Enhance your day with a Diamond Experience!
Our Experiences offer you the chance to try Zermatt a little differently. Whether you’d like to explore a new area, try a new skill or even if you’re just looking for some inspiration, let us help make your holiday unique!
We pick you up, first thing in the morning, for a helicopter flight or lift ride, before guiding you into Italy — including some backcountry skiing if conditions are suitable. You can get your morning coffee hit, and maybe sample some local snacks as well, while taking in the breath-taking views over the valley from the kind of cafe that only Italy provides. Then there will be ice karting in the village of Cervinia, before cruising to a lunch of regional delicacies at an excellent traditional restaurant. Finally we will ski back, well-ballasted and content, over the border into Switzerland.
Get back in touch with nature with an early-morning tour of the natural environment of Zermatt, either on foot or on skis, exploring the still quiet runs or walking paths before trying your hand at clay-pigeon shooting at Furi. After a brief lesson you’ll be competing with your friends to win the title! As your reward, then enjoy a typical alpine hunter’s lunch of locally shot game at an excellent nearby restaurant. And after that, while away the afternoon either sledging or skiing with our instructors who can provide you with any hints or tips you need!
We collect you early in the afternoon and, depending on how energetic you are feeling, you can either skin up, or ski down to a mountain hut on the border with Italy. There you stay overnight, whiling away the early evening watching the sunset over Italy and sipping Italian variations on the theme of après-ski beverages. A fantastic evening meal in the hut follows, washed down with the excellent local wines of the Valdostana, before retiring to bed. Woken early by the sun, and after a quick breakfast in the hut, you will be able to make the most of the first tracks down into the Italian villages of Valtournenche and Cervinia, revelling in the freedom of empty slopes. When the need for sustenance eventually overcomes you, we’ll take you to a farmer’s restaurant to enjoy delicious local produce, before heading back towards Switzerland, with one last stop on the border to say goodbye to your sunny day of dolce vita.
We take you up to the Klein Matterhorn, making sure we help to entertain your children on the way with games, before taking you on a leisurely and sunny ski into Italy. You can stop to try the delicious Italian hot chocolate and maybe some regional pastries at a lovely cafe — the sort that only Italy can do — spectacularly overlooking the valley. We then start to guide you back towards Switzerland, but not before stopping in an Italian restaurant, and allowing you to unwind, while your children feast on local pasta specialities. As our instructor will be with you on the way back, there’s nothing to stop you taking a couple of extra laps of the red runs or the off piste, while we look after the children. That way everyone gets the most from their day together.
We start by helping you choose some skates so you can have a go at gliding across the ice on one of the village rinks. After that, we arrange for a pizza or pasta lunch. Once everyone is satisfied, we take you all up the mountain with sledges and then enjoy the afternoon tobogganing down to the village, perhaps stopping in a little hut for a hot chocolate on the way!
We meet you at your hotel in the morning, and take your children to get their boots and skis ready for the day. Then we take them up the mountain to ski for the morning: working, say, on their parallel turns or maybe learning the basics of mogul skiing. At lunchtime, we bring the children to meet up with you at one of those delightful mountain restaurants with heart-stopping views of the Matterhorn and surrounding valley for which Zermatt is so rightly famous. In the afternoon, either you can ski together with the children and the instructor, so the children can show you what they have learned and you get the opportunity of picking up a few tips, or we can take the children away for more skiing, or perhaps even sledging. At the end of the day, we can drop them back with you at your hotel, tired out and happy!
The above are suggestions of what we could offer you, but if there is something specific you would like us to organise for you, let us know!
Prices available on request.