Air Zermatt is world famous. But it not only rescues alpinists from the steepest faces of the 4000-metre mountains around Zermatt. Working together with local people, it has also built up a new rescue station in the Himalayas. This work will be shown on TV at the end of December 2011. But there will first be film premieres in Zermatt and Visp.
Eighty per cent of regular guests who come to Zermatt every winter know why. Zermatt is top in terms of offers and demand. This is also proved by the latest Credit Suisse study on the most successful winter destinations from 6 December 2011. And Zermatt is not the most expensive!
Zermatt has 126 hotels, and the hotel scene is world famous. The latest ratings of the SonntagsZeitung (Zurich Sunday newspaper) once again underline the class of Zermatt: Eleven of the 50 best winter hotels are in Zermatt.
The Italian neighbours of the Zermatt ski area have upgraded their facilities: The new aerial cable cars in Breuil/Cervinia represent design of the very best, and has substantially increased the transport capacity between Cime Bianche Laghi and Plateau Rosà.
The Restaurant Le Capri once again holds a Michelin star. The restaurant in the Hotel Mont Cervin Palace had already been nominated as “the best Italian in Switzerland” by the GaultMillau gourmet guide.
An honour for Swiss Youth Hostels: they received the Swiss Solar Prize on the 10th October 2011. For Zermatt, this is a further milestone for sustainability. Because the Youth Hostel Zermatt was the first Swiss youth hostel with the Minergie standard.
Calling all skiers: the latest 2011/2012 ski-brand models can be tested in the Zermatt ski region up to the end of November 2011. The offer includes hotel accommodation, skipass and skis as well as tips from ski instructors. So it’s time to hit the pistes!
Snow lovers who appreciate unusual locations with a cool ambiance will be delighted: the Igloo Village on Rotenboden is back from the beginning of December 2011 after a one-year break. There’s also a new attraction: the Hot Igloo. It can’t get more romantic than this!