"Best Value for the Matterhorn" Zermatt Sports & Outdoors Tip by mortin21
Zermatt Sports & Outdoors: 16 reviews and 29 photos
When skiing Zermatt it is a lot cheaper towards the end of the season, when the snow has melted everywhere but the mountains.
Also, buy the international pass, only about $10 more and you get a lot more scenery and slopes, well worth the money. Basically, the pass allows you to ski both Switzerland and Italy through various ski lifts that take you to the other side of the mountains.
(I ended up in the Italian town at one point thinking it was Zermatt and was in for a interesting surprise.)
*You will need to present a passport to buy the international pass.
Equipment: You can find everything you need at the local ski shops. I don't know about snowboarding but the ski gear was really good and very cheap considering the area.