Tourism officials in Zermatt say that the famous resort will be cut off by road and rail for a third day tomorrow, Tuesday, 23rd January, due to avalanche danger which is currently at maximum level 5, “Extreme”

It’s the second time in a fortnight that the resort has been cut off, this time 9,000 guests are reported to be stuck in resort, compared to 13,000 a fortnight ago.

The ski area, which closed its rail and road links at 10pm on Saturday 20th January, has been able to fly some guests in and out by helicopter whilst rail and road access has been closed.

However its plans to fly out 1500 people today were unsuccessful due to a combination of factors and resort staff report only 30 people were actually flown out in the event.

It’s not currently known how long rail and road access will remain closed.

Resort staff served visitors free sausages, gluhwein and other treats today to try to keep spirits up.

Eine kleine Stärkung für unsere lieben Gäste💪🏻💕

Posted by Zermatt Matterhorn on Montag, 22. Januar 2018

 

The ski slopes have also been closed (as has been the case at a number of resorts) but tourist office staff say here are hopes that some slopes will re-open tomorrow once staff have had chance to clear snow and make areas safe.