Mention the word Zermatt and a tableau of massive, exotic and frightening peaks instantly bombards the brain. If you have had the privilege of laying down tracks in the Swiss Alps, no doubt Black Diamond’s Ski Here Now – Webisode #2 will bring back memories and leave you fiending for a return trip. If you have not yet been to Zermatt, this should stoke some wanderlust.
Last winter was lean in the Alps and this video was shot during a dry spell, so while you won’t see gripping first descents of scary lines, you will get a glimpse of the Zermatt ski culture and see aesthetic and inspiring skiing in a zone that is nothing short of incredible.
Zermatt local and BD athlete Samuel Anthamatten says it best: “People in Europe do not have too many problems, so we need to create them”. Enjoy!