…(aka the queen of the alps), a visit to Zermatt sits at the top of every mountain enthusiasts bucket list. The town itself is declared a car-free zone, to prevent air pollution and ensure crystal clear views of this iconic alpine marvel.
Aside from gazing at the world’s most recognizable summit, Zermatt is famous for its skiing and snowboarding throughout the whole year, even in summer due to the expansive glaciated terrain. The Gornergletscher being 68 square kilometers is the second biggest glacier in the alps. The Theodul glacier located on the Swiss side of the Pennine Alps hosts 21km of groomed slopes and its upper basin is in the Italian region of the Aosta Valley. With elevations up to 3,883m, the highest year round skiing in Europe, Zermatt is the perfect location for a late season ski camp… so break out your bikini and get ready for some serious spring skiing.
Located in the heart of Zermatt you can find the central yet quiet family owned Hotel Bristol. Supermarket, night life and the cable car are within walking distance and the hotel offers a rich spa area and free Wi-Fi in all areas. Most of the 44 rooms offer a spectacular view of the famous Matterhorn. After a day full of winter sport activities you can relax in the sauna, the new steam bath or enjoy a drink in the cozy bar.
Delicious traditional and fusion meals are available in the hotel dining room or you may choose to explore many of the fantastic local eateries close by. Even the most ravenous of Section8ers won’t go hungry on a trip to Zermatt!
For more details please check out the hotel website here: http://www.hotel-bristol.ch/index.asp?lng=en
The closest airport to Zermatt is Milan, however it is also reachable from Zürich and Genève.