Most of you might know Zermatt and its touristic importance thanks to being closely linked to the probably most famous mountain in the world – the Matterhorn. The fairytale like village at the foot of the unique mountain peak is a car-free zone and therefore has preserved its original and authentic character.
Zermatt is a true (winter) dream: the village of Zermatt itself is also incredibly charming with its century-old barns, chocolate-coloured chalets and cobblestone streets. With an elevation of around 1,600 meters, the village is pretty much always covered in snow throughout the winter months. It makes you feel like living in a magical snow globe.
Zermatt is one of the top ski resorts in Switzerland, in Europe as well as in the world. Every year, thousands of skiing enthusiasts coming from all over the world to experience the fantastic slopes. There are 360 kilometres, which are suitable for families, ski professionals and anybody in between (covering the Sunnegga-Rothorn, Gornergrat-Stockhorn, Schwarzsee and Matterhorn glacier paradise area). Don’t worry if you are not into skiing: Zermatt is great to go snowshoeing, take a long winter walk, challenge yourself with a sledge run, burn some calories with cross-country skiing or simply recharge with a wellness day and great food.
Also this time we chose some different activities than skiing for our Zermatt stay. During our last trip we did the Gornergrat train ride and went also all the way up to Klein Matterhorn, which is the highest cable car station in Europe at 3’821 metres above sea level. This time you can read more about the maybe best hotel to stay in Zermatt (incl. après ski), the blue hour magic train, the most breath-taking natural ice cave expedition and the most delicious food in town!