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“I love this Alpine ski resort (despite I didn't do any skiing!)”

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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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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“I love this Alpine ski resort (despite I didn't do any skiing!)”
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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London, United Kingdom
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“My favourite place in the world”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

I love Zermatt and was married here. It is the most beautiful place in the world. The only downside is the cost of everything for people who do not earn in Swiss francs. The supermarkets are a similar price to home but everything else is more expensive.

The skiing is fantastic the only downside is that they need to improve access to Cervinia so it is quicker (long queues at Trockner Steg) or freeze on the long t bar. The lift pass us also ridiculously expensive.

Visited August 2013
2 Thank Amyk282
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Pune, India
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“Amazing & Charming!”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

We were here on a day trip, simply loved the place, its a small two street town,nice shops & cafe's line the streets,totally touristy but very very charming.Wished we had stayed a night.The trip to Matterhorn is interesting as well! A must visit place.

Visited July 2013
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“Don't miss out”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

Zermatt and Matterhorn
The Kleinmatterhorn is a great vantage point to see the Matterhorn on a day visit from Zermatt. But beware that it’s often misty in wintry conditions. As applies right across Switzerland. Be prepared for very cold conditions on the mountain top.The wind seems to have a major influence on weather conditions.. Make sure you have a good look around Zermatt and particularly the peaceful English church and take the time to honour those who lost their lives by reading their stories in the cemetery. We battled to find a good restaurant but fresh air is a real bonus and a major compensation. We stayed at the Alexschloss hotel in Zermatt which was is a cut above where we stayed elsewhere in the spa towns of St Moritz and Gstaad. The low storey Alexschloss hotel was spacious with good staff and great ambience. A sound breakfast and its really first class

Visited May 2013
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“nice spring skiing”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

loved our ski trip in April. The slopes were perfect high up in the mountain and the lifts were very fast with no waiting at all.

Visited April 2013
1 Thank MartyQC
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