Zermatt is car-free. But, of course, this doesn’t stop the participants in the Best of the Alps Classic Rally from driving up the Matter valley. The rally runs up to Täsch, near Zermatt, which is the end of the first stage. The rally will cross the Alps from the 24th to the 30th June 2012.
Zermatt Unplugged, the music festival with stars and newcomers, is now bringing an additional new attraction to Zermatt for the first time, with a new location at Sunnegga – on the mountain, with a view of the mountain of mountains: See and hear music at 2,288 metres above sea level, while watching the sun go down over the Matterhorn.
The users of the Internet portal Skigebiete-Test.de chose Zermatt as the best ski resort in Europe in February 2012. More than 700 ski resorts were available for selection on the largest winter sport portal in Germany, and more than 5,000 users voted.
Zermatt Unplugged presents 12 New Talents from Switzerland, Germany, Great Britain and Australia in addition to the Headliner main programme. This means: 29 free New Talents concerts with bands and singer-songwriters to discover and enjoy. Daily from 12 noon to 1 a.m. in the morning. On stages up to 2,288 metres above sea level from the 17th to the 21st April 2012.
Ski Mountaineering European Championships in Pelvoux (F): February 2012 will go down in the annals of history for the Ski Mountaineering participants from Zermatt. Martin Anthamatten took several medals home with him, and his Junior Team colleague Andreas Steindl was also very well placed.
Once again, the ski area around Zermatt is considered to be one of the best in the world. According to National Geographic, the Zermatt ski area is the only Swiss ski resort included among the 25 best in the world.
The Gletschergarten (Glacier Garden) in Lucerne is a magnet for mountain fans. Among other items, a special exhibition, “Top of the Alps”, is now showing magnificent mountain panorama pictures from the Zermatt photographer Matthias Taugwalder.
In the Travelers‘ Choice Awards 2012 of the travel portal TripAdvisor, the Zermatt Mountain Boutique Resort received the notation «Probably the best resort in the Alps» together with the 10th place in Europe and 20th place worldwide. The rating was created by independent travellers who use the portal.
The queen of hip-hop, Ms. Lauryn Hill, and the New Yorker musician Peter Cincotti will give their special touch to the 5th Zermatt Unplugged. The entire line-up is now known, and the advance ticket sales have started.