According to the ski region rating by Snow-Online.de, Zermatt-Matterhorn is among the top ten ski areas for professionals. Moreover, the destination was ranked among the top five ski regions worldwide by the Live in a Lux luxury travel portal.
The line-up for the seventh edition of Europe's biggest acoustic festival is now complete. The British superstar James Arthur will be the main act performing on the Marquee Stage on Saturday. Advance ticket sales have begun.
Several natives of Zermatt will be competing at the Winter Games in Sochi. This will be Fränzi Aufdenblatten’s third time on the Olympic team while Yannic Lerjen will compete in the Freestyle Halfpipe discipline for the first time. The most famous “Zermatt native”, Vanessa Mae, will represent Thailand in the downhill slalom. Behind the scenes, experienced Zermatt mountain rescuer Bruno Jelk will be in charge of safety on the Sochi slopes.
On 19 January 2014, the Zermatt-Matterhorn destination will give children a wonderful skiing experience in the snow. On the third World Snow Day, children between the ages of 4 and 14 are invited to enjoy a day of free skiing in the Matterhorn ski paradise.
On Saturday, 11 January 2014, ski mountaineering athlete Martin Anthamatten from Zermatt won two races in one day. The first race was held in the morning in Morgins and the second in Crans-Montana. Martin Anthamatten is decidedly in top form and ready to defend his title in the Patrouille des Glaciers, which will start in Zermatt.
Following the successful event in 2006, the Swiss Orienteering Week returns to Zermatt in 2014. An extensive trail network and a stunning mountain panorama make Zermatt the perfect host for the event. Swiss O Week will take place from 19 to 26 July 2014. The organisers expect around 3,000 competitors from 25 nations.
Once again, Zermatt is top of the league. The German hotel search and information site ‘trivago.de’ has rated the most popular hotels in European skiing regions and awarded Zermatt first place with 86.52 out of 100 points.