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SnowXperience Plateau Rosa

01/05/2024

Those looking for fun in the snow in summer temperatures can experience the glacier up close at the SnowXperience Plateau Rosa adventure centre right next to the Testa Grigia station.

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3883 - The new fragrance of Zermatt Bergbahnen

01/05/2024

Glacier worlds, fresh air, flower meadows and forests - the Matterhorn Paradise around Zermatt has plenty of natural landscapes to offer. The Zermatt Bergbahnen have summarised this magical backdrop in a fragrance. The result is refreshing, natural and inspiring.

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Rooftop-Ride Zermatt – Furi

01/05/2024

The new aerial tramway between Zermatt and Furi has been in operation since last November. The cabins with their modern design float over the end of the village of Zermatt and pass the specially designed support number one, which, depending on the angle, focuses on the Matterhorn like a magnifying glass.

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Michel Reybier Hospitality takes over the Whymperstube

30/04/2024

In the center of the village, surrounded by the imposing Valais mountains, is the Whymper Stube Zermatt - a rustic restaurant named after the legendary first ascent of the Matterhorn, Edward Whymper.

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The ErlebnisCard becomes the Matterhorn Gotthard Pass

29/04/2024

Since the beginning of May, the ErlebnisCard has been renamed the Matterhorn Gotthard Pass. A new, modern design has been implemented to provide an appealing and user-friendly visual presentation.

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Alpingarten - The highest alpine garden in Europe

29/04/2024

Let yourself be enchanted by the unique flora and vegetation in the midst of the 29 four-thousanders. The Gornergrat Alpine Garden is enthroned at around 2,800 metres above sea level at the Rotenboden station and offers a view that takes your breath away - in addition to the Matterhorn, the Riffelhorn and Riffelsee seem close enough to touch.

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Attracting winter guests for the summer

29/04/2024

Zermatt Tourism has set itself the task of actively drawing the attention of loyal winter guests who return to the Zermatt - Matterhorn destination, as well as guests who are enchanted by the Zermatt winter for the first time, to the summer season. 

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Meet the Sheep - The cuddliest visitors on the Gornergrat

29/04/2024

In summer, the herd of black-nosed sheep will once again be grazing on the Gornergrat. Around 125 black noses are on the move - mostly in the shade, as their fluffy fur makes it too hot for them in the sun.

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The fascination of skiing with the ZERMATTERS in the snowXperience shop and park on Testa Grigia

29/04/2024

With the ZERMATTERS' First Ski Experience, the fascination of skiing can also be experienced in summer. The snowXperience shop and park on Testa Grigia offers the ideal base for this.

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Four restaurants, all in one place - Schweizerhof Kitchen, La Muña, Myoko and Cheese Factory

29/04/2024

This summer, the Schweizerhof terrace will be transformed into the ultimate chill-out spot, perfect for anyone who wants to experience authentic moments and culinary delights against the spectacular backdrop of the Matterhorn.

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NostalChic Class - The most exclusive journey up the Gornergrat

29/04/2024

The first summer season of the NostalChic Class is just around the corner. Experience an unforgettable journey to the Gornergrat in a nostalgic carriage from 1961. Enjoy the cosy interior and exclusive ambience, while you are guaranteed window seats for breathtaking views on the route from Zermatt to the Gornergrat.

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New SPA suite from mid-June 2024 in the Hotel Focus

25/04/2024

The highlight of the new two-room suite with a total of 75 m2 is the private wellness area with an outdoor jacuzzi and views of the Matterhorn. The SPA suite also has its own Sanarium® and a bathroom with rain shower and free-standing bathtub. In addition to the living room with sofa bed, sitting area and separate bedroom, there is also a large terrace with a view of the Zermatt mountains.

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CERVO Summer-Party!

25/04/2024

The CERVO is not just a hotel, but rather a lifestyle. It opens doors to new spheres on deeper levels - sustainably and beyond the borders of Zermatt. It is a place for community, where guests, employees and locals interact with each other. In summer, CERVO is once again offering various events.

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Exciting news from the Fuchs bakery!

25/04/2024

Bäckerei Fuchs has some exciting innovations planned for this summer! Inspired by the growing demand for diverse culinary experiences, Bäckerei Fuchs is expanding its range to include delicious vegan and gluten-free products, while remaining true to its values and focussing on regionality and natural ingredients. New dishes are also being added to the café menu - so things are set to remain exciting! 

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Luggage and goods delivery made easy

25/04/2024

New high-voltage e-transporter

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The Schiirli restaurant gets a new concept

25/04/2024

The Matterhorn Golf Club and the exclusive mountain restaurant @Paradise are entering into a pioneering partnership for the future and joining forces to create a refreshing culinary offering. 

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So close to heaven - new rooms at the family-run Hotel Bella Vista.

So close to heaven - new rooms at the family-run Hotel Bella Vista.

25/04/2024

In spring, the top floor of Hotel Bella Vista will be completely renovated and extended. Guests can look forward to two new rooms from summer 2024; Sky Suite and Sky Basic Double. The wood panelling gives the rooms a cosy feel and the new layout provides space for families, couples or friends. 

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Grow beyond yourself with the Mammut Mountain School

03/04/2024

The mountain sports outfitter Mammut and the mountain guide professionals from ZERMATTERS/ANDERMATTERS are joining forces. The Mammut Mountain School is a reliable partner for every sporting level. It offers a comprehensive programme for mountain enthusiasts and all those who want to become one. The focus is on enjoyment, knowledge transfer and safety.

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Zermatt Tourism takes part in the biggest night in Hollywood

08/03/2024

The Oscars: this year's presentation of the world’s most famous film awards will take place in Beverly Hills on 10 March 2024 – and Zermatt is preparing to welcome selected Oscar nominees! International stars such as Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Ryan Gosling can look forward to travelling to the foot of the Matterhorn.

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Zermatt Tourism and Lindt & Sprüngli join forces

08/03/2024

Sweet news: Zermatt Tourism is delighted to announce Lindt & Sprüngli Switzerland as an official chocolate partner. The chocolate manufacturer is joining Zermatt Tourism at the highest partnership level as a Peak Partner for 2024 and 2025.

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Pizza Chic Ambassador Bar: Italian «Joie de Vivre» in the Zermatt Alps

19/02/2024

The Hotel Ambassador welcomes you with the "Pizza Chic Ambassador Bar" concept, a place where the beauty of fresh products and the taste of exquisite wines merge into a unique taste experience in a cozy atmosphere.

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ZERMATT WINS THE BLICK WINTER AWARD IN THE SKI & SNOWBOARD CATEGORY

16/02/2024

AND THE WINNER IS... Zermatt-Matterhorn! Our destination wins the BLICK Winter Awards 2023/24 in the Ski & Snowboard category. What a wonderful recognition! It fills the Zermatt-Matterhorn destination with joy and pride to be at the top of this prestigious category. In the middle of the current winter season, the award is an incentive and motivation to continue to give our best every day.

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Restaurant Carbon by Romain Fornell: A Fusion of Fire and Flavor

16/02/2024

In the heart of Zermatt, within the Hotel Ambassador, the "Restaurant Carbon by Romain Fornell" welcomes you with an innovative culinary concept inspired by fire and embers. Romain Fornell, a French chef awarded by the Guide Michelin and based in Barcelona, is renowned for his culinary art that blends French tradition with Mediterranean influences.

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AGM Zermatt Tourism: A magical financial year

07/02/2024

The 89th Annual General Meeting of Zermatt Tourism on 7 February 2024 was dominated by the record result in the history of the association. Once again, the members of the Council of Delegates, Board of Directors and management can proudly look back on a successful year.

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Hamilton x Air Zermatt Store in Zermatt

29/12/2023

The successful partnership between Hamilton and Air Zermatt is moving to a new level with the opening of a joint store in Zermatt. Following a joint pop-up store venture on Bahnhofstrasse, the two companies are continuing their successful collaboration with a long-term project. Shortly before the start of the year, the Hamilton x Air Zermatt store was officially opened in Zermatt.

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Hotel & Solebad Arca enjoys new renovated wellness facilities

14/12/2023

The wellness facilities at the Hotel & Solebad Arca have been upgraded, with the saltwater swimming pool and integrated bubble loungers and massage jets designed on a larger scale.

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New label for regional and sustainable Zermatt products – Taste of Zermatt

05/12/2023

TASTE OF ZERMATT IS A NEW LABEL – A SEAL OF QUALITY FOR PRODUCTS THAT ARE SUSTAINABLY PRODUCED LOCALLY AND REPRESENT OUTSTANDING QUALITY. 

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Chalet Zermatt Peak recognised as the best Ski Chalet 2023 in Switzerland and the world

30/11/2023

The five-star boutique residence “Chalet Zermatt Peak” has been recognised as the best Swiss ski chalet for the fourth year in a row. And it also picks up the accolade of the world's best ski chalet.  

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New in the Matterhorn app: the latest live e-bus timetable

30/11/2023

The live e-bus timetable lets you follow Zermatt e-bus connections on their route in real time. Zermatt is taking another step towards becoming a fully digital tourism destination! 

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Zermatt Bergbahnen AG wins Swiss Mountain Award 2023

28/11/2023

Swiss Mountain Award 2023 for Zermatt Bergbahnen AG: Matterhorn Alpine Crossing recognised 

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New coworking spaces at Mayer Concepts

07/11/2023

The company Mayer Concepts, which focuses mainly on holiday apartment and chalet rental and runs the Zermatt Box self-storage facilities, has opened two office spaces for coworking in Zermatt.

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Local, sustainable water from BE WTR: also available in Zermatt from this winter season, in collaboration with Zermatt Beer

26/10/2023

BE WTR SA, the sustainable Swiss water brand, is bringing its concept to Zermatt for the winter season 2023/2024, opening an automatic bottling plant to supply ultra-local water to hotels, restaurants and the catering trade. 

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The BaseCamp Hotel reopens following an extensive renovation

26/10/2023

The BaseCamp Hotel will welcome guests again from 15 December 2023 – and show off its new look.

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Bristol goes greener – Hotel Bristol produces its own power from solar panels

26/10/2023

The family-run three-star Hotel Bristol now generates a third of its electricity consumption with solar power produced in-house.  

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Welcome to L’Entrecôte – gourmet perfection. The new restaurant from the Albana Real boutique hotel.

25/10/2023

Immerse yourself in the world of L'Entrecôte, where culinary excellence meets stunning design. The new restaurant of the four-star hotel is more than a place to eat – it's an experience for the senses. 

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Gornergrat Railway winter news

25/10/2023

The Gornergrat Railway is celebrating its 125-year anniversary this year with a host of activities and highlights. With the golden locomotive as a photo point at 3,100 metres above sea level, the luxurious NostalChic Class, and a special exhibition to mark the anniversary, the Gornergrat Railway is reviving past times and offering unique experiences all over again.   

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Enzian mountain restaurant in Findeln under new management

25/10/2023

Exciting gastronomic change at the Enzian. Philippe Oswald is now at the helm, combining tradition with French refinement.

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Pop-up restaurant “La Piscina” from December 2023 – by CERVO

25/10/2023

From Winter 2023 the five-star Hotel CERVO Mountain Resort located at Untere Mattenstrasse 50 in Zermatt is opening its “La Piscina” pop-up restaurant. 

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VILLA Vrony: iconic mountain eatery comes to Lucerne as a pop-up restaurant

24/10/2023

Chez Vrony has long been an integral part of the top gastronomic scene in Zermatt. Despite its fame, Vrony and Max Cotting-Julen are always up for the challenge of a new project. The pop-up restaurant VILLA Vrony on Lake Lucerne is their latest stroke of genius, involving a collaboration between Chez Vrony and the VILLA Schweizerhof in Lucerne.

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The Japanese restaurant Myoko moves to a new home at the Schweizerhof Zermatt

23/10/2023

The Myoko will open at a new site at the end of December. But the concept stays the same: excellent Japanese cuisine, sushi & teppanyaki.

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Wheeler Peak – the new Mountain Exposure apartment

23/10/2023

Holiday apartment agency Mountain Exposure has extended its portfolio with an additional apartment in the centrally situated Haus Nevada.

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New family room available at the Hotel Mountain Paradise

23/10/2023

A new family room has been available to book since spring in the popular 3-star Hotel Mountain Paradise, located in the peaceful and idyllic Winkelmatten area of the village.

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Convenience and security upgrades in the Matterhorn Ski Paradise

23/10/2023

Winter is on its way and Zermatt Bergbahnen has taken steps to ensure guests enjoy a convenient and safe snow sports experience.

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Newly renovated spa at the Riffelalp Resort 2,222m

23/10/2023

The highest spa in Europe has been renovated for hotel guests in the Riffelalp Resort 2’222m – offering even more comfort and vibrancy.

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Opening of the newly designed restaurant “THE PAVILION - food & drinks” in the heart of Zermatt

23/10/2023

During the summer, the original sports pavilion was demolished by the municipality of Zermatt and replaced by an attractive new restaurant building. “THE PAVILION - food & drinks” has an impressive and unique sun terrace with a magnificent view of the Matterhorn. It is also located in the heart of Zermatt's Obere Matten leisure and meeting area, which is one of the sunniest and most popular places in Zermatt.

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Restaurant Golden India delights at Trockener-Steg, Matterhorn Ski Paradise

23/10/2023

Restaurant Golden India newly delights in offering a year-round selection of Indian culinary specialties at the Restaurant ICE Buffet Bar, located at Trockener Steg.  

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Gourmet success in Zermatt: restaurants climb to the Gault Millau peak and reach for Michelin stars

05/10/2023

What an exciting week for the culinary scene in Zermatt! The picturesque Swiss alpine village has once again demonstrated its culinary prowess with several world-class restaurants shining in the prestigious Gault Millau guide list – and the equally globally respected Michelin Guide. These awards are further proof of the gastronomic diversity and quality that Zermatt has to offer. 

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Scharoun Ensemble celebrates 40th anniversary

18/09/2023

The 19th Zermatt Music Festival & Academy takes place in Zermatt from 7 to 17 September 2023– time for the sound of classical music to resound through Zermatt and the surrounding mountains. The Scharoun Ensemble of the Berliner Philharmoniker was founded 40 years ago in Berlin and is celebrated at the festival.

