Get up close to the Matterhorn in Zermatt

Zermatt. The Matterhorn. They are synonymous, but both are iconic in their own wright. Do you like the town Vail? Well it is patterned after the narrow, winding, car-less village of Zermatt.

Just as the Tetons of Jackson Hole are worthy of a relaxed and extended gaze, so is the amazing and majestic Matterhorn perched along the Swiss – Italian border.

Hike around Zermatt to find the magnificent view subtly changing, but worthy of another picture.

Ski over the ridge from Zermatt into Italy for the day and find a decidedly different and distinct view of the Matterhorn and a laid back Italian culture.

Zermatt is worthy of a trip any time of year and my preference, definitely being the winter for some ski turns in the shadow of the Matterhorn.

Source: Get up close to the Matterhorn in Zermatt – Lonely Planet