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Children by Zermatt lake

Children's Activities


Child Friendly Zermatt

Zermatt is a great resort for families and there are a number of different options to choose from when it comes to child care and skiing for kids, all of which we would be very glad to arrange for you. Because Zermatt is car-free, the streets are much safer than in most other resorts, and the abundance of small electric taxis, which can be summoned by phone, makes getting around the village and to the the various base lift stations a breeze, even with toddlers.
In addition to skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing on the slopes, there are many activities in resort such as ice-skating, hockey, indoor climbing, swimming, a tree-top fun park and a cinema that shows a lot of films for children, such as the appropriately named Ice Age.
We can also arrange for baby-sitting in the evenings, and day nannies too. Please let us know if you require this service in advance.
Mountain Exposure is also very proud to be able to offer (subject to prior arrangement) the very best of baby bedlinen and baby accessories by up and coming Paris based designed brand Oskar et Matilde. Please let us know if you would like to know more about these products, while some are stocked by us locally others are courriered to us on request.

In Resort

Kinderparadies Kindergarden:

Open 7 days a week, from 9am until 5pm, Kinderparadies offers a full service kindergarten with half day and full day supervision. Children from the age of 3 months until 5 or 6 years can attend, though children over 4 might prefer to attend one of the local ski schools. Located approximately 200m north of the train station, prices range from CHF 75.- for half a day to CHF 675.- for 6 full days. A second child from the same family will, however, get a reduced rate, and for an extra CHF 20.- (from the end of December till the end of February) any child over the age of 3 can sign up for an ‘introduction to skiing’. More information can be found on their website.

Nico Kids Club:

open from Sunday to Friday, from 8.30am until 6pm, the Nico Kids club offers guests between 2 and 8 years-of-age an eventful and varied in-and outdoor programme. Located at the Hotel Schweizerhof, trained kindergarten teachers offer their guests a whole host of games, handicrafts and exciting out door fun. Babies over 3 months of age can also be looked after on request. For more information click here.

Children’s club Pumuckel:

Located in Hotel La Ginabelle, guests from the age of 2 ½ can enjoy fun and games at the Pumuckel Club for children and young people. Run by professional childminders, the club offers morning and afternoon handicraft programmes as well as trips into the fresh Zermatt air! The club also offers lunch and dinner, and evening activities such as watching films and bowling.


Children Skiing Zermatt
Kids in Zermatt
Zermatt For Children
Zermatt Sledging

On the Mountain


Leisee Wolli Park Beginners Area

Recommended for all ages. This is the best place to learn how to ski: in the Wolli Park close to the Sunnegga station. It is sunny here, not too high, and protected from the wind. The Leisee shuttle brings you up and down safely and comfortably, whether you are a skier or pedestrian. This is a great place to learn for both kids and parents, with several magic carpets and an easy slope. And there are plently of fine restaurants not too far away. Because skiers of all ages are bound to be hungry after a while. The Adventure Sports ski school runs a 'Kids Academy' for young beginners at Leisee, with a stress-free pickup in the village at the Snowboat café.


Snowli Kids Village Riffelberg:

Recommended for children aged 4-5, the Snowli Kids Village at Riffelberg is run by the Zermatt Ski and Snowboard school which has exclusive use of a large area of about 3,500m2. Made up of fairy tale figures, magic carpets, a merry go round and children’s lifts this is the perfect area for kids to take their first steps in the snow and learn how to ski.

  • - Meeting point from Monday to Friday is at the Tourist Office between 8.30 and 9 am
  • - 9.12 am departure of a special children's painted train from Zermatt toward Gornergrat, stopping at Riffelberg for the Snowli Kids Village.
  • - Professional ski instruction by trained kids' instructors from 9.45 am until 3 pm with  approx. one hour supervised lunch break at the Riffelberg mountain restaurant.
  • - The children's train arrives back at Zermatt station at 3.50 pm.
  • - Ski race with prize ceremony at the Riffelberg on Friday.
The club runs from Monday to Friday, 5 days costs CHF 440.- including lunch and beverages, and 3 days from Monday costs CHF 293.-. Click here for more information.


If your children are aged between 6-12 years, the Zermatt Ski and Snowboard school also runs Children’s World, which offers professional care and ski instruction from 9am until 3.30pm with approx one hour supervised lunch break. Swiss Snow League tests are integrated throughout the week, and the results will be recorded in each child’s personal booklet. 5 days from Monday to Friday costs CHF 395.-, and 3 days costs CHF 265.-. Lunch and beverages are included in the price.


Stoked Snowflakes Crèche on the mountain:


Recommended for kids aged 2 1/2 to 4. Run by the Stoked Ski and Snowboard School, the snowflake crèche is located in the middle of the ski area at Schwarzsee and allows parents the opportunity to enjoy their skiing whilst their children are looked after by specially trained personnel. The outdoor crèche covers a small area of approx. 75m2 with a maximum occupancy of 16 children. It enable children to play in the snow, and get a first taste of skiing too. Open Monday to Friday, the crèche is open from 09:00 to 15:30 for children from the age of 2 1/2 and prices ranges from CHF25.- an hour to CHF539.- for five full days including lunch. For more information see the Stoked website.


Summit Kids Club:


Open to children from the age of 6-12, Summit kids clubs groups are designed to maximise fun and skiing potential. Kids will play fun games, make friends, learn about the mountain and progress before they know it.

Sunday-Friday (9am-3pm) price CHF 690.- For more information please click here.