Zermatt, Springboard for the Matterhorn

The alpine resort town of Zermatt is hugely popular among skiers in the winter and hikers in the summer. Nestled at the foot of the Matterhorn, and home base for several steep mountain lifts, it's a springboard to countless trails and unforgettable viewpoints. (This 11-minute video segment didn't make it into our 30-minute episode on the Swiss Alps, but it's too good not to share.)

Watch the full episode: Swiss Alps