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Zermatt – The best ski resort in the alps 2023

15/09/2023

The Matterhorn Ski Paradise has once again won the title of Best Ski Resort in the Alps. The accolade was announced as part of the Best Ski Resort Report, which is conducted every two years and is the largest independent guest satisfaction survey in the Alps. Having already won the overall title in 2014, 2016 and 2020, Zermatt, the ski resort at the foot of the Matterhorn, is once again at the top of the podium in 2023.

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Renovated deluxe rooms at Hotel Bellerive

14/09/2023

Alpine charm meets modern design: the deluxe rooms at Hotel Bellerive

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Bäckerei Fuchs opens new terrace

23/06/2023

The Bäckerei Fuchs branch at Getwingstrasse 24 is fully open again – and includes a newly renovated terrace.

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Christian Eckert named “Hotelier of the Year 2023”

15/06/2023

Christian Eckert, Managing Director of the boutique hotel The Omnia in Zermatt, has been crowned “Hotelier of the Year 2023”. 

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Basecamp atmosphere at the Gornergrat

24/04/2023

The Kulmhotel Gornergrat is launching a new accommodation concept this summer at over 3,000 metres above sea level with Gornerglamping. 

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La Bohème Résidence – sophisticated living

24/04/2023

The “Appartementhaus La Bohème” has been relaunched as the “La Bohème Résidence” with a new concept. 

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Golden India launches new street food concept

24/04/2023

The Indian restaurant Golden India is launching a new street food concept in summer 2023, alongside its existing business.

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Opening of Wolli Wonderland in June 2023

24/04/2023

A new tourist experience will open in June 2023: an unforgettable adventure trail with puzzle fun for the whole family.

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Lots going on to mark the 125th anniversary of the Gornergrat Railway

24/04/2023

The Gornergrat Railway has a host of offers to celebrate its 125th anniversary. New packages and promotions are available with existing favourites like “Meet the Sheep” or “Zooom the Matterhorn”.

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New look for the BaseCamp Hotel

22/04/2023

The BaseCamp Hotel is planning an extended seasonal break during autumn 2023 to renovate the hotel with a new look from winter 2023/24.

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New Zermatt – Furi cable car

21/04/2023

The new cable car between Zermatt and Furi will go into operation from autumn 2023, featuring a host of highlights.

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New Schluhmatte valley station

21/04/2023

The Schluhmatte valley station has been under renovation since summer 2022. Work is progressing and the construction project is slowly taking shape. For the guests, this will result in convenient new facilities with generous space.

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Matterhorn Alpine Crossing – exclusive and unique

21/04/2023

From 1 July 2023, the Matterhorn Glacier Ride II will start operating between Testa Grigia and the Klein Matterhorn – making the highest cable car crossing in the Alps a reality.

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New wellness area for Hotel La Couronne

21/04/2023

In December 2022, the family-run Hotel La Couronne will open a new spa area with many special new features.

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SnowXperience Plateau Rosa

21/04/2023

With the opening of the Alpine Crossing between Testa Grigia and the Klein Matterhorn, a new world of adventure is also opening up on Testa Grigia, enabling far-travelled guests to enjoy their first contact with the snow.

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Julen Group to run the Restaurant Stadel

21/04/2023

From summer 2023, Restaurant Stadel will come under new management, with a focus on authentic Swiss cuisine with regional ingredients.

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Bäckerei Fuchs: alpine herb products and festival plans for Zermatt bakery

21/04/2023

Bäckerei Fuchs has several innovations in the pipeline. One new development will incorporate local alpine herbs from Zermatt and especially from the Gornergrat in existing products. And the bakery is also planning a new event: the Cremeschnitten Festival.

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Lots of new adventure options from ZERMATTERS

20/04/2023

The ZERMATTERS are expanding their summer programme with various innovations on snow and bikes. They will move to a new location on the Testa Grigia, with the existing location in Täsch converted for the summer.

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Zermatt – Matterhorn stands out at the Blick Winter Awards 2022/2023

24/03/2023

Zermatt has picked up one of this year’s Blick Winter Awards: on Thursday 2 March the results of an online vote by the Blick Group were celebrated at its award ceremony. Six awards went to the best Swiss winter sports areas, split into the categories “Snowboard & skiing”, “Cross country skiing”, “Small and sweet”, “Leisure and fun”, “Family” and “Gastronomy”. Zermatt took the top prize in the latter award, which was presented for the first time this year. Zermatt was also successful in the “Skiing and snowboarding” category, achieving second place. Blick awarded Zermatt CHF 85,000 for its first place in “Gastronomy”, which can be used for advertising purposes across its channels.  

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Matterhorn Alpine Crossing: border crossing to open from 1 July 2023

23/02/2023

The countdown is on: the Matterhorn Glacier Ride II will go into operation on 1 July 2023. The new 3S cable car connects the Klein Matterhorn mountain station with the Testa Grigia valley station in Italy, creating the highest border crossing in the Alps – the Matterhorn Alpine Crossing.

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Zermatt Unplugged receives Valais prize for culture and business

17/02/2023

The Valais prize for culture and business honours an event that makes an equal contribution to the region's culture and the economy. This year’s prize – awarded by the Cantonal Government for the fourth time – goes to the Zermatt Unplugged music festival. Since it was founded in 2007 the festival at the foot of the Matterhorn has developed into a must-see music event in Europe. The winner of the culture and business prize is awarded CHF 20,000. 

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Matterhorn Terminal Täsch mit neuen Angeboten

09/12/2022

Die An- und Abreiste per Auto für Zermatt wird noch einfacher und komfortabler: Pünktlich zur Wintersaison bietet das zentrale Parkhaus im Matterhorn Terminal Täsch attraktive Neuerungen sowie 131 moderne Elektroladestationen.

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Neue Kulinarik im Le Mirabeau

09/12/2022

Nach umfangreichen Renovationen eröffnet das Mirabeau Mitte Dezember gleich zwei Restaurants neu. Stilistisch wird nach dem Umbau das französische Thema „L’Art de vivre“ des Mirabeaus nun auch in den Restaurants widerspiegelt.

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Zermatt Unplugged 2023: acoustic encounters from Peter Maffay to Passenger

09/12/2022

The spectrum of music at Zermatt Unplugged has rarely been broader. The 14th edition (April 11-15, 2023) offers melodic Swiss treasures from Patent Ochsner alongside German rock from Peter Maffay. The line-up continues with such international stars as Passenger and Of Monsters and Men, current streaming-millionaire Calum Scott from Great Britain and a whole host of emerging talent and discoveries from around the globe. The spotlight, as always, is on pure acoustic music and the up-close-and-personal concert experience afforded by our small and big stages scattered around the village and mountainside. Pre-sale for Club Members begins on December 13; tickets go on sale to the general public on December 15, 2022.

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Runs open from Saturday 3 December 2022

30/11/2022

From 3 December 2022 around 110 kilometres of runs in the Matterhorn ski paradise have been open for guests.

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CERVO Mountain Resort joins the global luxury travel group Virtuoso®

23/11/2022

The CERVO Mountain Resort has been accepted into the exclusive Virtuoso® luxury travel partner portfolio, which includes more than 2,200 select partners in 100 countries. The global annual turnover of the agencies working for Virtuoso averages USD 25-30 billion annually, making the network one of the most important players in the luxury travel segment.

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47 km of runs open from 26 November 2022

23/11/2022

Several lifts and slopes on the Italian side of the Matterhorn Ski Paradise opened on Friday, 25 November 2022 with further runs on the Swiss side opening Saturday, 26 November 2022.

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Chalet Zermatt Peak zum dritten Mal in Folge als «World’s Best Ski Chalet» ausgezeichnet

22/11/2022

Das Chalet Zermatt Peak, mit seinem einzigartigen Ausblick auf das Matterhorn, wurde von den World Ski Awards bereits zum dritten Mal zum «World's Best Ski Chalet» gekürt.

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Zermatt Hotels score highly in the Karl Wild hotel rankings

21/11/2022

The SonntagsZeitung newspaper has published its list of the best Swiss hotels for the 12th time. Several Zermatt hotels feature among the 75 top winter hotels.

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Experience the Zermatt chalet vibe in major Swiss cities

10/11/2022

Zermatt Tourism is bringing that authentic Zermatt vibe to various Swiss cities over the next few weeks. Working with several partners, Zermatt Tourism is touring different railway stations with a chalet and an oversized snow globe featuring the Matterhorn.

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GaultMillau 2023: sommelier of the year from Zermatt

08/11/2022

It’s no secret that the Zermatt – Matterhorn destination is a culinary stronghold. And if further proof were required: the GaultMillau “Sommelier of the Year 2023” is from Zermatt. The After Seven in the Backstage Hotel and the Ristorante Capri in the Mont Cervin Palace have also been rated among the best restaurants in the canton, with the Stafelalp awarded points for the first time.

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Four Michelin Stars and a Green Star for Zermatt

18/10/2022

The Zermatt – Matterhorn destination is delighted to receive two new Michelin Stars. In total, the Michelin Guide has awarded four restaurants in Zermatt with one star each. For the first time, a restaurant has also received an award for its outstanding approach to sustainability: the Michelin Green Star.

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New experiences with Zermatt Bergbahnen AG

05/10/2022

Zermatt Bergbahnen AG is expanding its offering for the winter season 22/23 – including the return of the popular moonlight descent with fondue.

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Zermatt's own podcast: “Iischers Zermatt”

29/09/2022

A new podcast aims to stimulate discussion in Zermatt with regular audio broadcasts. “Iischers Zermatt” – which means “our Zermatt” in the local dialect – hopes to raise awareness of pressing issues around Zermatt and create a vehicle for stories and ideas. The first episode will go live on 13 October 2022.

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Matterhorn Cervino Speed Opening: beyond borders

26/09/2022

It is THE innovation in the Ski World Cup calendar: the Matterhorn Cervino Speed Opening. The speed athletes will start the season at the end of October and beginning of November on the “Gran Becca” run designed by Olympic downhill champion Didier Défago.

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POLARIS arrives at Gornergrat

08/09/2022

Two and a half years ago, Gornergrat Railways and Stadler Rail signed the contract for the delivery of five new cogwheel trains for the journey from Zermatt to the Gornergrat with its sweeping view of the Matterhorn. On 1 September 2022, the first of the new double motor coaches were ceremoniously unveiled and presented to the public at the “roll-in”.

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The Dude – a special type of pub

07/09/2022

Welcome to The Dude! The Alpen Resort Zermatt opened THE DUDE in September 2022, launching a “special type of pub”.

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Zermatt Unplugged picks up the baton at the Diner's Club

07/09/2022

Two years ago the Diner's Club restaurant took the brave step into the world of gourmet theatre – and the next collaboration is now on the cards.

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Mountain Exposure adds more penthouse accommodation to its portfolio

07/09/2022

Mountain Exposure, provider of a wide range of luxury chalets and holiday apartments in Zermatt, is adding further accommodation to its portfolio.

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Sending the Matterhorn across the globe

06/09/2022

With its “Typically Swiss” special issue, Swiss Post is launching a commemorative stamp for all fans of our country and its alpine world. The Matterhorn is one of the images featured.

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Bäckerei Fuchs creates new delicacies

23/08/2022

The range of treats at the Bäckerei Fuchs in Zermatt now includes a Génépi Torte with herbs gathered locally – plus a chocolate ski bunny specially designed for the Ski World Cup in Zermatt/Cervinia.

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New head of the Maisons Matthiol Group

12/08/2022

Since 1 July 2022, host Dennis Szelkowski and his wife Mareike Szelkowki have been running the Boutique Hotel Matthiol, the serviced apartments and the mountain restaurant. These are all part of the Maisons Matthiol Group.

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New Silvana Mountain Chalet on the ski slopes

05/08/2022

There is always something new in the pipeline at the Silvana Mountain Hotel in Furi: among other developments this year, the Silvana Mountain Chalet is being rebuilt for winter.

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Taxi + Parking Christophe opens new warehouse facility in Täsch

04/08/2022

In addition to celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the Christophe family business is also opening the Christophe Logistics Centre in Täsch in late summer 2022.

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Matterhorn Ski Paradise recognised as top “5 star ski resort”

03/08/2022

The Matterhorn Ski Paradise has been recognised as 2022 test winner in the “5-star ski resort” category by Skiresort.de, the world's largest test portal for ski resorts.

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New General Manager at the Cervo Mountain Resort

11/07/2022

Marco Osterwalder started as the new General Manager of the CERVO Mountain Resort in June 2022.

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Re-opening of Hotel Schaller's Tannenhof and Golden LokDown restaurant

27/06/2022

The Hotel Schaller's Tannenhof has been welcoming guests from all over the world again since 18 June 2022. Centrally located in the English Quarter, the establishment is steeped in tradition and has undergone a long and intensive reconstruction.

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“The Omnia» unter den weltbesten Hotels

12/05/2022

Die Reise-Website Tripadvisor hat ihre Rangliste der besten Hotels der Welt veröffentlicht. Das Zermatter Luxushotel «The Omnia» schafft es unter die Top 5.

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Grand Hotel Zermatterhof to open all year round

12/05/2022

From the coming summer season, the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof will extend its season to stay open almost continuously until after Easter 2023. 

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International exchange between Fuchs Bakery and South Korean colleagues

05/05/2022

Within the "Swiss Technical Training” initiative, the Korean master baker team visited the Fuchs Bakery in Zermatt in April 2022 as part of an intercultural exchange.

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Zermatters take on the role of MICE specialists in the Zermatt – Matterhorn destination

27/04/2022

Zermatters is expanding its service – becoming events specialists with Zermatters Events. From June 2022, Zermatters will also go live in the MICE sector, covering meetings, incentives, conventions and events.

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The “CERVO” and “La Ginabelle” hotels in Zermatt rated among the best loved in Switzerland

22/04/2022

The “Falstaff Hotel Guide” community has voted: both the “CERVO Mountain Resort” and “La Ginabelle” hotels in Zermatt are placed among the best loved in Switzerland.

