As a ski destination, Zermatt located in the Canto of Valais is one of the best offering over 350 km of ski runs that are linked to the resorts of Cervinia and Val Tournenche in Italy via the Klein Matterhorn. It is also dominated by one of the most iconic mountains in the world – The Matterhorn. The beautiful car free village is full of wonderful restaurants and chic shops. The après ski is lively with plenty of live music both on and off the mountain.
The summer months in Zermatt are even more beautiful than those of winter. Endless stunning mountain trails will bring you past waterfalls, lakes, valleys, wild life and mountains covered in beautiful wild flowers. Each bend in the path will bring another view that will simply take your breath away. And then after a morning’s exertion, there’s nothing better than sitting down to a beautiful meal in one of the many incredible mountain restaurants.
Zermatt started off life as a modest farming village with wooden barns and cobbled streets many of which have been preserved and can be seen as you wander around the village. It was discovered at in the mid nineteenth century by British explorers who set about conquering The Matterhorn most notably Edward Whymper.
It boasts the world’s highest Glacial Palace at 3883 m and delights visitors with its charming medieval streets lined with designer boutiques and chocolate shops.