What to Bring With You on Your Trip to Zermatt

ZermattZermatt is a terrific holiday or vacation destination during any time of the year.  The views of the Matterhorn are nothing short of amazing, and the Gornergrat is less than three miles away.  We’re pretty sure that you’ve heard of the Matterhorn, but the Gornergrat may be a little less familiar-sounding.  Suffice it to say that the Gornergrat’s a pretty spectacular place in its own right.  That’s why it’s been the top Swiss travel destination for over a hundred years.

The skiing, snowboarding, mountain climbing and other winter sports at Zermatt are unparalleled, and the village itself is charming and picturesque.  Zermatt is a terrific travel destination, and congratulations are in order if you’ve decided to go there.  But you might be wondering what sorts of things you should pack for your trip. Continue reading

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Tips for renting Zermatt vacation homes

Zermatt vacation homesEven though we recommend the best Zermatt hotels for your Swiss ski vacation, we also know that sometimes you want the same comforts that you can get at home while on your vacation.  Renting a vacation home in Zermatt Switzerland is the perfect way to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps and great Zermatt skiing conditions while still having the same comfort and amenities as when you are home.  Zermatt ski resort has several great vacation rentals at are perfect for families or large groups searching for a Zermatt accommodation that is more like home than a hotel. For first time renters, it is a good idea to keep the following tips in mind for renting a vacation home. Continue reading

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Stay at Zermatt and Test Your Mountaineering Skills

ZermattAre you an accomplished mountaineer?  Have you been chafing at the bit, wanting to test your skills by attempting to climb one of the world’s most challenging mountains?  If so, Zermatt would be the logical place for your base of operations.

After all, the world-famous Matterhorn is right there.  But don’t make a hasty decision to try to climb it.  This is a scary, intimidating mountain, to say the least.  Only accomplished mountaineers should tackle it, and even they make their ascents very carefully.  More than a few climbers have died during their efforts to reach the Matterhorn’s summit (500 since the first successful ascent in 1865). Continue reading

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