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The Swiss Artisans: Swiss craftsmanship in the heart of Zermatt

22/04/2022

Alongside its trademark jewellery collections, "The Swiss Artisans" on Bahnhofstrasse in Zermatt also sell products made from the wool of Valais black-nosed sheep, knife collections, Swiss art and organic products.

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New rolling stock for the Gornergrat railway

21/04/2022

From autumn 2022, five new POLARIS trains will be running on the Gornergrat rail network.

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The Folklore Festival in Zermatt is back!

21/04/2022

After a two-year break, the Folklore Festival is back with a brand new image.

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Numerous accolades for Zermatt at the Best of Swiss Gastro awards

21/04/2022

The “Best of Swiss Gastro” awards have been presented for the 18th time – with three Zermatt gastronomy businesses picking up prizes.

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Sunrise trips on the Gornergrat

21/04/2022

The Gornergrat Bahn is offering unique sunrise rides this summer – with breakfast and views of the Matterhorn included.

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«Matterhorn Cervino Speed Opening»: First cross-border Ski World Cup Race in history

21/04/2022

In autumn 2022, the time has come: the first cross-border Ski World Cup Race in the history of the World Cup will be held on the «Gran Becca» course, newly designed by Olympic downhill champion Didier Défago!

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“Meet the sheep” on the Gornergrat

21/04/2022

Experience Zermatt black-nosed sheep at close quarters: feed them, pet them – and savour the unique backdrop of the stunning Matterhorn scenery. That's the “Meet the Sheep” experience.

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Burger and salad workshops at the 1818 Eat & Drink restaurant

20/04/2022

At 1818 Eat & Drink, everything revolves around the red-hot Josper charcoal grill.
The essence: select products from near and far, exciting and creative preparation, carefully chosen wines and spirits and a unique atmosphere.

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Luxury chalet operator Mountain Exposure expands its portfolio

20/04/2022

Mountain Exposure, the luxury chalets and holiday apartment operator in Zermatt, is adding further accommodation to its portfolio.

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A gourmet 2022 summer for the Matterhorn Group

20/04/2022

As well as a new kitchen team for the vis-à-vis restaurant in the Kulmhotel Gornergrat from the summer onwards, the Blue Lounge on Blauherd will also open throughout the summer.

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To balmy summer evenings at Chalet Alm

20/04/2022

The newly renovated “Chalet Alm” restaurant will welcome guests this summer with traditional trout dishes and speciality aperitifs.

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HORNOX – where meat lovers meet vegans

20/04/2022

A new restaurant has opened in the Zermatt – Matterhorn destination: the HORNOX promises to pamper guests, whether they enjoy meat dishes or prefer a plant-based diet.

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Creative artists and the CERVO – a love story

19/04/2022

Daniel F. Lauber, Founder of CERVO Mountain Resort, has established a new innovative project – "The Cabin Essence – Artists in Residence". The initiative allows artists with different specialisms to focus on new projects and experience the CERVO lifestyle.

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A new look for the Hotel Eden Wellness

19/04/2022

Renovation work is taking place at the Hotel Eden Wellness in Zermatt over several weeks to welcome guests in summer 2022 with a new look.

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Stay fit this summer – with a host of camps and tours

19/04/2022

Summer is coming closer – and so is the chance to achieve your sporting goals. Where better to train than in Zermatt, surrounded by a unique mountain world? Whether on foot, jogging, relaxing or on a bike – the Zermatt – Matterhorn destination offers perfect training for everyone!

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Hotel Hemizeus and Iremia Spa continue to grow

19/04/2022

The Hotel Hemizeus and Iremia Spa will be a busy place over the next few weeks – renovation work is on the agenda. The project includes building several Alpine Suites.

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Zermatt Bergbahnen AG – full steam ahead for summer 2022

15/04/2022

Post-winter is pre-summer – and ZBAG is working on some new projects in time for the summer season.

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Hotel Zermama is the first Mark Arnall TRAVEL F1T partner hotel worldwide

15/04/2022

Mark Arnall, the long-time Personal Trainer and Sports Therapist of F1 World Champion Kimi Räikkönen, is bringing his methods of staying fit whilst travelling into hotels. The first hotel to feature Mark Arnall TRAVEL F1T program will be the Hotel Zermama in Zermatt.

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Innovations at Alpine Hotel Perren for summer 2022

15/04/2022

The Alpine Hotel Perren is planning several innovations and complementary offers for the coming summer – from culinary highlights to sporting challenges.

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13 GaultMillau points for the Stafelalp in Zermatt

14/04/2022

Oliver Milson, head chef at the Stafelalp, has cooked his way into the GaultMillau guide with 13 points. He and his team serve classic Swiss mountain cuisine with a fusion twist that aims to reinterpret and rediscover traditional cuisine.

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New summer slogan for the brasserie of renowned After Seven "Diner's Club” restaurant

14/04/2022

New food creations will be served this summer in front of the Backstage Hotel in a cosy setting with the theme “Refined simply - simply refined!”.

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Zermatt Unplugged is back with almost 60 acts

04/03/2022

This year's Zermatt Unplugged acoustic music festival will take place from 5 to 9 April 2022. Against an imposing mountain backdrop, the shows promise to bring a special atmosphere to the village.

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The Zermatt – Matterhorn destination tops the table for "Sport and Fun".

04/02/2022

The country's best ski and snow resorts were honoured at the Winter Awards ceremony on Blick TV on 3 February 2022. The Zermatt – Matterhorn destination picked up the award for best "Sport and Fun" ski resort.

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Zermatt Tourism Annual General Meeting: The start of a new adventure

03/02/2022

The 87th Annual General Meeting of Zermatt Tourism on 2 February 2022 took a hybrid format for the first time. Members were able to decide for themselves whether to vote from home or at the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof. Despite a decline in overnight stays, Zermatt Tourism closes the year with a small profit.

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Tripadvisor names Zermatt the world's best ski resort

25/01/2022

As the world's largest travel platform, Tripadvisor awards annual Traveller's Choice Awards. This year, the Zermatt – Matterhorn destination has picked up the award for "Best of the Best Destination for Skiers in the world".

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Chalet Zermatt Peak once again named the world's best ski chalet

20/01/2022

Chalet Zermatt Peak has been proclaimed by the World Ski Awards as the World's Best Ski Chalet 2021. With a unique view of the Matterhorn and centrally located above the village of Zermatt, the privately run chalet has a total of six floors with five luxurious double rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows and an observatory.

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A stunning new look for Hotel Matthiol

19/01/2022

The boutique Hotel Matthiol has undergone extensive modernisation work over a period of around eight months, including extensions and a completely new wellness area.

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"Lucy Walker" chocolate in the Swiss Alpine Museum in Bern

18/01/2022

The Zermatt – Matterhorn destination celebrated the 150th anniversary of the first ascent of the Matterhorn by the British woman Lucy Walker in summer 2021. A "Lucy Walker" chocolate created for the occasion is now on display in the Alpine Museum in Bern.

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Two Zermatt hotels awarded the "Fait Maison" label

18/01/2022

The Resort Hotel Alex and the Hotel Holiday/Restaurant La Calèche were recently awarded the "Fait Maison" label. They are the first two restaurants in Zermatt to be certified with the label, which recognises restaurants that prepare dishes in their own kitchens.

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ZERMATTERS Nordic Center – the new cross-country ski centre in Täsch

24/12/2021

The new ZERMATTERS Nordic Center opened its doors to the public in the Täsch terminal on 20 December 2021.

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"Home of Winter" igloo in Zermatt

22/12/2021

Zermatt is the "Home of Winter". The "Home of Winter" snow globe symbolises the fairytale winter landscape and the diverse snow activities in Zermatt. This includes the “Home of Winter igloo.

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Das “Cervo” und “The Omnia” gehören zu den besten Hotels der Schweiz

20/12/2021

Connoisseur Circle, TrustYou und ein Publikumsvoting haben in 13 Kategorien die Besten unter den Besten gekürt. Zu den Siegerhotels in der Kategorie «Design- und Boutiquehotels» dürfen sich auch das «The Omnia» und das «Cervo Mountain Resort» zählen.

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Hublot launches new watch "Big Bang All Black Zermatt"

17/12/2021

Hublot sets out to reconquer the Matterhorn – the world-famous emblem of Switzerland. The manufacture has unveiled a new Big Bang "All Black" model. Swiss downhill and slalom champions Corinne Suter and Tanguy Nef represent its two proud faces.

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Winter Opening Day live from Zermatt as it happened!

16/12/2021

With the digital live Winter Opening Day, we opened the 2021/22 winter season together with guests and fans from all over the world – after all, this is the "❄Home of Winter❄". Even though the Matterhorn was hidden in the snow drifts on the day, the exciting input meant that it was still possible to look behind the scenes at our winter preparations.

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Norqain opens the doors to its first flagship boutique in Zermatt

16/12/2021

The family-run brand from Switzerland is spreading its roots in the famous mountain village of Zermatt. Zermatt is renowned for attracting adventurers with its outstanding outdoor sports facilities. Zermatt is also located at the foot of the Matterhorn, which inspired the striking Norqain logo.

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Teilöffnung Skigebiet mit Talabfahrt

Teilöffnung Skigebiet mit Talabfahrt

10/12/2021

Das Wochenende mit dem dritten Adventsonntag steht vor der Tür und wir informieren gerne über weitere Pistenöffnungen im Skigebiet ab kommendem Samstag:

  • Piste Nr. 52 Stafelalp
  • Piste Nr. 50 Blatten

Somit ist ab Samstag, 11. Dezember 2021 die erste Talabfahrt bis ins Dorf befahrbar. Bereits gestern am 08. Dezember 2021 konnte die Anlage Patrullarve sowie die Piste Nr. 4 Brunnjeschbord geöffnet werden. 

Chalet Antoine: novel serviced apartments concept

07/12/2021

The Reichenbach-Julen hotelier family have taken over the management and interior design for the former Tonyhouse in Zermatt. The "Chalet Antoine Service Apartments by Mirabeau Zermatt" are opening now after a short but intensive renovation period.

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Winter Opening Day live from Zermatt– Matterhorn

06/12/2021

Zermatt – Matterhorn is reporting live from the destination on December 8, 2021.

Our digital Winter Opening launches the winter season 2021/22 with exciting and personal insights from Zermatt – the "Home of Winter". Reports will cover a range of issues, with interviews providing informative insights behind the scenes of the destination Zermatt – Matterhorn.

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The Zermatt – Matterhorn destination has been nominated for the Blick Winter Awards

06/12/2021

Blick has joined Switzerland Tourism to promote the most attractive ski resorts this winter. Starting now, the Blick community can vote for the destinations to receive a Blick Winter Award – and the Zermatt – Matterhorn destination has been nominated in two categories.

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Ab Samstag warten 130 Pistenkilometer

02/12/2021

Mit den kalten Temperaturen werden ab diesem Wochenende auch mehr Pistenkilometer und Bahnen in Betrieb genommen.

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Vrony Cotting-Julen is named as GaultMillau's "Host of the Year" 2022

30/11/2021

GaultMillau's "Host of the Year" serves in a Zermatt ski lodge! It's a rather sophisticated "lodge". "Chez Vrony" is synonymous with outstanding Zermatt gastronomy on the slopes. The business has been run by Vrony Cotting-Julen over many years, with the support of her husband Max. She epitomises warmth and professionalism, providing an oasis of calm despite the daily rush to service. The gastro guide has also awarded Vrony Cotting-Julen 14 points.

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"Gran Becca": The new course in the World Cup calendar

26/11/2021

The first cross-border race in the history of the Ski World Cup will be held on the "Gran Becca" course. The run, which starts on Gobba di Rollin above Zermatt in Switzerland and finishes in Laghi Cime Bianche above Cervinia in Italy, stretches over four kilometres and almost 1,000 metres in altitude. Two Europa Cup races are planned to be held initially in autumn 2022, followed by the World Cup races for the first time in autumn 2023.

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70 Kilometer Pistenvergnügen ab Samstag

70 Kilometer Pistenvergnügen ab Samstag

26/11/2021

Ab Samstag, 27. November 2021 wird im Matterhorn ski paradise die Sesselbahn Gifthittli mit der Piste 36 Gornergrat öffnen. Dieses Gebiet ist mit dem Riffelberg-Express oder der Gornergrat Bahn erreichbar. Zudem wird die Piste 64 Garten neu befahrbar sein. 
Auf der italienischen Seite werden zur gleichen Zeit die Piste 26 Rocce Nere 1 sowie die beiden Lifte Lago Goillet und Pancheron öffnen.

Zermatt – Matterhorn is a Family Destination

24/11/2021

The Zermatt – Matterhorn destination has been awarded the "Family Destination" label by the Swiss Tourism Federation.

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New gastronomy concept at the Unique Hotel Post Zermatt

24/11/2021

Iconic in Zermatt for its design and lifestyle concept, the Unique Hotel Post features four different restaurants and five bars and clubs. The coming season will see a host of innovative and interesting gastronomy concept adaptations and expansions.

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Cervo Mountain Resort receives the Ahead Award 2021

24/11/2021

The "Cervo Mountain Resort" in Zermatt, which opened in 2009, is celebrating: following its renovation and extension, the hotel has picked up the AHEAD Award in the "Resort" category in Europe.

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Hotel Zermama recognised with 4 stars

24/11/2021

The HotellerieSuisse association has awarded the Hotel Zermama 4-star hotel status, with the specialisations "design and lifestyle hotel", "snow sports hotel" and "hiking hotel".

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58 Pistenkilometer im Matterhorn Ski Paradise offen

19/11/2021

Am Samstag, 20. November 2021 gehen weitere Skipisten im höchsten Skigebiet der Alpen auf. Total werden rund 58 Kilometer Pisten im Matterhorn Ski Paradise geöffnet sein.

