In good weather, with clear skies, one could spend ages just gazing at this magnificent mountain. I just wanted to share some of my photos taken from Gornergrat in the late afternoon of 28 January 2013. Hope you can agree that the Peak is iconic in representing the Alpine landscape and a textbook example of a glaciated mountain.
See my other tip for details of the journey up to Gornergrat.
Matterhorn is moutain in the Pennine Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy.The name Matterhorn is in German name .it has another name in Italian " Monte Cervino" and "mont Cervin " in French...The peak of the this mountain is so unique,can see it from far.The size and the height of 4,478 meters is quite impressive.It's kind of symbol of Swiss Alps.There were so many people went there for skiing.They enjoyed it a lot.There were places for everybody ,beginner and advance skier.
Personally I feel that to get the best view of the Matterhorn you need to step back a bit, take the cable car up the Rothorn and walk to the lovely lakes.
Timetables etc are avaliable on http://bergbahnen.zermatt.ch/e/fahrplan/winter/rothorn.html
Although at 14,692 feet its not the highest peak in the Swiss alps, its dramatic shape has made it the symbol of the swiss Alps. Climbing the Matterhorn is a technical climb and would take at least 2 days. the best views are from gronergrat.
The Matterhorn is probably the most famous mountain in the European Alps. It's on the border between Switzerland and Italy and towers over Zermatt.
The graceful pyramid towers and the long sloping back give the Matterhorn an impression of the Sphinx.
The Matterhorn has four steep faces with regular avalanches that send the snow down to the base of each face.
You can take the Matterhorn Express Gondola in order to reach one of the highest viewpoints in Europe. There is a (slowly disappearing) glacier that you can visit, and there is snow all year round if you want to go skiing or boarding
This is the Matterhorn and Gornelgletscher Glacier from Stockorn Mountain Peak ( elevation 3406 meters.) .
Take the Gornergrat and then the cable car to the Stockhorn peak .
Klein Matterhorn is to the left along with the pass to Cervinia , Italy .
We have spent a total of 12 days in Zermatt in the winter and only 4 have been sunny.
The main reason why most people come to Zermatt. The Matterhorn is definitely the center-piece of Zermatt and it is was the first thing I saw when I woke up in my hotel room the first morning as we arrived late at night. We took the Glacier Express from Zermatt to St. Moritz and it was worth every penny.
It's not exactly you could miss it but you can take a cogwheel up to higher elevation for a closer view of The Matterhorn. There is a restaurant and gift shop up there.
Warning The air is thin up there and can cause some people to become light headed.
Well, it's not actually in Zermatt, but that's what the place is famous for. You can either limit yourselves to viewing it summit from the streets, or take a mountain railway up to Klein Matterhorn for an even more stunning scene.
Mountain railway station is close to the 'normal' railway one.
The Matterhorn is definitely the center-piece of Zermatt. It is so breathtaking, you must see it sometime. My most memorable moment was taking the Glacier Express from Brig to Zermatt, and going around these large cliffs and mountains, and finally getting my first peek at the Matterhorn over the other mountain tops. It was so exciting.
I just wanted to see the snow, I had alot of fun here in Zermatt, the snow was GREAT, and I have alot of SWISS FUN. It was amazing, the locals are so nice, and looked after me so well.
For a memorable and breathtaking vista of the Matterhorn and Mount Rosa, take the cog-wheel railway to Gornegrat where you can experience a top-of-the-world feeling.
The number 1 which people come to Zermatt to see, is the Matterhorn (here it is viewed a little higher up than Zermatt from the train, if I remember correctly)
Everybody comes here because of the Matterhorn and you can't even miss it. It's so huge and it seems that the Mountain watches over that little town.