Ski Mecca of beautiful Switzerland
It is impossible to ignore the winter resorts of Switzerland itself! And how not to mention the famous ski resort of Zermatt, he won the hearts of lovers of this place and entered the 10 best resorts in the Alps for the quality of the slopes and perfect snow cover. A great place for those who already have advanced skiing skills.
This is a fashionable place, which is located at the top of the Matterhorn (4478 m). It is in great demand, despite the high prices for vacations.
The Matterhorn Peak will amaze everyone with its rich and varied nature.
Zermatt does not lose its relevance in the summer, there are always enough climbers and ordinary people.
Ways to get to the territory
You can get there in three ways: by plane, by train, some travel by car.
Advice: it is better to buy a plane ticket to Zurich, as the flight time takes less time.
There is one weighty one, but! There is no direct route from the city of Zurich to this area. First, they get to the territory of Vispa, and on the spot they already change to a train directly to the resort.
From Geneva airport, tourists travel by a similar route, but with a transfer.
And for sophisticated travelers, you can order a VIP transfer, but you can't do without a railway - cars with gasoline are prohibited. Arriving at Tesch, you should then take a train and get to the resort in 10 minutes.
With regard to transport
Zermmat is a small resort that can be walked in 20 minutes, so there are no cars at all. Taxi-electric cars drive here. Free buses run from the hotels to the ski lifts.
During the summer season, bicycles are usually rented, which can be rented from sports shops.
There are three ski areas in Zermatt: Riffelalp, Riffelberg and Gornergrat - the first sector.
Stockhorn with the most difficult skiing spots: Triftji - second sector.
The Klein Matterhorn is the third sector at the very peak of the mountain.
Experienced skiers will love the slopes of varying degrees of difficulty and length: Schwarzsee, Gornergrat and Hohtali, Kumme slope, Sunnegga, Riffelberg.
The largest snow park in Europe
Gravity Park is the largest snow park in Europe. Here, all year round, beginners learn to ride, and experienced ones improve their skills.
Snowpark and its visit are included in the price of the subscription.
4 types of season tickets that cover the territory of the resort:
1. The first type of subscription applies to the regions of Switzerland and is valid for up to 8 days.
2. The second type of subscription applies to the entire part of Zermatt, Switzerland and Breuil-Cervinia, Italy.
3. And the third and fourth include tickets for the train from Tesch or Randa.
There are no problems with living in Zermatt, because there are about 600 hotels and other apartments. A democratic holiday in hostels and campgrounds will cost an order of magnitude cheaper than in luxury hotels.
What to choose and bring as a gift
The ski resort offers good shopping on a grand scale and is home to many luxury boutiques from well-known brands. Products include local wines, cheeses and more. Or buy famous Swiss watches and knives.
Where to eat
The small resort town offers over a hundred cafeterias, pubs and restaurants to suit every taste and budget. There are also a large number of restaurants in the mountains with great views.
Tourists should try a traditional Swiss dish - cheese fondue. Prices for an expensive resort are of course appropriate.
Local sightseeing sites
In Zermatt, you should definitely walk to the ice sights. The Ski Museum is also worth a look. It is worth taking a panoramic tour on the funicular.
The highest panoramic route in Europe with a stunning view of the slopes of the Alps will not do without impressions. It is also worth taking a train ride to Gornergrat, which is one of the ancient and famous points of view of the surrounding mountain slopes. A must for the excursion is a visit to the Monte Rosa glacier.
Many other types of entertainment are provided for travelers. Nobody will be bored for sure.
3 things to do while in Zermatt:
1. Make an acquaintance with the symbol of the resort city, the lamb Valley.
2. To contemplate panoramic views from the windows of the "ice express" train.
3. Take a photo of the Matterhon.
To Zermatt with children
The resort offers a variety of activities and activities for the whole family. A lot of ski schools for young athletes have been built, kindergartens are also open there, where you can safely leave kids for a while.
It is worth with children to go to Valley Park, the place is located on the picturesque shore of a mountain lake. Another place worth visiting with your family is the extreme park in the forest "Zermatt" with rope trails for a wide variety of age categories.
As for the climate of the ski resort, here it is moderately continental and rather mild. There is no severe frost in the winter season, and warm weather in the summer.
Zermatt rightfully deserves attention and memorable memories on the photographs of travelers. With its picturesque views, it takes your breath away and takes hearts. Come for an unforgettable vacation and be sure to visit the above places.
Have a great vacation in the Swiss Alps!