Zermatt Winter Travel Packages
The Swiss Alps are a great destination for skiing, the most popular areas located in Valais, Graubunden and Bernese Oberland.
Zermatt is a village in the Valais area at the northern base of the Matterhorn. Despite the growth in popularity and the fact that it is one of the greatest mountain climbing and ski locations in the world, it is a small village. Zermatt is a car-free zone (other than emergency and municipal vehicles) thus providing fresh, pollutant free air.
When skiing in Zermatt, you have a choice of four different places to hit: Schwarzsee, Klein Matterhorn, Gornergrat, and Sunnegga. But skiing is not all the area has to offer. There are plenty of things to do during your time away from the slopes. Zermatt has bars, night clubs and restaurants suited to your preference. (And of course, you can’t visit without trying the traditional fondue while you’re there.) Zermatt also offers great opportunities for the photography buff, amateur or professional. From the Matterhorn to the wooden houses and chalets, every picture you take will look like a postcard. The main promenade makes for a beautiful walk, and the side streets are tiny cobblestone alleyways, also perfect for a romantic stroll. The peak of the Matterhorn dominates the village, so it is almost always within view. Many folks take a train from cities hours away, just to come and see the majestic beauty of this mountain peak.
German is the primary spoken language in this particular region, although the people at most places you visit do speak English as well. Like most cities in Europe, an attempt to speak the local language is always an appreciated gesture; it is usually met with a response letting you the traveler know that they do speak English.