Hotel Silvana

Furi, Zermatt, 3920, Switzerland
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ski bum in zermatt

by jbtorro

I will be in zermatt from january 6 through february 3. I've booked an apartment in Haus Condor for the month. My plan is to meet up with some local riders and spend a major amont of my time there filming for a part in a snowboar movie. As your typical ski bum my buget is low and I've spent a good portion of it on the apartment. This is my situation. My questions are:
1) Are there any good riders planning to be in zermatt in january that might want to meet up and ride/film?
2) Does anyone have info on Haus Condor, or the district that it is in (Wiesti).
3) Can anyone advise me on how to survive on a low buget in zermatt? What are the grocery stores prices like? How much is a loaf of bead and a chunk of cheese? What are the cover charges at the clubs and how much is a beer?
If any one has an Idea of how a ski bum can live for a month in zermatt I'd love to hear it.

RE: ski bum in zermatt

by altamiro

If you want to experience snowboard culture in Switzerland, Zermatt is not quite the right place. Your best bet would be Flims-Laax area, considered as THE place for boarders.
The Migros or Coop prices are the same anyway. The skiing area is just as impressive as in Zermatt, the club scene is much more extensive. It is also a bit easier to survive on smaller budget, though not much...

Travel Tips for Zermatt

Edelweiss & company (Alpine Flora)

by Tripack

Edelweiss is probably the best known flower on the Alps. As you will discover during your Alpine tour, many others are perfectly adapted to this hostile environment.

Be aware that many of Alpine flowers are rare and protected by Swiss law, so respect the nature.

Plants have deployed many inventive resources to survive at these high altitudes.
The bright colours of the mountain meadow flowers are not there by chance, they are vital to their survival and reproduction. In the first place, the pigments protect them from the intensive ultra violet rays found at high altitude. Secondly, weather conditions often prevent insects from flying, so the plants cannot afford to waste a moment of precious pollination time. The colours attract the insects without which they could not reproduce.

As glaciers melt, they leave behind unstable, stony ground, with no water and no nutrients. And yet within just a few years, specially adapted plants manage to colonise this apparently hostile terrain. Mosses move in first, producing a thin layer of humus when they die, which gives a chance to another species to take root. The greatest problem for these pioneers is not so much the lack of soil as the constantly moving ground: even the tiniest plants anchor themselves with roots that can be a meter long, and their underground shoots are always ready to put out new sprouts if they find themselves buried by rolling stones.

Plants growing on rock faces have developed various strategies to deal with water shortage. The poor soil is unable to retain moisture, and the sun beating down on the cliffs soon removes what is left. Strong winds, common at high altitude, would dry out the leaves of normal plants. But the ones here have developed different coping strategies. Some are covered in hairs, which deflect part of the sun's rays, and also form a layer of air which traps moisture, while others have a waxy coating. Alpine Flora


by Maryimelda

This area of Zermatt is not often mentioned probably because, by comparison with the rest of the town centre, it is singularly unattractive. I remember wondering why this small area of such a lovely town had been allowed to stand in such a sorry state. I mentioned it to the desk clerk in my hotel who told me that it was indeed an historical part of Zermatt dating back to the 17th century and beyond. Some of the buildings had been private houses whilst others were used for businesses of one kind and another. Easy to find in the centre of town running off Bahnhofstrasse.

A pedestrian bridge and some imagination.

by dabidc

When waiting for the train on a busy platform, the mind looks around for photo opportunities.

Yes I know it is a bit way out, but the photo shows the shadows of people crossing the overhead pedestrian bridge.

The train arrived very soon after.

Hotel Schwarzsee

by sandysmith about Hotel Schwarzsee

Popular mountain restaurant, self service, reasonable prices when you consider this is Switzerland and Zermatt in particular. Great views, large sun terrace outside with tables - for when the sun shines.


by Jim_Eliason

The gornergrat is a glacier with an observation post situated with a fantastic view of the Matterhorn. it is accessed by a cog railway although you can hike if you want and weather permits. best bet is to take the railway up and hike down (about 2 hrs)


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Address: Furi, Zermatt, 3920, Switzerland