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“A bit disappointing”
Review of Hinterdorfstrasse

Hinterdorfstrasse
Ranked #15 of 76 things to do in Zermatt
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Reviewed 17 January 2013

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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Reviewed 3 January 2013

It is a great resort surrounded by high mountains, the air is incredible, the weather was great (31 dec- 3 jan 2013), nice chalets and hotels all over. Except the fact that everything is more expensive , i find no fault to Zermatt.
Major plus is that the slopes doesnt look crowded and you dont need to queu.
One minus: i expected from this marvelous resort to have more Winter lights over the town, on windows, balconies etc Really few buidings had lights and a nice chalet on the hill. Pitty. With more Christmas type lights this resort would have look absolutely magical.

1  Thank Maia0909
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Reviewed 24 August 2012

Zermatt is a unique and breathtaking mountain. The air is dry with crisp clear air quality. Zermatt is a car free town and you can see snow all year round in Zermatt. Most of the hotels are family-run, therefore, you get good food and sleep comfortably at night. Lot's of restaurants / international cuisine, bar and shops in town.

You'll not be disappointed when you are in Zermatt.

4  Thank Susan D
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Reviewed 10 June 2012

The pros were we were walking distance (a long walk) from the center of Zermatt. We liked looking at the shops. We liked the restaurants and all 10 of us enjoyed the clear sky. It only rained the first night we were there. They kept telling us it would rain but after the firs storm it was bright and clear and the Matterhorn was always present.

1  Thank Caroline A
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Reviewed 8 January 2012

Excellent ski slopes with wider variety of terrain not requiring a guide than other areas of Europe. Good ambience, with excellent restaurants especially in the slopes. Fair ares ski scene.

3  Thank livnddream
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