Nine acts have confirmed shows at the Marquee Stage, Vernissage and Sunnegga Sessions: Today, Thursday 12 December 2013 at 12 pm, Zermatt Unplugged will launch the advances sales for the 7th festival with new stages and international artists.
On 23 August 2014, the Matterhorn Ultraks Trail will enter its second round. Registration for the races started on Sunday, 8 December 2013. Participants and spectators will be happy to hear that a new track has been added to the competition.
According to sightsmaps.com, the Google web portal, the Matterhorn is the most photographed mountain in the world. The ranking shows that no other mountain in the world is snapped as frequently as Zermatt’s Matterhorn.
For the second consecutive time, Zermatt has been voted most sustainable winter destination in Switzerland. The ‘Verkehrsclub der Schweiz’ (VCS), the Swiss Cycling Club, presented Zermatt with the “Mobil & ökologisch” award (mobile and ecologic) for a number of reasons, chief among them the Matterhorn village’s convenient accessibility by public transport.
The Zermatt sportsmen Martin Anthamatten (29) and Elia Zurbriggen (23) have received Upper Valais Sport Awards 2013. The winner was Ski alpinist Martin Anthamatten while ski racer Elia Zurbriggen won third place. Victoria Kreuzer, Martin Anthamatten’s partner, also received a Sport Award.
Zermatt is an active user of the Twitter social media network, putting the Matterhorn village in direct contact with guests and prospective visitors. The address for anyone who would like to keep abreast of the news and events, big or small, is Zermatt @zermatt_tourism.
Zermatt is the Swiss gourmet village par excellence. Three new restaurants in Zermatt have been awarded a star and been included in the 2014 issue of the Guide Michelin Switzerland, the popular restaurant guide.