Zermatt – Snow, Beer and a Wedding: Part Two

The morning after the wedding consisted mainly of sleeping and snuggling in bed with Summer. Just after lunchtime, I was sat on the balcony in the glorious sunshine and realised I needed to do something whilst I was in this amazing place. Whilst I wasn’t ready to hit the slopes, I decided to go to the Museum and learn a bit more about Zermatt. It was actually really interesting (I’m not usually one for museums) and I’d definitely recommend visiting if you’re in Zermatt (it’s free if you have a Swiss Pass).

Me and Sums in the snow

The evening events were already planned out by the Bride and Groom and around 7.30pm we headed out of Zermatt on the cable cars for Furi with sledges in tow. After getting lost for a few minutes, we soon found our restaurant and I had my first experience of cheese fondue which was delicious and just what I needed. Following dinner we tobogganed back down to the resort in the pitch black! I tried to video as much as possible on my GoPro but the lack of light made it quite difficult. Despite some of the toboggan run being pretty much up hill, it was really good fun.

The next day (Wednesday) was my first attempt at skiing which was so monumental that it might have it’s own post! The afternoon was dedicated to a family trip up to the Glacier and Ice Palace. The views were breathtaking from the top and the Ice Palace was pretty cool too!

Views from the glacier, Zermatt

Views from the glacier, Zermatt

Inside the glacier

Nick and Sums inside the glacier

Inside the glacier

Ice Sculptures inside the glacier

It was after skiing that reality hit that it was almost time to go home again. The cousins set off for a day of skiing in Italy on Thursday and after a couple of episodes of Peppa Pig (another first for me on this trip), I decided to go off exploring on my own. I set off with my hiking boots and camera for a few hours of walking in the snow. The weather was amazing again so I made the most of it and stopped off along the way for a beer or two on some deck chairs as I watched the skiers whizzing past jealously.

The Matterhorn, Zermatt

Hiking through the woods in Zermatt

Hiking in Zermatt

When I reached Furi I stopped for a Gluwein and decided that it was time to go back down again. Coming back down was much easier and I was soon back at the chalet watching more Peppa Pig.

Some Japanese food and warm Sake with the family marked the last night of the holiday (it was also a welcome break from all the cheese, meat and bread I’d eaten over the past few days). We managed to squeeze in a quick hot chocolate before jumping on the train on Friday morning and we said our goodbyes.

The holiday was amazing and I would definitely recommend Zermatt as a destination, whether you’re travelling alone or as part of a group.

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