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Renovations to the Hotel Alex

Renovations to the Hotel Alex

20/09/2019

During October and November 2019, the Hotel Alex will be refurbishing the Alex Lounge Bar, the breakfast room and the wellness centre. The Alex Lounge Bar and reception area will be completely renovated, including laying of new floors, new bar furniture and remodelling of the walls. The breakfast room will be furnished with new upholstered chairs, leather armchairs and settees. In the wellness area. Hotel Alex is renovating the saunas, quiet areas, steam baths and multi-sensory showers. The range of wellness services comprises: massages and beauty treatments, Finnish sauna for men and women, with separate quiet areas, steam baths and multi-sensory showers, a modern exercise studio, a squash court and an indoor tennis court, as well as Zermatt’s first swimming pool with a family jacuzzi.

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Bikini Island & Mountain Hotels to open a new hotel in Zermatt in 2021

19/09/2019

Hotel Antares in Zermatt will be managed by the Hamburg hotel group Bikini Island & Mountain Hotels. Renovations and extension work are planned for 2020.

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Drei Zermatter Projekte für den Milestone 2019 nominiert

19/09/2019

Am 19. September 2019 wurden die acht nominierten Projekte für den wichtigsten Schweizer Tourismuspreis Milestone bekanntgegeben: Gleich drei Projekte stammen aus Zermatt.

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Summer opening for the Blauherd-Rothorn cable car

Summer opening for the Blauherd-Rothorn cable car

18/09/2019

After being closed for two summer seasons due to landslips, at last the Blauherd-Rothorn cable car will open again on schedule for the start of the winter season. All the repairs and construction work to the pillars have been carried out successfully. Safe operation of the cable car is therefore assured winter and summer alike.

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Zer Mama Bistro to open

Zer Mama Bistro to open

17/09/2019

In December 2019 the "Zer Mama Bistro", which will welcome hungry and thirsty guests from 07:00 to 22:00, will open on the ground floor of the new Hotel Mama. The Zer Mama Bistro offers “glocal food”, in other words global specialities from local produce.  A generous brunch will be available in the morning, coffee and snacks will be on the menu throughout the day, and dinner will be served in the evening. The sun terrace is a pleasant after-ski locale, for après-ski without the hullabaloo.

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Hotel Mama to open

Hotel Mama to open

16/09/2019

The Hotel Admiral is currently being transformed into the Hotel Mama Zermatt, incorporating 29 new rooms, which will open in December 2019. Exactly like the Hotel Admiral, the new hotel has a co-working space, managed by PuraWorka. The "Zer Mama Bistro", which will welcome the new Hotel Mama’s guests on the ground floor, will also open in December.

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Funslope in Snowpark Zermatt

Funslope in Snowpark Zermatt

13/09/2019

This season, winter sports enthusiasts young and old can look forward to a fun, action-packed new descent. A funslope has been created in Snowpark Zermatt which has lots to offer both novice and advanced skiers. It is possible to ride on tunnels, hills, little jumps, massive banked curves and all kinds of obstacles on this creative course.

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Hotel Elite reopens

Hotel Elite reopens

12/09/2019

On 1 December 2019, the Hotel Elite, which was constructed in 1962, will reopen after comprehensive renovations to the rooms, restaurant, reception, wellness area and garden terrace. Local materials have been used as much as possible during the work. The 3-star hotel’s five floors have been renamed with the names of stops on the Gornergrat Bahn because the hotel’s founder previously worked for the railway.

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New ski pass product: Flex season pass

New ski pass product: Flex season pass

11/09/2019

From the 2019/20 winter season, Zermatt Bergbahnen AG will be offering its visitors a new, flexible ski pass - the Flex season pass. With this ski pass you can use the Matterhorn ski paradise five times during the winter season. The season pass, and all other Flex products, are available online.

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New Aparthotel Naco

New Aparthotel Naco

10/09/2019

In December 2019, a new hotel will be opening its doors at Spissstrasse 44 in Zermatt, to be known as "Naco Aparthotel, by Arca".  It will offer a rooftop suite, two junior rooftop suites, eight two-room apartments and 17 studios. The aparthotel is owned by the Hotel and Solebad Arca, which is immediately adjacent. Guests can also use the Hotel und Solebad Arca’s spa, with saline spa, sauna and steam bath. This spa area will be expanded by the start of the winter.

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Cervo: summer 2020 construction work

Cervo: summer 2020 construction work

09/09/2019

In summer 2020 the Cervo Mountain Boutique Resort will alter the main building and build an additional chalet below the present chalet five. This means Cervo will remain closed throughout summer 2020. The Ferdinand Pop-up Hotel will open, however, so that visitors can still spend their summer holidays in Cervo. 

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Down the toboggan run on a Snooc

Down the toboggan run on a Snooc

06/09/2019

From 19 December 2019, for the first time it will be possible to toboggan down the Alps’ highest toboggan run - from Rotenboden to Riffelberg - on a Snooc. The Snooc is the latest generation of toboggan, where you sit on one ski. The product has a lightweight construction and is easy to use. The ski on the snow ensures a good grip and the seat guarantees a comfortable position. Take the Gornergrat railway from Zermatt to Rotenboden, where the thrilling 1.5 km descent to Rifffelberg starts. Snoocs can be hired from Rotenboden station, in the same way as a conventional toboggan.

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Stazione: new concept for 2020

Stazione: new concept for 2020

05/09/2019

Cervo Zermatt has been running the Stazione pop-up bakery at Zermatt railway station since June 2019. It sells bread, sandwiches and baked goods. Stazione is being altered in spring 2020 and will reopen for the coming summer season with a new concept.

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New - parcels delivered by carriage in car-free Zermatt

04/09/2019

The post carriage was commissioned in Bahnhofplatz on Wednesday 4 September 2019. In future this will be the delivery method for parcels in Zermatt’s Bahnhofstrasse.

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More than 12,500 people visited this year’s Zermatt Open Air Theatre

02/09/2019

Audiences loved the dramatic open-air play, "MATTERHORN: NO LADIES PLEASE!" The event organiser has received fantastic feedback.

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Virtual assistant welcomes visitors to Zermatt Tourism

28/08/2019

Since 28 August 2019, a virtual assistant has been sitting alongside visitor advisors in Zermatt Tourism’s ticket hall, ready to answer visitors’ questions. A trail-blazing project.

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Zermatt partners with Ikon Pass

Zermatt partners with “Ikon Pass”

28/08/2019

The "Ikon Pass" links 41 destinations on five continents. Pass holders have access to all destinations. From winter 2019/2020, Zermatt will be the first destination in Europe to be a partner. “Ikon Pass” holders will therefore have access to the Matterhorn ski paradise for seven days, "Icon Base Pass" holders for five days.

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Sustainable products at Olmo Zermatt (1)

Sustainable products at Olmo Zermatt

26/08/2019

A good range from sustainable Swiss label Nikin is now available from Olmo Zermatt.  The collection offers T-shirts, thermos flasks, pullovers, hats and socks. The brand is characterised by sustainable and fair fashions, with a tree being planted for every product sold. There are also new products in the collection from Freitag. The new collection, also available from Olmo, combines lorry tarpaulins with recycled PET materials.

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New treasure hunt in Randa

New treasure hunt in Randa

23/08/2019

The village of Randa and its many hamlets can look back on a long history. There is a new treasure hunt through the idyllic mountain village; it is about four kilometres long and takes around one-and-a-half hours. Clues on the treasure map help you to find the answers. There is one last puzzle waiting for you at the end of the adventure to help you find the treasure. Cost: CHF 5 for each treasure hunt and family. More treasure maps are available from the Randa tourism office.

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New spa at the Silvana Mountain Hotel

New spa at the Silvana Mountain Hotel

22/08/2019

The Silvana Mountain Hotel will be refurbishing its spa area between September and December 2019. In addition to the existing spa pool, three different saunas, multi-sensory showers, two relaxation rooms, a lounge and a massage room are being developed in several little chalets on a 200-square-metre site. It is all being constructed with natural stone tiles and mature wood, to create an Alpine atmosphere. Following the refurbishment, the hotel will be able to claim proudly to be the closest spa to the Matterhorn. The Silvana Mountain Spa will be accessible to the public, by request, from 5 December 2019.

