5 amazing ski events we’re looking forward to this April

Are you looking for a fun ski event to enjoy this April? Then you’re in luck. April is a month of Easter celebrations, ski resort closing parties and exciting music festivals. And what is more, there’s still incredible snow covering the mountains (with more snowfall predicted!) meaning you can not only party hard during your

The most exciting snow festivals this winter

Just because there’s no Glastonbury Festival in 2018 doesn’t mean that you have to go without your yearly music festival fix. The snow festivals of the Alps are an important and exciting part of the yearly après ski calendar – and if you’ve never been to a music festival in the mountains before, this winter

Inghams Lakes and Mountains guest completes Ultraks Mountain Race

On 26th August, Zermatt in Switzerland hosted its annual Ultraks Mountain Race, a gruelling run of either 19.5km, 30km, or 49km  around the mountains and valleys. A challenge which was happily taken up by two brave Inghams Lakes and Mountains guests Judith and Michael Oakley, who travelled to Zermatt in order to take part in

How to visit the world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge in Zermatt

Mike and Liz, the Inghams representatives in Zermatt this summer, were lucky enough to witness the completion of the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world, the Charles Kuonene suspension bridge. A jubilant crowd of about 400 people attended the official inauguration, which took place near Zermatt, on Saturday 29 July 2017. The bridge measures

Ski touring: Not just for the elite

Zermatt has long been a home to serious mountaineers and, until fairly recently, ski-touring was considered to be a necessary skill of only the hardiest; those wishing to break speed and endurance records, summit new peaks or to reach previously un-skied faces. It was a sport of guts, endurance, determination, and Lycra.   The famous

The Geissenkehr: Zermatt’s Daily Goat Parade!

Zermatt is the only resort featured in the Inghams brochure which can boast a daily goat parade for six weeks during the summer season from end of June to mid August.   Now these are no ordinary mountain goats. These are “Schwarzhalszeiger” or “the black neck goat” and at approximately 9am, and then again 5pm

Sunrise Excursion On Gornergrat Mountain

A holiday to Zermatt is not complete without a trip up the famous rack and pinion railway from Zermatt village up all 3089m, to the top of Gornergrat Mountain. It is, in fact, one of the highest mountain train excursions you can do in the Swiss Alps. Even more special is the Sunrise Excursion up

Zermatt: In The Footsteps Of Historic Mountaineers

Mike, the Inghams Rep in Zermatt did the challenging walk from Schwarzsee up to the Hornlihutte ( the Hornli Hut) last week. This is his very interesting account…. Guests can use the very useful Peak Pass to kick start their trip and travel by the Matterhorn Express gondola from village level up to Schwarzsee  (the