In the recent Travellers’ Choice Awards 2014, Zermatt came in top among Swiss destinations and 19th among European destinations. In addition, Zermatt is the only Swiss resort that made it into the top 20.
The seventh Zermatt Unplugged, which will take place at the foot of the Matterhorn from 8 to 12 April 2014, has a lot to offer: two new stages, 50 shows in five days and a roster of international stars.
This year, the Patrouille des Glaciers (PDG) has attracted record numbers of participants. Most of the 5,400 competitors will start in Zermatt, while some have opted for the shorter course beginning in Arolla.
4,478 is both the height of the Matterhorn and the number of followers in the Zermatt-Matterhorn Twitter community. Zermatt is an active user of social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, giving Zermatt aficionados the opportunity to keep up to date with all small and big events that are taking place in and around the destination.
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).