Hello! I was hoping you can comment about your week in Zermatt this past Christmas week. We are planning a trip next Christmas 2016 - and any input would be greatly appreciated. I understand snow was not abundant, and we hope to ski on our trip. How was the skiing? And , did you fly into Geneva or Zurich?
Janine - New Jersey
Yes there was a lack of snow in the Alps this past Christmas/New Year, but Zermatt had the best skiing available in the region. No off piste this time, but enough trails open to keep us happy. The snowmaking is excellent and the Matterhorn paradise has a glacier on which you can summer ski, so no problem in December! The fact 2015 had a snow drought means it is less likely to happen in 2016. Skiing beneath the Matterhorn has to be experienced, we ski in Colorado a lot, which we love, but Zermatt is special. We always take the train which you can do from Geneva or Zurich, change at Visp for the stunning final leg up the valley to Zermatt. We arrived on Boxing Day, so missed Christmas, but New Year's Eve was amazing as they really go to town, so don't miss that if you are going!
We were there in early Dec. Snow not really abundant but on top at Glacier Paradise there was sufficient for everybody to ski. Not sure about other skiing fields though. We flew in from Zurich, but that's because we had wanted to go to Zurich and took Glacier Express. Geneva should be closer geographically.
Hi. Sorry ,i drove from zurich because we went all around switzerland.
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