As a popular resort for advanced intermediates and expert skiers, a large sprawling town and host to a monied culinary scene, Zermatt isn’t always family-friendly. However, the resort has gone to great lengths to smooth over any challenges for families, including many children’s playgrounds, facilities, activities and easy access to childcare in many of the lodges and hotels.
A great place to bring the kids is Wolli’s Park for beginners at Sunnegga. If your children have only skied a couple times or are first timers, learning to ski at Wolli Park will be an unforgettable experience. This zone is well protected from wind, warm and sunny. Plus Sunnegga Restaurant is great place for the whole family to grab lunch together.
Convenience is always at the top of family ski vacation “must haves,” which is why four-star Hotel Sonne should be a top Zermatt choice for families. Located less than 500 yards from the chairlifts, the Sonne Hotel is close to all the best shopping, restaurants and attractions. The hotel is also convenient to the train station, which provides families with easy access to even more excursions in the surrounding region. The hotel’s 39 well-appointed and spacious accommodations and suites feature modern amenities and provide the perfect launch-pad for a Zermatt family ski vacation. Other family-friendly amenities include an indoor swimming pool, indoor and outdoor hot tubs and complimentary breakfast.
Sparky’s on Schluhmattstrasse is the place for families, especially budget conscious or those who are looking for a varied menu. Sparky’s has everything from American bar food to Indian curry, and provides a laid-back, rustic setting and ultra-friendly service.