Fränzi Aufdenblatten has been competing in Alpine skiing world cups for 14 years. Now, the 33 year-old native of Zermatt has decided to withdraw from ski racing. A few more races are on the agenda, among them the Swiss Championships. We are keeping our fingers crossed for Fränzi and thank her for her cheerful disposition.
The "mercenary” on show in the Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis has disappeared. Until February 2015, “Theo” will be on loan to the “Frozen Stories” exhibition in Bolzano’s “Ötzi museum” (South Tyrol, Italy).
According to the ski region rating by Snow-Online.de, Zermatt-Matterhorn is among the top ten ski areas for professionals. Moreover, the destination was ranked among the top five ski regions worldwide by the Live in a Lux luxury travel portal.
The line-up for the seventh edition of Europe's biggest acoustic festival is now complete. The British superstar James Arthur will be the main act performing on the Marquee Stage on Saturday. Advance ticket sales have begun.
Several natives of Zermatt will be competing at the Winter Games in Sochi. This will be Fränzi Aufdenblatten’s third time on the Olympic team while Yannic Lerjen will compete in the Freestyle Halfpipe discipline for the first time. The most famous “Zermatt native”, Vanessa Mae, will represent Thailand in the downhill slalom. Behind the scenes, experienced Zermatt mountain rescuer Bruno Jelk will be in charge of safety on the Sochi slopes.