Not to worry: No one needs to bring the curling gear as was the case with the Scottish guests back in the 1920s. They schlepped their granite stones in their luggage so that they did not have to do without their curling fun before the backdrop of the Matterhorn.
The Zermatt Curling Club is one of the most successful in Switzerland. The top curlers in the world trained on Zermatt’s ice. The most famous Zermatt curler is Diego Perren. He won the Olympic gold medal in 1998 with the Lausanne Olympique team.
In the third week of January, Zermatt hosts one of the largest and most beautiful open-air curling tournaments in Europe, the Horu Trophy. Over 60 teams from throughout Europe make the trip to Zermatt to compete.
Opening hours, prices and reservations
January to February (on request)
Reservation rinks for curling (without guide) have to be made on site:
Curling: CHF 100 per rink incl. material (max. 10 people / rink)
Sweeping, sweeping, sweeping - it's an important component of the curling sport. Your stone will only score with teamwork. The Challenge is to give the stone the right move and to have a good eye for distance and speed.
Certified curling guides will explain the basic curling techniques, they're easy to learn and in a very short amount of time, you'll be able to participate in an exciting competition.
After curling you’ll continue outdoors with cheese fondue and a glass of wine, rounding off the evening in a cozy candlelight atmosphere in snowy Zermatt.