In Zermatt, there's tradition at nearly every turn. The Hotel Riffelberg (2,600 m) has sat enthroned over the village on the Gornergrat since 1855. Old traditions are surfacing again here in the form of painted portraits of famous Zermatt mountain guides.
Black-faced sheep characterise Zermatt’s mountain pastures during the summer and are a frequent sight throughout the Upper Valais. The traditional ram market was recently held in Visp and awarded prizes to the finest rams. The Zermatt rams did well. Two of them can be admired in their barn in Zermatt until they are summered.
Long-term investments secure competitiveness – that’s the maxim that underlies the Strategy 2018 of Destination Zermatt-Matterhorn. On Wednesday 6 March 2013, the key service providers signed a corresponding action plan on the Gornergrat. The focus of the measures planned is the well-being of the guests.
Insiders know: many of the bands that appear in Zermatt Unplugged are on the brink of a definite breakthrough. The group ‘Hecht“ was already featured in the 2012 edition of Zermatt Unplugged, and will also set the mood in April 2013 – with dialect texts and Indie pop rhythms. Now they have bagged the Swiss Music Award for Best Talent.
Marlon Roudette is set to delight fans yet again with his sensitive songs at the Zermatt Unplugged Festival. He will be performing at the Vernissage on Saturday, 13 April 2013. This music festival of a special kind also has other soundscapes to offer.
At the 2013 Skitour Racing World Championships in Pelvoux, France, Martin Anthamatten from Zermatt collected the silver medal. In the team relay two of the 4-man team were from Zermatt – Andreas Steindl and again Martin Anthamatten.
11.02.2013The top stars of the freerider scene are in Zermatt until Friday, 15 February 2013, so there’s still plenty for spectators to see and enjoy. The next contest is on Thursday, February 14, at Breitboden beneath the Hohtälli and Gornergrat Railways. And that means lots of entertainment and partying.