Go to ski in Switzerland, Zermatt
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Zermatt is a ski resort, a wonderful village at the foot of the Matterhorn that mixes all the important ingredients for a number one ski resort that offers the best conditions here for a restful and relaxing holiday: excellent snow conditions, trails for every level of skier, easy access to the resort, wonderful views and more.
Its location is perfect for its purpose. There are no strong winds to disturb the skiers and holiday makers, only beautiful powder that lasts for a long time making the ski season to last longer than in other ski areas. The view includes peaks of four-thousand-meters and in fact there is a cluster of peaks as this area has the biggest concentration of this kind of peaks in Europe, not less than 38 out of the 76 to be found on the continent.
Reaching the resort is easy even if cars do not have access to the area. You can come in for a visit if you happen to be in Cervinia, Italy as you have access to Zermatt through the Theodul pass, or you can come as far as Täsch which is only 5 km away by car and from there you can hop in on one of the shuttle trains that run every 20 minutes, take one of the electrically-powered buses or head for a taxi. The choice is yours. You don’t have to worry about your car as there are plenty of parking spaces in Täsch. A farther point of reference is the town of Visp. If you reach this point you’ll have to get to the end of the Vispa Valley and you have reached your destination.
You can go around Zermatt with the electrically-powered buses that offer free rides as they are included in your ski pass. You won’t see any cars around or any other motorized vehicles for that matter, besides the electrically operated vehicles you can get on a sleigh or carriage to get to your destination. Bikes are plenty to see around. And it is for the best as you will really be able for forget all about the big city and find yourself in a wonderful place where you can really connect with nature without any interference from the outside world.
It is also a hassle free area as it has 313 km of ski runs to suit every skier. No one can complain about not having enough space or not having plenty of challenges, the terrain diversity is amazing. The level of difficulty is a bit different from the other resorts. The trails on the top are easier that those to be found at lower attitude so it is pretty easy to get to the Italian part to the resort of Cervinia, but you’ll need a passport and to pay an extra charge.
The different skiing areas like: Sunnegga, Gornergrat, The Stockhorn, and the Riffelalp offer the diversity every skier dreams of. At Sunnegga you’ll find terrain fit for mostly intermediate skiers and more advanced ones even if there’s some for beginners too. The Gornergrat area welcomes all levels while the Stockhorn area provides the highest skiable point.
Zermatt is, without exaggerating, a skier and a holidaymaker’s paradise. it is here that you can find the longest ski run 22 km!, there’s heli-skiing, glacier runs for the adrenaline seekers, snow 365 days a year and you can ski on about 20 km of runs, great entertainment possibilities, great views and relaxing atmosphere.
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A nearby cable car station Cervinia cable car station can be used to cross into Italy. The valley of Zermatt serves as a great tourist spot in Switzerland. Ever year large numbers of tourists from all over the world come here to explore its beauty and attractions. Zermatt is famous for being a great ski resort. The name of Zermatt has been derived from alpine meadows. The town of Zermatt was discovered by British mountaineers in the mid-19th century. A rack railway line lies at the height of 3,089m. Zermatt is also used as a terminal for the Glacier Express Railway service. Zermatt has great attraction for the tourists. There is a large... Read more »
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