Few places resonate more sweetly with ski buffs than the Zermatt ski resort. It’s one of the top ski resorts in the world, right up there with Chamonix, France, Cortina, Italy, Telluride, Vail and Aspen, Colorado (USA), Whistler, British Columbia (Canada), Kitzbuhel, Austria and just a few others. Zermatt keeps rarified company in the ski world.
The ski runs at Zermatt can best be described as awesome, and the snowboarding is equally good. On top of all that, Zermatt is located in the towering shadow of the fabulous Matterhorn – one of the world’s most unique and iconic mountains. That makes Zermatt a terrific place for sightseeing as well as actually participating in its exciting winter sports. Several Zermatt hotels feature spectacular views of this imposing peak, and you can see it from various places throughout the village.
One of the best ways to capitalize on Zermatt’s sightseeing opportunities is by taking a ride on the spectacular Gornergrat cog railway. This special experience begins only a few miles from Zermatt and year after year it’s rated as Switzerland’s top tourist attraction.
Beyond all of that, the presence of the Matterhorn looming so close to the village means that Zermatt is a wonderful place to learn about the history and lore of Alpine mountaineering. Hundreds of years passed before the summit of the Matterhorn was first reached by climbers, and several hundred bold mountaineers have died attempting it. The Matterhorn Museum in Zermatt tells the story of these brave climbers, and the village’s Mountaineers’ Cemetery (the Bergsteigerfriedhof) serves as a final resting place for many of them.
Zermatt is a quaint, historic Alpine village. Its pedestrianized streets allow you to walk, look around, talk and shop without worrying about being hit by an onrushing vehicle. Those same streets offer plenty of Zermatt hotels, pubs, cafés and restaurants. The après-ski scene at Zermatt is known for being one of the liveliest of the world’s top ski resorts. Skiers and snowboarders coming off the slopes often head straight for a pub or café to warm their bodies and enjoy a drink and some friendly conversation. Plenty of nightclubs are also in the village if you’re interested in partying after you finish skiing for the day.
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