Spectacularly situated at the foot of the Matterhorn, the Swiss resort of Zermatt has the reputation of being a world-class resort with plenty to offer in the way of fantastic skiing, picturesque surroundings and a dynamic aprs-ski scene. Two members of the Flexiski UK team Pete Hillyard and Amy Askew recently travelled out to Zermatt to discover what makes this Swiss ski resort so iconic.
On arrival into Geneva they caught the train up to the town of Visp and from there took the connection to Zermatt. The train journey up to the resort is beautiful and in itself, offers a unique transfer option and fantastic start to a ski holiday in Zermatt. The train station within the resort is situated just off the pedestrianised high street ensuring an easy arrival into this chocolate-box, car-free village.
Amy and Pete were staying in the Hotel Mirabeau where they took advantage of the hotels luxurious spa facilities and woke up to sunny views of the Matterhorn from their balconies. As well as the Hotel Mirabeau, they visited several other hotels in Zermatt which will all be featured in the flexiski programme for the 2011/12 ski season. They found all of the hotel staff extremely welcoming and the standard of the hotels to be exceptionally high.