Car: not necessary
Millennium Haus is in the North East part of Zermatt village. Property number 1509 in square E2 of the village map - go to www.zermatt.ch & search for village map - beware some properties advertised as Zermatt are actualliy in Tasch, access to it is by walking or electro taxi, the apartment has direct road access, and only one step. (unlike many) Zermatt is part of the Valais Alps in the south of Switzerland at an altitude of 1,600m. and is a car-free resort. Access for private transport is only allowed as far as Tasch (5km from Zermatt).Lots of parking in Täsch from £5 per day. A taxi service runs 24 hours and shuttle train runs every 20 minutes. There is a car park with free parking for 100 cars in Visp (27km from Zermatt) for people travelling by train from here to Zermatt. Geneva to Zermatt is about 3 hours by car (allowing for parking in Tasch) and takes around 4 hours by rail. You can also fly to Zurich, Basel, Berne and Milan Malpensa (transfer by train only in win
Golf: Golf is available in the summer, down the valley at the Matterhorn course in Tasch. Its a new 9 hole course which is interesting with great views, if a little lacking in distance and the par 3, over the river Vispa is a super short hole.
Further afield if you have a car, there are courses at Leuk about forty minutes and the Swiss Open course at Crans Montana (handicap limits) about an hour You are also only an hour and a half from the Italian Lakes and there are several excellent courses around Lago Maggiore.
Ski: We were told 'once you've skied Zermatt you'll just keep coming back'... they were right. 'Serious skiing territory-fabulous for advanced & intermediate and perfect for those who want to lap up the atmosphere of one of the most vibrant ski resorts in the world' (D Telegraph 08.10.05)
You can ski up to 3800+ metres, it has Europe's largest summer ski area and plenty of snowmaking to keep the runs to the village topped up. This usually ensures excellent skiing from late November to the end of April.
Zermatt has 3 ski areas, Sunnegga, Gornergrat and Klein Matterhorn with 33 lifts in total. Ski Europe offers a good independent summary of the skiing (please, contact owner for link). It offers pistes for everyone but is best for intermediates and upward.
Once you’ve “done” Zermatt, you can ski over to Italy and experience Cervinia and Valtournenche via the Klein Matterhorn.
In total there is over 394 km. of pistes in the area at high altitude with runs to challenge every ski