Zermatt summer: Good News from Zermatt
All the signs are pointing to a great summer in Zermatt. The sun is shining, guests are booking their summer breaks and people are excited about the new challenges and experiences awaiting them.
This summer season the destination Zermatt-Matterhorn expects 3% more overnight stays than in 2012. The reason: "All the signs we are getting from source markets such as Japan and Switzerland are positive," says Zermatt Tourism’s Director Daniel Luggen. The opening of the restored Sunnegga funicular railway on 15 June marks the completion of a tranche of the 12 million Swiss francs investment, which is part of the Destination Investment Plan. 1.2 billion Swiss francs will be invested in this plan over the next 10 years.
Here are just some of the summer highlights that await our guests: The Zermatt Marathon will bring 2000 runners to Zermatt on 6 July. The grueling Matterhorn Ultraks Trail will be held for the first time (24 August, part of the Skyrunners World Series). The longest route stretches over 46 km, and participants have to cope with altitude differences of 3600 m. Summer skiers can profit from 21 km of slopes with excellent snow conditions. Those who prefer a more relaxed pace can choose from the 400 km of hiking trails, which lead to the best mountain restaurants. The Swiss Food Festival from the 9 to 11 August is a must for connoisseurs of good cuisine. Finally, Zermatt has more hours of sunshine than anywhere else in Switzerland.
For questions or interviews contact:
Daniel Luggen, Director of Zermatt Tourism, Tel. +41 (0)79 337 46 52.
Copyright: Leander Wenger
Caption: Zermatt Marathon with almost 2000 participants
Swiss Food Festival