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Switzerland is one of my favorite summer destinations. Unbelievable scenery; excellent organic and simple food (Italian, French, German and collage of these); art and culture; and the best train infrastructure around. So I was excited to have one of my clients ask me pull together a one-week ski trip to Switzerland for the end of December 2010. After identifying what he looks for in his ski resorts (broad variety of apres ski activities; cozy atmosphere; advance skiing options; powder, not ice; ease of getting to the gondolas), I went off and did my homework. It became clear very quickly that Zermatt was the place. First, you catch the train right at the airport and after a 3.5 hour train ride, you reach the pedestrian town of Zermatt.  And most importantly, it not only checked off many of his boxes, it is one of Switzerland’s highest ski resorts which all but guarantees snow in December. There are many great accommodation choices from hotels to B&B’s to chalets. But if it ski-in, ski-out you are interested in, then the Riffelhalp Resort is the place to stay.

View from Riffelalp Resort

View from Riffelalp Resort

Riffelalp Nostalgie Room

Riffelalp Nostalgie Room

Riffelalp Resort: Restaurant Bosco

Riffelalp Resort: Restaurant Bosco

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