Valais

Valais extends in southwestern Switzerland a length of 150 km from Lake Geneva to the Rhone glacier. The diversity of the landscape, nature and culture is reflected in the broad range of holiday destinations in Valais. Guests can enjoy very extensive winter and summer sports, unique golf courses, spa oases and healing springs. Most stations are above 1,500 m. Valais is a paradise for mountaineers. There are several dozen four-thousand-metre peaks here, including the famous Matterhorn. Similarly, the highest mountains in Switzerland can be found here, such as the Monte Rosa Massif with the Dufourspitze, 4,634 m, and the longest glacier in the Alps, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch.

Zermatt

Zermatt is one of the most prestigious resorts in Switzerland and an attraction for many international guests. Around the village, 38 four-thousand-metre peaks rise, dominated by the world-renowned Matterhorn, the most photographed peak in the world. Despite its high profile, Zermatt retains the charm of a Swiss mountain village. In the car-free town, electric vehicles and horse-drawn carriages or sleighs are the dominant means of transport. Zermatt is the starting point of the Glacier Express, which makes it possible in every season to take a panoramic journey through the high Alps in the heart of Switzerland. The Glacier Express ends in St. Moritz in the Grisons.

SUMMER ACTIVITIES

Hiking, mountain biking, summer skiing, 38 four-thousand-metre peaks, climbing, traversing peaks, snow sports in the highest ski resort in the Alps

WINTER ACTIVITIES

Ski area: Snow pass & skiing on 360 km of slopes, sledding, igloo village, winter hiking, snowshoe excursions, mountain restaurants

Shopping

Bahnhofstrasse, Lindt, AT METEOR, Bucherer AG, Chronometrie Stäuble SA, Haute Horlogerie Schindler SA, Hublot Boutique Zermatt, Raschlé Robert, Swatch Store - Jacot Time SA, Why Not

Events

Gornergrat - Zermatt Marathon, Matterhorn Eagle Cup, 33rd Täsch Alpine Run with Alpine Festival, August 1 National Holiday, Swiss Food Festival, 48th Folklore Festival, Matterhorn Ultraks Trail, Sheep Festival, Zermatt Music Festival & Academy, Perskindol Swiss Epic, Zermatt Unplugged