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Zermatt by Keystone

Text Claude Hervé-Bazin / Photo Keystone

Quintessentially Swiss? Nestled in its valley, at the foot of the emblematic Matterhorn, Zermatt is one of the most famous ski resorts in the world. Its chalets, draped in white, fall asleep to the sound of
bells on horse-drawn sleds, gliding along frozen streets where each step crunches in freshly fallen snow. Ski lifts, cable cars, funiculars and cog trains compete to decorate the picture perfect landscape, as
captured by the sharp eyes behind the photos of the Keystone agency. The panorama is dominated by the “Imperial Crown” – summits, among the most beautiful of the Alps, upon whose conquest was founded the legend of Zermatt, the cradle of mountaineering. They stand watch over an enormous playground entirely dedicated to snow sports. Welcome to the highest, and one of the largest (360 km), ski domains in Europe.