The story of the two Zermatt mountain rescuers, Daniel Aufdenblatten and Richi Lehner, continues. In the USA in March 2011, they received the Heroism Award for their mountain rescue of two alpinists on Annapurna. In the meantime, they have given countless interviews and been omnipresent in the Swiss media. And they are still much in demand as interview partners.
From this summer on, guests can join in at least one activity every day: hiking for connoisseurs, day excursions or Alpine experiences. In addition, events will make summer experiences more attractive for everyone.
The mountain rescuers of Air Zermatt come to the help of accident victims and rescue people in distress. For some time now, the pilots of Air Zermatt have been working together with mountain rescuers in the Himalayas. The TV programme “DOK: To be continued” follows up the stories of the rescuers and the rescued. The mountain rescuers Daniel Aufdenblatten and Richi Lehner, who have been presented with the Heroism Award, can also be seen in “Aeschbacher”.
29 top chefs and producers present their best recipes in “Zermatt for Gourmets”. This book was awarded the Silver Laurel 2010 of the Historia Gastronomica Helvetica at the end of April 2011, and is the very best reference for the printer Weber Thun and the pleasure destination Zermatt.
Wolli, the young black-nosed sheep and Zermatt children’s mascot, is the main figure in “Wolli’s Cookbook“. The new children's cookbook is a birthday story with 18 dishes drawn up by Zermatt star chef Heinz Rufibach, together with many beautiful drawings.
Anyone who would like to prepare an Easter dish following the lines of creative cuisine can already invite their guests. Because the recipe from Zermatt gourmet chef, Heinz Rufibach, promises success. A tasty treat to melt in the mouth.
Easter is a time full of colourful surprises for kids. Who wants to make an Easter bunny? And who wants to meet Wolli, the young Zermatt black-nosed sheep who likes kids? He’ll be around at Easter with his friend the Easter bunny!
The Breithorn (4164 m) near Zermatt has now been mastered with a snow bike: a world record. Never before have no fewer than nine people ridden down on snow bikes from a mountain over 4000 metres high. The adventurous group was made up mainly of Valais celebrities, who rode down from the famous glacier-mountain summit towards the Matterhorn glacier paradise (3883 m).
Following the numerous inclusions of Zermatt hotels in both GaultMillau and the Michelin Guide, three Zermatt hotels have also made it into this year’s edition of the Best of Swiss Gastro restaurant guide.
The organizers of Zermatt Unplugged are currently over the moon, with one concert sold out and a sharply increasing demand for all other concerts. As early as last week, OneRepublic were able to put up the “sold” sign! And now the Swedish group, Mando Diao, are gaining ground.