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Gornergrat Bahn lanciert "My Matterhorn Movie"


Die Fahrt auf den Gornergrat ist ab sofort als persönlicher Film verfügbar. Alles, was dafür benötigt wird, ist das Bahnticket und ein tolles Selfie auf dem Gipfel.


Incredible women at 2,600 metres above sea level


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.


Pilot project: recycled plastic road surface


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.


Five new gastronomic additions


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.


Book about Zermatt's pair of bearded vultures


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.


Four Swiss teams will be in the European Mountain Running Championships


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.


Exhibition about fourteen courageous female mountain climbers on the Matterhorn


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.


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


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


New music video for the Wolli Song


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.


Zermatt Tourismus supports Women's Strike Day


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.


Successful test run for Chasing Cancellara Zurich-Zermatt


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.


Zermatt Hotels are up with the best


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.


IGLUNA: Life on the moon possible?


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.


The Matterhorn app dons its summer clothes


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.


Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn - Art on rails


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


Livia Anne Richard receives Communication Prize


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


New Director at Parkhotel Beau Site


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


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


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.


A Successful Edition of the 12th Zermatt Unplugged


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.


Student teams build moon habitat in Zermatt


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.


Four women report on their ascent of the Matterhorn


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.


Zermatt takes first place


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.


First Chinese ski race in Zermatt


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.


Participants named for "Matterhorn: Ladies please!"


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.


Traillove Zermatt launches new mountain bike format


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".


Glacier Express: Starting signal for the Excellence-Class


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.


Alpine Crossing: Vision becomes reallity


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).


Hotel pioneer Alexander Seiler – a bicentenary celebration


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.


Zermatt voted best ski area in the world for 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.


New project manager at Bonfire AG


The Zermatt economist Andreas Mazzone has been appointed as a project manager at Bonfire AG, the company tasked with completely digitising the Zermatt – Matterhorn destination.


Zermatt receives five Michelin stars for 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.


‘The Omnia’ wins a place on the podium


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’.


Newcomer Acts and new Blues Club at Zermatt Unplugged


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.


Zermatt: Record visitor numbers


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.


Zermatt – Matterhorn defends its trademark


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.


European Mountain Running Championships 2019 are coming to Zermatt


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.


293 kilometers of pistes are open


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


Matterhorn Ultraks – a new race


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


Zermatt – Matterhorn launches new app


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.


Number One on Google


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.


Further Names for Zermatt Unplugged 2019


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.


Zermatt – Matterhorn is certified as a Family Destination


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


Stafelalp mountain restaurant re-opens


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.


Zermatt celebrates the start of winter


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.


Advance ticket sales for MATTERHORN: NO LADIES PLEASE!


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.


World's best ski chalet: Chalet Les Anges


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.


Zermatt voted best Swiss ski resort 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.


Zermatt – now home to four 5-star superior hotels


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


Zermatt young chef takes second place


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


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


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.


Five Zermatt hotels in the top 50


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.


Fabian Cancellara launches "Zurich–Zermatt"


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.


First acts for Zermatt Unplugged 2019 are set


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.


Zermatt is opening a pop-up Stübli restaurant in Bern


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.


Zermatt Restaurants are Awarded 242 GaultMillau Points


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.


Zermatt band, Wintershome, heralds the start of winter


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.


The world’s highest 3S cableway is officially inaugurated


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.


Zermatt Bergbahnen AG continues to ride a wave of success


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.


A piece of Zermatt in the Bern Globus


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.


Zermatt Open Air Theatre enters its third act


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.


Eighty women with cancer conquer the Breithorn


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.


Four Matterhorn sections in one day


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.


Crystal Ride: to the foot of the glacier


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.


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


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.


Zermatt opens the longest mountain bike flow trail in Switzerland


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.


Travel to Zermatt virtually


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


The summit of the Matterhorn is in Germany


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).


‘Taste of Zermatt’ combines culinary events in Zermatt


‘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.


Programme for Zermatt Impulse is announced


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.


New bike arena in Zermatt


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.


Zermatt crowns the Queen of the Matterhorn


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.


Zermatt e-buses celebrate 30th anniversary


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.


An Exhibition on the Greatest Mountain of Books


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".


Bonfire AG founded


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.


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


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


Karl Wild chooses Zermatt hotels


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.


Andreas Gabalier comes to Upper Valais


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.


Despite an eventful winter, Zermatt has seen positive results


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


Zermatt hotel The Omnia awarded Prix Bienvenu


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.


The Chalet Hotel Schönegg is a New Relais & Châteaux Member


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


Partnership confirmed for another five years


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.


Awarded as the Best Swiss Travel Destination


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.


Chez Vrony and Findlerhof Cook for Swiss Air Lines


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.


World Premier of the Matterhorn Musical


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


Zermatt hosts the Enduro World Series


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


Newcomer-Line-Up Zermatt Unplugged 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.


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


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.


Video Show along the Zermatt Bahnhofstrasse


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.


Line-Up of Zermatt Unplugged 2018


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.


The Handelszeitung crowns Zermatt as the Best Winter Sports Resort


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


Ski instructors and mountain guides join forces


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.


Hotel Ratings Distinguish Zermatt Hotels


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.


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


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


250 Kilometers of Pistes are Open


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


New Igloo Village Theme is Mythology


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.


Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge Wins Gold - Twice


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


Zermatt is Awarded Three Michelin Stars for 2018


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.


A Saison Pass is Worth It


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.


The Omnia is Switzerland’s Leading Boutique Hotel 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.


Zermatt Restaurants are Awarded 255 GaultMillau Points


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.


Lara Gut faces the media in Zermatt


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.


Zermatt Bergbahnen AG Achieves Record Result


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%).


Skiing with Special Guests


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.


Tele Info Zermatt is now on YouTube


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.


Zermatt Festival: A Pioneer Work at an Historic Location


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.


The Climbing Routes above the Gorner Glacier are Repaired


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.


The Matterhorn as an Enticement


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.


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


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.


Cows are grazing at Riffelalp once again


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.


Mountain Guide from Täsch Reaches the Summit of Mount Everest


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".


Discover Alpine Flowers on your Smartphone


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.


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


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.


Riffelberg Express now also runs in summer


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.


Chef Heinz Rufibach again at the Hotel Zermatterhof


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.


Zermatt: Hotels at the Top of the Class - again


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.


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


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.


Helicopter Flights to the Summit of the Matterhorn


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.


Zermatt is the Best Ski Resort in Switzerland


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.


Everyone Dreams of Zermatt


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.


Zermatt is a Pioneer in Digital Transformation


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.


Zermatt Unplugged: Many Innovations


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).


TripAdvisor: Zermatt Hotels are Among the Best


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.