Tourists visiting the Swiss ski resort of Zermatt were stranded at the resort for two days due to heavy recent snowfall and an elevated risk of avalanches.
Guests of the resort have been airlifted 100 at a time by helicopters to the nearby village of Täsch where they were able to continue their journeys on rail replacement buses.
Janine Imesch, a spokeswoman for the resort explained that the guests were in no immediate danger. Electricity in the village has now been restored after the power had been cut earlier, but the resort continues to warn guests of potential power failures and ski slopes, hiking paths and cable cars around the village remained closed.
“Everything is normal, everything is under control,” Imesch said. “People are enjoying the snow, going shopping, eating and drinking. The atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable. No one can go skiing or hiking, but it’s quiet, even a little bit romantic.”
Luckily, there is no risk of heavy snowfall at the Matterhorn in Disneyland for the foreseeable future.
Source: The Guardian