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Chez Vrony und Findlerhof kochen für die Swiss


Vom 7. März 2018 bis zum 5. Juni 2018 ist auf Swiss-Flügen je ein Gericht der Zermatter Restaurants Chez Vrony und Findlerhof erhältlich. Die Gerichte wurden im Rahmen des 15-Jahr-Jubiläums von Swiss Taste of Switzerland ausgewählt.


World Premier of the Matterhorn Musical


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


Zermatt hosts the Enduro World Series


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


Newcomer-Line-Up Zermatt Unplugged 2018


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


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


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


Video Show along the Zermatt Bahnhofstrasse


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


Line-Up of Zermatt Unplugged 2018


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


The Handelszeitung crowns Zermatt as the Best Winter Sports Resort


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


Ski instructors and mountain guides join forces


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


Hotel Ratings Distinguish Zermatt Hotels


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


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


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


250 Kilometers of Pistes are Open


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


New Igloo Village Theme is Mythology


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


Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge Wins Gold - Twice


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


Zermatt is Awarded Three Michelin Stars for 2018


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


A Saison Pass is Worth It


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


The Omnia is Switzerland’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2017


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


Zermatt Restaurants are Awarded 255 GaultMillau Points


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


Lara Gut faces the media in Zermatt


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


Zermatt Bergbahnen AG Achieves Record Result


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


Skiing with Special Guests


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


Tele Info Zermatt is now on YouTube


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


Zermatt Festival: A Pioneer Work at an Historic Location


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


The Climbing Routes above the Gorner Glacier are Repaired


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


The Matterhorn as an Enticement


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


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


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


Cows are grazing at Riffelalp once again


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


Mountain Guide from Täsch Reaches the Summit of Mount Everest


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


Discover Alpine Flowers on your Smartphone


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


Dorfrundgang "Zermatt vor 100 Jahren"


Die Zermatter Dorfführungen erfreuen sich grosser Beliebtheit. Im Sommer 2017 können Interessierte das Bauernleben der Zermatter Bevölkerung von vor 100 Jahren erleben. Führungen jeweils am Montag.


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


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


Riffelberg Express now also runs in summer


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


Chef Heinz Rufibach again at the Hotel Zermatterhof


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


Zermatt: Hotels at the Top of the Class - again


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


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


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


Helicopter Flights to the Summit of the Matterhorn


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


Zermatt is the Best Ski Resort in Switzerland


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


Everyone Dreams of Zermatt


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


Zermatt is a Pioneer in Digital Transformation


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


Zermatt Unplugged: Many Innovations


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


TripAdvisor: Zermatt Hotels are Among the Best


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