Epic Europe


5BR, SLEEPS 10 + 4

The history of hospitality in Zermatt runs deep, and with so many classic Belle Epoque hotels and renowned restaurants, it is hard to make a mark. Enter Heinz Julen - local artist, designer, architect, and hotelier who has set the standard for alpine modernity, by mixing surprising elements of old and new amongst his own furniture designs and artwork.


The chalet is based on an old Valais house dating from the 1940’s, which Heinz has modernized and extended by two stories, in line with the original nature of the building. This extension has been constructed exclusively from local larch, and designed to include large areas of glass, providing a spectacular 360 degree panoramic view over the village and the Matterhorn. The Backstage Chalet has 5 double bedrooms, and an open living, dining and kitchen space under the exposed roof gables. All the furniture and furnishings have been developed and manufactured in the Heinz Julen atelier in Zermatt. 


WELLNESS: The chalet includes a spectacular whirlpool - a fascinatingly small feat of engineering, which is hydraulically lifted above the roof. In addition, the chalet also possesses a sauna; additionally the infrastructure of the Backstage Hotel, including spa, cinema, etc., is available to you free of charge.


FOOD & DRINK: In the winter months, the Backstage Chalet is sold catered, including a professional staff, daily breakfast & housekeeping, afternoon tea and cakes, catered dinner on 5 nights, plus one special dinner as VIP guests at Heinz’s restaurant “After Seven”.


LOCATION: The chalet is just five minutes' walk from the hotel, situated in a quiet residential district in the centre of Zermatt, and at the same time centrally located in relation to the cable cars to the respective skiing resorts.




  • Luxury 6 bedroom Apartment/chalet with Heinz Julen design and architecture
  • Private Spa & Wellness Area: Unique whirlpool that can be extended over the roof, and Swedish Sauna
  • Home cinema & children's playroom
  • Free use of all public facilities at the Backstage Hotel, including the spa - 5 minutes' walk away
  • Personal chalet hosting, half-board catering with a lavish breakfast and 4-course dinner menu in the evening
  • 5 x Double bedrooms, with children’s sleeper pullout beds
Backstage Chalet 4*+, Zermatt


Destination: zermatt
Experience options in: Zermatt


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
  • "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
  • “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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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


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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