Zermatt (Matterhorn Ski Paradise) is one of more than 350 ski resorts in Switzerland. It is located in the Valais region in the Pennine Alps range of the Western Alps. It is one of the nearest large ski resorts to the towns of Martigny and Sion. The main feature of Zermatt (Matterhorn Ski Paradise) ski resort is that it is the highest in the entire Alps at an elevation between 1,620 and 3,899 m with a difference of 2,279 m. The resort is named after the village but it is equally associated with its most famous mountain, the iconic Matterhorn or Cervino in Italian (4,478 m / 14,593 ft), depicted also on the PeakVisor logo. However, the resort is surrounded by a total of 38 peaks that are higher than 4,000 m. It is also the top year-round resort in the Alps, where you can ski on the Theodul Glacier. Not least of all, Zermatt is 1/2 of the larger Matterhorn Ski Paradise area, which includes Breuil-Cervinia and Valtournenche resort in Italy across the border. Together they form one of the biggest ski areas in the Alps with more than 300 km of slopes and more than 50 ski lifts in total, of which more than 70 km of slopes and more than 70 lifts are in Zermatt. The entire Matterhorn is best suitable for intermediate skiers — most of its slopes are red. However, for easy and advanced skiing, the resort has more than 70 and 30 km of blue and black slopes, respectively. The most common types of ski lifts are a chairlift and a T-bar. The Zermatt (Matterhorn Ski Paradise) season is year-round but the peak winter season is from mid-November to late April in general like in other resorts.