By law, only Swiss citizens can purchase property in Zermatt. Nice two-bedroom apartments have sold recently for between $700,000 and $1 million.
Tourism and construction.
Public School Population
Local Ski Areas
Four interconnected areas access 155 miles of maintained slopes, plus expansive off-piste. Vertical Rise: 7,217 vertical feet. Average Annual Snowfall: 220 inches (and glaciers).
adults, $900; children 9-16, $450; children under 9, free. Lift Ticket: adults, $40; 9-16, $20; children under 9, free; 65 and over, 25 percent off.
The annual International Zermatt Symposium for five days in mid-January brings in the likes of Maya Angelou and Mario Vargas Llosa for lectures, workshops, panels and concerts.
Locals' Favorite Restaurants
Fondue at the Restaurant Stadel; Backerei Fuchs for great sandwiches; enjoy excellent regional cuisine at the Hotel Christiania.
Locals' Favorite Hangouts
The Hotel de la Poste taught Zermatt how to rock nearly 30 years ago and is still going strong. Family-size pastries and a wooden bowl of "grole" (the local rum drink) are an après-ski tradition at Max and Gretl's Zum See Restaurant.