It’s official, for the second consecutive year Zermatt was voted the most popular ski resort in the alps reports The Local.
The mammoth resort located in central Switzerland was given the #1 ranking by a group of over 49,000 winter sports fans, who were surveyed by Mountain Management Consulting out of Innsbruck, Austria.
“Switzerland is a small, steep country, much more up and down than sideways, and is all stuck over with large brown hotels built on the cuckoo clock style of architecture.” – Ernest Hemingway
Zermatt beat out Livigno in Italy along with Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis in Austria. What put Zermatt over the top was its quality piste, amazing atmosphere (who can’t beat views of the Matterhorn), and its priced-out exclusivity. All in all, Zermatt is simply one of the most mindblowing ski resorts in the world and if you’re willing to stay at a hostel and bring your own wine and dinner with you, it’s not out of reach for the everyday ski-bum.
Annual Snowfall – 300″
Vertical Drop – 7,477′
Lifts – 54 (14 trams and gondolas)
Trails – 147
Piste – 224 miles of groomed trail
On Mountain Dining – 38
Adult Lift Ticket – $80 (depending on exchange rate)
Find the entire The Local article here: Zermatt named ‘Best Ski Resort’ in Alps – again