Zermatt, Switzerland, a car-less town that is a popular Winter and Summer tourist destination in the Swiss Alps. The Zermatt is much more than the village, people come here mainly for the mountains and the Matterhorn. It became increasingly popular when it was “discovered” by mountaineers and their quest for the Matterhorn (4,478 meters). Shortly after skiers and hikers would use the train and Zermatt as a starting point to explore or ski the surrounding slopes and glaciers. Zermatt lies at one end of the Haute-Route that connects with Chamonix, France. Lifts are used all-year round for hikers and skiers alike. The Zermatt ski area is connected with Breuil-Cervinia ski area in Italy.
The Zermatt has the highest ski lifts in Alps and is one of the ski areas in the World. Many ski teams come on Zermatt’s high glacier to train in the Summer months.
This week’s feature the 2011 Trail Map which reflect the all-season use of the mountains. One side of the map has the Winter ski trails and lifts, which the another side has the lifts and Summer skiing trails.