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The U.S. Mogul Team's Travel Guide to Zermatt, Switzerland

By Lara Carlton
October, 30 2018
The town of Zermatt, Switzerland
View of Zermatt from Edelweiss. (U.S. Ski & Snowboard - Olivia Giaccio)

As an athlete for U.S. Ski & Snowboard, travel is part of the job. Whether it’s for a training camp or competition, our athletes are constantly crisscrossing the globe.

For a few weeks each fall, the U.S. Moguls Team makes their home away from home in Zermatt, Switzerland, for their first pre-season on-snow training. When not skiing on the glacier, this team likes to take advantage of their surroundings and explore. We’ve compiled their favorite eats, sights, and to-dos to help inspire your next trip to this idyllic ski resort town.


  • Homemade - “It’s so comfy and has really good soups and sandwiches, as well as a cute little shop downstairs!” Jaelin Kauf, U.S. Moguls Team athlete

  • Klein Matterhorn - Located at the top of the town by the gondola station. “This is where the coaches gather for lift delays and or closures” Matt Gnoza, U.S. Moguls Team Head Coach


  • You can’t go wrong with pizza or crepes here - Jaelin Kauf

  • Don’t miss a chocolate croissant from Fuck’s Bakery - Nessa Dziemian, U.S. Moguls Team athlete

  • A favorite snack is what they call a hot dog - it’s just a hot dog wrapped in a croissant and you can find them in most bakeries - Brad Wilson, U.S. Moguls Team athlete

  • All of the various cheese fondues and the Raclette. My favorite is the potato rösti at Du Pont - Matt Gnoza


  • Team favorite: Via Ferrata. “This is one of the coolest adventures/hikes. You basically scale the side of the mountain. It’s scary and long but well worth it for the views!” - Jaelin Kauf

  • Edelweiss - about a 45-minute hike up from town, offers great views of Zermatt and tasty food - if you can catch it when it’s open. - Olivia Giaccio & Hunter Bailey, U.S. Moguls Team athletes

  • Hangebruckenweg Furi Suspension Bridge - you can get here by hiking or taking the gondola at the south end of Zermatt to the Furi exchange station. - Olivia Giaccio

  • Zmutt high loop - best to do this with a stop for apple strudel and coffee. - Matt Gnoza

  • 5 Lakes Hike - has the best views of the Matterhorn. - Brad Wilson