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More pistes open in Matterhorn Ski Paradise

11/11/2021

From Saturday 13th of November 2021, pistes No. 81 Fiererpiste, No. 66 Theodulsee, No. 65 Rennstrecke and No. 63 Sandiger Boden will be open in the ski area. Thus, from Saturday, 39 kilometers of pistes will be accessible in the international ski area.

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32 kilometers of pistes are open

04/11/2021

On Saturday 6 november 2021, the ski pistes in Matterhorn Ski Paradise are already open up to 32 kilometers. Pistes «Plan Maison» (6), «Fornet» (6.0) and «Bontadini» (6.00) will be accessible.

The Omnia is named Switzerland’s Leading Boutique Hotel for the fifth time in succession

28/10/2021

For the fifth time, The Omnia has been voted as Switzerland’s Leading Boutique Hotel in the World Travel Awards™. The awards are designed to promote the global tourism industry and advance the increase in quality standards.

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Zermatt is Switzerland's dream resort

25/10/2021

The dreamskiresort.com platform community has voted Zermatt the best mountain resort in Switzerland.

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Alpine Gourmet Prato Borni restaurant wins the Swiss Wine List Award 2021

20/10/2021

The European wine magazine "Vinum" awards the Alpine Gourmet Prato Borni the Swiss Wine List Award 2021. With five stars, it is named the winner in the gourmet category focussing on Valais.

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New "Diner's Club" opens at the Backstage Hotel

14/10/2021

The new "Diner's Club" opens its doors to a new world of culinary delight and entertainment at the Backstage Hotel.

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New Matterhorn Testcenter – skiing at the highest level

23/09/2021

The ski test on the Theodul glacier in Zermatt is among the most beautiful experiences in the high alpine region. In October 2021, the modern and spacious Matterhorn Testcenter will open its doors, offering guests the opportunity to test the latest ski models in a unique setting. A ski-in & ski-out experience in a class of its own!

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Matterhorn Alpine Crossing: the vision becomes a reality

23/09/2021

The clock is ticking: it's just one year until the Matterhorn Glacier Ride ll goes into operation. The modern 3S cable car will connect the Klein Matterhorn mountain station at 3,883 metres above sea level with the Testa Grigia valley station in Italy, thus enabling one of the highest and most panoramic border crossings – the Matterhorn Alpine Crossing.

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Ring in the winter with Winter Celebrations Zermatt

23/09/2021

Celebrating winter, celebrating Zermatt. A new series of events under the banner "Winter Celebrations Zermatt" is set to herald the winter season. Visitors and local residents can enjoy a wide-ranging programme at various locations in the four weeks from 17 December 2021 to 17 January 2022. Experience ice and light art in the village and get in the mood for winter.

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Kumme gondola lift starts its second winter season

22/09/2021

The coronavirus crisis somewhat marred the opening of Switzerland's first autonomous gondola lift last winter. This year, the gondola lift on the Rothorn will start its second season – transporting guests from all over the world from Tufternkehr via the Wyss Gufer middle station to the 3,103-metre-high Rothorn.

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Zermatt Unplugged – music comeback in April

17/09/2021

Acoustic music, culinary delights and exciting discoveries: April has it all! From 5 – 9 April 2022, the organisers of the Zermatt Unplugged Music Festival are planning to fill the unique mountain world of Zermatt with delightful musical moments after a two-year break due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Grand Hotel Zermatterhof included in Historic Hotels Worldwide

15/09/2021

The Grand Hotel Zermatterhof in Zermatt, which has existed since 1879, has been accepted into Historic Hotels Worldwide, the official programme of the National Trust for Historic Preservation to recognise and celebrate the best historic hotels around the world.

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Stafelalp opens its doors in time for the winter season after reconstruction

15/09/2021

The Stafelalp mountain restaurant at the foot of the Matterhorn, 2,200 metres above sea level, has a new look after several years of reconstruction.

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Hotel Bella Vista becomes a Green Pearls member

15/09/2021

The Zermatt 3-star Hotel Bella Vista has become a member of the Green Pearls platform for sustainable hotels.

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New executive chef at the Unique Hotel Post

09/09/2021

From October, 41-year-old Diogo Monteiro Correia will take over from Christian Schubert as executive chef at the renowned Zermatt design and lifestyle 4-star superior Unique Hotel Post, which features four restaurants and five bars and clubs.

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The world's biggest ski mountaineering race is back

09/09/2021

In spring 2022, the Swiss Armed Forces will once again host the legendary Patrouille des Glaciers. This event has cult status in the discipline of ski mountaineering racing and runs from Zermatt via Arolla to Verbier.

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The Beau Site Zermatt appears in a new look

08/09/2021

The Beau Site Zermatt will be presenting its new designer look from December, allowing guests to experience a more contemporary elegant style with a hint of British flair. The renowned design studio behind the project, Atelier Zurich, was inspired by the history of the Beau Site, which helped popularise Zermatt as a British tourism destination since 1907. The hallmarks of the Beau Site will now include design along with the much-loved historical exterior, welcoming service and Matterhorn views.

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The Zermatt – Matterhorn destination is Clean&Safe

08/09/2021

The Zermatt – Matterhorn destination continues to focus on protecting guests and employees against COVID-19 as far as possible. For over a year now, Zermatt Tourism and almost 200 businesses have been members of the Clean&Safe label – committing themselves to consciously complying with the coronavirus protection concepts.

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Customised packaging designs at Bäckerei Fuchs

Customised packaging designs at Bäckerei Fuchs

08/09/2021

The Fuchs bakery in Zermatt is known for its innovative spirit. A new collaboration with the packaging company Pawi now allows customers to design their own packaging for certain products. From orders above 25 pieces, customers can design the packaging for their favourite product online, such as for the bakery’s famous "Matterhörnli" miniature Matterhorn chocolate specialities. The personalised presents will make ideal customer gifts.

In addition, the bakery has revised its range of cakes and now also sells its own drinks. Bäckerei Fuchs has also developed in terms of sustainability: by joining the Swisstainable programme run by  Switzerland Tourism, it is contributing to a sustainable future.

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Innovative developments at the Cervo Mountain Resort

08/09/2021

The Cervo Mountain Resort has a host of new developments for the winter season 2021/2022 and the summer season beyond. From its natural swimming pond to macramé workshops and a sound path, the opportunities for guest relaxation just got bigger.

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New concept for the Stoked Group in Zermatt

07/09/2021

Stoked Zermatt has moved and will focus on its service provision in the future.

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New: Digital discovery tour through Zermatt

03/09/2021

Now guests can find out all about the Zermatt - Matterhorn destination digitally.

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International women's conference comes to Zermatt

03/09/2021

Zonta International will hold its District 30 Conference in Zermatt from 24 to 26 September 2021. 

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New cosmetic line at the Europe Hotel & Spa

New cosmetic line at the Europe Hotel & Spa

02/09/2021

Starting this winter season, the Europe Hotel & Spa will be working with the new cosmetic line by the South Tyrol based company Team Dr. Joseph.

Founded in 1986, Team Dr. Joseph is the expression of a lifelong fascination for the ingenuity of plants and their functional ingredients. Today, the company combines its many years of experience using highly effective, natural raw materials and the latest technologies in harmony with nature and its resources.

The certified ECO organic cosmetics have already received several awards, including the SPA Diamond Award for the Best Green Spa Treatment.

Non-resident guests can also take advantage of the spa offer at the Europe Hotel & Spa.

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Opening of the Wolli Adventure Trail in Spring 2023

02/09/2021

Spring 2023 will mark the big reveal: the Family Destination Zermatt - Matterhorn will open the first part of the new Wolli Adventure Trail. An extraordinary mountain playground will be created along the lower high-altitude trail, over a length of more than two kilometres.

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Zermatt Tourism meets criteria for the "Swisstainable" sustainability label

31/08/2021

Zermatt Tourism participates in the Swisstainable sustainability programme for Swiss tourism and meets the criteria for Level I – committed. 

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Women-only rope teams conquer all 48 four-thousand-metre peaks

31/08/2021

As part of the 100% Women Peak Challenge, more than 400 female mountaineers have climbed all 48 of Switzerland's four-thousand-metre peaks since 8 March 2021 – in all-female rope teams!

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New chef at The Omnia

31/08/2021

In Zermatt's upmarket hotel The Omnia, sous chef Tony Rudolph becomes the new head chef. He replaces the Michelin-star chef Hauke Pohl. Martin Zuber will take over as sous chef.

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Alpine Hotel Perren under new management

31/08/2021

The Hotel Perren Superior*** has been rebranded Alpine Hotel Perren with a name change that reflects a generation change under the new management of Nicolas Burgener and his team. In its new portfolio, the hotel is offering shared experiences with #teamPERREN outside the hotel too.

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New guest chef at Manud

31/08/2021

The aperitif and evening menu at Manud will be enchanted with a touch of Japanese flavour in the 2021/2022 winter season. Manud's new guest chef Roberto Catra spent a year learning from the best during his culinary scholarship in Japan and is now bringing his art to the Zermatt café.

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30-year anniversary: Zermatt Horu Trophy

31/08/2021

The Horu Trophy will be contested in Zermatt for the 30th time from 13 to 16 January 2022: 76 teams curling on 19 different rinks in the centre of Zermatt. The Horu Trophy is one of the biggest curling tournaments in Europe to take place outdoors.

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“Chasing Cancellara” – the toughest one-day race in Switzerland to continue

27/08/2021

Around 400 cycling enthusiasts successfully took up the challenge of "Chasing Cancellara" Zurich–Zermatt this year. The toughest stage of the international race series will be on the programme again next year: Zermatt Tourism and "Chasing Cancellara" have extended the contract for a further three years, keeping this successful event that finishes in Zermatt on the event calendar.

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Cycle and savour: Horugüet Bike is the perfect combination

26/08/2021

Cycling by e-bike through the majestic mountain world of Zermatt – with culinary delights along the way. The Horugüet Bike event, taking place in this format for the first time, is aimed at active foodies

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Graffiti artwork inaugurated in the heart of Zermatt

25/08/2021

Directly opposite the train station, a 200m2  work of art now welcomes visitors to Zermatt. The newly inaugurated graffiti by artist Jasm One is part of the project Art Valais Wallis it’s water path.

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CERVO wins the ICONIC AWARD

23/08/2021

The CERVO Mountain Resort was recognised for its outstanding interior design with the ICONIC AWARD in the Innovative Architecture category. The Zermatt resort has been making waves since 2009 with its innovative spirit and modern alpine interior.

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Reine du Cervin – Cow Fight on the Matterhorn

19/08/2021

On 8 August 2021, the traditional Valais annual cow fighting festival took place in Zermatt for the second time. Around 100 Eringer cows fought for the title of "Reine du Cervin"

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Single “Reine du Cervin" by Genderbüebu top of the CH-Artist Single Charts

16/08/2021

The Swiss accordion quartet has gone straight to number one in the Swiss Artist Singles Charts.

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Zermatt Tourism provides welcome cool in the BIG Summer

30/07/2021

The gelaterias Kalte Lust, Manu Gelato and La Golosa Gelato have collaborated with Zermatt Tourism to create a BIG Summer ice cream, to be sold at 13 locations.

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Zermatt Tourism launches new website for cow fighting festival

Zermatt Tourism launches new website for cow fighting festival

26/07/2021

The "Reine du Cervin" cow fighting festival on 8 August is just around the corner. To advertise the traditional event, Zermatt Tourism has filmed a follow-up to its web series from 2018. An episode will be published from Monday 26 July on Zermatt Tourism's social media channels, with three new episodes in total. In the last edition of the web series around the traditional festival, the two main actors David and Benny managed to bring both the image of Zermatt and the Director of Tourism Daniel Luggen into disrepute. To avoid being banished from Zermatt, the two try to repair the damage with an original idea – using very unconventional means and aided and abetted by some very well-known Swiss personalities. You can find out what the protagonists actually plan by checking out the website.

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Reine du Cervin – tickets on sale now

02/07/2021

Advance ticket sales have started for the Reine du Cervin – Ring Cow Fight on the Matterhorn. Entrance to the event will require a valid COVID certificate.

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Red Bull The Edge – Matterhorn VR at the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne

23/06/2021

Year after year, thousands of mountaineers fulfil their dream of climbing the Matterhorn. Since 23 June, this summit experience has also been available at the Museum of Transport in Lucerne. Together with Red Bull athlete Jérémie Heitz and Zermatt mountain guide Sam Anthamatten, visitors can virtually climb to the summit of the Matterhorn using VR glasses and a climbing wall.

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Lucy Walker Day

22/06/2021

The programme has now been finalised to celebrate the anniversary of the first woman to climb the Matterhorn on 22 July 2021. A full day of events is planned in recognition of the remarkable achievement of mountaineer Lucy Walker, culminating in a keynote speech by Swiss Federal Councillor Viola Amherd.

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Opening of the second section of the Zermatt Culture Trail

21/06/2021

The second section of the Zermatt Culture Trail opened last Saturday, 19 June 2021. The section was opened to the public following a celebration ceremony and blessing by priest Stefan Roth.

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Zermatt Tourism Office launches new interactive tool for guest advice

Zermatt Tourism Office launches new interactive tool for guest advice

09/06/2021

A new lamp hangs inconspicuously above a white tabletop in the Zermatt Tourism Office. But this is no ordinary lamp. Developed by Lukas Julen, a young entrepreneur from Zermatt, it projects an interactive surface onto the table with audio playback. The content can be accessed on the surface of the table – even though it is just a standard table, with no technology adjustments. The projection allows guests to call up web-based content for inspiration: whether it's webcams, weather, digital brochures or hiking maps.  The "Lamp+" was recently installed in the tourism office and is now available for any visitors to try.

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The Zermatterhof is Hotel of the Year 2021

31/05/2021

The Grand Hotel Zermatterhof has been named Hotel of the Year by Karl Wild, author of the renowned Swiss hotel ranking. Other Zermatt hotels make it into the list.

