Zermatt Unplugged in Ultimate Luxury!

The atmosphere of the Zermatt Unplugged festival is legendary, with music lovers basking in the Spring sunshine and enjoying stunning views of the infamous Matterhorn from all angles whilst dancing in the snow!

This year’s Zermatt Unplugged festival runs from Tuesday 5th – Saturday 9th April 2016 and with no less than 13 Marquee and Club stages both in the village and on the slopes, it is set to be another fantastic year for the ski resort.

Founded in 2007 by Thomas Sterchi and Marco Godat as a singer and songwriter festival, Zermatt Unplugged has become a beloved platform for both current and new live music. Well known musicians and bands such as Alanis Morissette, Billy Idol, Lionel Richie, Lauryn Hill, Simply Red, James Blunt, Katie Melua and OneRepublic have all graced the stages in previous years as well as welcoming back festival favourites year after year such as Ronnie Scott’s All Stars band from the infamous London Jazz nightclub.

This year welcomes James Morrison, Xavier Rudd, Simple Minds, Lisa Stansfield, Jack Savoretti and many talented new artists. There are the 30 free concerts from noon every day and tickets for other events can be purchased from the official Zermatt Unplugged website.

Concerts in the Marquee Stage commence from 8:30pm and at the later time of 10:45pm in the Vernissage. Live music can also be enjoyed at the snow stage of the Gandegghütte (3,030m), Hotel Mont Cervin Palace, the Foyerzelt, Alex, Blue Lounge (2,580m), Cervo Boutique Hotel, Pink (Hotel Post) as well as the stage in front of the Matterhorn Museum.

For those not so familiar with Zermatt, it is a beautiful car-free resort found in Switzerland. Efficient, eco-friendly and bursting with charm, the village is so much more than just a ski destination and well worth a visit.

Why not hop on the train from Zurich or Geneva taking you straight into the heart of the resort, and make the most of Zermatt Unplugged this coming April? We still have a selection of stunning luxury catered ski chalets in Zermatt available to rent between family or friends!

If this year’s event is off the cards, we are already taking bookings for the 16/17 season, so you could always secure a luxury ski chalet ready for next year’s fantastic event! Take a look here.

Chalet Maurice

Located in the exclusive Petit Village area of Zermatt and with arguably the best possible views of the Matterhorn, Chalet Maurice has superb service standards to match the scenery.

With the Sunnegga lift a mere 3 minutes away and the centre of town a further 2 minutes down the road by electric taxi, it is private but also easily accessible to both the slopes and all the Zermatt Unplugged action in resort!

The chalet sleeps 12 guests in five good sized en-suite bedrooms spread over three floors, and a master suite that spans the entire top floor and features fabulous panoramic views. Facilities include a wellness area with sauna and treatment room, outdoor hot tub, internal lift and a private funicular bringing guests into the chalet from the road. There is also an integrated BOSE music system for those wanting to continue the party long after the stages empty for the evening.

Week commencing 3rd – 10th April 2016 originally CHF 36,500 Swiss Francs discounted to CHF 32,000 Swiss Francs based on exclusive use of the chalet
to include full gourmet catering and open spirit bar.


Backstage Chalet

You could enjoy the sounds of music through Zermatt village from the whirlpool of Backstage Chalet which is hydraulically lifted above the roof! The view from above the chalet is truly breathtaking, making the experience unlike any other you can find in resort.

The chalet is based on an old Valais house dating from the 1940’s, which Heinz Julen has modernised and extended by two storeys in line with the chalet 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.

Week commencing 3rd – 10th April 2016 offered at a discounted price of
CHF 31,500 Swiss Francs based on exclusive use of the chalet to include full gourmet catering and two days private ski instruction for the group.
Self-Catered price CHF22,500 Swiss Francs.


Backstage Loft

Both the Backstage Chalet and Backstage Loft were originally built as an extension of the Backstage Hotel (home of the Vernissage stage)! Boasting incredible views of the iconic Matterhorn the chalet nestles on the edge of the river, ideally located a short stroll from the main Klein Matterhorn ski lift and the village centre.

The Backstage Loft is a true masterpiece fusing the historic wooden architecture of the ancient adjoining chalet with the contemporary flair of the main chalet. To complement the overall design of the building, Heinz Julen has custom-made every fitting and piece of furniture in his own design studio and workshop located in the village.

This property truly is a jewel in Zermatt’s luxury chalet offerings and our experienced team will ensure that your stay is as memorable as the chalet itself.

Week commencing 3rd – 10th April 2016 offered at a discounted price of
CHF 37,845 Swiss Francs based on exclusive use of the chalet to include full gourmet catering and two days private ski instruction for the group.
Self-Catered price CHF27,675 Swiss Francs.

If you are interested in any of our luxury chalets in Zermatt featured above during Zermatt Unplugged festival, or to enquire about booking a future ski chalet holiday please just contact us on +44(0)1202 203653 or email us – We would be delighted to help!

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