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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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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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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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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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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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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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Zauberer Lionel Dellberg lässt Matterhorn verschwinden

21/08/2019

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

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Fat Bike Night Ride

Fat Bike Night Ride

20/08/2019

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

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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-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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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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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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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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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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Eight new bike trails

01/05/2019

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

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Aroleid Kollektive: ceramic workshops

01/05/2019

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

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Fatbike night ride

01/05/2019

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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250 Kilometers of Pistes are Open

18/12/2017

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

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A Saison Pass is Worth It

10/12/2017

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

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Lara Gut faces the media in Zermatt

26/09/2017

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

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Skiing with Special Guests

20/09/2017

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

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The Longest Suspension Bridge in the World is Open

29/07/2017

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

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The Climbing Routes above the Gorner Glacier are Repaired

14/07/2017

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

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Mountain Guide from Täsch Reaches the Summit of Mount Everest

07/06/2017

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

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Discover Alpine Flowers on your Smartphone

01/06/2017

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

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Helicopter Flights to the Summit of the Matterhorn

14/04/2017

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

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