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Zauberer Lionel Dellberg lässt Matterhorn verschwinden

21/08/2019

Zermatt will das Matterhorn nicht sperren. Der Zauberer Lionel Dellberg schlägt daher vor: Das Matterhorn muss ganz weg.

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Fat Bike Night Ride

Fat Bike Night Ride

20/08/2019

In Zermatt, you can now go fat biking at night. The fat bike ride takes around two-and-a-half hours riding on snowy trails in the dark. Bright lights on the bike enable you to ride safely. This is the only place in Switzerland to offer this type of fat biking. You cycle gradually uphill before speeding back down to Zermatt. The ride is available on a set day from December to the middle of March, and may be available daily on request. Costing CHF 120 per person for more than three people, it includes all equipment.

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ETH has been collecting Matterhorn data for 10 years – here are the results

16/08/2019

For ten years, researchers from ETH Zurich have been collecting data from the Hörnligrat ridge on the Matterhorn. Their network of sensors has allowed rock falls to be more accurately predicted.

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Randa: ‘Lorihiischi’ opens

14/08/2019

After years of work, the restoration of the ‘Lorihiischi’ (Lori House) in Randa is complete. A celebratory opening took place on Saturday 10 August 2019. It will now be a living museum and is also available for events.

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Beat Wälti is the new Zermatters CEO

13/08/2019

On 19 August 2019, experienced Marketing Director Beat Wälti, who has previously worked at Luzern Tourismus, Pilatus Bahnen and the SGV (Lake Lucerne Navigation), will become the new CEO of Zermatters, the outdoor services company.

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Remembering the first women to climb the Matterhorn

12/08/2019

On Sunday 11 August 2019, a memorial was erected for the incredible mountain climbers Lucy Walker and Meta Brevoort: there are now bronze markers bearing their names on the Zermatt Walk of Climb.

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Matterhorn will not be closed

06/08/2019

Following the anonymous demand of some mountain guides to close the Matterhorn, the Zermatt municipality, Zermatt Tourismus and the outdoor services provider Zermatters have confirmed that the Matterhorn will not be closed.

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Zermatt Tourismus launches web series with Stéphanie Berger

02/08/2019

To promote the Zermatt Shepherd’s Festival 2019, Zermatt Tourismus has produced six videos. Comedian and moderator Stéphanie Berger is one of the presenters.

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Andreas Mazzone is the new CEO of Bonfire AG

31/07/2019

On 1 August 2019, Project Director Andreas Mazzone became the new CEO of Bonfire AG and is therefore now responsible for the digitalisation of the Zermatt – Matterhorn destination.

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Zermatt-Zmutt Culture Trail opened

29/07/2019

The Zermatt-Zmutt Culture Trail was opened on Saturday 27 July 2019. Follow the trail and see what farming life was like 100 years ago.

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Gornergrat Bahn launches "My Matterhorn Movie"

23/07/2019

The ride up to the Gornergrat is now available as a personalised film. All you need is your cable car ticket and a fantastic selfie at the summit.

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Women smash Matterhorn ascent

19/07/2019

As part of the "Matterhorn: Ladies please" project, four women have been training intensively over the last few months to climb the Matterhorn. On Friday 19 July, 2019, they were all successful.

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Incredible women at 2,600 metres above sea level

12/07/2019

A première with a breathtaking backdrop, a moving and emotional story and a delighted audience. The world première on 11 July 2019 of MATTERHORN: NO LADIES PLEASE! was a complete success. The play by Livia Anne Richard is being performed on Europe’s highest open air stage, at 2,600 metres above sea level, until 1 September 2019. Musical accompaniment for the Zermatt Open Air Theatre 2019 is provided by world-renowned alphorn player, Eliana Burki.

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Pilot project: recycled plastic road surface

02/07/2019

Recycling done differently. A Scottish company developed a road surface which includes recycled plastic. This new ‘tarmac’ has been laid in Zermatt as a pilot project in June 2019.

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Five new gastronomic additions

27/06/2019

Zermatt – Matterhorn is, and always will be, a place of gastronomic wonders. As well as old favourites, guests this summer can enjoy five new restaurants.

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Book about Zermatt's pair of bearded vultures

25/06/2019

The bearded vulture is one of the rarest and most impressive birds in the Alps, and is also the largest. Bruno Mooser, from Täsch, has been watching the Zermatt breeding pair and has compiled his observations into an illustrated book.

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Four Swiss teams will be in the European Mountain Running Championships

24/06/2019

The European Mountain Running Championships will take place in Zermatt on Sunday 7 July 2019. Swiss Athletics has selected four Swiss teams, with four runners in each.

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Exhibition about fourteen courageous female mountain climbers on the Matterhorn

14/06/2019

In 1871, six years after the tragic first ascent, 34-year old Lucy Walker was the first woman to reach the summit of the Matterhorn. The pop-up exhibition in the Shelter on the Gornergrat tells her story and that of adventurous alpinists from around the world who have climbed the mountain of mountains since then.

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The Omnia is "Switzerland’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2019"

12/06/2019

For the third time in a row, Zermatt's five-star hotel, The Omnia, has won an award at the World Travel Awards.

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New music video for the Wolli Song

12/06/2019

Wolli, the destination's mascot, has been singing his song – the Wolli Song – for eight years. There is now a new music video for it.

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Zermatt Tourismus supports Women's Strike Day

07/06/2019

On Swiss Women’s Strike Day on 14 June 2019, all female Zermatt Tourismus employees can choose to put down their work and stand up for women's rights.

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Successful test run for Chasing Cancellara Zurich-Zermatt

07/06/2019

Preparations for the Zurich–Zermatt one-day race are going at full speed. On 5 June 2019, some of the entrants and Olympic champion Fabian Cancellara tested the route.

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IGLUNA: Life on the moon possible?

31/05/2019

From the 17th of June until the 3rd of July, all the IGLUNA project teams will gather in Zermatt to demonstrate the results of their one-year commitment to the design of a potential and sustainable Moon habitat. The twenty student projects will be split up into two locations: in the Glacier Palace of the Matterhorn glacier paradise and at the Vernissage Art Gallery of the Backstage Hotel.

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Zermatt Hotels are up with the best

31/05/2019

Every year, the Sonntagszeitung newspaper publishes a hotel guide ranking the best hotels in Switzerland in different categories. This year, the guide includes thirteen Zermatt hotels.

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The Matterhorn app dons its summer clothes

27/05/2019

The Matterhorn app has helped lots of people through the winter. It’s shown guests which pistes are open, whether the sun is shining and what events are coming up. Now the app is adding some new features for summer.

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Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn - Art on rails

06/05/2019

Until 26 May, three Upper Valais artists will be exhibiting their work in a moving Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn train.

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Livia Anne Richard receives Communication Prize

03/05/2019

On Thursday 9 May, Livia Anne Richard, director of ‘Matterhorn: No ladies please!’, was awarded the Bernese Communication Prize.

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New destination app

01/05/2019

In December 2018, Zermatt Tourismus and Zermatt Bergbahnen AG launched the Matterhorn app, with a wide range of features. These include a news feed, webcams, an events calendar, a live piste map, weather info and a ticket shop with a 5% discount on all tickets for guests. There is also a map with a filter function showing the closest restaurants, shops and other facilities. Other functions such as online restaurant reservations in the destination are being planned.

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365 days on the Klein Matterhorn

01/05/2019

Since the new Matterhorn glacier ride (the highest 3S cable car in the world) was opened in autumn 2018, the peak of the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is even more accessible. The Klein Matterhorn can now be reached 365 days a year. When the Matterhorn glacier ride is being serviced (3-19 June 2019), the aerial tramway will be in operation.

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Cervo launches “Schali Lago”

01/05/2019

Set to become the operator of the existing water ski lift at Schalisee lake in Täsch from June 2019, the Cervo Mountain Boutique Resort is launching a new "Schali Lago" leisure and gastronomy offering. The cuisine at Schalisee lake is receiving a make-over, Cervo-style: the famous CERVO fries with truffle oil and Parmesan – not to mention salads, drinks and music – await visitors to accompany the wakeboarding and water skiing.

