Zermatt is a car-free resort. It can only be accessed by means of public transport or taxi - minibus. In the resort: electric taxis (see photo).
By plane: Arrival at Zurich or Geneva, then by train (main lines departure every hour from both airports) to Zermatt
By train: this is the easiest way to access the resort. Zermatt Train Station is 300 meters from the building. From Zurich or Geneva, it takes about 3:40.
By car, take the motorway: Follow the A9 / E62 to Sierre, then N9/E62 and follow the signs to Zermatt before entering Visp. Leave the car in Täsch (garages) and take the shuttle train to Zermatt Täsch. You can also charter a minibus in Täsch.
Within Zermatt, you will walk, or hire an electric taxi for long distances or if you have luggage; Electric shuttle bus provde a regular service for accessing cable-cars - but the two closest departure stations are 250 and 350 m away, respectively. The shuttles are free for ski pass holders.
An access map to the building will be provided with the rental agreement.
Numerous summer and winter activities are described on the site: http://wwww.zermatt.ch .
The skiing domain is exceptional, culminating at 3800 m. Third Alps ski area in terms of miles of trails spread between Italy and Switzerland, with a maximum vertical drop of 2300 meters, it is open all year as high mountain summer ski is always available. You can rent a complete sports equipment in local sports shops
Lifts: Gornergrat (train) to 250 m, Sunnega (funicular) to 350 m, 100 m shuttle. for the Klein Matterhorn (gondola and cable car station 1.2 km from the property)
Hundreds of kilometers of hiking, of every difficulty level, are open in the summer, many routes are available for mountain biking. One can practice paragliding in good weather, summer and winter. Two rinks, one of which turns into tennis courts in summer, allow recreational skating or ice hockey. Several indoor pools are open all year.
Zermatt is renowned for its gastronomy. Many restaurants offer cuisine from the Valais (Whymperstube, Zermatterstübli, Café du Pont), grills (Stockhorn Restaurant, Café Gypsy, etc..) Japanese food (Fuji of Zermatt, Myoko), Italian (Al Bosco, Alexandre )or Chinese cuisine (China Garden), and you'll discover amazing mountain restaurants (Zum See, Fluhalp among Vroni to Findelen ...). List and phones (it is often necessary to book) at the Office of Tourism. An updated list is available in the apartment.
Après-ski attractions: the Papperla, craved by the younger generation for years, the Village, the Hotel Post ...
Shopping: one finds everything in Zermatt with the exception of major fashion brands! Bahnhofstrasse stands out for a row of shops where the finest watches and jewelery available to Europe attract the would-be buyer. Sports stores offer equipment and clothing, and advise you with kindness and competence - in your language. There are opportunities to suit all pockets, however, and you can bring an original souvenir without breaking the bank.
Despite its deep and Valais mountain character, Zermatt holds an international environment; tourists from around the world are everywhere almost all year round, and the welcome is multilingual.