Zermatt is an ideal destination for those like “to do.” Whether it’s spending money at the village’s many glitzy jewelry and designer shops, to perusing book stores or art galleries. Of course, winter outdoor activities are a popular pursuit and easy to execute in Zermatt. But if you’re not a skier, or just prefer taking in the breathtaking scenery, especially the Matterhorn, pedestrians can take the Klein Matterhorn tram to the summit and enjoy some gorgeous haute walking trails. Families and history enthusiasts should reserve some time to visit the Matterhorn Museum to learn about the lore, myths and chronology of mountaineering on the infamous, and deadly, peak.
For those less inclined to altitude, Zermatt offers a cinema and guided village tours, including local culinary and wine tours, too.
To say that Zermatt is a winter outdoor recreation destination is an understatement. You dream it and you can experience it in Zermatt. The Matterhorn has inspired people for more than 100 years to dream big and challenge themselves, so don’t miss out on this outdoor activity mecca. With more than 10 miles of Nordic skiing trails from Täsch to Randa, cross-country and class skate skiers will be pleased. Speed demons can also get some action on Zermatt’s famed 10-minute-long tobogganing runs. If you have a penchant for adrenaline, then Zermatt’s world-renowned ice climbing should be high on your list. Or, if you’re just getting into climbing, or looking to learn, Zermatt has a huge indoor climbing wall in the Triftbachhalle.