Although Hong Kong is getting warmer and ready for the summertime, we decided to go for the last bit of the ski season at Zermatt, Switzerland. Zermatt is a ski resort area in the district of Visp, located at the canton of Valais in Switzerland.
The village is at an elevation of 1,620m at the foot of the highest peaks of Switzerland around the Matterhorn. However the village itself is a peaceful yet trendy place with shops and cafés around. During Easter as it’s the end of the ski season so all shops are on sale with great offers. The air is exceptionally fresh as the village is car-free – you can only travel around here with electric taxis that make almost no sounds.
The view of the Matterhorn from the hotel balcony.
The down town Zermatt.
The main street of the Zermatt village.
Strolling around the Zermatt village.
Some morning yoga before skiing.
Some are going for helicopter skiing (not me :P) at Monte Rosa!
Sunnegga (2,288m), the first stop of the train from Zermatt village, is a great spot for families and beginners. They even have music playing at the train station. I’m amazed by the diverse facilities they have for people in different skiing levels.
The fantastic Matterhorn viewed from the Rothorn peak (3,103m) which you can reach from Sunnegga (see the previous photo). It was worth every bit to go up there. The cable car that took us up here was like a monster, super huge!
My ski teacher and me at the Rothorn peak. She told me her dream was to always go skiing. Now she’s been teaching skiing for 30 years!
The Swiss specialty: Rösti, a dish made of mainly potatoes. The one I had was with ham, cheese, tomatoes and an egg on top. It’s not a light dish, but very delicious.
Looking at the Matterhorn from down at the Zermatt village is another lovely view.
After a great weekend of skiing under beautiful weather, finally it snows. We were so lucky!