2018 Summer Jubilees

Two 50-year jubilees in Zermatt – Matterhorn are celebrated in 2018: Air Zermatt along with that of the Folklore Festival.2018 Summer Jubilees.

Air Zermatt celebrates its 50th anniversary

The heroes of the air are celebrating: 50 years ago the Zermatt’s Beat H. Perren founded the helicopter enterprise Air Zermatt - a pioneering achievement. Today, Air Zermatt is the world's leading source for expertise in this industry. Helicopter pilots from all over the world are trained by the Zermatt mountain rescuers and cultivate an exchange of experience, including specialist pilots in Nepal. On 19-20 May 2018, Air Zermatt will celebrate its anniversary as part of an open-door day with round-trip helicopter flights and shows.


Folklore Festival celebrates its 50th anniversary

For 50 years, the Folklore Festival transforms the village into a colourful, cheerful backdrop of costumes, dances and music. The highlight is always the large parade through Zermatt. The jubilee festival will be celebrated on 12 August 2018 with 50 folklore groups and around 1,000 active participants.