Zermatt is the ultimate mountain village and the destination at the foot of the Matterhorn can boast of many records.

The records include:

Europe’s longest ski slope
Europe’s longest ski slope

Europe’s longest ski slope is 25 km and goes from the Matterhorn glacier paradise into Zermatt village.

Largest Blacknose sheep flock
Largest Blacknose sheep flock

Blacknose sheep are as much a part of Zermatt as the Matterhorn. This may be why the village has the largest flock of Blacknose sheep in the world.

Europe's oldest barn
Europe's oldest barn

Europe's oldest barn, built in 1261, stands above Zermatt, near Herbrig. This "Stadel" or grain barn, was used to store and dry the sheaves of grain. 

Largest granary in the Upper Valais
Largest granary in the Upper Valais

The largest granary in Upper Valais is situated in the centre of Zermatt near the church. It was used to store food and other belongings in the 19th century.