I went to Zermatt rather late in the season for skiing on 2 April 2021. There was still plenty of snow on the Swiss side, but the Italian side was already closed for the season and later in the day much of the snow became slush; however, it was all still very beautiful.


Matterhorn, seen from Zermatt.
Zermatt and the extending valley, viewed from the ski slopes.
Another view of the Matterhorn, rising high above us mortal skiers.
Statue of the Virgin Mary and Christ, carved from a wooden log, with the Matterhorn in the background.
Refuge du Théodule in the distance, seen from Furggsattel ski lift station.
Snowboarders and skiers enjoying the pistes near Zermatt.
Looking up at the Matterhorn.
Looking down into Italy, from the mountainous border (unfortunately, the Italian ski resort was closed due to too much snow having already melted on these southern-facing slopes; otherwise, one could enjoy both sides of the mountain ridge).
Looking at the Matterhorn from the Klein Matterhorn.
Crucifix on top of Klein Matterhorn.
Sun over the Matterhorn.
View of Zermatt, taken near Furi Zermatt (one of the gondola lift stations).
Ski trail to Zermatt passing by several chalets.
Gornera Stream.
Wooden buildings in Zermatt.
Kirchplatz in Zermatt, with the bronze alphorn statue visible on the steps.

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