Riffelalp Resort 2222m: One step closer to heaven
TEXT: SILKE HENKELE | PHOTOS: JAN GEERK
Welcome to the heart of the Swiss Alps! Next to a truly unique view of the legendary Matterhorn, the Riffelalp Resort 2222m offers calm and nature. Have you ever heard the silence?
Relaxation seekers, nature lovers and sports aces will find all their wishes fulfilled at 2222 meters above sea level in Riffelalp Resort 2222m, which can be called a luxury mountain hut. Wonderful days indeed await the guests, bringing them one step closer to heaven.
The traditional hotel opened its doors to its first guests in 1884, and since then has been impress been an institution for relaxation and exclusivity ever since. Exclusivity that begins on arrival as the resort is accessible only by the Gronergratbahn, guaranteeing a high degree of seclusion.
What else is it that draws guests to the resort? “There is, of course, its location in the middle of the Gornergrat ski area. When we say ‘ski in, ski out’, we mean it literally. Our guests have one of Europe’s largest and most attractive ski areas right on their doorstep. Not to mention our exceptional service, which is both familial and professional as well as the distinctive alpine design of our resort. Last but not least, of course, there is the spectacular view of the Matterhorn,” enthuses the keeper of the hut, Hans-Jörg Walther.
There is plenty to do at Riffelalp Resort. So what does Walther recommend for a perfect day in the mountains? “If you don’t want to ski, have a late breakfast with homemade jam and warm buns. Take the Gornergratbahn to Rotenboden. Take the trail to Riffelberg and enjoy the panorama of the 4000 metre peaks around Zermatt. Back at the hotel, have a glass of mulled wine. Relax in our spa and in the evening, as a perfect end to a perfect day, enjoy one of our chef’s delicious dishes.”
Speaking of spa… The spa at Riffelalp Resort 2222m is the highest one in Europe and a true haven after an exhilarating day in the mountains. The spa is an oasis of deep relaxation, one of its highlights being our 35ºC outdoor pool. Imagine sitting in the middle of the stunning Valais mountain panorama, relaxing in a cosy pool and enjoying the view of the majestic Matterhorn. Priceless!
This sounds almost too good to be true. But rest assured, Riffelalp Resort 2222m will make your holiday dreams come true.
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