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Skiresort.de honours the Matterhorn ski paradise

Skiresort.de honours the Matterhorn Ski Paradise

26/05/2021

“5-star ski area” and “Best panorama” - the ski area of Zermatt, Breuil-Cervinia and Valtournenche won over Skiresort.de in these categories and was crowned top performer 2021. The world’s biggest ski area test portal has been recognising the best ski areas every year since 1998. The Matterhorn Ski Paradise scored points for ski area size, choice of pistes, cable cars, guaranteed snow, piste preparation, environmental friendliness, mountain hospitality and choice of accommodation.

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Matterhorn Museum opens "NEW PERSPECTIVES" exhibition project

26/05/2021

From 28 May 2021 the Matterhorn Museum is presenting the exhibition "NEW PERSPECTIVES. Women in Zermatt – Yesterday and Today", which considers the role of women in Zermatt's history and in the present day, engaging with the current issues of gender equality and equal rights. The project also includes art installations in public space.

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"The Omnia" ranked second among the best hotels worldwide

19/05/2021

Every year TripAdvisor chooses the 25 best hotels nationally and internationally. And the winners of the "Travellers’ Choice Awards" have now been announced. The Omnia moves up the world rankings – and eight hotels from Zermatt are included on the Swiss ranking list.

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Restaurant Chez Vrony tops the Trip Advisor rankings again

17/05/2021

Every year TripAdvisor selects the Travellers’ Choice winners for best restaurants. Following on from last year's success, the Zermatt restaurant Chez Vrony takes first place in Switzerland again.

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Ski world cup at the foot of the Matterhorn as new season start for speed athletes

13/05/2021

Ski speed athletes are set to start the World Cup season at the foot of the Matterhorn in the future. A cross-border project is taking shape to make the vision a reality, involving the Italian Winter Sports Federation (FISI) and Swiss-Ski with the tourist destinations of Zermatt and Cervinia. The first World Cup speed opening in Zermatt/Cervinia could be held as early as autumn 2023.

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New yoga retreats at the SchlossHotel (1)

New yoga retreats at the SchlossHotel

03/05/2021

Together with Swiss yoga teacher Adeline Fossard, the SchlossHotel in Zermatt has developed two new yoga retreats. The weekend or weekly packages include accommodation and other services, with two daily yoga sessions in small groups of up to 10 people. The sessions take place in the hotel's new yoga facility or in the open air, against the backdrop of the Zermatt mountain panorama – with the opportunity to have your picture taken by photographer Fred Vaudroz. The programme also features group hikes and dinners, with additional options on the one-week programme for workshops on improving basic yoga postures or creating an individual training session.

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“Meet the Sheep” on the Gornergrat (1)

“Meet the Sheep” on the Gornergrat

23/04/2021

The famous Zermatt Blacknose sheep spend their summers in the mountain pastures. From July to September, they will also be on the Gornergrat. From 1 July 2021, it’s easy to find the animals, as their neck collars are fitted with a GPS tracker. The package is called “Meet the Sheep.” Guests can track the sheep’s signal on www.gornergrat.ch/sheep, follow the route and meet the sheep in the mountains. The animals are accompanied by the shepherdess Deborah, who provides fascinating information about the sheep breed from the Upper Valais from Tuesday to Sunday between 13:30 and 15:00 hrs. Guided walks to the Blacknose sheep with background information take place every Wednesday and Saturday. Saturdays also include feeding the sheep and an aperitif at the Riffelhaus 1853 on Riffelberg.

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Wonder what it’s like to play the alphorn?

Wonder what it’s like to play the alphorn?

22/04/2021

Musician Werner Erb is offering new alphorn workshops in the tennis hall of the Alex Hotel in Zermatt from summer 2021.The 1.5-hour courses are aimed at anyone who wants check out this iconic traditional Swiss instrument up close and have a go at playing it. The workshops take place from July to October on eight Fridays and Saturdays. As well as alphorns, wurzelhorns and Büchel (a related instrument resembling a trumpet) are also available to try. With replaceable mouthpieces and disinfectant sprays, all hygiene aspects are covered too.

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Zermatt Tourism launches Lucy Walker infopoints

Zermatt Tourism launches Lucy Walker infopoints

22/04/2021

As part of its 2021 summer and autumn campaign "In the footsteps of Lucy Walker", the Zermatt – Matterhorn destination is launching a new cultural initiative. A series of information points will provide historical and cultural information about Lucy Walker via the Matterhorn app in a multimedia format. They will focus on information about famous female mountaineers and historical issues around the role of women in mountain villages, with details of legends and customs related to local women. By launching the infopoints throughout the village in July, Zermatt Tourism is creating a service that can be used 365 days a year, regardless of the availability of village guides.

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«Zooom the Matterhorn» on the Gornergrat (1)

«Zooom the Matterhorn» on the Gornergrat

21/04/2021

Float with a virtual hang-glider over the high alpine landscape, experience the powers of nature and the four seasons on the Matterhorn, or even look through a digital telescope and bring the real Matterhorn right into focus. The new «Zooom the Matterhorn» experience world on the Gornergrat, which will open on 1 June 2021, offers all this and more. Guests who visit the Zooom exhibition this year will have their admission to it included in their Gornergrat train tickets.

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Zmutt Culture Trail opens (1)

Zmutt Culture Trail opens

15/04/2021

The Zermatt region has more historic buildings than almost any other. The “Alts Zermatt” association hopes to draw attention to these cultural treasures by linking them on a five-stage cultural trail. The first stage from Zermatt to Zmutt has already been open for almost two years. On 19 June 2021, the second stage will be opened - “Zmutt, oldest hamlet in Switzerland”. The name reveals the location for the new route, comprising 14 stopping points and a total of 13 historic houses - the oldest of which dates back to the 13th century. Information boards provide fascinating facts about the history and cultural background of the buildings and the hamlet. This stage also includes an exhibition in a barn. The project is supported by the Zermatt municipality, the Zermatt Civic Community’s cultural and social foundation, the Cantonal Department of Monument Preservation and Zermatt Tourism.

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Florian Neubauer takes the Vernissage to a new level

08/04/2021

As managing director of the After Seven restaurant and, more recently, of the Vernissage at the Backstage Hotel, celebrity chef Florian Neubauer is launching a new concept, consisting of art, bar, cinema, clubbing and cuisine.

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Hotel Derby in neuem Erscheinungsbild

Hotel Derby has a new look

29/03/2021

Following a roof fire in May 2020, the Hotel Derby on Bahnhofstrasse in Zermatt was demolished, including the restaurant, and completely re-built. The attractive main building has been constructed in a traditional Valais style. The Hotel Derby will welcome guests to its new rooms from the end of May, when they can enjoy the pine cladding and comfortable divan beds.

New work spaces in Zermatt

New work spaces in Zermatt

25/03/2021

The pandemic has forced many people to work from home. Why not have a work space in the mountains? In Zermatt, several accommodation providers are now offering work packages – comprising a well-equipped, motivating work space and an exciting, relaxing range of leisure activities to help your work-life balance.

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New ticket is a hit with mountain bikers

New ticket is a hit with mountain bikers

23/03/2021

In addition to the Zermatt Bike Pass, a new Bike Pass Light is now available for the summer. This entitles holders to unlimited cable car rides on the Zermatt-Sunnegga-Blauherd, Zermatt-Furi-Schwarzsee and Zermatt-Furi-Riffelberg routes. If that’s not enough, the Zermatt Bike Pass enables you to ride up to Schwarzsee and the Rothorn, and up to the Gornergrat – subject to booking and an additional fee at certain times.

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Zermatt Bergbahnen transports guests to the sunrise at Stellisee lake

Zermatt Bergbahnen transports guests to the sunrise at Stellisee lake

22/03/2021

When the first of the sun’s rays touches the majestic mountain peaks, bathing the panorama in soft light, there’s no better place to witness it than on the banks of Stellisee lake, where the Matterhorn is reflected in the smooth surface of the water. In July and August, Zermatt Bergbahnen will be offering dawn rides to Blauherd and back. The package includes the journey there and back, plus breakfast in Restaurant Fluhalp. From Blauherd station, it’s a 45-minute hike to Stellisee lake, where you can admire nature’s show and then enjoy a sumptuous breakfast including local specialities in Restaurant Fluhalp.

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New outdoor activities inspire guests to head into nature

16/03/2021

Outdoor provider Zermatters has put together new summer activities for children and adults from beginner to advanced level. These include trail running, Alpine tours and children’s sports.

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Haute Route on an e-bike (1)

Haute Route on an e-bike

11/03/2021

The famous Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt through beautiful Alpine landscapes can now be completed as part of a seven-day e-bike tour with an e-Alps guide. Participants can look forward to stunning views, exciting trails and charming accommodation. There is also a shorter route from Sion to Zermatt that only takes three days by e-bike.

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New rooms and terrace at Hotel Hemizeus

New rooms and terrace at Hotel Hemizeus

09/03/2021

In spring 2021, the three-star Hotel Hemizeus is renovating 11 double rooms in the main Zeus building. Rooms will be redesigned in an Alpine style, with underfloor heating, larger bathrooms and new furniture and lighting. The work will be completed over May and June, with the hotel re-opening scheduled for July. The hotel owners will also be adding a terrace to the restaurant with lounge seating and tables where guests can enjoy the view of the Matterhorn. This can also be used in winter. All the rooms and apartments in the other buildings, Hera and Mira, have been renovated over the last few years. The facades of all three buildings have also been renovated. Next year, the remaining ten bedrooms in the Zeus building are scheduled to be renovated, completing the hotel’s refurbishment work.

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The Omnia has received its 16th Gault Millau point

09/03/2021

Another point and Chef of the Month – that’s the good news from The Omnia. Chef Hauke Pohl creates inspiring, sophisticated cuisine that focuses on vegetables.

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150 years since the first Matterhorn ascent by a woman – Zermatt celebrates the anniversary

08/03/2021

2021 marks 150 years since the first Matterhorn ascent by a woman – Lucy Walker. The Zermatt – Matterhorn destination is therefore focusing on topics connected with this incredible achievement: alpinism and the role of women. A special exhibition in and around the museum and a range of new packages and attractions will showcase the anniversary.

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Change of scenery in Hotel Matthiol

05/03/2021

In time for the summer season in July 2021, all the bedrooms in Hotel Matthiol as well as the bar and entrance area are being given a new look.

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New circular hike “Monte Rosa Trek” (1)

New circular hike “Monte Rosa Trek”

04/03/2021

The hut wardens of the Ze Seewjinu Mountain Lodge and Monte Rosa Hut are now offering the four-day “Monte Rosa Trek” – a circular hike in the Matter Valley on several high-altitude trails, past beautiful mountain lakes and across the imposing Gorner Glacier. The trek can be booked for stays from the middle of July for CHF 298 and includes three nights with half-board and herbal tea, plus crampons for the glacier crossing to the Monte Rosa Hut. A mountain guide can also be booked. Guests can look forward to stunning panoramic views and enjoying the beauty of nature as well as fascinating stories from the experienced hut wardens, who are also avid mountain climbers.

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Hotel Bella Vista adds relaxation room to spa

Hotel Bella Vista adds relaxation room to spa

03/03/2021

Hotel Bella Vista is building a relaxation room clad in Swiss pine wood in the “Alpine Spa Bella Vista”. This wood's essential oils have a wonderful aroma and have proven health benefits. The room will feature water beds where guests can relax. Two of the bedrooms will also be renovated, from a traditional style into a chalet style, as has already been done with some of the other bedrooms.

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Silvana Mountain Hotel renovates outdoor area

Silvana Mountain Hotel renovates outdoor area

02/03/2021

The Silvana Mountain Hotel is redesigning its outdoor area for the forthcoming summer season. In addition to the lounge area, there’ll be a children’s play area with a climbing wall, swings, treehouse, waterwheel and table tennis, plus a marmot observation post. Around 15 marmots live within 20 metres of the hotel. There will still be a bike chalet for guests where they can charge, wash and repair their e-bikes. The hotel also has e-mountain bikes and kickbikes for hire. The redesign of the outdoor area is the last stage in the full renovation of the hotel with new bedrooms, a new spa and a new restaurant.

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In the new Restaurant Potato, the eponymous vegetable is the superstar

In the new Restaurant Potato, the eponymous vegetable is the superstar

25/02/2021

In the new fine dining Restaurant Potato on Bahnhofstrasse in Zermatt, this vegetable is used in the majority of the dishes. There is also a focus on local sourcing, with most ingredients coming from within a maximum 50 km radius around Zermatt. At lunchtime, guests can select dishes from the à la carte menu while in the evening, they can choose between three, five or seven courses as part of a surprise menu. This is changed twice a week. Even in the current situation, you can try out the new restaurant’s creations, thanks to online ordering and their home delivery service.

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Alpine competitiveness – silver for Zermatt

22/02/2021

When it comes to competitiveness and performance, Zermatt is one of the top destinations in the Alps. This is the result of the latest BAK Economics ranking.

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Zermatt receives two Michelin stars for 2021

19/02/2021

The Michelin Guide to Switzerland 2021 makes it official - Zermatt remains the Swiss capital of gourmet cuisine. The Matterhorn village has two restaurants that are among the best in the country.

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The Ritz-Carlton is coming to Zermatt

16/02/2021

Local businessman Mario Julen has signed a management contract with Marriott International for a Ritz-Carlton luxury resort in Zermatt.

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First virtual Annual General Meeting of Zermatt Tourism was a success

03/02/2021

The 86th Annual General Meeting of Zermatt Tourism took place virtually – for the first time in its history. The association members agreed by circular resolution to appoint the previous Director of Tourism, Amadé Perrig, as an honorary member and to amend the statutes.

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Switzerland’s first autonomous gondola lift opens in Zermatt

26/01/2021

Zermatt Bergbahnen AG has granted visitors, locals and even itself an early Christmas present. On 19 December 2020, the new ten-person Kumme gondola lift went into operation. This latest highlight in the Matterhorn ski paradise features a smart design and state-of-the-art technology.

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The rex opens new restaurant and its own bakery (2)

The rex opens new restaurant and its own bakery

15/01/2021

Under the direction of Armand Aufdenblatten and Martina Eha, the rex hotel is introducing two new culinary concepts. The new Restaurant Bergreich is opening its own bakery next to it, where they will bake 100% organic bread. Their house speciality is sourdough bread and is available to order online now. Orders for fresh bread placed in the evening can be collected the next morning between 8:00 hrs and 12:00 hrs at the window of the “Backzeit” bakery.

