New Federal measures, Zermatt is still open.

The Federal Council issued a new directive on March 20th, banning any gathering of more than 5 persons in a public space such as a square, a park or a path. Please note that this does not affect our chalets, or indeed hotels, as these are private spaces. All our accommodation is open and available for booking.

Live ticker for up to date official information from the Zermatt Tourist Office.

Federal Government confirms its directives.

On Monday 16th of March 2020 at 20:00 the Federal government overruled the Cantonal instructions set earlier the same day.

Under the new Federal instructions Hotels, parahotels and all accommodation businesses are able to stay open for business.

According to the latest guidelines, many of the other businesses in the Zermatt – Matterhorn destination are closed at least until 19 April 2020.
This includes:

– Cable cars and mountain railways
– Bars
– Restaurants
– Shops (except shops selling food or goods for basic needs)

In addition, all public and private events are cancelled. The following is still guaranteed:

– Medical care
– Food supply
– Traffic routes to and from Zermatt and within Zermatt

We will keep updating you with the latest news as we get them.

The official Zermatt Tourist Office information live ticker can be found here.

How the Coronavirus affects the canton of Wallis.

On Monday 16th of March 2020 the Swiss Federal Government declared the coronavirus ‘an extraordinary situation’.

The following measures apply to Zermatt
The following must close, including:

– Cable cars and mountain railways
– Bars
– Restaurants (from 16 March 2020 at 6.30 pm)
– Shops (from 16 March 2020 at 6.30 pm). Exception: shops selling food or goods for basic needs will remain open, as will pharmacies and kiosks.

The following is still guaranteed:

– Medical care
– Food supply
– Traffic routes to and from Zermatt and within Zermatt

As soon as the cantonal rules change, we will update our web page accordingly.

The whole Mountain Exposure team is wishing everyone good health and courage in these difficult times.

Zermatt Skiing is closed until 30th of April. Zermatt is still open!

The Swiss Federal Government Council held a meeting on 13th March 2020 and has decided, among a series of measures aimed at minimizing the spread of the coronavirus, to shut down all Swiss ski resorts. Here are the latest news:

– Last day of operation of mountain railways: Friday, 13th March 2020.
– The Gornergrat Bahn will cease operations from Saturday, 14th March to probably 26th April 2020. Only the return transport of guests from the Gornergrat to Zermatt will be ensured.
Accommodations (hotels, apartments and other accommodations) must ensure that there are no more than 50 persons (guests and staff) in a room*.
Restaurants must ensure that there are no more than 50 persons (guests and staff) in a room.
– All bars are closed from now.
– Events with more than 50 persons are not allowed.
– The traffic routes to and from Zermatt and within Zermatt will remain open.
– No special measures apply to residents and second homeowners.
– No supply shortfall.
– Medical care is ensured.
– The Zermatt Unplugged is cancelled. More information
– The Patrouille des Glaciers is cancelled. More information

* So while the skiing is not possible any more, Zermatt is still open and Mountain Exposure continue to operate as normal.

Alternatives to skiing

The following alternative programme is available to guests, despite the closure of all cable cars and mountain railways:
Winter hiking on the open paths
Snowshoe tours on the open trails
Heliskiing off-piste
Cross-country skiing
Ski tours off-piste
Guided tours from ZERMATTERS
Offers in the village

The closure of the cable cars also means the closure of the ski runs. The following guidelines are in accordance with SKUS (Swiss Commission for Accident Prevention on Snow Sports Slopes):

– The ski runs are also closed outside the operating hours of the transport facilities.
– It is forbidden to use slopes and ski runs that are closed.

 

5 Michelin stars in Zermatt for the 2019-20 season

Zermatt has increased its tally of Michelin stars to five for the coming year with the addition of the Prato Borni restaurant which had been awarded a star. The After Seven now has two stars, while the Omnia, Capri and Prato Borni each have one star. In addition, another seven restaurants, both in the village and on the mountain have been awarded a Michelin plate for good quality cuisine.