Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Zermatt ski style
I haven't done this sort of packing for quite some time, in other words, no high heels, no dresses. Only warm yet nice things to wear. Focus need to be on being warmth since I have a tendency to always freeze. In the evenings for restaurant visits, I will wear jeans and a cashmere sweater. Zermatt is not so "I'm coming here to be seen" as Courchevel or Megéve in France or St Moritz/Verbier/Gstaad in Switzerland.
Zermatt is ranked third of luxurious ski resorts in Switzerland though but there, the real skiers go (according to people I know and my man who is an excellent skier, I love the other places too). You've probably seen and heard about the mountain Matterhorn, think Toblerone and you can picture it. It is claimed that “in Zermatt, après ski begins at noon”. This is the ethos that surrounds this very famous village. Yes, the skiing is good, in fact very good, but so is the relaxed approach to life.
Zermatt is the highest ski resort in the Alps, and it is nearly always sunny in Zermatt. This resort is particularly good for advanced and intermediate skiers, so I hope I'll survive since I've told my man that I only want to go in the very "friendly slopes", not down hill like a crazy bananas as when we were young.
Zermatt is a very attractive village, with no motorized cars as these were banned. You park your car outside the mountains and take a small train to the final destination, then you walk in the village to your hotel or Chalet.
The architecture is quite typically alpine and befits the beauty of this area. You can see life go on as normal in this very popular town, with farmers going about their duties near to hotels. The sound of the cowbells is excellent.
For us this place has a very particular meaning since Alexis happened to me made here and we ahd a very cosy time in a Chalet at that time. We had too much Zacapa rum and I had too many Irish Coffe for sure.
Can't wait! The weather seems to be amazing and it has been snowing for many days now so my man is VERY HAPPY!
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(fur sport jacket from Switzerland, skii pants: Lindeberg, snow boots: IKKI, hat: Stella McCartney & cashmere pullovers: SoftGoat)