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Widening of Kirchbrücke

01/05/2019

The Kirchbrücke is the perfect place from which to take a photo of the Matterhorn. This viewing point is now being widened to make it easier for guests and traffic to accommodate each other. A lift will also be installed in addition to the stairs. The new, wider bridge is scheduled to open on 7 September 2019. Due to the construction work, the photo point will not be accessible during summer 2019. There are alternative viewing points on the community centre terrace, on Riedweg and at Zen Stecken.

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New bike trail in Täsch

01/05/2019

From summer 2019, Täsch will have a new bike trail. The newly marked trail starts from the village of Täsch and leads along the banks of the Matter Vispa around the Schalisee. The Schalisee is the perfect place to relax; guests can cool off in the lake or enjoy a refreshing drink from the snack bar. The route back takes you through the old village centre of Täsch where you can see typical Valais barns and granges. Length: 4.3 km, ascent and descent: 48 m.

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Second treasure hunt

01/05/2019

In summer 2019, Zermatt – Matterhorn will offer visitors a second treasure hunt in the village. This is aimed at families with children over 5 years old. A treasure map will lead children to eight stations where they answer questions. An example of one of the questions: "You are currently standing on a bridge. What is it made of?" The answers will give children a code that they can use to open the lock on the treasure chest in the tourism office. The route is 6 km long and takes approx. 2 hours. The other treasure hunt in the destination ("Wolli’s Treasure Hunt") will continue.

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Eight new bike trails

01/05/2019

The biking paradise of Zermatt has lots of news to announce, including eight new bike trails to add to the existing thirteen, some of which have also been changed slightly. This means bikers can now indulge their cycling passion on 220 km of trails, which have new signposts at the trail intersections (e.g. Riffelalp).  From summer 2019, the 21 bike trails will be divided into the following three categories: Flow trails (2), Enduro routes (6) and tour routes (13). The difference is that flow trails and Enduro routes go mainly downhill, unlike tour routes. Enduro routes are also natural, whereas flow trails are man-made.

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Aroleid Kollektive: ceramic workshops

01/05/2019

The Aroleid Kollektive is a restaurant in Furi which will be offering ceramic workshops on their lower ground floor from summer 2019. Workshops for different abilities will be available.

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1.2_Neue Fotoschnitzeljagd

New photo scavenger hunt

01/05/2019

There will be a new photo scavenger hunt in summer 2019. If you would like to take part, you can register online. You will see ten different images on your smartphone, in the wrong order. During the hike you need to find and sort the objects in the images. There are two routes: one goes along the Matterhorn Trail from Schwarzsee to Zermatt, the other goes from Sunnegga via Findeln to Zermatt. If you succeed in putting the images into the correct order, you will receive a winner’s certificate and automatically be entered into the main prize draw.

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1.4_Forest Fun Park Moon Trees

Forest fun park: Moon Trees

01/05/2019

From 1 June 2019, the Forest Fun Park offers the fun, active Moon Trees game. In this game, teams need to work together to become Moon Trees heroes. Each player does what they’re best at. So a climber climbs, a runner runs and a clever person thinks. This outdoor teambuilding is ideal for companies, families and other groups.

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2.8_Matterhorn Ultraks mit neuem Rennen

Matterhorn Ultraks – new race

01/05/2019

The Matterhorn Ultraks mountain races have taken place every year in Zermatt since 2013 and offer a new category for 2019 – the Extreme Race. It is one of four Supersky races in the 2019 Migu Skyrunner World Series, with 25 per cent of the race at more than 3,000 metres above sea level. Its Supersky status means that participants who finish the race in Zermatt will receive twice as many points, enabling them to climb up the overall rankings. The Matterhorn Ultraks will therefore attract the attention of the world’s best trail run-ners.  The race will take place on 23 and 24 August 2019.

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Europe Hotel & Spa: new panorama suite

01/05/2019

The Europe Hotel & Spa completely renovated its topfloor rooms in December 2018. There is now a 70 m² suite with panoramic views of the Matterhorn. There is also both a rainfall shower and a freestanding bath.

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Hotel Bella Vista renovates rooms

01/05/2019

The friendly Hotel Bella Vista in Zermatt is renovating 5 of its 21 bedrooms. These include a suite, which will be given a whole new look, two double rooms and a single room. Walls will be moved, existing windows enlarged and new windows and bathrooms installed. The work is scheduled to be completed in time for summer 2019.

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Zermatt open air theatre

01/05/2019

It’s time for the third act of the Zermatt Open Air Theatre, which in 2019 will present "MATTERHORN: NO LA-DIES PLEASE!" After the success of "The Matterhorn Story" in 2015 and "Romeo und Julia am Gornergrat" in 2017, the open-air theatre is returning to the Riffelberg. The première of  "MATTERHORN: NO LADIES PLEASE!" will tell the story of Lucy Walker, a member of the British aristocracy who was the first woman to climb the Matterhorn. The writer Livia Anne Richard wrote and will once again direct the play, and live music will be provided by the Swiss Alpine horn player, Eliana Burki. Performances will take place from Thursdays to Sundays between 11 July 2019 and 1 September 2019.

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Hotel Silvana focuses on bikers

01/05/2019

Hotel Silvana has lots to offer bikers. The owners have built a bike store providing repair and cleaning equipment and hire out e-bikes. There will also be a special bikers’ menu for summer 2019.

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Tradition Julen: New holiday apartments

01/05/2019

Tradition Julen has new apartments and studios available to rent. The “Downtown” apartment, which sleeps four to seven people, is available to book now. Located at Getwingstrasse 12 in the heart of Zermatt, it has accommodation on three floors, all with lift access. The balcony offers views of the Matterhorn. Free use of the spa facilities in the Romantik Hotel Julen and Hotel Alpenhof is included in the price. Breakfast, half board and daily cleaning options can also be added on request.

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4.2_Bäckerei Fuchs übernimmt Biner

Fuchs bakery acquires Biner’s bakehouse

01/05/2019

As of 30 April 2019, Bäckerei Pius Fuchs AG will take over the production and some of the staff of Bäckerei Biner, which is closing as a new manager could not be found. However, customers won't need to go without their favourite Biner products, as the Fuchs range will be expanded to include some Bäckerei Biner specialities.  The acquisition benefits both parties; Bäckerei Biner couldn't find a new manager and Bäckerei Fuchs was looking for a larger bakehouse.

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It's a record: 5 Michelin stars

01/05/2019

Zermatt has never had as many Michelin stars as it does in 2019; the Matterhorn village now has five stars, two more than last year. The Omnia and the Alpine Gourmet Prato Borni have both been awarded one star. The After Seven retained its two stars and the Ristorante Capri still has one star.

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3.2_Kinhütte neue Angebote

Kinhütte: new packages

01/05/2019

In time for the season opening on 28 June 2019, the Kinhütte has announced a wide range of new packages. These include guided Kin Glacier hikes where you can see wild Alpine goats, voluntary work such as chopping wood, drying crockery and baking cakes, yoga and a relaxation programme with a massage. At 2,584 metres above sea level and surrounded by four-thousanders in the Mischabel group, the hut prioritises sustainability and takes waste reduction, food recycling and the use of local products very seriously. Eating together round a table provides companionship and sociable conversation for sole travellers.

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Direktionswechsel im Hotel Beau Site

Hotel Beau Site: New director

01/05/2019

Roman Codina is the new director of the Parkhotel Beau Site. Originally from Schaffhausen, he has many years of hotel management experience from working in a wide range of hotels.   Codina replaces Franz Schwegler-Dossetto, who has been the director of Beau Site for 24 years. A series of building renovations, refurbishments and alterations were carried out under his leadership. He is now retiring.

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Hotel Elite has a new look

01/05/2019

The three-star Hotel Elite Garni, located in the heart of Zermatt, will undergo renovations from 1 May till the end of November 2019. It will re-open at the beginning of the winter season.

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Hotel Silvana: spa improvements

01/05/2019

The Silvana Mountain Spa in the Silvana Mountain Hotel is being extended in time for the 2019/2020 winter season. The plan includes the creation of an Alpine sauna landscape with lounge (pine sauna, herbal steam room, Swiss chalet / vitarium), a multi-sensory shower and a massage facility. The spa is open to non-residents.

