Regardless of how much you prepare to arrive in the beautiful little ski town of Zermatt you will still be overwhelmed with awe when you get there. When people plan their trip Zermatt they expect to see beautiful scenery, by all means, after all it is a ski town and it is within viewing distance of the Matterhorn. But what many people do not realize before they get to Zermatt is how special the town itself is. Throughout Zermatt you will find cobbled streets, and old, well-kept barns and chalets. Not to mention the difference you will feel in the air, because in Zermatt vehicles run on batteries rather than fuel. In this small town of just over 5000 people you will find both pride and humility, and for good reason.