The mountains around Zermatt are wonderful! I was in Switzerland for ICME 2002. I arrived in Zermatt on Sunday afternoon and hiked two hours (uphill) to the Hotel du Trift.
The hotel is in a wonderful valley, surrounded by high peaks.
Climbing out of the valley, up over Hoehblamen and my first views of the
Matterhorn (all I could see was the base.)
The Matterhorn. It's such a cliche. These pictures don't do it
justice (I only saw the clouds clear around the Matterhorn for five minutes
in the two days I was in Zermatt.) But it is amazing in person. Highly