Zermatt hotels offer tailored ski package


Beginners and novices from the Middle East can now take advantage of a tailored ‘learn to ski’ week package available at the four Seiler Hotels and Riffelalp Resort 2222m in Zermatt, Southern Switzerland.

Situated in the Swiss Alps and with stunning views of one of Europe’s most famous mountains, the Matterhorn, Zermatt offers some of the most breathtaking and exciting skiing terrain in Switzerland.

Learn to ski week packages include buffet breakfast and five-course dinner daily, six-day ski lessons, seven-day ski passes for Zermatt, Cernivia and Valtournanche, seven-day ski and equipment rental or a voucher to the value of CHF130 which can be redeemed in selected ski shops. 

Which ever hotel guests choose to stay in, apres ski will be just as fun with access to an indoor swimming pool from each of the five hotels, sauna, whirlpool, steambath and fitness facilities as well as an array of restaurants offering Swiss and international cuisine. 

The package is available for stays taken from December 19 to February 7, 2004, and costs from $1,309 per person at the four star Hotel Nicoletta and includes service charges, taxes and VAT.

Families can avail themselves of this offer at the Hotel Nicoletta, the Seiler Group’s flagship family hotel, offering a quiet location set back from the town’s main street, a daily kindergarten program and special children’s meal times and menus.

Young couples will enjoy brushing up on their skiing performance from the comfort of the Hotel Schweizerhof, with its central location and selection of restaurants featuring cuisine from Italy, Switzerland and Japan.  Most rooms offer a balcony or terrace, with views of the mountains.

Guests choosing the Hotel Mont Cervin and Residence will find five-star hotel accommodation in a traditional, Alpine setting as well as apartments for families and those wanting a more private and self-catered stay.

The Hotel Monte Rosa where famous mountaineer, Edward Whymper, stayed when he conquered the Matterhorn, offers guests a step back in time with its turn-of-the-century interiors.  A boutique style hotel, Hotel Monte Rosa has 47 rooms and offers an intimate, friendly service with a homely ambience.

If skiing the slopes immediately surrounding Zermatt does not take some skiers high enough, then the Riffelalp Resort 2222m, the highest altitude five star hotel in Switzerland, is the place to choose.

Two thousand two hundred and twenty-two metres above sea level, Riffelalp Resort 2222m is accessed by the highest running tramway in Europe and offers guests rooms and suites as well as two self-contained apartments.