For the third time running, Zermatt takes first place in the Bilanz magazine rankings of the world’s best winter destinations. However, for the first time, it shares the title with St. Moritz and Aspen. The business magazine applauds Zermatt’s piste diversity, ski-hut culture, hotel worlds and restaurant scene.
New hotels: Matthiol, Sunstar, Aristella. Hotels Alex, Beau-Site, Cervo, Europe, Mirabeau, Schönegg und Testa Grigia have all been extended or rebuilt. And the view of the Matterhorn from the Blue Lounge of the new Blauherd restaurant is particularly stunning.
With seven confirmed acts for the main marquee and the vernissage, the advance ticket sales for the fourth edition of Zermatt Unplugged will start on Tuesday, 14th December 2010 at 10 a.m. on zermatt-unplugged.ch. The festival will be held on eight stages in the Matterhorn village from 12th – 16th April 2011.
The solar restaurant on the glacier paradise (Klein Matterhorn) was awarded the 2010 European Solar Prize in Berlin on 10 December. The restaurant has thus surpassed the 2010 Swiss Solar Prize that it won in September.
For the German Automobile Club, the skiing attractions of the Matterhorn ski paradise make it the absolute top ski region in the Alps and it has thus been awarded first place. The reason: the region’s numerous pistes are extremely varied and also cross national borders.
As of this weekend, 80% of the prepared pistes at the Matterhorn ski paradise will be open. That means over 200 km of pistes for snow sport fans to indulge their passion in conditions normally found in mid-winter.
From sundown to sunrise you can change with your telephone the colours of the lights that shine from the three horizons around Zermatt. This new game has been realized by the Yeti-Club Zermatt for its 20-year jubilee, in cooperation with the Zermatt Bergbahnen AG and the Alpin Center Zermatt.
An SAC hut with 120 beds faces enormous challenges. At 2880 m.a.s.l. there is no water or electricity supply and connections for waste water and sewage are also lacking. Furthermore, an SAC hut is exposed to extreme weather conditions.