Featured Image: Courtesy of Zermatt Bergbahnen
Our annual Buyer’s Guide is hot off the press, which means winter is fast approaching. In anticipation for another great ski season, Ikon Pass just announced its partnership with Zermatt in Switzerland, making this Ikon’s first European destination.
Situated beneath the iconic Matterhorn, Zermatt offers over 3,500 acres of skiable terrain, including the highest on-piste runs in all of the Alps, spanning international borders from Switzerland to Italy. Ikon Pass and Ikon Base holders will receive seven and five days of skiing, respectively, with no blackout dates, to Rothorn, Gornergrat and the Schwarzsee-Matterhorn glacier within the boundaries of Zermatt, as well as Cervinia-Valtournenche in Italy. Skiers can travel between the areas via the interconnected lift system known as Matterhorn Ski Paradise.
“The Matterhorn is a true icon known around the world, so we are thrilled to have Zermatt join the Ikon Pass community,” said Erik Forsell, chief marketing officer for Alterra Mountain Company in a recent press release. “Ikon Pass strives to continually offer pass holders unique experiences in the mountains. Now they can experience Zermatt’s glacier skiing, traditional Swiss fondue, plus its infamous European après ski across two countries, on one pass.”
With the addition of Zermatt, Ikon Pass holders now have over 84,385 skiable acres across 41 destinations on five different continents to plunder all the pow, all year ’round.