Zermatt is a municipality belonging to the district Visp in the Swiss canton of Valais. The village is situated at the end Mattertal valley at an altitude of 1620 meters, at the foot of the highest peaks in Switzerland. It spans a distance of 10 km from Step Theodore border with Italy. Zermatt is famous for mountain activities and ski resorts that are found here.
The locality was known as one concerned with farming but the area has developed rapidly after some people showed interest in climbing, leading to many tourist facilities.
The village was discovered by several climbers including most notably Edward Whymper, who conquered the Matterhorn mountain, making the city so well known.
The run through the Saas Valley, with its deep ravines and steep mountain slopes, is very impressive. In the heart of the highest mountains in the Swiss Alps, the road winds up to the resort entrance at 1,800 m. Here you have to leave your own car behind and travel with the free local bus, an electric car or on foot to the resort. The former mountain farmer village at the foot of the “Dom” (4,545 m) has developed into a lively and yet traditional winter sports resort with tons of flair and a wide palette of shops and entertainment options.From the village, you can take one of several gondolas directly into the ski area. The Saas Valley’s most famous lift, the standing cable car “Metro Alpin”, starts at approx. 3,000 m and brings you up to an altitude of 3,500 m in just a few minutes. There you can enjoy a fantastic view of the mountain panorama and, on a clear day, even see the lights of Milan, from the world’s highest rotating restaurant. A level lower you will also find the entrance to the 5,000 m² ice pavilion, which, with a constant temperature of -1°C, offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of the centuries-old Fee Glacier.In addition to skiing, you can take advantage of all sorts of options in Saas-Fee, e.g. open-air bars with loungers at the foot of the pistes or cosy and traditional restaurants in the resort centre, as well as a lively nightlife and various activities.
Set on a high plateau, Nendaz (1,400 m) has an incredible view of the Rhône Valley and the Alps. Several historic monuments are proof of over 1000 years of history, which the oldest village in the Quatre Vallées looks back on. In contrast to this history, Nendaz now offers the infrastructure of a modern winter sports destination with over 20 restaurants, around 20 cafés and bars, as well as four discos, numerous shops and cultural facilities. Before you go out on the town, we recommend a meal in one of these cosy restaurants. Spoil yourself with regional specialities, such as raclette or fondue and a good wine. To the joy of all winter sports fans, the lifts start directly on the edge of the resort and the bars are also within walking distance. Nendaz also bears the "Families welcome" award for it's family friendliness.