Things to do around Matterhorn
Zermatt’s Matterhorn Glacier Paradise network of mountain lifts connects the Valais resort with the highest cable car station in Europe (3,883 metres above sea level). During the 45-minute journey by gondola then cable car, which transports you across glacial crevasses, you can listen to commentary about the engineering work, as well as take photos of famous summits such as the Matterhorn and Weisshorn – there are 38 four-thousanders in the area.
Zermatt is the highest resort in Europe and the place to come for scenic skiing – at every turn, vistas of the mountains remind you that the long journey up to the resort is worth it. Almost as soon as you arrive, the charm of the town and the Matterhorn skyline will make you warm to Zermatt. It is an all-year round ski destination thanks to the adjacent glacier and is rated one of the most snow-sure destinations. A sunny climate and the chance to ski into Italy on your daily runs are added bonuses. The area is also a renowned winter hiking destination. The town itself has plenty going on – there's a thriving gourmet restaurant scene, après-ski for young and old alike, and a welcoming atmosphere that’s as typically Swiss as they come.
Chez Vrony offers a heady combination of fine food using locally sourced ingredients and a stunning backdrop of views to the Matterhorn. With home-made, organic products including sausages and cheese from Alpine-grass-fed animals, the restaurant stays true to its traditional roots and has been run by the Julen family for over a century. Cap that off with the amazing alpine views and 2100 metre location in Zermatt and you have a very nice spot indeed.
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