The resort town of Zermatt lies at the foot of the Matterhorn,
one of the most distinctive mountains in the world. In winter
Zermatt is dominated by skiers and is part of a ski region with
over 186 miles (300 kilometres) of pistes. The town has a unique
charm, protected by strict planning guidelines and a ban on cars;
although this ban only relates to combustion-engine cars - battery
powered vehicles are permitted and you are sure to see a variety of
quirky electric cars and taxis in Zermatt.
With a permanent population of fewer than 6,000, Zermatt is
predominately a tourist destination, attracting visitors all year
round for skiing, hiking, climbing and sightseeing.