Ski Zermatt!

I cannot imagine how fabulous this village is now that it is winter and the ski season has heated up in the Alps. We were here this last spring and the Matterhorn could not be any more beautiful. This picture we took looks like postcard. If I skied, this is where I would want to […]

The Matterhorn

We were extremely lucky to get this good a view of the mighty Matterhorn. Right downtown Zermatt and it was clearly visible.

The Matterhorn one of the deadliest peaks in the Alps

The Matterhorn the iconic emblem of the Swiss Alps The Matterhorn is a mountain in the Pennine Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy. Its summit is 4,478 metres (14,692 ft) high, making it one of the highest peaks in the Alps. It is estimated that over 500 alpinists have died on the Matterhorn […]

Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt is a municipality in the district of Visp in the German-speaking section of the canton of Valais in Switzerland, at the foot of Switzerland’s highest peaks. Zermatt is traversed by the main river of the valley: the Matter Vispa, which rises at the glaciers at the feet of the highest peaks: the Gorner Glacier […]

Skiing or Sightseeing in Zermatt, Switzerland?

Our recommended method of travel: If transferring by train, fly to Zurich and take the train to Visp, where you change to the mountain train direct to Zermatt. The Zurich trains are more comfortable than the Geneva ones and the whole journey is very scenic, going alongside lakes, vineyards and mountains with typically Swiss efficiency.  From […]

Hotel Butterfly on YouTube

This is a cute video for the hotel we will be staying in Zermatt.

Hotel Butterfly, Zermatt, Switzerland

This is the nice boutique hotel where we will be staying in our upcoming trip to Zermatt. Hotel Butterfly is located in Zermatt, within easy reach of Sunnegga Ski Resort and winter sports like alpine skiing and downhill skiing. Also nearby is Schwarzsee. Hotel Features.  After a day on the slopes, enjoy use of the hotel’s facilities like a sauna and a […]

What to Do in Zermatt, Switzerland?

Warm summer days offer a huge variety of walks and hikes among some of the world’s most stunning mountains. But mountain biking, paragliding, mountaineering, and wonderful summer skiing also make exciting summer pastimes in Zermatt. For the less energetic there are lift-rides to spectacular mountain peaks, as well as regular summer favorites such as tennis, […]