Zermatt is family-friendly. Today the Zermatt-Matterhorn resort was awarded the “Family Destination – Familien willkommen” quality label by the Swiss Tour Federation. Proof, if any were needed, that Zermatt’s hotels, holiday apartments, mountain railways and cableways, ski schools and restaurants offer children and their families unforgettable experiences.
Zermatt is all about pure enjoyment. Not just on the slopes, but also on the plate. And in the Michelin Guide Switzerland 2013 no fewer than two Zermatt restaurants have been awarded a Michelin star: Restaurant Heimberg is a new entry and, for the third time already, Ristorante Capri.
Zermatt has picked up yet another award. Right on cue for the 2012/2013 winter reason the resort of Zermatt has been voted the world’s best for après-ski. The winners were chosen by a UK panel of ski and snowboard experts and a wide audience of industry specialists.
Mid-December sees the opening of a new hotel, the Matterhorn Lodge. Renovations have also been underway at the Hotel Holiday and the Hotel Bahnhof. Not only that, a fresh breeze is blowing up on the Gandegg Hut. And lots more besides.
Zermatt is all about top-level skiing in breathtaking surroundings. The Zermatt Ski Festival held in late November 2012 is a unique opportunity for guests to glide down Zermatt’s pistes in the company of former ace skiers.
Zermatt Unplugged will be launching the winter season. At the Season Opening on 27th and 28th December, the festival of unadulterated sounds will be presenting soul singer Marc Sway as well as the shooting star from Western Switzerland Bastian Baker.
Snow sports enthusiasts from England and France take note: this winter the TGV Lyria will travel directly and swiftly into the Valais. This time-saving winter arrival option means: passengers from Lille in France will arrive in Visp in seven hours, and in Zermatt in just eight hours.
20 Zermatt restaurants have been included in the latest edition of the most popular Swiss restaurant guide, the Gault Millau 2013, together amassing a total of 248 points. Regular guests know that Zermatt is synonymous with pure indulgence. Zermatt's restaurants have thus once again performed to their best and overall are showing their sunniest side to the culinary world.
It is among the classics of mountain trekking – the tour around the Monte Rosa massif. The 190 kilometre long route can be completed by experienced hikers in diverse day tours. The informative guide provides information about the route through the Walser culture around the Monte Rosa massif.