In case you haven’t heard, the southern Swiss alps are getting absolutely hammered with snow and following a biblical avalanche cycle— the town of Zermatt is cut off from civilization with 13,000 tourists trapped up-valley.
While it’s definitely crazy weather– we’d give our middle finger for a chance to be at ‘Ground Zero’ (*more on that later) for this storm. There’s a multitude of reasons and we’re going to walk you through the 5 main ones as we argue that these 13,000 tourists are the luckiest people on the planet Earth.
5) Getting Cozy…
Let’s be honest, this should be #1. Is there anything more romantic than rocking flimsy European bed boards while avalanches pummel your building? We don’t think so. Get the fondue pot warmed up, get naked on the bear fur, and light up a roaring Swiss fire that would make St Bernard proud. It’s about to get weird.
4) Free Raclette!
3) Swiss Hospitality!
The Swiss who actually live in the mountains are famous for their hospitality. Not only are they rich as creases, but when the shit hits the fan– they’re known to extend some much-needed luxury to ski bums in need. “Have you met my daughter Elena?”
2) Ground Zero.
Simply put, you’re at ground zero for the storm of the decade– nay the century. Witnessing crazy snowfall rates for days on end is cool in itself, that is as long as you can ski when it finally goes blue.
1) When It Goes Blue…
It’s gonna be the best conditions the alps will see this century. No doubt.