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Hotel Carina: complete renovation

01/05/2019

In December 2019 the covers will come off the newly renovated Hotel Carina. Work will be carried out from April to November, with everything redesigned from the ground up. This includes the name, branding and overall concept.

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Hotel Admiral becomes Hotel Mama

01/05/2019

Hotel Admiral will remain open until 30 April 2019. After that, it will be fully renovated both inside and out. The hotel will re-open for the 2019/2020 winter season under the new name of Hotel Mama, with 29 rooms (four more than before). It will continue to be a three-star superior hotel and will be managed by JuMA Ho-tel AG.  Hotel Mama will also have a co-working space managed together with PuraWorka.

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3.1_SAC-Hütte Nachfolger

SAC Monte Rosa Hut: new management

01/05/2019

The continuation of the SAC Monte Rosa Hut has been secured. The Rubin family had to stop managing the hut for health reasons, but Richard Lehner (Zermatt mountain guide) and Kilian Emmenegger (Zermatt ski instructor) have been confirmed as the new managers. They both bring a wealth of experience with them, as they used to manage the Gandegghütte. They will start their new role in summer 2019.

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Fatbike night ride

01/05/2019

In Zermatt, you can now go fat biking at night. The three-hour fatbike tour takes you over snowy paths in the darkness. Bright lights on the bike enable you to ride safely, cycling steadily uphill before speeding back down to Zermatt. This is the only place in Switzerland to offer this type of fat biking. The tour is available every Thursday from December to the middle of March, and may be available daily on request. Costing CHF 120 per person for more than three people, it includes all equipment.

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Cervo launches pop-up bakery

Cervo launches pop-up bakery

01/05/2019

The Cervo Mountain Boutique Resort is opening a pop-up bakery in mid-June, near Zermatt railway station in the former Biner bakery store. Alongside fresh bread, it will also sell pastries and home-made sandwiches, plus a selection of Cervo souvenirs. Guests can also check in to the Cervo Mountain Boutique Resort in the pop-up bakery. The store will be renovated in autumn and a new concept launched for the 2019/2020 winter season.

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3.3_Hotel Hemizeus Renovationen

Hotel Hemizeus: renovations

01/05/2019

From 30 June 2019, the Hotel Hemizeus will be renovating one of their apartments and several of the bedrooms. Out of the 32 rooms, 8 will undergo a complete redesign, and two bedrooms will be combined to create a suite. Out of the 9 apartments, 1 will be renovated, plus a new bathroom will be fitted.

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Matterhorn: Ladies Please!

01/05/2019

Four women, who shared their motivation in a video, are ready for this challenge. They qualified for the "Matterhorn: Ladies Please!" project and will show the world via their social media channels what it is like to climb the Matterhorn. The winning applicants:  Judith Wernli, radio presenter Anne-Sophie Thilo, former professional yachtswoman Sue Hirschi, nurse Steffi Hunziker, web and multimedia publisher  The women will undergo intensive training in Zermatt from 11-18 July 2019 before climbing the Matterhorn on 19 July 2019. They will share their experience from beginning to end on social media.

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Shepherd's festival and wolli's birthday

01/05/2019

The Shepherd’s Festival will take place on Sunday 8 September 2019 in the Matterhorn arena in Zen Stecken (at the south-western end of Zermatt). The highlight of the festival will be the prize-giving for the best Blacknose sheep. There will also be celebrations for the destination mascot Wolli’s birthday, with cakes and games for chil-dren, plus festival food and drink and traditional Swiss folk music. Entry is free.

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Musical entertainment on the Riffelberg

01/05/2019

August 2019 will be all about folklore music. On 3, 4, 7, 10 and 31 August, local folklore musicians will play on the terrace of the Riffelberg self-service restaurant. The band will appear from 13:00-16:30 hrs.

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Traillove Derby

01/05/2019

It's time for something new: the Traillove Derby introduces a new format into the festival, offering participants a fun, imaginative way to experience all the biking excitement the Zermatt – Matterhorn destination has to offer. The Traillove Derby will take place from 18-20 September 2019. Over three days, 50 two-person teams will take on various challenges, learning about the best trails and the hidden corners at the foot of the Matterhorn. There will also be Zermatt cuisine, a lively evening pro-gramme and plenty of chance to socialise. Thanks to the all-inclusive package, the Derby teams can focus all their attention on biking.

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Road bike race: Zürich-Zermatt

01/05/2019

As part of Chasing Cancellara, the one-day race from Zürich-Zermatt will take place for the first time on 19 September 2019. The road bike race is part of the international racing series for amateur cyclists and is being organised by Olympic champion Fabian Cancellara. Who will over-take the champion?

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European mountain running chamionships

01/05/2019

The European Athletics Association has chosen Zermatt to host the 2019 European Mountain Running Championships. The European Mountain Running race up the Riffelberg takes place on Sunday 7 July 2019 and is only open to runners selected by their associations. The race which is open to the public, the Gornergrat Zermatt Marathon, takes place as usual the day before, on 6 July 2019.

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The Enduro World Series is coming to Zermatt

01/05/2019

In 2019 and 2020, Zermatt will welcome the Enduro World Series Mountain Bike Championship, bringing the Enduro World Cup to Switzerland for the first time. This year, the event will take place from 18-22 Septem-ber. Wednesday to Friday will be dedicated to training events before the race on Saturday and Sunday. It is a great honour for Zermatt to be hosting the final of the eight stages and the award ceremony.

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Glacier Express: new food concept

01/05/2019

The catering service of the Glacier Express, Panoramic Gourmet AG, is launching a new culinary concept in the spring of 2019. This consists of various regional delicacies such as: an Alpine platter (Älplerteller) with Salzis (dry cured sausage) and Graubünden mountain cheese, traditional Valais rarebit soaked in white wine, oven-baked Graubünden capuns (chard roulades) with a little cheese on top, or, one of the classics, mince with macaroni and apple sauce. The offer is rounded off with regional wines. The aim is for guests to experience the culinary diversity of the regions they travel through on their plates.

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VIP Gondola redesign

01/05/2019

The VIP Gondola, where you can sip champagne on leather seats while floating gently above the ground, has undergone a redesign.  After spending several years transporting guests from near and far between Zermatt and Trockener Steg, the time came for a new look. The details, however, will be kept under wraps until summer 2019.

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Latest Cervo restaurant news

01/05/2019

The restaurant Ferdinand in the Cervo Mountain Boutique Resort is now open in summer too, from Thursday to Saturday from mid-July to mid-August, in the garden next to the Cervo Puro terrace – known as Ferdinand Garden. The Ferdinand is also open for events. Four movie nights are planned on the Ferdinand Terrace in July and August. A new Raclette Evening is also being launched on Tuesdays at Cervo Puro from the end of June until mid July and from mid August until mid October – with only raclette on the menu!

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Elsie's Bar has a sparkling new look

01/05/2019

From 1 May 2019, JuMa Gastro will take over Elsie’s Bar. There will be some small aesthetic changes and a new menu. Elsie’s Bar will now be a wine and champagne bar with speciality fin-ger food such as oysters. The theme of the bar will remain the Belle Époque. It will re-open on 1 June.

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Four Crystal Ride cabins

01/05/2019

During the winter season, only groups of more than ten people were able to use the new Matterhorn glacier ride Crystal Ride cabins, but they will be open to all in summer 2019. These special cabins are studded with Swarovski crystals and also have a glass floor that changes from milkywhite to clear three minutes into the journey. This allows you to look 170 metres down through the glass floor and admire the imposing glacial landscape. A new sound system will enhance the spinetingling atmosphere.

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InfoCube

01/05/2019

The InfoCube on Trockener Steg, which has been documenting the Matterhorn glacier ride construction work, has now been updated. From the end of summer 2019, it will display information on the forthcoming Alpine Crossing project.  Alpine Crossing will make it possible to cross the Alps by cable car (from Cervinia via Klein Matterhorn to Zermatt). Until summer 2021, LEITNER ropeways will be constructing a 3S cable car from Klein Matterhorn to Testa Grigia. More details on the project can be found in the "Coming Soon" section.

