Hello, I am looking to plan a family ski and snowboard vacation this December, 2018. We are only available around the week of December 16. Any idea on snow levels? Are they guaranteed? For ski and snowboard? Because once we book hotels we can not cancel which makes it hard :-).
Yes, there will be plenty of runs open for skiing and snowboarding in Zermatt. Even if it doesn’t snow. Zermatt has excellent snow making facilities. There is a good chance of plenty of natural snow anyway but you can book with confidence that there will be the possibility to ski.
I would book in advance. If you know you are going for certain in Dember 2018, booking in advance gets you the greatest choice for rooms/preferred hotel, etc. Just check the no penalty cancellation date (from a week before to a few days) and keep it in mind in case you do change your plans.
I really agree with Martin – book your hotel in advance if you want to be sure to get the hotel you prefer AND the rate you need. Arriving in Zermatt with no hotel booked in December – even early in December – may well mean you have to settle for something you do not like. Book now.
The Metropol Hotel is a very nice 4 star, family owned and run, and right on the river so very quiet – has rooms that can be sectioned off from the main hallway to form two connecting rooms. One is a Junior Suite, the other a standard double room. You could try them…but there is no room service aside from breakfast.