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The first Zermatt Winter Run has been launched

08/01/2021

From 9 January to 31 March 2021, runners will be able to compete against each other virtually in the first Zermatt Winter Run at the foot of the Matterhorn.

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124 km of open pistes from 3 January 2021

124 km of open pistes from 3 January 2021

01/01/2021

On Saturday 2 January 2021, the Eisfluh (no 5), Kumme (no 14) abd Tufternkumme (no 15) pistes will open. On Sunday 3 January 2021, the Obere National (no 8) piste will also open. Snow sports enthusiasts will have a total of 124 kilometres of newly-opened pistes to choose from.

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Puralpina expands shop in Zermatt

Puralpina expands shop in Zermatt

18/12/2020

Following construction work, the puralpina store on Kirchplatz has re-opened. The larger sales area now features new regional specialities and the Bärgfett Alpine body care collection. This collection includes 100% natural skincare products from puralpina for hands, feet and lips.

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Zermatt partners with Ikon Pass

104 km of open pistes from 19 December 2020

18/12/2020

On Saturday 19 December 2020, the White Hare (no 28), Untere National (no 1), Howette (no 3), Tuftern (no 9), Gifthittli (no 35) and Blatten (no 50) pistes will open, as well as two more magic carpets in the Wolli Park. Snow sports enthusiasts will have a total of 104 kilometres of newly-opened pistes to choose from.

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85 km of open pistes from 15 December 2020

85 km of open pistes from 15 December 2020

15/12/2020

On Tuesday 15 December 2020, the Riffelalp (no 39), Landtunnel (no 41) und Schweigmatten (no 42) and Stafelalp (no 52) pistes will open. Snow sports enthusiasts will have a total of 85 kilometres of newly-opened pistes to choose from.

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CERVO Mountain Resort receives sustainability label

11/12/2020

The CERVO Mountain Resort in Zermatt is the first Valais hotel to be awarded the Ibex Fairstay sustainability label. 

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77 km of open pistes from 12 December 2020

77 km of open pistes from 12 December 2020

10/12/2020

On Saturday 12 December 2020, the Grünsee (no 26), Brunnjeschbord (no 4), Skiweg (no 61) and Weisse Perle (no 51) pistes to Furi will open, as well as two magic carpets in the Wolli Park. Snow sports enthusiasts will have a total of 77 kilometres of newly-opened pistes to choose from.

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Ski area expansion on 5 December 2020

Ski area expansion on 5 December 2020

01/12/2020

On Saturday 5 December 2020, the ski facilities in Rothorn and Gornergrat will open, in addition to the cable cars in the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise that are already open. Pistes 6, 7, 11, 19, 29 and 36 will be accessible, expanding the ski area to 62 kilometres of pistes. Due to cantonal COVID-19 measures, restaurants remain closed until 13 December 2020, but six mountain restaurants are offering a takeaway service during this period.

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Eleven Zermatt hotels honoured by Karl Wild

30/11/2020

Every year, Karl Wild and his team name the best winter hotels in Switzerland. This year, eleven Zermatt hotels made the list.

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CERVO offers fondue gondola and mini Christmas market (1)

CERVO offers fondue gondola and mini Christmas market

27/11/2020

The CERVO Mountain Resort has put together some new and innovative winter packages. Fans of Swiss cheese, in a group of maximum four people, can enjoy a chat over some fondue in the old Stockhorn gondola. Anyone missing the atmosphere of a Christmas market this year should visit the Santa House. Private groups of up to ten people can rent the mini Christmas market and purchase handmade products, make s’mores over the fire or rummage through the picnic basket provided.

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Matterhorn illuminations wins Milestone

26/11/2020

Zermatt once again came out on top in 2020 in the Swiss Milestone tourism prize, gaining an award for the Matterhorn illumination #hope. There was much joy about winning the award.

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Chalet Zermatt Peak named world’s best ski chalet (1)

Chalet Zermatt Peak named world’s best ski chalet

25/11/2020

At the World Ski Awards 2020, the luxury holiday apartment Chalet Zermatt Peak won first prize in the category for world's best ski chalet. The award has gone to Zermatt for the last three years, but to Chalet Les Anges. The World Ski Awards were created in 2013 and is the sister organisation of World Travel Awards. Every year, a jury made up of industry experts and the public choose the winners in a range of categories.

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Neue offene Pisten im Matterhorn Ski Paradise

25/11/2020

Ab Freitag, 27. November 2020 sind neu 40 Pistenkilometer im Matterhorn Ski Paradise befahrbar. Die Pisten 63, 64, 65, 66 und 70 von Trockener Steg bis Furgg werden zum Wochenende hin geöffnet. Der Betrieb des Testa-Skilifts wird zudem um eine Woche verlängert.

New director and head chef at Riffelhaus

20/11/2020

Jürgen Marx and Alain Kuster, who have both made Zermatt their home, are taking over the running of the kitchen and the business in the 4-star Zermatt hotel, Riffelhaus 1853.

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New guest community at the CERVO Mountain Resort

19/11/2020

Democratic Mountain Community is the name of the new guest community at the CERVO Mountain Resort. Registered members benefit from priority reservations, a range of discounts and access to special events.

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Start of the season postponed

Start of the season postponed

16/11/2020

The warm weather in November makes technical snowmaking on the slopes difficult. For this reason, the start of the season for the Rothorn and Gornergrat areas has been postponed by one week to 5 December 2020. The Matterhorn glacier paradise area is open.

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Zermatt Restaurants are awarded 215 «Gault Millau» points

16/11/2020

«Gault Millau» has selected the 830 best restaurants in Switzerland for 2021. The results for Zermatt can be marveled at: 15 Zermatt restaurants were awarded points – with 17 for the best.

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Zermatt is the best ski resort in the Alps in 2020

05/11/2020

On 5 November 2020, the Matterhorn ski paradise was once again crowned best ski resort in the Alps. The Best Ski Resort Report is the biggest independent visitor satisfaction survey in the Alps and is conducted every two years. After two overall wins in 2014 and 2016 and a second place in 2018, Zermatt has topped the ratings yet again in 2020.

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New wellness facilities at the Ari Resort

New wellness facilities at the Ari Resort

03/11/2020

The Ari Resort in Zermatt now has a new wellness area. From December 2020, guests will be able to enjoy a state-of-the-art jacuzzi, a Finnish sauna and a relaxation zone. Constructed from pale spruce wood and with gentle lighting, the atmosphere is perfect for calming, private relaxation.

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The Omnia is "Switzerland’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2020"

The Omnia is "Switzerland’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2020"

02/11/2020

For the fourth time in a row, the 5-star Zermatt hotel The Omnia has been named “Switzerland's Leading Boutique Hotel” at the World Travel Awards 2020. The annual World Travel Awards are famous travel and tourism awards around the world. Travel, tourism and business experts vote to decide the ranking.

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Furggsattel glacier lift

Furggsattel chair lift open from 10 October 2020

09/10/2020

From Saturday 10 October 2020, skiers in the Matterhorn ski paradise will be able to access 25 kilometres of pistes. Weather permitting, the Furggsattel chair lift will start operating, and pistes 71 and 72 will open, in addition to pistes 73, 80, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87 and 88. The connecting piste from the glacier ski area to Trockener Steg will also open.

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Hotels Omnia, Firefly, Cervo and Matthiol honoured in ranking

09/10/2020

Working with Trustyou, the specialist travel magazine Connoisseur Circle has named the best Swiss hotels in 11 categories, including 4 Zermatt organisations.

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Zermatt in coronavirus winter 2020/21: Safety and health above all

05/10/2020

The whole of Zermatt’s infrastructure is still available to guests this winter – combined with the necessary safety precautions to ensure the health of guests and employees. All the facilities and pistes will be open – and there will even be an additional cable car in operation, the Kumme gondola. Even the Zermatt Unplugged music festival will take place, albeit in a different format that's been adapted to the current situation.

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Plant-based cuisine in the Manud

Plant-based cuisine in the Manud

28/09/2020

The Manud café is a recent exciting addition to the Zermatt village centre, where friends meet for lunch, coffee and cake, a snack or evening drinks. This winter, there’s a fantastic new item on the menu – from 11 December 2020 to 11 April 2021, up-and-coming Zurich chef Noah Rechsteiner and his team will be introducing his “ANOAH” concept to the Manud, inviting guests to a plant-based dinner, available Tuesday to Saturday evenings. The young chef is well-known for taking his guests on a journey into the world of plant-based cuisine, but it’s not all about the ideology; the focus is on sharing hospitality and creative cuisine.

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Mountain Bike World Championships come to Zermatt in summer 2025

25/09/2020

The Valais has been chosen as the host region. For the first time, all seven divisions of the Mountain Bike World Championships will take place in one region.

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“Clean & Safe” label

“Clean & Safe” label

18/09/2020

The Zermatt – Matterhorn destination is striving to protect guests and employees against COVID-19 as much as possible. Its companies and facilities have therefore introduced a range of safety measures. The “Clean & Safe” label shows which organisations have committed to these safety concepts.

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Matterhornbeleuchtung für Milestone 2020 nominiert

17/09/2020

Im November wird er verliehen: der prestigeträchtige Schweizer Tourismuspreis Milestone. Unter den diesjährigen Nominierten ist auch ein Projekt aus Zermatt.

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Digital Days come to Zermatt

Digital Days come to Zermatt

16/09/2020

On 2 and 3 November 2020, Zermatt will hold Digital Days for the first time; this event is taking place for the fourth time in Switzerland, this year in 23 locations. The event in Zermatt includes talks, discussions and panels on the topic of digitalisation in tourism and is aimed at members of Zermatt Tourism as well as interested participants from across Switzerland. The programme is free, but registration is required. Protecting visitors from COVID-19 is the top priority, so all locations have introduced strict safety measures.

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Air Zermatt renovates heliport

11/09/2020

A new visitor centre with comfortable seating plus entertainment and information facilities form the heart of the renovated Air Zermatt heliport.

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Zermatters offers new courses

10/09/2020

Outdoor experience providers Zermatters have responded to changing visitor requirements and created some new, innovative products. These include an avalanche course – training comprises two modules delivered over three days, resulting in the Swiss Mountain Training I and II certificates. The new products also include guided cross-country skiing, carving lessons on the pistes and ski tour taster courses for anyone who has not done a ski tour before. A fixed weekly programme enables individuals to take part in group courses.

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Cervo Mountain Resort has a fresh new design

03/09/2020

Three restaurants, a new room category concept and a new spa are now available at the Cervo Mountain Resort. The focus remains the same: sustainability in everything.

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Maisons Matthiol adds two new chalets

02/09/2020

In addition to their hotel and apartments, Maisons Matthiol’s mountain holiday accommodation now includes two new chalets. The chalets comprise five apartments of different sizes and a converted stable. Guests can also use the facilities and services of the nearby Boutique Hotel Matthiol.

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Another successful edition of Zurich-Zermatt

31/08/2020

On 28 August 2020, the one-day cycle race "Chasing Cancellara" took place, with participants cycling from Zurich to Zermatt. Thanks to lucky weather and protective measures, it was a complete success.

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Le Mirabeau Hotel & Spa - David Georgi is the new chef de cuisine

28/08/2020

David Georgi joins Restaurant Veranda and Marie’s Deli, succeeding Alain Kuster.

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Hotel La Ginabelle will open new building

27/08/2020

On 24 September 2020, Hotel La Ginabelle will open its new building Altiana by La Ginabelle.

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Zermatt - A new World Cup discipline is born

27/08/2020

Over the next few days, the eyes of the whole MTB community will turn to Zermatt, where the TRAILLOVE Festival will host the first round of the 2020 Enduro World Series, including a new discipline.

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Gee’s and Cuckoo now “Bar und Club Mamacita”

Gee’s and Cuckoo now “Bar und Club Mamacita”

26/08/2020

Hotel Mama Zermatt has taken over the former bar Gee’s and the former Cuckoo Club at Bahnhofstrasse 70 in Zermatt. The 2020 winter season will see the opening of Bar und Club Mamacita, which will be all about South American culture, including spicy food, incredible drinks and live music every evening. The bar will be open every day until 02:00 hrs and the club – playing electro jazz, electro swing, deep house and tribal house – until 04:00 hrs.

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Brasserie Uno launches food concept in 22 Summits

24/08/2020

“Bite” is the new pop-up kitchen in Zermatt’s 22 Summits Boutique Hotel, serving delicious nibbles and wines from December 2020. The concept is aimed at skiers looking for a sophisticated après-ski location. 

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Hotel Capricorn finishes renovations

Hotel Capricorn finishes renovations

21/08/2020

Over the last few years, Hotel Capricorn has renovated all the bedrooms in the main building. Since spring, guests have been enjoying freshly painted rooms with new wooden walls, parquet flooring and new furniture. Some of the bathrooms have also been renovated, with the rest to be renovated gradually over time.

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Zermatt property companies move into new office (1)

Zermatt property companies move into new office

20/08/2020

Mountain Riviera AG, AlpinRiviera GmbH and Zermatt Premium Apartments have moved into a new office, located at Steinmattstrasse 43. The team is available every day for anyone interested in buying or selling property, house management or renting luxury holiday apartments in Zermatt.

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Season extension in Zermatt

19/08/2020

Zermatt prolonge la saison d’automne pour tenir compte des vacances scolaires suisses: les remontées mécaniques ainsi que de nombreux hébergements et restaurants resteront donc ouverts au moins jusqu’au 18 octobre 2020.

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Upgraded “Photopoints”

Upgraded “Photopoints”

18/08/2020

The rather outdated “Rothorn Photopoint” and “Trockener Steg Photopoint” have been upgraded. As previously, you can trigger the camera using your ski pass and then download the photo from www.skiline.cc. The new photopoints have a contemporary look and are easy to operate thanks to the user-friendly screen.