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"Earth Plastic View" Matterhorn art project

01/05/2019

The artist Branko Šmon is on a mission to raise awareness of the worldwide production of plastics and its effects on the environment. He is portraying the global plastic stock of seven billion tonnes in comparison to the volume of the Matterhorn. If the worldwide plastic stock existed in granulate form, it would have a volume of 14 km3. Using frames set up by the artist at various vantage points in Zermatt, he will show how much of the Matterhorn could be filled with granulate, visualising the spatial dimensions of the plastic stock for the observer. The project will be launched with an event on 19 July 2019. Swiss pioneer Bertrand Piccard, who circumnavigated the world in a solar plane from 2015 to 2016, has taken over the sponsorship of "Earth Plastic View".

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"Earth Plastic View" Matterhorn art project

01/05/2019

The artist Branko Šmon is on a mission to raise awareness of the worldwide production of plastics and its effects on the environment. He is portraying the global plastic stock of seven billion tonnes in comparison to the volume of the Matterhorn. If the worldwide plastic stock existed in granulate form, it would have a volume of 14 km3. Using frames set up by the artist at various vantage points in Zermatt, he will show how much of the Matterhorn could be filled with granulate, visualising the spatial dimensions of the plastic stock for the observer. The project will be launched with an event on 19 July 2019. Swiss pioneer Bertrand Piccard, who circumnavigated the world in a solar plane from 2015 to 2016, has taken over the sponsorship of "Earth Plastic View".

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New restaurant: L'Atelier Grandsire

01/05/2019

The new L’Atelier Grandsire restaurant opened in December 2018. Guests have been enjoying lunchtime and evening meals in a cosy French atmosphere. The restaurant also offers home-made patisseries and a wine store on the lower-ground floor.  Janine Tschümperlin and Yannik Robert Jacques Grandsire are the people behind this new res-taurant. Grandsire previously worked as a patissier in Hotel Mirabeau and is originally from France. His partner is Swiss and they run the restaurant together. 

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New Director at Parkhotel Beau Site

30/04/2019

Roman Codina will take over as the new director of the Parkhotel Beau Site in Zermatt. He replaces Franz Schwegler-Dossetto, who is retiring.

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Daniel F. Lauber is the new President of the Zermatt Hoteliers’ Association

16/04/2019

Daniel F. Lauber from the Cervo Mountain Boutique Resort is the new President of the Zermatt Hoteliers’ Association. He succeeds Corinne Julen from Europe Hotel & Spa and the focus of his year in office will be the topic of sustainability.

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A Successful Edition of the 12th Zermatt Unplugged

14/04/2019

Acoustic music, culinary delights and exciting discoveries: Zermatt Unplugged provided enjoyable moments in the midst of the unique mountain landscape of Zermatt for five days. The 12th edition captivated more than 30,000 visitors and was a great success from the point of view of the organizers.

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Student teams build moon habitat in Zermatt

04/04/2019

Would it be possible to live on the moon? Twenty teams of European students have been considering this question as part of the Igluna Project. Igluna’s field research will take place from 17 June – 3 July 2019 in the Glacier Palace on the Klein Matterhorn.

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Four women report on their ascent of the Matterhorn

28/03/2019

As part of the project "Matterhorn: Ladies please!" Zermatt Tourism looked for four women to climb the Matterhorn and share their experiences with the world on social media. Over 150 creative application videos were received - and the four participants have been selected.

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Zermatt takes first place

27/03/2019

23,000 TripAdvisor travellers have had their say. In brief: Zermatt is the top travel destination in Switzerland for 2019 and takes the winner’s place on the podium again.

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First Chinese ski race in Zermatt

26/03/2019

The "Matterhorn European Chinese Ski and Snowboard Competition" is the first ski race to be held in Zermatt exclusively for Chinese participants. A local will lead the way: Valais ski racer, Olympic medallist and world champion Ramon Zenhäusern will test the race route and present the awards.

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Participants named for "Matterhorn: Ladies please!"

25/03/2019

The four participants for the "Matterhorn: Ladies please!" project have been chosen. They will all show the world via their social media channels what it is like to climb the Matterhorn.

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Traillove Zermatt launches new mountain bike format

18/03/2019

From 18-22 September 2019, Zermatt will celebrate its love of biking with the second year of the Traillove Alpine Mountain Bike Festival. Featuring the final stage of the Enduro World Series Mountain Bike Championship and the Chasing Cancellara Zurich-Zermatt bike race, the festival will offer two top-quality events. This year will also include a very special biking adventure – the "Traillove Derby".

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Glacier Express: Starting signal for the Excellence-Class

07/03/2019

The Glacier Express is launching a new premium product: Excellence Class. Lounge chairs provide superb comfort and a concierge caters to the needs of passengers.

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Alpine Crossing: Vision becomes reallity

25/02/2019

The submission in the summer of 2018 of the project to construct a cableway link via a 3S cableway made by LEITNER ropeways between the stations at Testa Grigia and Matterhorn glacier paradise (Klein Matterhorn) generated intensive discussions between Zermatt Bergbahnen AG (ZBAG) and the complainant, the Swiss Foundation for Landscape Conservation (Stiftung Landschaftsschutz Schweiz, or SL). With both sides offering constructive proposals, an agreement has been reached and work can now start on the realization of an "Alpine Crossing" between Zermatt and Cervinia (Italy).

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Hotel pioneer Alexander Seiler – a bicentenary celebration

21/02/2019

Alexander Seiler was a pioneer in the hotel industry who made a huge impact on Zermatt. February 21 marks the 200th anniversary of his birth.

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Zermatt voted best ski area in the world for 2019

15/02/2019

Snow-Online has once again selected the crème de la crème of winter sports – the ten best ski resorts in the world for the 2018/2019 winter season. The experts looked at over 250 ski resorts and tested them in ten categories. The outcome: Zermatt wins the title.

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Zermatt receives five Michelin stars for 2019

06/02/2019

The Michelin Guide to Switzerland 2019 makes it official - Zermatt remains the Swiss capital of gourmet cuisine. The Matterhorn village retains its current three stars and adds two more.

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‘The Omnia’ wins a place on the podium

05/02/2019

Every year, TripAdvisor selects the best hotels in nine different categories. The winners of the ‘Travellers’ Choice Awards’ have just been announced. Two Zermatt hotels feature in the main category, ‘Top Hotels in Switzerland’.

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Zermatt: Record visitor numbers

28/01/2019

Between November 2017 and October 2018, a record number of visitors stayed in the Zermatt – Matterhorn destination. The record confirms the continued growth in tourism for the area and inspires us to do even better.

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Newcomer Acts and new Blues Club at Zermatt Unplugged

29/01/2019

Discoveries have always been a part of the acoustic music festival Zermatt Unplugged, like the Matterhorn to Zermatt. The multitude of newcomer acts and new formats at the festival ensure this. The Taste Village offers culinary discoveries with its varied food offerings, and those who have not yet satisfied the hunger for music after the live concerts will find the right sound for dancing at the after parties.

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Zermatt – Matterhorn defends its trademark

21/01/2019

In a recently concluded court case, Zermatt Tourismus has successfully forced several companies which use the word "Matterhorn" in their brands, despite not being part of the Zermatt – Matterhorn tourism destination, to stop using it.

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European Mountain Running Championships 2019 are coming to Zermatt

17/01/2019

The 18th European Mountain Running Championships are set to be held at the foot of the Matterhorn in 2019. "Swiss Athletics", the Swiss Athletics Association, and the organisers of the Gornergrat Zermatt Marathon are preparing intensively, but also with great pride and commitment, for this highlight in partnership with European Athletics, the continental association.

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293 kilometers of pistes are open

24/12/2018

The Zermatt – Matterhorn ski area just keeps growing. 293 kilometers of the best-prepared pistes are accessible.

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Matterhorn Ultraks – a new race

19/12/2018

The Matterhorn Ultraks is now part of the exclusive Supersky Races thanks to its new Extreme Race.

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Zermatt – Matterhorn launches new app

18/12/2018

There’s been talk about it for a while, and now it’s here – the new Matterhorn app. With information, tips and weather forecasts, it’s the ideal travel companion in the Zermatt – Matterhorn destination.

