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Off-piste Skiing in Zermatt

By very special guest Angelo Rossi If you’re the type of skier or snowboarder who enjoys seeking out the untouched gems on the mountain and find trail skiing to be, well, boring, then Zermatt is a good place for you. A majority of the piste is above the tree line which creates loads of off-piste […]

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The ride up has great views!

Klein Matterhorn, or Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, Zermatt, Switzerland

The highest mountain station in Europe is reached by, fittingly, the highest cableway in Europe. Both getting there and being there are magnificent. During the ride, the views of the luscious mountains and crevasses are stunning, but they don’t compare to the landscape at the top of glaciers, mountain peaks and endless permanent snow. To […]

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Leaving the landing platform

Heli-skiing in Zermatt, Switzerland

By Angelo Rossi, very special guest blogger In my 30+ years of skiing, I had never skied in Europe nor gone heli-skiing. I did both this year. I had wanted to do heli-skiing for years, but always figured it would be a multi-day trip. In Zermatt, there were a few companies that offered day trips […]

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The train's handy luggage car

Reaching Zermatt, Switzerland

Though living in Europe brings certain famous ski resorts a little closer, proximity doesn’t minimize the arduous drive through the mountains! Reaching Zermatt from our home in Luxembourg was a two-part, eight-hour trip. First, we drove five hours to Geneva, stayed the night, then drove three hours to Täsch, the closest point to car-free Zermatt. […]

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One of the original farmhouses

Zermatt, Switzerland

Living in Central Europe provides appealing access to some of the world’s top ski destinations. There are countless regional spots and many compelling, world-famous resorts. This winter, my husband and I planned a trip to Zermatt with his cousin Scott, who visited from the U.S. and endured hours of planes, trains and automobiles to enjoy […]

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