The Matterhorn village will once again welcome some of the world’s greatest musicians from 30 August to 15 September this year. And what makes the Zermatt Festival special is that master musicians give tips to young musicians on their profession. The practice sessions take place in many of Zermatt’s hotels, and visitors and listeners are welcome.
Air Zermatt’s helicopter fleet has a new member. The latest addition is an Ecureuil B3, a helicopter suitable for transport, taxi and sightseeing flights.
Hervorragende Schneeverhältnisse, 26 Kilometer Pisten in Zermatt und Italien – das erwartet die Freunde des Schneesports ab Samstag, 29. Juni 2013.
2000 participants will set out along the St. Niklaus-Zermatt marathon course on 6 July. This race is a wonderful attraction for spectators – whether from a train car along the route or on the course from Zermatt to Gornergrat via Sunnegga.
The Dom Hut serves as the main starting point for climbs up the seven surrounding 4,000m peaks. The hut, after extensive refurbishment and conversion, will re-open its doors on 7 July 2013.
The new “Family Trips” app offered by Switzerland Tourism is an indispensable information tool featuring a range of exciting suggestions for the whole family. There are places to visit all over Switzerland – including, of course, the wonderful adventure spots to be found in Zermatt.
On 24 August 2013, Zermatt will host the first ever Matterhorn Ultraks Trail. Over 1,000 contestants are expected to compete in what is the first mountain race of its kind. Until 30 of June, contestants may take advantage of the reduced registration fee. Volunteer helpers will have the opportunity to experience the race at close hand.
The world of classical music returns to Zermatt - the Zermatt Festival will kick off on 30 August 2013. Among this year’s very special guests are the German soprano singer Mojca Erdmann and the French-German cellist Nicolas Altstaedt.
The Schalijoch bivouac has a birthday. 50 years ago the Basel section of the SAC (Swiss Alpine Club) built this bivouac on the ascent route of the south-west ridge to the summit of the Weisshorn. The birthday party takes place on 8 June in Randa.
Zermatt hotels are top. In the prize awards for the 100 most friendly hotels in Switzerland, as many as 11 Zermatt hotels are included. Although they did not win first place, the broad foundations of hospitality of the Zermatt hotel business is a super result. The Hotel Sonne shone in second place as the best Zermatt hotel in the “large holiday hotels” category.