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January 28th, 2008 – by: katieroseD
Arriving in Zermatt was stress free and cold! There are no private cars allowed within the town limits so all hotels have a small electric wagon that transports people around the city. It made complete sense as we climbed up a narrow, snowy road to get to Hotel Romantica.
After settling in we ventured into the small valley town and up to the ski resort. That is when we encounter some of the old Zermatt architecture (scary!) and saw the beast that hung over the town. The Matterhorn was breathtaking and huge. It is 4,478 meters above sea level and comes to a lovely point. As Tom and I skied the following days, the horn provided us with a constant point of reference. Even at night when all was dark except for the town lights you could feel the horn hovering overhead. It was cool!
The skiing was ideal so I will just let the pictures do the talking! The coolest thing about the resort was that even if you got completely lost all you had to do was ski downhill. All the ski runs end merging together and dumping you right into town (except of course if you skied over the other side and into Italy, then you were in trouble!). Literally we skied down the trail and ended up at an elevator that lowered us onto the road!
Although we missed our families and Christmas traditions we felt very luck to have had the opportunity to experience Zermatt!
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