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.
Elvira Bachanek (31) received the renowned Swiss Bar Awards “Barkeeper of the Year 2012” title in Zurich at the end of September. The successful barkeeper has been working at the Hexenbar in Zermatt for the last five years.
Zermatt is the winter sports destination where one can enjoy 365 days of ski sports. You can now test out the latest models of skis in Zermatt from October to the end of November. So one can ensure that in winter time the skis are the right model. New this year: Book three nights plus an extra night.
Zermatt Tourism was nominated for the Milestone award’s Young Talent prize on 27 September 2012. Of the 92 contenders for the coveted Swiss tourism award, 20 have made it to the nomination – and this includes Zermatt Tourism’s “Cooperative eCRM Zermatt” project.