Epic Europe

ZERMATT

 

The Matterhorn trumps all superlatives. The most iconic mountain in the Alps, perhaps in the world, it not only is Zermatt’s identity, but responsible for the historic allure of this tiny remote village. It’s not hard to imagine the awe it inspired in the first foreign visitors who come up in the mid-1800’s to gawk at the formidable peak and the surrounding glaciers – not to mention the recognition of this asset by the local farmers and herdsmen who raised generations of hoteliers and mountain guides to service those tourists that followed on the trains.

 

Zermatt has now become the blueprint for every alpine resort in the world. With an extremely ambitious and modern ski lift system, hotel and chalet & apartment rental categories for every visitor’s taste, and the finest selection of on-mountain restaurants as well as in the village itself, it leaves nothing for want. By restricting traffic to local electric buses and taxis for over 20 years, Zermatt has been a “green” resort long before it was a trend.

 

Whether visiting in the winter or summer months, adventure-seeking travelers are spoiled for choice. From the legendary ski runs from the top of the Klein Matterhorn, Europe’s highest ski lift, to the family-friendly slopes around Sunnegga / Rothorn, the resort skiing is among the best in the world. And on the other end of the spectrum, big glacier runs and even heliskiing beckons experts who will never look at skiing the same way after a descent of Monte Rosa. When the snow melts, the most picturesque trails in Switzerland deliver jaw-dropping scenery for hikers or mountain bikers. All in the shadow of the mighty Matterhorn, the symbol of Switzerland. 

  • An authentic, historic alpine village, the blueprint for the world's ski resorts who followed
  • Heliskiing Monte Rosa, Europe's highest heli drop
  • Dozens of world-class on-mountain restaurants
  • Mountain bike from the top of the Gornergrat train, 1400m singletrack descent
  • Switzerland's first year-round alpine resort
  • Classic 5*, design, boutique hotels, low-key alpine inn, or luxury chalets & apartments
  • Diverse hiking trails for every ability and fitness level
  • Family-friendly in all seasons with ropes course, kid's park, and other attractions
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WHAT WE DO

Epic Europe is a luxury experiential adventure travel operator based in the Swiss Alps.


Epic Europe specializes in private bespoke itineraries for small groups. Experiencing the best of each region, from interacting with the local people and enjoying authentic regional food and wine, as well as time-honored traditions and festivals, to recreating in the alpine landscape, and truly understanding why the Alps are the birthplace of adventure travel. From custom ski, hiking, or cycling trips to building in city tours, cultural itineraries, or gastronomic discovery, these award-winning, multi-dimensional trips are tailored to our clients' wishes every time, and are not packaged tours. From Switzerland, Italy, and France's Alps, to world-class cultural cities and larger towns, Epic Europe can design a tailored adventure that fulfills your every need. 

  • "I would have to say that Verbier and Zermatt might be the best places I have ever ridden a mountain bike, and I couldn't imagine going without the help of Epic Europe's guides. It was a dream trip for sure." - B.S., PA USA
  • "Epic Europe's custom road biking trip that they put together for my buddy's bachelor party was great - the right combination of killer rides, great hotels, and outstanding restaurants. Great guides, and overall a perfect trip." - A.S., London UK
  • "Our family spent last Christmas in Zermatt on a bespoke Epic Europe ski trip. The special thought and care that they put into our holiday made it our best yet." - L.M.; CA USA
  • "I have done trips in the Alps and surrounding regions with Epic Europe for the past 4 years, and every one has been unique and surpassed the last. The experiences that they deliver due to their personal relationships are a window into the real life in these incredible locations, and they share these friendships with us." - K.B., CT USA
  • "A day of heliskiing in Italy culminated with a sunset run off the Breuil saddle of the Matterhorn - one of the most thrilling runs of my life - and we left our tracks in a place where they remained for a week afterward, reminding us of the best day of skiing in our life!" - WG, CT USA
  • "Hiking in the Alps has always been on my bucket list, but I wasn't sure that a typical trip was my style. Epic Europe designed a custom route for our group, staying in the best little inns and hotels, and we felt like we had the trails to ourselves. I will come back again and again to explore new trails with their guides every year that I can!" - R.B., NY USA
  • “The team at Epic Europe created the most incredible trip for us, where everything came together seamlessly, and we never had to think about what came next - it just magically happened as if it was meant to be. That takes real talent, and they make it look easy." - B.N., WY USA
  • "Epic Europe has coordinated several corporate events for us over the past 5 years, and I cannot imagine a more professional operation to handle all of the details. From a team-building event for 50 people in a 17th-century castle atop a mountain pass, to marketing conferences and catalog shoots, their knowledge of the best locations in the Alps is second-to-none, and they are as good as it gets at being creative." - E.P., Lugano CH

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Would you like more information, or to have us create a tailored trip for you? We would be glad to begin the design process for your ultimate experience in the Alps. 


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