Zermatt is perhaps even more stunning in the summer than the winter. The spectacular Matterhorn, set against lush green fields and wild flowers, is one of the Alps' most breathtaking views. Warm sunny days play host to a huge variety of activities: tee off at the Randa-Täsch golf club, explore over 400km of walking trails, or why not have a go at hang-gliding, paragliding or mountaineering? If skiing remains your preferred activity, the glacier is open and the sunny days are ideal for small children to learn in. There are 7 lifts and 21 km of well-marked and safe runs – the largest summer skiing area in Europe.
For the less energetic, the Gornergrat, Klein Matterhorn and Rothorn lifts are the best way to appreciate the world-class vistas. From Gornergrat, 29 of Switzerland's 35 highest summits can be seen, and under the Klein Matterhorn a blue glacier grotto with ice sculptures is well worth a visit. We recommend a sunrise excursion up to Gornergrat, where you will see the first rays of the day gradually warm the mountains, or a trip up the Matterhorn Express to the lake at Schwarzsee. Afterwards, relax in one of the many superb mountain restaurants that offers world class cuisine and is set against an idyllic background. The Zum Zee in particular should not be missed.