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Number One on Google

13/12/2018

Which cities, towns and villages were the most common Google searches by Swiss people in 2018? There’s a new arrival at the top of the list – Zermatt.

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Further Names for Zermatt Unplugged 2019

12/12/2018

Newly confirmed for Zermatt Unplugged 2019 are Boy George & Culture Club and James Bay in the Marquee Stage; Tom Odell, Michael Kiwanuka, Jacob Banks and Milow at The Alex; Tom Rosenthal and Alex Clare at the Sunnegga Sessions; and Charlie Cunningham, L'aupaire, Hugo Barriol, Jack and the Weatherman, and Isaac Gracie at the Vernissage. This completes the programme on the main stages.

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Zermatt – Matterhorn is certified as a Family Destination

03/12/2018

The Swiss Tourism Federation has recognised the family-friendly achievements of the Matterhorn destination, awarding it the "Family Destination" quality label for 2019-2021.

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Stafelalp mountain restaurant re-opens

22/11/2018

The Stafelalp mountain restaurant above Zermatt, with views of the north face of the Matterhorn, will re-open on 22 December 2018. Following the fire in April this year, owner Sarah Schwarzenbach and her team are looking forward to a new beginning.

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Zermatt celebrates the start of winter

21/11/2018

On Saturday 24 November 2018, the Winter Opening Weeks start in Zermatt. They include a full programme of events in the village and on the mountain, as well as 167 kilometres of open pistes.

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World's best ski chalet: Chalet Les Anges

21/11/2018

For the sixth year running, the World Ski Awards have taken place in Kitzbühel. This year, Chalet Les Anges in Zermatt has once again come first in the category of World's Best Ski Chalet.

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Advance ticket sales for MATTERHORN: NO LADIES PLEASE!

15/11/2018

Advance tickets for the première of Livia Anne Richard's play MATTERHORN: NO LADIES PLEASE! are now on sale. Zermatt open-air theatre’s third production has its opening night on 11 July 2019 on the Riffelberg above Zermatt. Live musical accompaniment will be provided by the internationally renowned Alpine horn player, Eliana Burki.

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Zermatt voted best Swiss ski resort 2018

09/11/2018

The Zermatt ski region has been awarded first place nationally and second place internationally in the poll for "Best Ski Resort 2018". 46,000 winter sports enthusiasts were surveyed over winter 2017/18 in 55 ski regions across five countries, making the "Best Ski Resort" the largest customer satisfaction study in the Alps.

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Zermatt – now home to four 5-star superior hotels

08/11/2018

It’s official: The Omnia hotel has been added to the ranks of 5-star superior hotels in Zermatt.

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Five Zermatt hotels in the top 50

05/11/2018

Last year the "NZZ am Sonntag" newspaper published a ranking of the best Swiss hotels for the first time. This year, three-star hotels were in the spotlight – and five Zermatt establishments impressed the jury.

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The theme for the new igloo village is "Out in the Wild"

05/11/2018

In November 2018, a new Igloo Village will be created in Zermatt at Rotenboden with a restaurant, outdoor bar, overnight accommodations, Whirlpool and the best view of the Matterhorn. This year, it will be adventurous: ice artists will create a snow palace featuring wild animals out of snow and ice.

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Zermatt young chef takes second place

05/11/2018

Mirjam Schwarz, from the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof, showcased her cooking skills at the national young chef competition – impressing the jury.

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Fabian Cancellara launches "Zurich–Zermatt"

02/11/2018

As part of his international race series Chasing Cancellara, Fabian Cancellara launches the Ultrafondo "Zurich–Zermatt". With 290 kilometers and 7’000 meters of climbing, this race is sure to be Switzerland’s toughest one day race in cycling.

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First acts for Zermatt Unplugged 2019 are set

31/10/2018

With Passenger, Sophie Hunger, Francis Cabrel, Johannes Oerding, Jessie J, Samy Deluxe, and Roo Panes, the first acts for the next Zermatt Unplugged, taking place from April 9 to 13, 2019 are set. The acoustic music festival at the foot of the Matterhorn starts ticket pre-sales on November 7, 2018 for the first part of its program.

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Zermatt is opening a pop-up Stübli restaurant in Bern

25/10/2018

From 25 October to 12 January, Zermatt will have a pop-up Stübli restaurant in the federal capital, on the terrace of the Globus store in Bern. As part of the launch, there was a presentation on Wednesday of all the latest news and activities over the coming winter.

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Zermatt Restaurants are Awarded 242 GaultMillau Points

08/10/2018

GaultMillau has selected the 850 best restaurants in Switzerland for 2019. The results for Zermatt can be marveled at: 17 Zermatt restaurants were among them, with the best awarded 17 points.

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Zermatt band, Wintershome, heralds the start of winter

04/10/2018

In time for the start of winter, the Zermatt pop and folk bank Wintershome has released a video clip of their new song, "White Lines", acting as ambassadors for the new Zermatt ski season.

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The world’s highest 3S cableway is officially inaugurated

29/09/2018

After around two-and-a-half years’ construction work, the "Matterhorn glacier ride" – the world’s highest 3S cableway – has finally opened as planned, and Zermatt has gained a new attraction. From the beginning of the 2018/19 winter season, passengers will be able to use the new cableway to reach the Klein Matterhorn.

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Zermatt Bergbahnen AG continues to ride a wave of success

01/10/2018

At its Annual General Meeting convened on Trockener Steg on 29 September 2018, Zermatt Bergbahnen AG is able to report another gratifying result and confirm last year’s record performance. Sales in fiscal 2017/18 totalled CHF 69.6 million, EBITDA reached CHF 34.6 million (49.7%) and operating cash flow CHF 30.7 million (44.1%). Once again, Zermatt Bergbahnen AG ranks number one for all key figures in a benchmark comparison.

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A piece of Zermatt in the Bern Globus

28/09/2018

From 25 October to 12 January, there will be a Zermatt chalet in the Swiss capital, selling local meats and cheeses and bringing a touch of the Zermatt winter.

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Zermatt Open Air Theatre enters its third act

25/09/2018

From 11 July to 1 September 2019, the Zermatt Open Air Theatre will be showing its first comedy on the Riffelberg – MATTERHORN: NO LADIES PLEASE! As in 2015 and 2017, the Bernese playwright and director Livia Anne Richard will script and direct the performance.

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Four Matterhorn sections in one day

17/09/2018

Record on the Matterhorn: Zermatter Andreas Steindl and Italian Francois Cazzanelli succeeded in climbing all four ridges of the Matterhorn in 16 hours and 4 minutes. They were the first to do this since Hans Kammerlander (ITA) and Diego Wellig (CH), who achieved the same feat in 1992 in 23.5 hours.

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Eighty women with cancer conquer the Breithorn

17/09/2018

On Saturday, 15 September 2018, eighty women from across Europe who have breast cancer climbed the Breithorn (4,164 m) near Zermatt. They were accompanied by 24 mountain guides from Zermatt.

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Crystal Ride: to the foot of the glacier

13/09/2018

At the beginning of the 2018/19 winter season, the world’s highest 3S cableway will start taking passengers to the Klein Matterhorn near Zermatt. The "Matterhorn glacier ride" is an unrivalled combination of technology, design and ride comfort. The four "Crystal ride" cabins are a highlight of the ultramodern cableway. The journey itself is exhilarating, but the cabins add to the thrills with an amazing view of the ground far below.

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It's a record: Zermatt to the Matterhorn and back, in four hours

06/09/2018

The Valais mountain guide and alpinist Andreas Steindl has set a new record on the Matterhorn. It took him 3 hours, 59 minutes and 52 seconds to climb from Kirchplatz in Zermatt to the summit of the Matterhorn and back.

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Zermatt opens the longest mountain bike flow trail in Switzerland

03/09/2018

After three years of planning and construction, the Sunnegga-Trail will open in Zermatt on 16 September 2018, setting new records for both its overall length and flow quality.

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Travel to Zermatt virtually

31/08/2018

Experience Zermatt from your home: using the new "SBB VR" app. Active users can take advantage of attractive prices.

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The summit of the Matterhorn is in Germany

23/08/2018

For the last five months, the Matterhorn has hung, upside down, in the Gasometer Oberhausen, and has already been seen by more than 250,000 visitors as part of the exhibition, "The Call of the Mountains" (Der Berg ruft).

