klein Matterhorn which is the closest one. In the winter, skiers can enjoy the possibility to ski almost all the way to the entrance of the chalet.

Due to this possibility, Chalet Ulysse is incredibly popular in colder months. 

The ski and town electric buses stop almost in front of the chalet, making it very convenient for the guests arriving with big bags and heavy ski equipment. Chalet Ulysse also has good links with the bus going to the Zermatt town centre and other ski lifts. 

2. Chalet Shalimar 

With the impressive view of Matterhorn, the Chalet Shalimar offers among other things comfortable ski-in ski-out facilities

Commonly known as Zermatt’s hidden treasure, Chalet Shalimar is situated in the peaceful area of Winkelmatten which is about 15 minutes walk from the town’s centre. The bus stop to the main ski lifts is located 5 minutes away from the chalet and town centre can be reached within 15 minutes on foot. 

The closest ski lift is Matterhorn Glacier Paradise valley station which is situated about 800 metres away from the property. When there is plentiful of snow, the chalet can be reached on skis, meaning it will offer comfortable ski-in ski-out facilities. 

Chalet Shalimar has 10 bedrooms and can comfortably fit up to 20 people, so it is perfect for a large group of friends or big families. It also can be split into several apartments for smaller groups. 

The chalet stands in a perfect position which allows unobstructed views of Matterhorn from terrace and rooms’ balconies. Guest can also enjoy bedrooms with floor to ceiling windows, comfortable beds and stylish design. 

The highlight of the Chalet Shalimar is a wellness area with a private indoor swimming pool which has lovely views of mountains and provides relaxation after skiing. The area also has a sauna and a hammam (steam bath). Guests will find these facilities on the ground floor.

3. Chalet Banja 

The view from Chalet Banja

Situated about 5 minutes walk from the Matterhorn Express gondola lift and 15 minutes walk from the Zermatt town centre, Chalet Banja is a newly built chalet suitable for 6 to 8 people. It is a part of luxury two-chalet development which focuses on Alpine luxury living.

The chalet stands in the quiet area of Winkelmatten area which offers nearby bus stops. In the winter months, Chalet Banja offers a possibility to ski back to the front door of the property.

Guests will be able to enjoy comfortable bedrooms, well-equipped kitchen, spacious dining area, ski storage room and convenience as it is close to the ski lifts and slopes. 

Furthermore, the Chalet Banja offers an in-house wellness centre with a private 10 metres heated indoor swimming pool, relaxing sauna and a small gym with the latest fitness equipment. 

Guests can select between self-catered and a fully catered luxury package. The catered package provides breakfast, afternoon tea, cocktails & canapés and dinner from one of the best restaurants in Zermatt. This package is perfect for busy people and luxury seekers. 

4. Chalet Monte Cristo

Chalet Monte Cristo is a spacious luxury chalet in easily accessible location for skiers

Located about 500 metres away from the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Cable Car, Chalet Monte Cristo offers exceptional Matterhorn views all year round and hiking trails accessible all year round. 

During the winter months (or when there is plentiful of snow) the property offers guests start skiing at the front door. If you are travelling during colder months and looking for a perfect chalet for skiing, Chalet Monte Cristo is one of the best ones. 

Each apartment in the chalet has spacious rooms, modern bathrooms, a large kitchen and dining area, ski storage room, fireplace and a balcony with a mountain view. 

Although Chalet Monte Cristo doesn’t have a private wellness centre, all guests are welcomed to enjoy these facilities (for an additional fee) in the Hotel Matthiol. If you already came for a spa, stay for dinner as the hotel also has a great restaurant serving traditional Swiss cuisine. 

The centre of Zermatt with tons of restaurants and coffee shops is about 20 minutes walk from the chalet, or about 10 minutes drive with electric taxi. The ski bus stop is about 100 metres away from the property. 

Luxury Chalet Monte Cristo apartments are extremely popular among the groups of skiers due to its ski-friendly facilities. Book in advance if you want to stay during winter months.

5. Chalet Gädi 

Chalet Gädi has got ski to door access

Converted from an old stable, Chalet Gädi is situated in a field above Zermatt town centre. It is a popular destination for guests who would like to experience tranquillity and enjoy fresh mountain air and sunshine.

This one-bedroom luxury chalet offers comfortable attic bedroom, modern and spacious bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, cosy living room and patio with unobstructed views of Zermatt and Matterhorn peak.  