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Kumme gondola to open

Kumme gondola to open

17/08/2020

The 10-person Kumme gondola will open on 19 December 2020 and it will be the first gondola in Switzerland that can run without staff. Fifty-six cabins will carry 1,500 people per hour on the 3.2 km route from Tufternkehr via the middle station in Wyss Gufer to the Unterrothorn. The new facility and accompanying artificial snow system will be a fantastic addition to the winter sports facilities in the Unterrothorn area.

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“Zooom the Matterhorn” – multi-million franc project on the Gornergrat

07/08/2020

A new multimedia experience all about the Matterhorn and the incredible views of the 29 surrounding four-thousanders is coming to the Gornergrat. In summer 2021, the first visitors will be able to enjoy a multi-dimensional immersion and get up close to this beautiful natural world. The exhibition will be in the station of the former “Hohtälli” cable car.

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Silvana Mountain Hotel to open with new restaurant and renovated rooms

06/08/2020

«Ski Chalet» is the new restaurant addition at the Silvana Mountain Hotel, which will open its doors on 27 November 2020. All the hotel rooms are currently being refurbished in an Alpine style as part of the renovation.

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Zermatt’s new 1 HP taxi

04/08/2020

Alpin Cargo has been transporting packages with the help of its carriage horse, Benny, for several months. Now, passengers can hop on as well, as the logistics specialist brings carriage rides back to Zermatt.

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The Chez Vrony restaurant takes first place on the podium

31/07/2020

Every year TripAdvisor selects the Travellers’ Choice winners for best restaurants. This year Zermatt restaurant Chez Vrony has been awarded first place in Switzerland. 

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"The Omnia" ranks among the top five hotels in the world.

29/07/2020

Every year TripAdvisor chooses the 25 best hotels nationally and internationally. And the winners of the "Travellers’ Choice Awards" have now been announced. The Omnia makes it onto the world rankings – plus eight hotels from Zermatt are included on the Swiss ranking list.

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Interreg Italy-Switzerland - the Trek+ project is underway

28/07/2020

The communities of Zermatt and Valtournenche have launched a cross-border collaboration, with a range of measures aimed at raising more awareness of the area at the foot of the Matterhorn.

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Zermatt pop-up store donates CHF 14,500

21/07/2020

In March 2020, the “Lebensraum Zermatt” association collected surplus food from hotels and restaurants and gave it to private individuals in return for a donation. The money raised – CHF 14,500 – was donated to two Valais foundations, Atelier Manus and Emera.

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Gerold Biner awarded the 2020 Rünzi Prize

20/07/2020

CEO and Air Zermatt helicopter pilot Gerold Biner is this year’s recipient of the award from the “Divisionär F.K. Rünzi” foundation. This award from the Board of Trustees, presided over by Council of State Christophe Darbellay, recognizes an exceptional person who has realized their childhood dream of becoming a helicopter pilot at Air Zermatt and made their passion into a career.

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Visitor numbers in Zermatt exceed expectations

01/07/2020

There have been positive levels of bookings for Zermatt accommodation, even if they vary significantly from hotel to hotel. They do, however, have one thing in common - the visitors are from Switzerland.

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Heinz Rufibach from Zermatterhof is Chef of the Year

29/06/2020

Every year, the Sonntagszeitung newspaper publishes a hotel guide ranking the best hotels in Switzerland in different categories. The best chef has also been nominated – and it’s a top chef from Zermatt.

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Chez Vrony acquires Restaurant Paradies

15/06/2020

The future of the 14 (Gault Millau) point Restaurant Paradies has been decided - Chez Vrony, located just a few metres away, will be taking it over. Ex-ski racer Elia Zurbriggen will be the new manager.

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Zehn Prozent mehr Matterhorn

More than 3 millions Swiss francs of vouchers sold

08/06/2020

Zermatt Tourism started selling “Ten percent more Matterhorn” vouchers in the middle of May. Anyone who purchased a voucher automatically received an additional ten percent of the value. This campaign has come to an end now. Within about three weeks guests have bought Zermatt vouchers worth over 3 million Swiss francs. Vouchers are valid for ten years and can be redeemed at over 150 partners throughout the destination, including Zermatt Bergbahnen, many restaurants, accommodation providers and shops.

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More than a million Swiss francs of vouchers sold

02/06/2020

Until the end of this week, Zermatt Tourism is adding ten percent to the value of all purchased vouchers. So far, more than a million Swiss francs of vouchers have been sold.

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Bergbahnen ab 6. Juni wieder offen

Mountain railways open again from 6 June

27/05/2020

From 6 June, all leisure and entertainment businesses and tourist attractions may reopen. In addition to the facilities that are already open, the mountain railways, cinemas, swimming pools and camping sites will also be allowed to start the summer season.

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Zermatt's ambitious World Cup plans

21/05/2020

Together with their Italian neighbours, Valtournenche, Zermatt is planning to co-host men’s and women's downhill races. For the first time in the history of the World Cup, a race will take place over a national border. The route is special for several reasons, including the fact that it will be the longest, highest downhill in the World Cup.

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SchlossHotel Zermatt: Major investment and Switzerland’s first CBD spa

19/05/2020

While the “SchlossCottage”, due to open this July, is being refurbished and the new “SchlossHouse” is being built on the land next to the hotel, the existing wellness area in the SchlossHotel Zermatt is also being extended. The new spa concept includes the use of the cannabis ingredient cannabidiol (CBD).

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Zehn Prozent mehr Matterhorn

Zermatt Tourismus is adding an extra ten percent onto voucher purchases

15/05/2020

Under the slogan of “Ten percent more Matterhorn”, Zermatt Tourismus is adding a voucher worth an extra ten percent onto voucher purchases. Vouchers are valid for ten years and can be redeemed at over 100 partners across the destination, including restaurants, accommodation providers and shops, Zermatt Bergbahnen and zermatt.ch. Zermatt Tourismus hopes the campaign will increase liquidity, help to retain customers, and offer loyal visitors a thank you in the form of additional value.

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Teilöffnung der Zermatter Betriebe

Restaurants open again

11/05/2020

From 11 May 2020, restaurants, bars, shops, museums and sports facilities in Switzerland are allowed to be open again. However, strict conditions with protection concepts apply. Cable cars, camping sites and entertainment and leisure facilities will remain closed.

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Light on the Matterhorn goes out - positive effect remains

27/04/2020

During five weeks, Zermatt projected various images onto the Matterhorn in the evening. An initiative that was successful worldwide.

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Indisch essen im Golden India

Restaurant opening – Golden India Zermatt

22/04/2020

The first Indian restaurant in Zermatt is set to open in December 2020 at Bahnhofplatz 2 – the Golden India. The Indian owners, the Singh family, studied in Switzerland and already run successful restaurants in Wengen and Grindelwald. Locals and visitors to the destination will soon be able to experience delicious, authentic Indian cuisine in a relaxing atmosphere.

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New chalet in Furi

15/04/2020

This summer 2020, the new five-star superior holiday apartment “Mountain Chalet 4 You” will open in Furi. It's a cosy, luxurious chalet for two people.

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Philipp Fuchs, Geschäftsführer der Bäckerei Fuchs

Bäckerei Fuchs now offering bread delivery service

09/04/2020

Bäckerei Fuchs, run by owner Philipp Fuchs, is launching a new bread delivery service for guests in holiday apartments. Guests can order bread online to be delivered to their apartment the next day using the postal service. Both one-off orders and weekly subscriptions will be available. The “Bread Post” is a project set up by local bakeries and the Swiss postal service.

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The Enduro World Series launches the E-Bike Enduro Race

08/04/2020

During this year’s Traillove Festival in Zermatt, an E-Bike Enduro Race will take place for the first time in Switzerland.

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Zermatt Bergbahnen AG is investing in the future

08/04/2020

The lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic is causing a great deal of uncertainty and reduced sales for almost every industry in Switzerland. Instead of falling into a state of shock, the Zermatt Bergbahnen AG (ZBAG) concentrates on the time “when this is all over”. Despite the difficult starting position, the Board of Directors has decided to make the major investments of around 60 million Swiss francs over the next two years as planned. The additional financing provided by the banks also contributes to this decision. As soon as the weather conditions allow and no further official decisions relating to the coronavirus prevent construction work from taking place, ZBAG will commence the task of building the new Kumme gondola lift and continue work on the Matterhorn glacier ride II 3S cableway project.

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Wohn- und Dekoartikel der Kollektion «Destination Home Zermatt»

Destination Home is moving

07/04/2020

The interior furnishings store Destination Home will be relocating at the beginning of July to Haus Annelis at Steinmattstrasse 2. The new store will be completely refurbished and will offer a range of bespoke products. The new concept will include the expansion of the in-house collection, “Destination Home Zermatt”, as well as home living products and accessories. In addition to selling decorative items such as woollen blankets, cushions and textiles, the store will offer a full renovation and interior decorating service including planning, organisation and project management. Furniture, lighting, textiles, kitchen equipment and bedlinen can all be sourced and ordered from Destination Home. The company prioritises the use of local partners, local production and handmade items.

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Neuer Name «Täschalp Restaurant & Lodge»

Europa Trail Hut reopens under new name

06/04/2020

After minor renovations, the Europa Trail Hut is scheduled to re-open in the middle of June 2020 under the new name “Täschalp Restaurant & Lodge” and under the new management of Gela and André Lerjen, who run Othmar’s Ski Hut in winter. Initially only the renovated restaurant will be open, welcoming hikers on the Europa trail and the Monte Rosa Tour with Valais cuisine. The lodge remains closed while renovation and redesign work takes place.

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Restaurant Moos opens after a five-year break

03/04/2020

Restaurant Moos, which has been closed for five years, is scheduled to re-open to guests in June 2020 under the new name of “Moos-Hitta”. Owners Sabina and Roger Perren will offer homemade soups and cakes and much more. Walkers, runners or bikers can find the “Moos-Hitta” just outside the village not far from the Zermatt hamlet of Winkelmatten.

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Ausblick von der Kinhütte

Solar panels for the Kin Hut

02/04/2020

To celebrate the building's 20th anniversary, the Kin Hut is being fitted with eco-friendly, sustainable solar panels. The hut is scheduled to open for the summer season on 26 June 2020.

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Hotel Hemizeus renovations

01/04/2020

Renovation work on Hotel Hemizeus is set to begin on 20 April 2020. The roof and one apartment will be fully renovated.

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New Illumination of the Matterhorn shows solidarity with Italy

28/03/2020

The theme of the projections on the Matterhorn on Saturday, 28 March 2020 is Italy - the country in Europe most affected by the coronavirus pandemic and located directly behind the Swiss landmark.

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The 50 best small hotels in Switzerland

26/03/2020

This year’s hotel guide by the NZZ am Sonntag newspaper lists many Zermatt businesses among the top small hotels in Switzerland.

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Schlosshotel Zermatt rents out new cottage

Schlosshotel Zermatt rents out new cottage

25/03/2020

In July 2020, Schlosshotel Zermatt is expected to open their new “SchlossCottage” in the centre of Zermatt. Two former barns have been converted into a cosy cottage, sleeping up to four people. It has three floors and features a fireplace, sauna and home cinema. Guests will also be able to use the wellness areas in the Schlosshotel Zermatt and access the hotel’s services. 

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Illumination of the Matterhorn as a sign of hope

24/03/2020

On behalf of Zermatt, the light artist Gerry Hofstetter will illuminate the Matterhorn daily from Tuesday, 24 March 2020 - as a sign of hope and solidarity.

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Casa Vanessa renovations

Casa Vanessa renovations

12/03/2020

The “Apparthotel Casa Vanessa” is now called “22 SUMMITS Apartments” and will be renovated in summer 2020. The apartments will all get a brand new look, from the exteriors to the bathrooms. They will have an Alpine-chic design, similar to the 22 SUMMITS Boutique Hotel.

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New chalet for BaseCamp Hotel & Apartments

New chalet for BaseCamp Hotel & Apartments

11/03/2020

At the end of January 2021, BaseCamp Hotel & Apartments will open their new “Camp One” chalet in Furi, sleeping 6-7 people. It is right next to the pistes and will be let out as a single accommodation unit – a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of Zermatt village. The chalet will offer an outdoor jacuzzi and will have its own wine cellar and a fireplace. Services such as organising breakfast and shopping will also be available.

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New building at Schlosshotel Zermatt

New building at Schlosshotel Zermatt

09/03/2020

On 20 April 2020, construction will start on the land next to the hotel, building the “SchlossHouse” and an extension to the existing spa and gym at the Schlosshotel Zermatt. The work is scheduled to be finished by the middle of October 2020. There will then be four Superior rooms and two suites in the Schlosshouse as well as a new sauna and steam rooms, relaxation facilities, beauty treatments, spa packages and a new state-of-the-art gym for guests to enjoy.

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Tradition Julen takes part in Prix Sommet 2020

06/03/2020

This year's UBS Prix Sommet in Valais is focusing on sustainability. Over nine months, the three participating companies will work on improving their waste management, reducing their CO2 emissions and optimising their processes. Tradition Julen Zermatt is one of the three companies who will face this challenge.

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Gornergrat Bahn - now with Wi-Fi

Gornergrat Bahn - now with Wi-Fi

02/03/2020

Gornergrat Bahn is the first Swiss rail company to provide the public with free Wi-Fi on all its trains. Simply log in to access free internet access between the car park in Täsch and the Gornergrat – on all shuttle trains and the Gornergrat Bahn.

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Zermatt receives four Michelin stars for 2020

25/02/2020

The Michelin Guide to Switzerland 2020 makes it official - Zermatt remains the Swiss capital of gourmet cuisine. The Matterhorn village has four restaurants that are among the best in the country.

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GGB and MGBahn in the top ten best employers

24/02/2020

Gornergrat Bahn and the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn have been named among the Top Ten Best Employers in Switzerland 2020 by the Handelszeitung and Le Temps newspapers.

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Mountain Exposure adds three new chalets

20/02/2020

The luxury chalet and holiday apartment rental company, Mountain Exposure, now has three additional chalets in their range: the Panicha Penthouse, Chalet Schipfa and Chalet Nevis.