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‘Taste of Zermatt’ combines culinary events in Zermatt

21/08/2018

‘Taste of Zermatt’ is the new umbrella brand that brings together new and existing culinary events taking place in Zermatt. The brand was launched at the Kitchen Party that took place on Friday 17 August 2018.

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Programme for Zermatt Impulse is announced

17/08/2018

Learn from professional skiers how to develop mental strength? Find out close up about global warming by observing changes in the Alpine landscape and glaciers? Think about how to solve food waste problems? You can do all this at Zermatt Impulse.

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New bike arena in Zermatt

23/07/2018

Bike sale, hire and accessories – all at the new bike arena in Zermatt. This will expand the bike options in the area and help to promote mountain bike tourism.

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Zermatt crowns the Queen of the Matterhorn

24/07/2018

On 19 August 2018, there will be a truly fantastic spectacle in Zermatt, when the traditional Ringkuhkampf cow fights will take place in the Matterhorn village for the first time.

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Zermatt e-buses celebrate 30th anniversary

18/07/2018

Zermatt has always been car-free; only electric vehicles are allowed. This applies to buses, too. The first e-bus arrived in Zermatt thirty years ago – an incredible achievement that will be celebrated on Saturday 21 July 2018.

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An Exhibition on the Greatest Mountain of Books

06/07/2018

From 11 July to 28 October 2018 on the Gornergrat the Swiss Alpine Museum is presenting "Matterhorn Stories: An Exhibition on the Greatest Mountain of Books".

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Bonfire AG founded

29/06/2018

Destination Zermatt – Matterhorn founded Bonfire AG for efficient implementation of the overarching destination digitalisation strategy. Zermatt Bergbahnen AG holds 50 percent of the shares, with the other 50 percent being held by Zermatt Tourism.

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Only 100 days to go: Zermatt’s new cableway of superlatives is coming soon

20/06/2018

The time has come on 29 September 2018: the Zermatt Bergbahnen AG opens the new 3S Cableway from Trockener Steg to the Klein Matterhorn.

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Karl Wild chooses Zermatt hotels

04/06/2018

The hotel guide in the Sonntagszeitung newspaper, created by journalist Karl Wild and a team of experts, named the 150 best hotels in Switzerland in 2018/19 – including eleven Zermatt establishments.

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Andreas Gabalier comes to Upper Valais

18/05/2018

Andrea Gabalier will be the celebrity guest and headline act at the SRF “Donnschtig-Jass”, to be held on 19 July 2018 in Zermatt or Saas-Fee.

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Despite an eventful winter, Zermatt has seen positive results

30/04/2018

The 2017 / 2018 winter season in Zermatt – Matterhorn saw a significant increase in accommodation bookings, huge snowfalls in January and a long season.

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Zermatt hotel The Omnia awarded Prix Bienvenu

18/04/2018

The Omnia has been named the "Friendliest Hotel in Switzerland" in the luxury hotel category. The 5-star hotel received the Prix Bienvenu at the 2018 Schweizer Ferientag tourism industry conference.

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The Chalet Hotel Schönegg is a New Relais & Châteaux Member

16/04/2018

Since the Chalet Hotel Schönegg has met a number of admission criteria, it belongs to the prestigious Relais & Châteaux association.

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Partnership confirmed for another five years

11/04/2018

At the opening event of Zermatt Unplugged, the Zermatt – Matterhorn destination and the festival organisers announced that they had carved their partnership in stone for the next five years.

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Awarded as the Best Swiss Travel Destination

20/03/2018

The travel planning website TripAdvisor annually presents awards to the most popular travel destinations in Switzerland. The results: Zermatt is on the podium for the fifth time in a row.

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Chez Vrony and Findlerhof Cook for Swiss Air Lines

07/03/2018

From 7 March to 5 June 2018, a meal from the Zermatt Chez Vrony and Findlerhof restaurants will be served on Swiss flights. Each dish was selected as part of the 15th anniversary of the airline’s Swiss Taste of Switzerland.

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World Premier of the Matterhorn Musical

16/02/2018

The Matterhorn musical by Michael Kunze and Albert Hammond will have its world premier in the Theatre St.Gallen on Saturday, 17 February 2018.

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Zermatt hosts the Enduro World Series

12/02/2018

Zermatt welcomes the Enduro World Series in 2019 and 2020 and brings the Enduro World Cup to Switzerland for the very first time.

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Newcomer-Line-Up Zermatt Unplugged 2018

01/02/2018

Along with big names like Kodaline or Norah Jones, it is the Newcomer acts and other formats that invite you on a voyage of discovery at Zermatt Unplugged. Musically, but also literally. Every day on ten stages in and around Zermatt, they ensure that the spirit of the festival is felt throughout the village and entire ski area.

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Coeur des Alpes and The Omnia are no. 1 at TripAdvisor

25/01/2018

Zermatt hotels have been rated very highly in the 2018 Travellers’ Choice Awards. In three of the nine total categories in Switzerland, Zermatt hotels are standing on the podium holding gold medals.

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First Train Trip to Zermatt

24/01/2018

Zermatt can be reached again by train. This means that after four days, guests can once again arrive and depart without difficulties.

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Zermatt informs about the current situation

21/01/2018

Since Saturday evening, 20th January 2018, Zermatt is no longer accessible. Due to avalanche risk, the road and the railway line between Zermatt and Täsch are closed. There is no danger for guests and locals.

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Zermatt can be accessed again

10/01/2018

After being cut off for almost two days, Zermatt can now be accessed by train again.

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Video Show along the Zermatt Bahnhofstrasse

20/12/2017

A three-minute video is presented on the façade of the Hublot Boutique in Zermatt every evening from 19 December 2017 to 2 January 2018.

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250 Kilometers of Pistes are Open

18/12/2017

The Zermatt – Matterhorn ski area just keeps growing. Right now, there are 250 km of the best-prepared pistes accessible.

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Line-Up of Zermatt Unplugged 2018

11/12/2017

Norah Jones, Emeli Sandé, Kodaline, Sarah Connor, Jack Savoretti, and many other great artists: The main program of the 11th Zermatt Unplugged, which takes place from April 10 - 14, 2018 has been confirmed. Advance ticket sales for all ticket categories start on December 15, 2017.

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A Saison Pass is Worth It

10/12/2017

Holders of a season or annual pass for the Zermatt Bergbahnen AG do not only enjoy the pistes at the highest ski area in Europe but they also can ski at a reduced price in the Jungfrau Ski Region, in California’s Squaw Valley Resort and in the New Zealand ski resort, Mt. Ruapehu.

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Ski instructors and mountain guides join forces

30/11/2017

On 1 December 2017, the Alpin Center Zermatt and the Swiss Ski and Snowboard School Zermatt joined forces under a new name, the "Zermatters". The goal is to provide guest services with a local perspective.

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The Handelszeitung crowns Zermatt as the Best Winter Sports Resort

30/11/2017

The Handelszeitung has crowned the best winter sports resorts. Zermatt was once again awarded the gold medal.

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Hotel Ratings Distinguish Zermatt Hotels

27/11/2017

Over the last few days, three hotel ratings have just been published: In the Trivago Awards 2018, the "NZZ am Sonntag" Hotel Ratings as well as the Winter Hotel ratings of the Sonntagszeitung, the Zermatt hotels results stand out.

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Les Anges Wins Award "World’s Best Ski Chalet"

24/11/2017

The 5th World Ski Awards were presented in Kitzbühel on 18 November 2017. Among the winners is the Chalet Les Anges in Zermatt.

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New Igloo Village Theme is Mythology

10/11/2017

In November 2017, a new Igloo Village will be created in Zermatt at Rotenboden with a restaurant, outdoor bar, overnight accommodations, Whirlpool and the best view of the Matterhorn. This year, it will be mystical: ice artists create a snow palace with fortresses, castles and god-like formations.

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Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge Wins Gold - Twice

06/11/2017

At the Skiarea Test the Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge was awarded gold in the categories "Idea and Implementation" and "Technical Product Development".

