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“Breath taking...” 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 45 things to do in Zermatt
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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.
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“Breath taking...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Right from the train ride from Visp to Zermatt, which is such a stunning one, the entire trip to Zermatt is brilliant. My love for train rides always guides me towards these Glacier express and the Swiss rail system which in my view is one of the best in the world. The trains are fantastic and one can set their watches to the time they keep!
The view to Zermatt is breath taking and do try and get a seat reserved in the observatory cars, they have such a panoramic view to offer, its worth the price you pay!
The 1st view of the Matterhorn is fantastic and in general I would personally rate it higher than visiting Mount Blanc! The restaurants are very good, pubs are nice.
I would recommend a trip to a local Butcher called Bayard (on the main Zermatt street) and do try their Gornerli, a dried sausage which is wonderful. Did pick a bottle of white wine called Fendant which is rather refreshing.
All in all a must visit destination in my diary.

Visited March 2013
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“Majestic Matterhorn”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

If you have seen the Matterhorn at 6 a.m. with the sun blazing on the snow - you have seen the majesty and glory of God. It is utterly undescribable. The town of Zermatt is so picturesque, it makes you want to live there. We took the train the first time, and the last time electric cars from a little town below. Even though we were there for only 21/2 days, we crammed everything we could into that time. We ate at the Cafe du Pont, which had been there from the beginning of Zermatt and had a great visit with the proprieter. He had pictures of his first cafe and several remodels. We had Rosti, which was the best. Walking is mostly up and down the hill. We stayed at a wonderful place, Hotel Antares. The view of the mountain was fantastic, and the chef outstanding. They have been there for years, and were talking about retiring, which would be a shame. We visited in June 2011 - it wasn't on the date list below.

Visited October 2012
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“Zermatt - take the train up”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

A great ski destination - the town is quaint - one can only access it by train - great view of the Matterhorn mountain - ski on the Switzerland side - or go over the other side and you are in Italy ... highly recommended.

Visited October 2012
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“Zermatt Wonderland”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I would compare this resort to Whistler, but better. Amazing terrain and incredible restaurants with great off piste skiing. People around the whole mountain where very friendly and helpful. If you are looking for a fun night life scene, this is the spot as well with fun pub's and bar's on the mountain. There is even a fun late night club if you really want to tie one on!

Visited March 2013
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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“I love this Alpine ski resort (despite I didn't do any skiing!)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

The beautiful alpine town of Zermatt is located in southern Switzerland is a must see place. Not because the town is beautiful and its an alpine resort like some of the other places in the area, but its also the start of many hiking routes in the mountains and also the cable cars to whisk tourists up to see the Matterhorn mountain. Most of the mountains overlooking Zermatt are over 4,000m high (13,000ft).

Now, there are three ways to get to Zermatt from the north (as there is no route by road from west/east or south). First, you can hike/cycle to the resort. Second, take the train from anywhere in Switzerland which takes you to Zermatt, and third, drive to Taesch where there is a huge multi-story car park. From here, you take the train which lasts 10 minutes and goes through the valleys past some amazing scenery before arriving in the heart of Zermatt. You see, you are not allowed to take vehicles into the resort unless you have a special permit. (You can also park the car at Visp or Brigg and take the train from there). For car park charges and train fares, check out the website at www.zermatt.ch

The town is very beautiful to walk around especially in the summer, with its chalet houses with baskets of flowers hanging from there, and there is loads of other historic buildings in the centre and also the town square which features a fountain with a statue of a marmot (looks like a beaver to me!)

If you want the cable car to Matterhorn, leave the train station, turn right and follow the road straight (past McDonald's and other tourist shops, and then over a bridge which goes over loads of river streams), and you will make the cable car station within ten minutes. It is all signposted.

This is an amazing ski resort and is worth checking out, even if its just for a day trip. I hope to return here one day as I love mountains and I want to explore more hiking routes from here.

Visited September 2012
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