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Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise
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Owner description: ON THE PISTE, GET SET, GO! 360 KILOMETRES OF PERFECTLY PREPARED PISTES WITH GUARANTEED SNOW AWAIT YOU IN THE MATTERHORN SKI PARADISE. Enjoy the runs on endless pistes with a spectacular backdrop of mountains. At almost 4000 metres of altitude, Matterhorn ski paradise is the highest winter sports area in the Alps. Apart from guaranteed snow conditions, the region is one of the best-developed and extensive ski resorts anywhere in the world. Skiing and snowboarding 365 days a year – something this unique destination, straddling the border between Switzerland and Italy, pulls off with international flair. Come to Zermatt and enjoy Swiss hospitality coupled with Italian lifestyle. Pure skiing pleasure is just one click away: book your lift pass online today!
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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“Something for Everyone”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2012

Great ski area, check out the Klum hotel at the top of Gornergrat, avoid the 30min drag lift to Italy unless you hate cable cars!

Visited March 2012
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North Yorkshire
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“Marvellous Matterhorn”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

We returned to Zermatt in June for our 2nd. visit to this village with a little trepidation as we have always had a policy of never returning to a holiday destination.
Our fears were unfounded as Zermatt was all we remembered and more, as we were blessed with perfect weather.
If you decide to go I would suggest a package holiday staying Half Board as the food prices are high in the village, but with an excellent Breakfast and more than adequate Evening meal, plus complimentary coffee and cake in the afternoon it wasn't a problem.
Take advantage of the Swiss Card which gives 1/2 price travel, and see the area on foot and you won't need to break the bank.
There are walks in the area to suit all levels of expertise and fitness, and wherever you walk you will always have magnificent views of the Matterhorn, from the valley bottom, through the Alpine meadows to the heights above the snowline (in a cable car) I found myself constantly stopping to look at this beautiful awe inspiring mountain, and thinking about those brave, or foolhardy, depending on your point of view, people who first conquered its snow covered peak in the 19th century.
If you only visit Switzerland once in your lifetime, consider Zermatt, you will not be disappointed.

Visited June 2012
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Tacoma, Washington
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“Lots of Terrain”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2012

We skied at Zermatt and Cervina (the Italian side) for 4 days at the end of February, 2012. We also went to Saas Fee (next valley over) for 4 days.
Overall, all 3 places were of basic intermediate level. Very nicely groomed (maybe a few runs tended to ice up after lunch). There was not enough snow for off-piste skiing. The hardest run had some moguls but even an advanced intermediate would be fine working their way down.
The variety of lifts ("undergrounds", chairs, furniculars, trams, gondolas, trains, etc) was really fun and we made sure that we did all of them at least once. Likewise, we did all of the main runs. I am sure there are a few secret runs the maps don't show; certainly the off-piste areas would be great IF there was more snow. (Saas-Fee had an abundance of pommalifts (due to the on-glacier site). The igloo camp was fun and different too.
The part I seem to talk about most now that I have returned is that we would start in Switzerland, view of the Matterhorn looming closer as we ascended, and then ski over into Italy for the day (and certainly for lunch) and then return at the end of the day. Sort of felt like James Bond! The Italians prefer cash (of any sort) so dont depend on your credit cards for lunch. Nice menus on the slope at both sides but particularly cheaper and nice change of pace on the Italian side. Just make sure to catch the lift back up before they close (unless you want to pay for an extra hotel room ..and carry your tooth brush!)
I could easily see going to this area in the summer for hiking too. If time, money, etc were not an issue, I would watch the weather and snow reports and fly in just as a major snow dump hit. It would be incredible skiing.

Visited February 2012
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2012

Some of the finest skiing we have ever had- many mountains, many lifts and other ways to get up to he slopes. This includes the apres part also- check out the Papperla Pub and others in the Steinmatten area.

We have been coming for 7 years missing 1 and look forward to our return in the winter (summer is also great and we are here right now). What is in winter white, is green in summer and well worth taking in- hundreds of trails and great photos await!

Check my reviews on the Hotel Daniela and Julen.

Jim Vincent

Visited June 2012
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Lisbon, Portugal
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“Lovely Zermatt”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2012

Wow, l loved skiing in Zermatt! What a beautiful village! But be prepared...is too expensive!!

Visited February 2012
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