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World’s Largest Igloo Open to Public in Zermatt


An Igloo of gigantic proportions in Zermatt has entered the Guinness Book of Records and is currently open for the public to enjoy.

Your average igloo is an impressive feat of human ingenuity as is, but an Igloo almost ten metres high and thirteen metres wide? That’s a record breaker.

Video Shows Skier Falling 1,000 Feet Down a Mountainside… and Escaping Unharmed

 

This was the terrifying moment a professional skier fell a whopping 1,000ft (more than 300 metres) down the side of a mountain – before rolling to a stop and escaping without harm.

 

The extraordinary footage shows the moment Angel Collinson loses her balance and tumbles out-of-control down a mountainside in Alaska’s Neacola Range last spring. The skier apparently hit a patch of icy, chunky snow and lost her balance before starting to plummet.

 

Tickets Going Fast for Zermatt Unplugged


Zermatt Unplugged will see the likes of James Morrison, Juanes and Simple Minds descend on the Swiss ski resort for 5th – 9th April, 2016. Some tickets for individual sets are already sold out, so if you want to experience one of the most legendary slope-side music festivals, you better get in quick.
 

A "Milestone" for Zermatt at the Swiss Tourism Awards

 

 

Zermatt has received the 2015 Swiss Tourism Award, “Milestone” for its spectacular anniversary celebrations of the first ascent of the Matterhorn.

 

How to Ski in Zermatt on a Budget

 

 

Despite its reputation for being a pricey option, it’s entirely possible to enjoy a ski holiday in Zermatt on a budget. Here are our best tips for keeping your trip to this infamous Swiss ski resort as affordable as possible.

 

Moonlight Skiing in Zermatt

It’s dangerous, romantic and logistically complex, but night skiing is one of the joys of skiing.

Americas Vs. Europe – Who’s Your Money on for the 2015 Swatch Skiers Cup?

 
The Swatch Skiers Cup is like no other skiing competition. With a clash between Europe and the Americas, it tends to be a dramatic showdown type event, with plenty of twists and turns along the way.
 
For the past couple of years, Team Americas and Team Europe have battled it out in Zermatt for the Swatch Skiers Cup.

Zermatt Voted Best Ski Resort in the Alps... By You

 
Hot on the heels of Zermatt being listed as one of Lonely Planet's top ten towns to visit in 2015, our favourite ski resort went one better last month when it was voted the best ski resort in the Alps by the people that matter most – you.
 
In a survey conducted by a mountain consulting company in associa

98km of Pistes Prepared and Opening Early in Zermatt

 
It might surprise snow fans to learn that there are in fact almost 100 kilometres of pistes prepared and ready for ski action in Zermatt right now.
 
Together with other resorts across the Alps, Zermatt has seen enough fresh snow over the last few weeks to justify opening many of its pistes earlier than expected this year.
 

Preview Prices – Booking Early to Ski in Zermatt.

 

Ski chalet tour operators and independent chalet companies alike have many, many different ways to entice, encourage and incentivise people to commence research and book their ski holidays early. If you’re a sizeable group with one or two specific requirements, the benefits of these incentives are superb.