We have skied extensively in North America. We were told we had to try Zermatt. Frankly, it was not worth the cost and inconvenience. The skiing is no better, maybe not as good, as Vail, Tahoe, Beaver Creek, etc. The scenery is nice and very unique. However, most disappointing was the apres ski and other activities in Zermatt. Other than expensive restaurants and shopping, there is little to do post-ski, particularly for kids. And the notion that Zermatt is a quaint little town with no cars allowed is false- the streets are routinely clogged with mini-taxis, service vehicles and buses. You have to stay alert- they will not slow down, and since the streets are very narrow, you have to duck and dodge! Overall, this was not worth the 23 hours of travel each way and a 50% premium in cost over what we can do in North America.
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