The new “Family Trips” app offered by Switzerland Tourism is an indispensable information tool featuring a range of exciting suggestions for the whole family. There are places to visit all over Switzerland – including, of course, the wonderful adventure spots to be found in Zermatt.
On 24 August 2013, Zermatt will host the first ever Matterhorn Ultraks Trail. Over 1,000 contestants are expected to compete in what is the first mountain race of its kind. Until 30 of June, contestants may take advantage of the reduced registration fee. Volunteer helpers will have the opportunity to experience the race at close hand.
The world of classical music returns to Zermatt - the Zermatt Festival will kick off on 30 August 2013. Among this year’s very special guests are the German soprano singer Mojca Erdmann and the French-German cellist Nicolas Altstaedt.
The Schalijoch bivouac has a birthday. 50 years ago the Basel section of the SAC (Swiss Alpine Club) built this bivouac on the ascent route of the south-west ridge to the summit of the Weisshorn. The birthday party takes place on 8 June in Randa.
Zermatt hotels are top. In the prize awards for the 100 most friendly hotels in Switzerland, as many as 11 Zermatt hotels are included. Although they did not win first place, the broad foundations of hospitality of the Zermatt hotel business is a super result. The Hotel Sonne shone in second place as the best Zermatt hotel in the “large holiday hotels” category.
The hotels in Zermatt come out on top. This can be seen once again in the latest rating of the SonntagsZeitung newspaper. Furthermore, Boris Wolffgardt from the Mont Cervin Palace hotel has been selected as concierge of 2013. Congratulations!
On 21 May 2013 TripAdvisor published the most popular 2013 destinations. Zermatt figures as the only Swiss destination in the top 25 Europe ranking, in 24th position.
Ski fans never mothball their skis. Because in Zermatt snow sports are also the thing in late spring. Skiing from 3880 metres down to 2939 metres by covering an altitude difference of over 900 metres. A pure delight for snowsports fans.
Those interested in the history of the Alps should make a note of 13 June 2013. That’s when art historian Sophie Providoli will recount the eventful history of the Theodul pass. Furthermore the protagonist of the lecture, the “mercenary”, is displayed in the Matterhorn Museum. Whoever wants to experience the glacier makes a Theodul pass crossing.
Zermatt knows many legends. The new legends trail that leads along the five lakes explores these traditions. At each lake a pamphlet recounts a legend. Who wants to receive a small gift, has to stamp the prospectus at each of the five spots.