Heading to the Matterhorn can be incredibly fun for the whole family. Including the kiddos in your destination vacation doesn’t have to hold you back. In addition to skiing, there are many fun things for entertaining younger kids, older kids, and adults who are kids at heart.
For a “Tree to Tree Experience”, the ForestFunPark is the place to be. Beginners and younger adventurers may start with a discovery trail. With seven zip lines, 32 bridges, and 350 meters long, this tree adventure is completely safe but offers the exhilaration of flying! Those who want more difficulty can move up to the green trail (for 8 years and older) with 25 bridges and 12 zip lines. Even more brave are those who move on to the red trail, the blue trail, and finally the black trail. All together there are 110 platforms, 25 zip lines, and all trails now have continuous belay. Prices range from $20-$40 per person for three hours of fun.
Built in the form of a mountain village, the MatterhornMuseum is an underground excursion which tells this story and development of the Zermatt area. Referred to as “Zermatlantis”, visitors to the museum witness a life sized replica of the original farmer’s village (complete with church) which ultimately became this mountain resort. Also on display is the broken rope for the first ascent up the Matterhorn, as well as research stations and other incredible exhibits. Open most of the year round. Prices are reasonable for children and adults.
Visiting the Alpine dairy gives a glimpse into the Zermatt area’s history. The Stafel is open in the summer and Horu cheese makers can be found in the village during the winter. Displays and processes are observed, cheeses can be tasted, and dairy products may be purchased at both locations.
The Trifbachhalle offers some indoor fun as an alternative to skiing and other outdoor sports. People ten years of age or older may try their hand at climbing exercises on a wall area of 140 square meters and 7 meters high. On Fridays a mountain guide is available for reference and instruction. Open Monday, Thursday, and Friday evenings. 10CHF per person.
When you’re really feeling adventurous, but you want someone else to show you around, try out a helicopter tour. See 4,000 meter peaks and mountaineers at eye level. Look over the alps through the lens of a helicopter mountain rescue pilot. Air Zermatt also offers heli-skiing and heli-boarding for the quest of a lifetime.
Vacation with your family in the Zermatt area and enjoy the Matterhorn from an alternative perspective. Book your Zermatt accommodation today. Your daring and fun family journey is waiting for you!Google+