Chalet Gädi features wood furniture in every room and uses energy-saving equipment. To your surprise, the property has not used any chemically-treated building products during the renovation. 

The chalet is about 10 minutes away from the train station (down the steep steps) and Sunegga Cable Car. The closest shops, restaurants and coffee shops are in the town centre, which is about 1 kilometre away. 

While staying at the chalet, guests will be able to enjoy a ski to door access, ski storage and peaceful surroundings. Chalet Gädi is extremely popular among skiers, hikers and couples who enjoy privacy away from the buzzing streets of the town centre. 

6. Element Chalets 

Element Chalets: Superb luxury chalet located next to the ski slope from Furi to Zermatt

Built in 2017, the Element Chalets are situated on the popular skiing slope from Furi to Zermatt, making this chalet resort one of the most luxurious chalets with ski-in ski-out facilities.  

The Element Chalets are 4 stars mountain chalets which allow every guest to enjoy the fresh mountain air, first-class services, idyllic setting in nature and traditional Swiss style interior. And, of course, ski to door access all year round. 

The closest bus stop is about 10 minutes walk from the property, while the town centre is 20 minutes walk. If you need any help bringing heavy bags, the staff can arrange transportation for you.  

There are 4 chalets in the complex. Each chalet is named and decorated to represent the 4 elements; however, all have the same layout.

Guests will be able to find modern double bedrooms, stylish bathrooms, well-equipped kitchen, living room with fireplace and balcony with a view of the mountains. 

Every chalet also has a modern and private sauna where guests can relax after a long day in the mountains. Next to the sauna, guests will find a ski storage room with a ski shoe dryer and a space to stow bikes.  

If you are seeking luxury chalet with the best facilities for skiers, the Element Chalets are the best choice for you.

7. Luxury Chalets & Apartments by Mountain Exposure 

Mountain Exposure: Outstanding and luxurious chalets with modern design and every amenity very close to the main ski lifts in Zermatt

Are you looking for the 4 stars or 5 stars modern chalet with exceptional facilities? If so, Mountain Exposure offers 20 luxury chalets, scattered around central Zermatt.

Ranging from 120 to 320 m² in size, all Mountain Exposure properties have large living rooms with flat-screen TVs, fireplaces and spacious seating areas.

The majority of chalets can accommodate from 6 to 10 guests, making them perfect for family or group of friends. All chalets are furnished to the highest standards and offer magnificent views of Matterhorn and Zermatt. 

Most of the luxury chalets have a terrace, large windows for the natural light, private sauna and outdoor jacuzzi (such as Chalet Pollux, Chalets les Perles and others) with views of ski slopes and high mountains.  

Ski enthusiasts can book one of the luxury Mountain Exposure’s chalets that offers ski in ski out facilities or is very close to the main ski lifts.  

All chalets can be book with the catered package that includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. This option is perfect for guests who prefer to have ‘all-in-one’ holidays. Otherwise, guests are welcomed to use kitchen and cook for themselves. 

8. Chalet Altesse

Chalet Altesse offers ideal location for skiers

Situated near the Klein Matterhorn Cable Car station, Chalet Altesse is a 5 stars luxury chalet which offers stylish and modern apartments with ski in ski out facilities and picturesque views of Matterhorn. It is perfectly located for people going on a ski or hiking holidays.  

The chalet has three apartments which are stretched over 3 levels. All apartments are furnished in a modern Alpine style and have a modern kitchen, spacious living room with a fireplace and a large balcony or terrace.   

All guests have access to the private wellness centre, which has a Finnish sauna and steam bath to wash all daily stress, worries and tiredness. All chalet apartments have a private ski storage room with a ski boot heater.

There is also a possibility to buy ski passes from the chalet reception desk.  

If you are planning an unforgettable ski holidays, Chalet Altesse has an ideal location as a starting point for the skiing classes and tours. In just a few minutes you can reach the Zermatt Express cable car station or Gornergratbahn at the Findelbach station.

You will also find a ski bus stop just 100 metres away from the chalet. 

If there is plentiful of snow, you can enjoy skiing right up to the front door of the chalet. Doesn’t it sound very tempting? It will be surprising if you will be able to resist this convenience. 


Travel expert and Zermatt lover. I have visited Zermatt - Matterhorn several times and lived in this wonderful alpine village for a long time.

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