Ott European Invasion – Zermatt


I don’t mean to be super cliché, but skiing the Swiss Alps is a dream come true. Once I was accepted into the international program and I was officially going to Switzerland, my family planned to come visit me and the first place on our list to visit together was Zermatt – the home of the famous Matterhorn. We hadn’t been skiing together in years. So, we were all really excited to cross this item off of our bucket lists. (Although that excitement may have turned into a bit of weariness after telling my family about my first encounter with the Swiss Alps. But, their courage prevailed and we went skiing despite any fear!) I finished classes on Thursday evening and Friday morning we jumped on the train to Zermatt. It’s about a 2 hour train ride, but a beautiful one at that. I really never get sick of Switzerland’s landscapes.



Once we arrived, we dropped off our bags at Hotel Firefly (which we highly recommend – it’s absolutely beautiful and they have the best customer service), grabbed some lunch in town, and rented our ski gear so that we were ready for the next day.








We got up early the next morning so that we could get a full day of skiing in. Once we got to the top of the ski lift and skied around the corner, I saw the Matterhorn for the first time up on the slopes and I seriously could not believe it. It was breathtaking. After we soaked it all in, I mainly kept my eyes down on the slope making sure I wasn’t going to fall. Steve is a pro and was so patient with us. He gave us all some lessons and tips and skied with us a couple times down the slope. Then once we all felt pretty comfortable going down ourselves, Em and Steve went skiing on some crazy black slopes!

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After skiing until our legs were shaking, we all met up at the end of  the day for dinner in town and games back at the hotel. Have you ever played Ellen’s “Heads Up” game? We played it continuously during our trip, even at restaurants! We really had the best time! Thanks family for coming to visit me in Switzerland! I had fun showing you around.

Zermatt from The Milly & Grace Girls on Vimeo.

(Making this video made me miss Switzerland so much. I cannot wait until I return again!)

Stay tuned for the Barcelona part of the Ott European Invasion…it’s coming up next!


  1. I enjoyed watching this! Thanks for sharing!!

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