In winter, water is seen in its most beautiful state: as snow! Whether freshly groomed or as powder snow: the ski region of the Zermatt-Matterhorn destination together with Cervinia offers over 300 km of pistes in 4 richly varied areas. Zermatt’s offers are both fun-filled and enchanting: the Igloo Village beneath the Gornergrat offers guests a unique hotel experience including relaxing in a whirlpool and sipping a glass of champagne. A technical masterpiece: visit the snow-making plant of the Zermatt Bergbahnen (mountain transport company). You’re absolutely certain to be amazed!
Imagine sleeping in an igloo. Or building an igloo. There is hardly any other form of housing that is linked with more romantic ideas. The igloo village is located between the Riffelberg and Gornergrat – with a bar, standard and romantic igloos and a wide range of opportunities. Snowshoe hiking by night, a fondue party, hot and ice-cold wellness. To simply live and dream like the Eskimos.
In Zermatt, more than 60 % of all the pistes are covered with artificial snow or are situated on glaciers. How does the artificial snow system work? How much water and energy are required and where does all the water come from? You will find answers to these and other questions on a guided tour of the Zermatt artificial snow system. A look behind the scenes is always worthwhile and provides some interesting figures.