Zermatt What to Pack

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    Free map and hiking brochure

    by HORSCHECK Written Sep 1, 2007

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    Free Zermatt map

    Miscellaneous: Zermatt's Tourist Information offers many free helpful brochures. You should definitely pick up the town map of Zermatt which not only has a detailed street index, but also gives rough directions to the surrounding places like Zmutt or Sunnegga paradise.

    If you are planning to hike, the free "Adventure in the mountains" brochure is useful as it lists more than 30 suggestions with the main facts and figures for hikes from Zermatt.

    The Tourist Information Office of Zermatt is located at the Bahnhofplatz (train station square), just next to the train station.

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    Ski clothes=warm clothes

    by Skigirl Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Alpine Skiwear

    Luggage and bags: Make sure to leave enough room to bring back alpine treasures.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Boots-comfortable walking/hiking
    Warm hat, gloves and socks.
    Take along some nice clothes to go to dinner or out for the evening.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Any medications you take at home.

    Photo Equipment: Plenty of outdoor film, panoramic film, plenty of disc space on digital . . .the pictures from this Alpine Village are magnificent!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bring warm ski clothes, warm mountain underwear for under your ski clothes it is cold up there!!

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  • Warm - WARMEST clothes for winter!

    by Jokasta Updated Jan 16, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: Don't bring too many things as you'll be taking at least 2 trains to reach Zermatt. Carrying luggage on trains and finding a place to store them can be a nightmare

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring warm, sporty clothes. In winter, everything is about apres-ski so unless you want to join the fur wearing crowd, you're ski jacket and some trousers is the best choice for all hours.
    Warm gloves and a bennie or hat is a must especially at the ultra cold evening hours.
    For shoes we ended up wearing our trainers most of the time with some thermal socks. For fashion conscious women a great choice is some fur lined, suede boots.
    A couple of chunky wool sweaters and some long sleeved cotton shirts underneath will keep you warm outsides but will allow you to strip to something cooler when you're in the heated indoors.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Zermatt has several pharmacies but be sure to bring you're own medication if you're using any

    Photo Equipment: A good, compact digital camera is a must. When you're dressed layered like an onion and carrying you're skis you'll find that pocket cameras are the way to go. We had a bulky digital and it was a pain to stop and take it out of our backpacks every time we saw a good photo op...which was every 2 minutes.

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    Be ready for the high mountain

    by Tripack Updated Jul 4, 2005

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    Tripack in extreme conditions = -25��C or -13��F

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Warm clothing, a windproof jacket, a walking stick and solid footwear are a must, whatever the time of year. And, of course, don’t forget your sunglasses, sun cream and your cap/hat .

    Keep in mind that weather conditions could change quiet quickly at these high altitudes.

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    Change in altitude

    by Dabs Written Sep 10, 2007

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you are heading up to Gornergrat or any place else with higher altitude, make sure you dress warm enough even in summer. I was fine, in August, with a fleece pullover and a light windbreaker. Hiking boots with treads are a good idea if you are doing any hiking or even if you're not in event the pavement is slick. Sunglasses and a hat might be useful as well.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Several people mentioned sunscreen but so little of me was exposed that I didn't feel I needed it. But if you are hiking and plan on spending several hours outside, it's a good idea as you burn easier at higher altitudes.

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    Pack for the high peaks

    by sswagner Written Jun 24, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: Wheels on bags are preferable, although most hotels will pick you up at the train station if you call them.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Wool and synthetics are ideal. Cotton will be useless if it is cold and you get wet. Sunblock is essential as is eye protection and a hat. Gloves and windproof/waterproof outer gear are most desirable since the weather can change at any time, especially at the high elevations.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Aspirin might be desirable due to the high altitude. Some people have difficulty adjusting, and headaches can occur.

    Photo Equipment: Absolutely bring a camera.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Trekking poles or a walking stick will help.

    Miscellaneous: If riding the Gornergrat train or one of the cable cars, bring a map showing the route so you can know your options along the way.

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    Clothes for all weather required....

    by sandysmith Updated Nov 25, 2004

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    Its raining...its snowing

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Stout shoes/hiking boots are a good idea in such a beautiful hiking area....plus you need to escape the crowds in the town.

    Miscellaneous: And don't forget an umbrella and water proofs. When it rains...it rains ...and then it snows!

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    Warm clothing

    by piedleger Written Mar 26, 2003
    At one of levels of Klein Matterhorn

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: I don't know about the heart of summer but starting at the end of August make sure you have a warm jacket and maybe even gloves if you go to the top of a mountain.

    Photo Equipment: Dont' forget camcorders or cameras, the views are fanstastic.

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    Winter

    by ealgisi Written Jan 13, 2010

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Winter can be really cold and you can expect temperatures low to -10 °C, so plan some warm clothes, a windstopper jacket and confortable shoes that will also keep you warm and dry.

    Something you shouldn't forget is some sun protection, you can easily get bourned from the winter sun, for both your lips and face.

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    cold weather clothes of course

    by linwei66 Written Jun 20, 2005
    me all wrapped up, Matterhorn in background

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: There isn't too much wind but the air is still freezing cold. Be sure to layer up and bring sun glasses!

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