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Zermatt Launches a Family Promotion

31/10/2017

A family promotion, which offers many advantages for families and children, begins in the Zermatt – Matterhorn destination on 1 November 2017. At the same time, the Wolli Card will be introduced.

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Zermatt is Awarded Three Michelin Stars for 2018

23/10/2017

The 2018 Guide Michelin for Switzerland reveals that Zermatt remains a culinary stronghold. There are 16 Zermatt restaurants listed in the guide and one of them has been awarded two Michelin Stars.

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The Omnia is Switzerland’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2017

10/10/2017

On 30 September 2017, the 24th World Travel Awards were presented in St. Petersburg. Among the winners is also the Zermatt hotel, The Omnia.

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Zermatt Restaurants are Awarded 255 GaultMillau Points

02/10/2017

GaultMillau has selected the 800 best restaurants in Switzerland for 2018. The results for Zermatt can be marveled at: 18 Zermatt restaurants were awarded points – with 17 for the best.

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Lara Gut faces the media in Zermatt

26/09/2017

The Swiss ski racer, Lara Gut, is back after a six-month injury break. She was drawn to Zermatt to take her first turns on snow. Here she also answered questions from journalists.

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Zermatt Bergbahnen AG Achieves Record Result

25/09/2017

In the 2016/17 business year, Zermatt Bergbahnen AG generated an all-time record result, with sales of CHF 69.6 million and a cash flow of CHF 30.3 million. The company saw an increase in revenue both from year-round excursion tourism (+8.3%) and winter sports (+3.5%).

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Skiing with Special Guests

20/09/2017

The Zermatt Ski-Festival once again invites everyone to have fun in the snow with well-known ski stars on 21-26 November 2017. This time, Franco Marvulli, a former cycling track pro, will also join the enjoyment with his swerves through the snow.

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Tele Info Zermatt is now on YouTube

25/08/2017

Tele Info Zermatt has broadcast the news from the resort for 18 years. Now the channel is not only on television but is also distributed via YouTube.

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Zermatt Festival: A Pioneer Work at an Historic Location

03/08/2017

The Zermatt Festival & Academy enchants Zermatt once again with classical music from 8 to 17 September 2017. This time, the Festival also goes to the Monte Rosa hut (2,883 m), where "In Sturm und Eis", the mountain film by Arnold Fanck with music by Paul Hindemith will be shown.

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The Longest Suspension Bridge in the World is Open

29/07/2017

Thrills above the precipice. That is the experience – pure adventure – on the new suspension bridge for walkers near Randa. It is the connection between Grächen and Zermatt along the Europaweg at a dizzying height. The two-day tour offers views and distant a background with the Matterhorn, Weisshorn and the Bernese Alps. The bridge is open from Saturday, 29 July, at 11 am.

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24-Hour Live Report from Zermatt - Matterhorn

18/07/2017

Zermatt - Matterhorn is going live once again on the social media channels Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. It will be live non-stop for 24 hours from noon on 21st July to noon on 22nd July. The global social media community will be part of this production.

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The Climbing Routes above the Gorner Glacier are Repaired

14/07/2017

Zermatt is a paradise for climbers. But it does not always have to be the north face of a four thousand-metre peak. The traditional climbing routes have been cleared and cleaned on the Riffelhorn in the Gornerflüe region.

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The Matterhorn as an Enticement

11/07/2017

The Alpine Museum of Switzerland has a display of the most surprising and original Matterhorn products in the world at Gornergrat. Until 15th October 2017.

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Randa: The Longest Suspension Bridge in the World will be inaugurated

30/06/2017

The Europaweg between Grächen and Zermatt can be hiked again without a detour this summer. The construction work on a new suspension bridge above Randa will be inaugurated on Saturday, 29th July 2017.

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Jubilee Celebrations at the Matterhorn: 100 Years of the Solvay Bivouac

19/06/2017

The Hörnligrat on the Matterhorn is the route most taken by Alpinists, who want to reach the summit. The Solvay Bivouac has been available for climbers in distress since 1917. The little hut at 4,003 m turns 100 years old on 8 August 2017. A retrospective.

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Cows are grazing at Riffelalp once again

13/06/2017

The bells ring once again at Riffelalp. A group of interested people has founded a new Alp corporation. Now 25 cows and 7 calves graze on the alpine meadows at Riffelalp. Those initiating this effort want to uphold the Valais alp culture in Zermatt.

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Mountain Guide from Täsch Reaches the Summit of Mount Everest

07/06/2017

The Täsch mountain guide and expedition leader Klaus Tscherrig stood atop the summit of Mount Everest (8,820 m) with Sherpa and two of his long-time guests on 27 May 2017. This means that he had completed the "Seven Summits".

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Discover Alpine Flowers on your Smartphone

01/06/2017

Knowing more means living more. This also holds true for one’s knowledge about flowers along the side of a hiking path. The Flower app from Pro Natura Aargau has been available for downloading for a few days now. The app explains the exciting flora in the surrounding area – in Zermatt and throughout all of Switzerland.

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Riffelberg Express now also runs in summer

23/05/2017

Mountain lifts: The Riffelberg Express now also links the Furi mountain station with the Riffelberg in July and August 2017. This means that both Matterhorn glacier paradise and the Gornergrat can be visited easily in a single day.

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Zermatt: Hotels at the Top of the Class - again

22/05/2017

Hotel rankings were published in both the 2016-2017 edition of Karl Wild’s book "Die 150 besten Hotels der Schweiz" (best hotels) and the SonntagsZeitung. The lists include 11 Zermatt hotels prominently represented once again. With "Prix Bienvenu" Switzerland Tourisme has also awarded the 100 most friendly Swiss hotels.

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Chef Heinz Rufibach again at the Hotel Zermatterhof

19/05/2017

The Gault Millau chef de cuisine Heinz Rufibach is now in charge of the fine dining Restaurant Alpine Gourmet Prato Borni in the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof. Regular guests and locals have a very good culinary memory of Rufibach. The Bern native was already chef de cuisine in the Zermatterhof from 1996 to 2002.

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New: The Matterhorn Blog – A View of Life at the Foot of the Matterhorn

15/05/2017

Be there, take part, share experiences – this is now possible with the Matterhorn Blog. In the blog, the locals have their say as they report about working and living in their world at the foot of the Matterhorn. Occasionally, guest authors will also have a word.

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Helicopter Flights to the Summit of the Matterhorn

14/04/2017

Helicopter round trips can be exciting. In Zermatt they are simply spectacular. The helicopter pilot and mountain guide, Simon Anthamatten, flies around the Matterhorn in 360° mode for the video community.

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Zermatt is the Best Ski Resort in Switzerland

11/04/2017

Snowplaza is one of the largest web portals for winter sports. The Snowplaza readers have voted and named Matterhorn ski paradise as the best ski resort in Switzerland.

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Everyone Dreams of Zermatt

28/03/2017

Zermatt is in 1st Place. The rating platform TripAdvisor has published the winners of the Travellers’ Choice Awards with Zermatt as the absolute head of the pack. The ratings, experience reports and opinions on TripAdvisor make it clear that Zermatt is the “place to be” in Switzerland.

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Zermatt is a Pioneer in Digital Transformation

08/02/2017

The Zermatt ski region offers its guests a great benefit with its digital offering. This is the conclusion reached in a study by Atos. The Matterhorn ski paradise was ranked first in front of 13 other ski resorts in Switzerland and Austria.

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Zermatt Unplugged: Many Innovations

31/01/2017

The audience at the tenth edition of the Zermatt Unplugged music festival may expect many improvements, along with a colourful array of established artists, such as Stephan Eicher and Paolo Nutini and some exciting new talents (from 4 to 8 April 2017).

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TripAdvisor: Zermatt Hotels are Among the Best

25/01/2017

TripAdvisor once again is praising the Zermatt hotels. The Omnia Hotel is ranked fifth and the Matterhorn Focus seventh in all of Switzerland in the TripAdvisor ratings. Many other Zermatt hotels were also distinguished.

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Zermatt: 24-Hours Live on Social Media

27/12/2016

What takes place behind the scenes in Zermatt on the day before New Years Eve? Many mini-reports, which can be seen over 24 hours, will show this. From noon to noon live before New Years Eve on social media channels of Zermatt Tourismus.

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