"Zermatt- A Fairy Tale Setting" Zermatt by Skigirl

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The Magnificent Matterhorn

This was my first European Ski trip with the Ski Club it was also the most memorable. The fabulous skiing and the adventure of traveling over a glacier into Breuil-Cervinia, Italy was awesome. The contrast of the quaint swiss chalet against the modern glass and concrete of the Italian side of the Matterhorn is intense. Every morning is inspiring in this magical village. There are no automobiles allowed so the alpine air is fresh and crisp. The Matterhorn is larger than life and the people are warm and welcoming.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful, picturesque village with long, long ski trails.
  • Cons:The adventure to the top may take an hour or so.
  • In a nutshell:Zermatt is a fairy tale village that invites you in.
  • Last visit to Zermatt: Feb 2001
  • Intro Updated Jan 25, 2003
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  • realde14's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2004 at 11:22 AM

    Excellent page. I just got back from Switzerland, and Zermatt definitely was a highlight.

  • KaiM's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2004 at 2:27 PM

    Great page! Must be a nice place. I just went to Switzerland for skiing last weekend. Not to Zermatt, but to Flums - another great area.

  • Feb 7, 2004 at 9:42 AM

    I was in Zermatt the same time as you! and that's cool that you got to ski into Italy! Nice page you've got here.

  • chrishc's Profile Photo
    Dec 29, 2003 at 5:24 AM

    Nice page, I stayed at Cervinia and did the mountain pass thing the other way

  • tak_pap's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2003 at 8:59 AM

    so beautiful page & photos - well done !

  • 850prc's Profile Photo
    Sep 19, 2003 at 4:14 AM

    Nice Z page, Stephanie. I enjoyed the visit. Haven't heard from you in a bit. You doing OK?

  • Jun 25, 2003 at 1:35 AM

    Excellant page..beautiful phtographs..neat narration..wealth of information and nice tips..extremly useful

  • Jmill42's Profile Photo
    Jun 21, 2003 at 4:28 PM

    Looks like you had a fabulous time! Great pictures and tips! Do you remember about how much the Albana Real cost per night?

  • whitecliff62's Profile Photo
    May 8, 2003 at 3:11 PM

    Hi Steph, lovely fresh, crisp looking place, this would be my dream.

  • jmarkoos's Profile Photo
    Apr 29, 2003 at 10:59 AM

    nice winter presentation of Zermatt

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