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New webcams are online (1)

New webcams are online

05/02/2020

New webcams have now been installed across the whole destination, with significantly better image quality than their predecessors. They are 360-degree cameras that show the whole surrounding area. Some of the webcams can also take fantastic nighttime shots. The live images can be seen at any time on the websites of Zermatt Tourism and of Zermatt Bergbahnen. The webcam images will also appear in the "Matterhorn" app soon. A selection of live recordings can also be seen on smart TVs (via Feratel) and on SRF Meteo, RTS, ORF 3 and ARD-alpha TV channels.

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Paul-Marc Julen confirmed as President of Zermatt Tourism

30/01/2020

At the 85th Annual General Meeting of Zermatt Tourism, new members were selected for the Committee, which re-confirmed Paul-Marc Julen as President. Zermatt – Matterhorn had a positive financial year and reported an increase in occupancy rates. Their success encourages the destination to remain innovative.

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Focus on families at Hotel National

24/01/2020

The 4-star superior Hotel National has created a new hotel experience for families with its fourth floor renovation.

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Zermatt - Increased occupancy rates

15/01/2020

Occupancy rates in the Zermatt – Matterhorn destination rose slightly in the 2019 financial year compared to the previous year, caused by significant numbers of guests coming to the destination in the off-seasons.

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Valley descents open

Valley descents open

19/12/2019

The Sunnegga valley descent is open from today and the Furi valley descent has been open since Monday 16 December 2019, giving guests a couple of options if they wish to ski back to the village.

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CERVO redefines its philosophy

18/12/2019

As part of marking 10 years in business, the CERVO Mountain Boutique Resort is launching a new concept with its Project CERVO 2020. The expansion includes new restaurant concepts and the construction of a new chalet.

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First SPAR Express opens in Valais

First SPAR Express opens in Valais

16/12/2019

On 12 December 2019, a SPAR Express was opened at Schluhmattstrasse 1 in Zermatt where the former food store PAM used to be. This is the first store in Valais for the East Swiss SPAR Group and will have extended opening hours – every day from 07:00–20:00 hrs. Locals and holidaymakers will find everything for their daily food needs over the 100 square metres..

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Marmite Youngster 2020 young talent competition

13/12/2019

The young talent competition, Marmite Youngster 2020, took place in Zurich on 2 December 2019. Two Zermatt talents were among the award winners.

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New anniversary look for the Glacier Express

09/12/2019

The first completely renovated 1st and 2nd class cars of the Glacier Express are set to roll out just in time for next year’s 90th anniversary celebrations. The design and technology of the cars are based on the Excellence Class, which has proved hugely popular since its launch in March 2019.

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Parkhotel Beau Site in Zermatt re-opens after renovation

29/11/2019

This week, the Parkhotel Beau Site in Zermatt re-opened its new gastronomy world after being closed for six weeks for renovation. Last weekend, General Manager Roman Codina and the Board of Directors welcomed around 300 partners, guests and friends to the hotel’s refurbished facilities.

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Skiing Unlimited

138 kilometres of pistes open

28/11/2019

On Saturday 22 November 2019, more facilities and pistes were opened to skiers. This means that a total of 138 kilometres of pistes are open from the weekend in the Matterhorn ski paradise.

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First Sustainable Day in Zermatt

25/11/2019

On 28 November 2019, the Zermatt Hoteliers’ Association is partnering with Ritzy, Zermatt Impulse and Lebensraum Zermatt to host the first Sustainable Day in Zermatt.

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World's best ski chalet: Chalet Les Anges

25/11/2019

For the seventh 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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Das Hotel Rex heisst neu «the rex»

The Hotel Rex is now called “the rex”

15/11/2019

During the off-peak season, the Hotel Rex changed its name to “the rex”. A new concept has also been launched, plus renovations have been carried out on the lobby, lounge bar and bedrooms. On 6 December 2019, “the rex” will present their new lounge bar. The design is based on their new concept – being an open house for both locals and visitors. “The rex” is partnering with ONA – a company that develops new gastronomy concepts – and will open a pop-up restaurant in the hotel, aimed at offering young chefs the opportunity to showcase their skill. There will also be glass walls in “the rex” offering fantastic views of the chefs as they prepare delicious meals on a fire pit right outside the restaurant.

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Bonfire AG wins the Milestone tourism prize

13/11/2019

The winners of the 20th MILESTONE prize have been announced - the start-up Bonfire came out ahead of the Arosa Bear Sanctuary and the Glacier Express “Excellence Class” in the “Innovation” category. The “MILESTONE Premiere” goes to PrivateDeal. Jonas Gass, Co-Director of the Hotel Nomad, wins in the “Future Leaders” category, while Hanna Rychener Kistler wins the “Lifetime” award.

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Bookings in Excellence Class exceed expectations

05/11/2019

Passengers on the Glacier Express have been able to enjoy its new Excellence Class since 2019, with 4,855 experiencing the new product by the end of the summer. This translates as an occupancy rate of 55 percent – a result no one had expected. The pull of the new premium class has been accompanied by an increase in demand for the other two classes, with a complete facelift of both first and second class still to come.

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New Igloo Village theme is Underwater World

25/10/2019

In November, 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 exotic: ice artists will create a snow palace featuring animals of the underwater world out of snow and ice.

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Two Zermatt restaurants in the top 10

23/10/2019

Every year, TripAdvisor gives the Travellers’ Choice Award in the Restaurants category. This year, two Zermatt restaurants are among the best in Switzerland: Chez Vrony and Cervo Puro.

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Furggsattel glacier lift

Furggsattel glacier lift open

22/10/2019

Skiers can now use the Furggsattel glacier lift to access up to 23 km of pistes in the Matterhorn Ski Paradise. More perfectly groomed pistes will be gradually added until all 360 km of pistes in the ski area are open by 30 November 2019.

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Hotel National refurbishments

Hotel National refurbishments

21/10/2019

Hotel National has been undergoing refurbishments since the end of September and will re-open on 6 December 2019 with a new wellness area, new bedrooms and a new roof. The 360-square metre wellness and spa area will have a new swimming pool, fitness centre, children’s pool, new treatment rooms and a new wellness zone. The whole of the fourth floor is also being completely renovated, with all the suites, family rooms and double rooms on this floor getting a brand new look.

Zurich-Zermatt end of August 2020

15/10/2019

Following on from the success of its inaugural event, Zurich–Zermatt will also take place in 2020 and 2021. The event is being brought forward by a month but will still take place in conjunction with the Traillove Mountain Bike Festival.

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Stoked-Anfängerpark zieht um

Stoked Park for Beginners is moving

11/10/2019

The Stoked Kids Club is now located in Schweigmatten, right outside Restaurant Alm. It's a child-friendly area for the snow sports school, enabling them to help children make rapid progress on a safe, easily accessible site using a conveyor belt as well as the latest learning and teaching aids. Parents can watch their children from the road or from the restaurant terrace. It’s only a ten-minute gondola ride from the Matterhorn glacier paradise valley station to the children’s area. All Stoked children's groups will continue to meet at 08:50 hrs at the valley station.

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Zermatt Restaurants are awarded 242 Gault-Millau points

07/10/2019

Gault-Millau has selected the 870 best restaurants in Switzerland for 2020. The results for Zermatt can be marveled at: 17 Zermatt restaurants were awarded points – with 17 for the best.

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Heinz Julen eröffnet Geschäft an Bahnhofstrasse

Heinz Julen opens shop on Bahnhofstrasse

07/10/2019

At the end of November 2019, ‘Zermatt Selection’ will open its doors. The shop at Bahnhofstrasse 7b will be run by Zermatt artist Heinz Julen and will also include an exhibition that can be accessed even when the shop is closed. Works of art will be displayed behind glass and can also be seen at the ‘Kunsträume Zermatt’ art gallery, helping the artists to display their work in prominent locations. The main exhibition is still open in the Vernissage. In the Bahnhofstrasse exhibition, products will include chairs and tables from Heinz Julen Design, accessories from Restaurant Chez Vrony and exhibition pieces from other artists. The shop will be open all day, 365 days a year, and will sell pictures, lamps and clothing items designed by Heinz Julen. His aim is to provide high-quality products with a link to Zermatt – beautiful souvenirs with a genuine Zermatt history. The building will also be a cultural meeting point. The shop will replace the current Heinz Julen shop on Hofmattstrasse.

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Zermatt Brauerei opens tasting room (1)

Zermatt Brauerei opens tasting room

03/10/2019

This winter, the Zermatt Matterhorn Brauerei will open its new event and tasting room, where guests can try a wide variety of beers from around the world. These include speciality beers made in-house - the popular classics, ‘Matterhorn’ and ‘Monte Rosa’ as well as seasonal specialities. A range of beer-themed events will make the new tasting room a great place to socialise. Opening times are Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 16:00 to 22:00 hrs.

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Aussichtsplattform Kirchbrücke eröffnet

Kirchbrücke bridge viewing platform opens

02/10/2019

It's one of the most popular places in the village for Matterhorn photos – the Kirchbrücke bridge. Over the summer months in 2019, a new viewing platform has been built, offering more space so that guests and traffic can pass each other more easily. There is also a new lift from Uferweg up to the viewing platform.

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Hotel Carina reopens

Hotel Carina reopens

02/10/2019

The Hotel Carina has a sparkling new look for the 2019/2020 winter season. It will be a chic, reasonably-priced hotel with a warm atmosphere and high-quality materials, offering a choice of rooms from doubles to dormitories. There will be no reception or concierge, instead the hotel concept invites guests to participate, including self check-in and self check-out as well as an honesty bar where guests can make their own drinks. The small but dedicated team is never far away and are always happy to help.

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New painting atelier in Täsch (1)

New painting atelier in Täsch

01/10/2019

In October 2019, "Atelier-Eigenwerk" will open in Täsch. Owner Fränzi Tscherrig will run painting courses for children and adults, where you can learn about the creative techniques behind abstract painting. There will be day and weekly courses, private lessons can be booked in advance and there will also be an open painting workshop.

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SNOWember Calendar delights guests

30/09/2019

Zermatt Tourismus is eagerly awaiting the start of winter and will launch their version of an advent calendar on 1 November 2019.

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Best Financial Year in the History of Zermatt Bergbahnen AG

30/09/2019

At the Annual General Meeting of 27 September 2019, Zermatt Bergbahnen AG was able to look back on the best financial year in the history of the company. Thanks to a highly successful summer in 2018 and an optimum 2018/19 winter season, the record sales of the previous year increased by a further 9.3% to reach CHF 76 million in the 2018/19 financial year, with EBITDA at CHF 39.6 million (up 14.4% year on year at 52% of sales) and operational cash flow at CHF 35.6 million (46.8% of sales, up 16% on the previous year). Benchmarked against the most important indicators, Zermatt Bergbahnen ranks among the very best performers in the whole sector.

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Cervo and Firefly win an award

27/09/2019

The leading luxury travel magazine ‘Connoisseur Circle’ has selected the Zermatt 5-star Hotel Cervo among the best five Alpine hotels in Switzerland and the 4-star Hotel Firefly among the best five design hotels in Switzerland.

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TrustYou score shows top-rated hotels

26/09/2019

According to TrustYou ratings, two out of the six best hotels in Switzerland are in Zermatt: Hotel Coeur des Alpes and Hotel Bellerive.

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Neues Tapas-Restaurant im Hotel Sonne

New tapas restaurant in Hotel Sonne

26/09/2019

A new restaurant, ‘apas TAPAS’, will open its doors in Hotel Sonne on 30 November 2019. The menu will feature ‘Tapas around the world', including Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Thai tapas. The restaurant will be ideal for anyone looking to try something new. It will seat approximately 40 people and will be open daily between 18:00 and 21:30 hrs until 26 April 2020.

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‘Puralpina’ to open a store on Kirchplatz

25/09/2019

In December 2019, ‘Puralpina’ will open a new store on Kirchplatz in Zermatt – on Metzggasse 2 where the ‘Wilde Hilde’ takeaway used to be. The company makes natural products in Switzerland containing no preservatives, fragrances or colourants. One of their bestsellers is their handmade Marmot Oil Herbal Cream for use on backs, muscles and joints. The range includes Alpine beauty products for hands, feet and lips and high-quality local and Swiss accessories.

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Parkhotel Beau Site renovations

24/09/2019

In autumn 2019, the Parkhotel Beau Site will be extensively renovating and updating its reception area, lobby, bar and restaurants. From the end of November 2019, guests will be able to experience the new look and three new concepts: the highlight of the Grill Restaurant will be the delicious cuts of meat from the wood fire grill, and a selection of fish, seafood and vegetables will also be available; the Gornergratsaal will feature a renovated restaurant area with a buffet and show kitchen, serving breakfast in the morning and different buffets in the evening including meat, fish and vegetarian delicacies and the third concept will be a new ‘shop-in-shop’ vinothek with expertly chosen wines that you can taste or buy in store.

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"Traillove" Bike Festival in Zermatt was a success

23/09/2019

The Traillove Festival took place last week in Zermatt. It celebrated the MTB culture and highlighted Zermatt as a mountain biking destination.

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Opening "Alpine Crossing" in autumn 2021

Opening "Alpine Crossing" in summer 2022

23/09/2019

The opening of the world’s highest 3S cableway to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise in the autumn of 2018 was just the first stage in the realization of a much more far-reaching vision: the creation of a continuous cableway connection between Zermatt and Italy – the so-called "Alpine Crossing". This crossing will be made possible by the addition of another structurally similar 3S cableway (tri-cable gondola lift) between Testa Grigia and the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. The first visitors should be able to make the highest crossing of the Alps in summer 2022.

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Zermatt Tourismus statement on "Operation Matterhorn"

23/09/2019

There has been a lot of talk in the media about the British repatriation project, "Operation Matterhorn". There is no connection with the Zermatt – Matterhorn destination.

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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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Three Zermatt projects nominated for the Milestone 2019

19/09/2019

On 19 September 2019, the eight projects nominated for Milestone, the renowned Swiss tourism award, were announced: three of them are from 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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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"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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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