On 14 July 1865, the British climber Edward Whymper reached the peak of the Matterhorn mountain (4,478 metres). Supertravel Ski is delighted to celebrate the 150th year of the first ascent in picturesque Zermatt, the town at the Matterhorn’s base, alongside its own 50th anniversary celebrations this season.
In contrast to many other British tour operators, Supertravel Ski still operate in Zermatt, despite new employment legislation which came into force this year.
In 2015, Zermatt will celebrate the anniversary with events, experiences, festivities and special offers.
Stay at the luxurious ski-in ski-out Chalet Furi for the perfect Swiss holiday in Zermatt, with magnificent Matterhorn views, swimming pool, spa area, sauna and steam room. For experienced skiers, the main gondola up to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is close by.
Enjoy a break at Zermatt’s spacious Chalet Hörnli which combines Swiss character, cosiness and atmosphere with a light and airy feel. With a private spa and heated indoor pool, luxurious living area and incredible views of the Matterhorn, the Hörnli is the perfect Alpine retreat. Unwind and relax in the sun on the comfortable loungers after a hard day on the slopes or if take a stroll around Zermatt just 15 minutes walk away.
Celebrate in style at the traditional Chalet Alexandra - perfect for a group of friends or family to enjoy Switzerland in luxury. Sleeping up to 12 people, this roomy chalet oozes Swiss charm with an open fire place and timber furniture. Guests can also enjoy a private spa and massage room.
Take a larger group of friends to the stylish and supremely-comfortable Chalet Shalimar, which sleeps 20. This superb chalet can be split into four apartments with either a balcony or patio facing the impressive Matterhorn mountain where you can breathe in the mountain air.
All guests can enjoy chalet-board basis including a champagne reception on arrival, daily breakfast, afternoon tea, canapés and pre-dinner drinks, plus a four-course dinner with cheese and port, followed by coffee and chocolates, as well as carefully selected wines served on six of the seven days.