Zermatt: More than 300 km of runs already open
Zermatt will have more than 300 km of prepared runds open for this weekend, 21st December 2012, thanks to the good snow conditions. The toboggan rund on Gornergrat and the hiking trails are also already open.
Zermatt - limitless skiing. All ski areas are already interlinked - from the Rothorn via the Gornergrat to the Matterhorn glacier paradise and on over to Cervinia and Valtournenche. Two ski runs lead right into the village of Zermatt. This is the ealiest time in the year since long time. The Gravity Park is also open. Anyone wishing to ski off-piste would be well-advised to take a mountain guide or ski instructor with them, as there is a risk of avalanches throughout the entire region. The slope areas, hiking trails and the toboggan run will be opened if the weather and snow conditions allow it.
The village of Zermatt is clad in cotton wool-soft snow. Many of the brand name stores are attracting visitors to do their Christmas shopping. The romantic atmosphere is encouraging people to linger awhile in one of the many outdoor bars in the village and in the ski resorts - with a view over the Matterhorn, the peak of peaks.