For the second consecutive time, Zermatt has been voted most sustainable winter destination in Switzerland. The ‘Verkehrsclub der Schweiz’ (VCS), the Swiss Cycling Club, presented Zermatt with the “Mobil & ökologisch” award (mobile and ecologic) for a number of reasons, chief among them the Matterhorn village’s convenient accessibility by public transport.
The Zermatt sportsmen Martin Anthamatten (29) and Elia Zurbriggen (23) have received Upper Valais Sport Awards 2013. The winner was Ski alpinist Martin Anthamatten while ski racer Elia Zurbriggen won third place. Victoria Kreuzer, Martin Anthamatten’s partner, also received a Sport Award.
Zermatt is an active user of the Twitter social media network, putting the Matterhorn village in direct contact with guests and prospective visitors. The address for anyone who would like to keep abreast of the news and events, big or small, is Zermatt @zermatt_tourism.
Zermatt is the Swiss gourmet village par excellence. Three new restaurants in Zermatt have been awarded a star and been included in the 2014 issue of the Guide Michelin Switzerland, the popular restaurant guide.
Zermatt frequently wins quality awards, the most recent one being the “Best Luxury Chalet Award 2014”, presented by Condé Nast Johansens Awards to the chalet operator Elysian Collection. In addition, the “World Ski Awards” have nominated the “Chalet Zermatt Peak” as best ski chalet in Switzerland.
A comfortable way of travelling to the top of the Matterhorn – that was the idea behind a project conceived at the end of the 19th century. Heritage conservationists, however, saw to it that the project never left the drawing board. In his book “Visionäre Bahnprojekte” (Visionary railway projects), Heinz Schild describes railway projects conceived in the turbulent times at the turn of the last century.
On its seventh anniversary, the Zermatt Unplugged Festival will take place on a brand new stage at the Matterhorn glacier paradise ski area. From 8 to 12 April 2014, Ronnie Scott's All Stars, the house band of Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London, will bring groovy sounds to the Gandegghütte at an altitude of 3,030 metres above sea level.
Guests can now also book one-day ski testing events. This offer is available from 25 October 2013 to 15 November 2013. The latest ski models by 13 well-known manufacturers can now also be tested at a one-day event in the highest ski region in Europe.
Get a picture – watch a video! The Zermatt-Matterhorn destination presents you with a close-up of memorable adventures in Zermatt. The video includes visitors’ tales of their exploits and shows the most beautiful spots in Zermatt in winter and in summer.