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“summer walk around zermatt” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise

Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Zermatt, Switzerland
+41 27 966 81 00
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Ranked #4 of 25 Activities in Zermatt
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
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Owner description: Skiing and snowboarding the whole year round, with 365 days of snow – you can only find this in Zermatt. As the highest altitude, largest and most efficiently developed snow sport location in the Alps, Zermatt offers an absolute snow guarantee. In winter, 350 km of piste attracts skiers of all levels. Unlimited skiing and snowboarding between Switzerland and Italy – no other destination can offer this. And in the summer? Enjoy the 20 km of pistes on the Zermatt Theodul Glacier. Carve and relax alongside national ski teams from the whole of Europe. With the Matterhorn always in sight.
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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“summer walk around zermatt”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We have been to Zermatt in the winter when it was picture postcard perfect covered in snow! This year we came in August and it is just as beautiful. The town was buzzing today as it Swiss National day. With lots of flags and national costumes and bbqs in the narrow streets. It really I'd very picturesque.
We walked dhrough the main street passed the cable car station and followed the Eidelweiss walk up though the mountains, a proper path lined with beautiful colourful wild flowers. The scenery is incredible - mountain streams, lush green fields, cows with their bells, pine trees which are perfectly shaped(!) and of course the snow capped Matterhorn.
After around an hour and a half of walking the steady climb we came upon s very welcome little village called Zmutt. Here you are able to sit in the sun and have lunch or just drinks.
We then walked back down to zermatt via the Zmutt dam. The whole walking trip including lots of resting, photographs and our drink stop took around four hours.
When back in zermatt we treated ourselves to frappes and icecreams at one of the many restaurants.
This is a lovely place to visit. We caught the train there from a village called Tasche which is further down the valley. The train cost 16 Swiss francs per adult, runs every 20 minutes and takes around 15 minutes to get there.

Visited August 2013
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“Good summer skiing just for the experience of skiing 'the alps'”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

had to ski while we were there even though it's not the best conditions. you must arrive early in the morning and be off the slopes around noon when the clouds drift in.

Visited June 2013
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“What a magnificent site !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This falls are the world's largest only glacier waterfalls and are accessible underground by lift , galleries , tunnels , paths and platform. This is a must visit either on your journey to Mt Jungfrau or on return.

Visited August 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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“Consider Spring Skiing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We have been to Zermatt many times in the winter for excellent skiing. We had never tried spring skiing there. One of my children was studying in Europe and had several days off so we decided to try Zermatt. We traveled in mid-April. Imagine our surprise when we found some days of bright sunshine and two other days of more than 20 cm of snow!

Zermatt is uncrowded in mid-April. The restaurants on the mountains are easy to book for lunch and there is no waiting. The sun is bright so bring lots of sunscreen. At night, all the restaurants in Zermatt are easy to reserve as well. Most of the hotels lower their rates 25-50%.

We relied heavily on the interactive ski map for Zermatt which shows which runs and lifts are open. You can find it at http://www.zermatt.ch/en/page.cfm/lifts_and_pistes/open_lifts It is a must if you are skiing in the spring because conditions can change quickly.

Visited April 2013
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Bucharest, Romania
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“Zermatt - too expences !”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I've been in Zermatt. Amazing views of Materhorn Mountain. BUT...Zermatt..the most expences city ever seen. The ski pass aprox 80 euro for a day ! A bottle of wather 8 euro. Greate location, but the prices are "in the air". With half of what I spent...7 days in Austria. I'll never go in Zermatt for sking!

Visited May 2013
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