Luxury in Zermatt: Unique mountain, unique village, unique people
Zermatt is famous for two things: the iconic and majestic Matterhorn and its car-free atmosphere. The attractive vacation village has preserved its original character - it is a special place that has no comparison for luxury winter holidays. Lying in a superb location, in the middle of an enormous hiking and ski region, the resort offers skiing for all levels and some of the best heli-skiing possibilities in Europe. Mountain restaurants such as Chez Vrony are well known and most of the spa and pool facilities are in hotels to which access is possible. Apart from magnificent luxury catered chalets in Zermatt, Leo Trippi also offers luxury apartments for rent, as well as luxury chalets and apartments on a self-catered basis. Zermatt is not a jet-set resort but guests can enjoy luxury winter holidays in a friendly and casual atmosphere.
Parents enjoy the convenience of the easy slopes for their children. In winter, the magnificent ski region offers 63 mountain railways and more than 300 km of pistes in three varied ski areas: the Sunnegga-Rothorn, Gornergrat-Stockhorn and Schwarzsee-Matterhorn glacier paradise. It is also Europe's largest and highest lying summer skiing region. The area is a great favourite amongst mountaineers: the challenging international Haute Route leads from Mont Blanc to Zermatt. Non-skiers can ascend the mountains in a cable car or take a snow shoe stroll from their catered ski chalets. The pretty town, with its mesmeric atmosphere, provides an almost unlimited variety of excursions, tournaments and festivals. The trip by car or by train from Geneva airport takes a good 3 hours, while Sion airport is 1 hour and 20 minutes away.