Sustainability awards & distinctions


Winter destination Zermatt wins its second sustainability award

27/11/2013

For the second consecutive time, Zermatt has been voted most sustainable winter destination in Switzerland. The ‘Verkehrsclub der Schweiz’ (VCS), the Swiss Cycling Club, presented Zermatt with the “Mobil & ökologisch” award (mobile and ecologic) for a number of reasons, chief among them the Matterhorn village’s convenient accessibility by public transport.

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Zermatt Bergbahnen AG: award for environmental scheme

18/09/2013

Zermatt Bergbahnen AG’s environmental efforts are bearing fruit: The company has received the 2013 Revegetation Award for its renaturation scheme, which mitigates the environmental impact of piste construction. Not only is Zermatt car-free, even its piste construction is carried out in harmony with nature.

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Youth hostels awarded the Solar Prize 2011

11/10/2011

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.

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Winter destination Zermatt wins its second sustainability award

05/09/2011

For the second consecutive time, Zermatt has been voted most sustainable winter destination in Switzerland. The ‘Verkehrsclub der Schweiz’ (VCS), the Swiss Cycling Club, presented Zermatt with the “Mobil & ökologisch” award (mobile and ecologic) for a number of reasons, chief among them the Matterhorn village’s convenient accessibility by public transport.

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New Monte Rosa Hut awarded 2010 Solar Prize

03/09/2010

An SAC hut with 120 beds faces enormous challenges. At 2880 m.a.s.l. there is no water or electricity supply and connections for waste water and sewage are also lacking. Furthermore, an SAC hut is exposed to extreme weather conditions.

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2010 Solar prize for Zermatt Bergbahnen

03/09/2010

The Matterhorn glacier paradise (Klein Matterhorn) in Zermatt with its viewing platform at an altitude of 3,883 metres above sea level is the sunniest place in Switzerland. What could be more natural that to utilise this environmentally friendly energy. The solar restaurant opened by Zermatt Bergbahnen AG on the south flank of the mountain for the 2008/09 winter season produces all the electricity for heating and ventilation using the photovoltaic system built into the facade. Thanks to the optimised design, the building fulfils the requirements of the Minergie-P standard. The energy concept is a role model for the entire Alpine region and it was therefore awarded the 2010 Solar Prize for new buildings in Zurich. For Zermatt Bergbahnen AG, however, this represents just the first step on the way to intelligent utilisation of solar energy with which to operate its infrastructure.

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