Wear in the World: Zermatt

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12-10-2011 | In : Wear in the World

Name: Bee Haywood

Profession: Marketing Manager at luxury travel company, Scott Dunn.

Favourite destination: Zermatt

Best place to eat: Franz & Heidi

Best place to drink: The Hennustall in Zermatt and the Folie Douce in Val d’Isère (pictured above)

Best place to sleep: Our new Ski boutique concept in Zermatt (pictured above), all the best bits of a Scott Dunn chalet holiday but bookable by the room. Think private chef to create amazing gourmet meals for you, private wellness area, Laurent-Perrier champagne every day and all with amazing views of the Matterhorn.

Best time of year to visit: December – March, but as Zermatt has glacier skiing you can ski in the summer as well.

Things to avoid: Not so much one to avoid but a good tip is not to ski over to Cevinia when it’s windy – the runs down are very exposed.

Off the beaten track finds: Take the first helicopter of the day with Air Zermatt. Fly around the top of the Matterhorn, then land at Plateau Rosa Testa Grigia (at the top of the Italian ski area) You will get to the top at the same time as all the lifts open at the bottom so you get to ski 12km down to Italy on completely empty runs!

Best outfit or fashion item for destination: My North Face ski jacket, very fitted, stylish and feminine, which can often be hard to find in ski wear. And cosy slippers to laze around the chalet in.

 

Hunter’s slipper socks will keep you snug in the chalet, £35.

Beauty tip: Make sure you drink lots of water! Even though it’s so cold, the altitude can make you very dehydrated. And lots of high spf, otherwise you’ll have some serious goggle marks!

 

Manbi’s factor 50 will keep you well protected on the slopes, £9.

Holiday packing tip: Elizabeth Arden eight hour cream works wonders on dehydrated skin and I always take mittens instead of gloves, they’re much warmer.

What I bought: Lots of swiss chocolate!

What I listened to/read/learnt: Too busy out on the mountain skiing!

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