The last and best gift from Zermatt – My first ever snowfall

13 Apr

Our trip to Zermatt was filled with many firsts, but it kept the best first for the last.

Ever since we had reached Zermatt, Sonali and I had been hoping that it would snow. But out hosts told us that per their weather forecast the first snowfall for the season was expected to be in about 3 – 4 days after we left. This left us disappointed but since both of us had never seen an actual snowfall, we really hoped that we could see it at least once during our stay. And Zermatt gave it to us as its last present.

My first snowfall, Zermatt

My first snowfall, Zermatt

On our last morning here I woke up at 7am and just stepped out to walk to the reception when some water like crystals fell on me. And when I looked up I saw that it was actual snow :). I literally went mad with excitement and ran all the way up in the hostel to our room, woke Sonali up, just wore whatever warm clothes came in our hands and then we both came down and stood in the courtyard to enjoy our first snowfall.

Early morning snowfall, Zermatt

Early morning snowfall, Zermatt

We played like kids and had such a blast that a lot of people asked us when was the last time we had seen snow. And they would all go “aha” in understanding when we said it was our first time. :)

We also realized that first snow is slightly like rain and then it starts solidifying and eventually falls as snow.Thinking back today, I realized that we all literally went mad then. We jumped, rolled and made numerous footsteps in fresh snow. We even ate some of it :). There is also something hypnotic about falling snow as after all this frolic, we just stood there for a long time and watched the views around us transform from green and brown to white. It was like nature had actually taken a brush and colored the entire landscape in one single color.

Actual view before snowfall, Zermatt

Actual view before snowfall, Zermatt

Same view after snowfall, Zermatt

Same view after snowfall, Zermatt

When we drove through Zermatt to the train station, every sight seemed new and different than what we had seen over the last 2 days. It was all so mesmeric that we just didn’t mind the cold and instead enjoyed snow as much as we could. I also left the camera after a few initial pics, and just enjoyed this landscape. Hence there are very few pics that I have to share on this.

Snow laden roses, Zermatt

Snow laden roses, Zermatt

And cars drive with chains :)

And cars drive with chains :)

While I loved Zermatt for many things, but this sight shall truly be treasured always and Zermatt shall hold a special place amongst all my travel journal. :)

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8 Responses to “The last and best gift from Zermatt – My first ever snowfall”

  1. Tanzalongs April 13, 2014 at 23:11 #

    Snow is something we take so much for granted here in Northern Europe. Here in the UK we get excited by the first snow of winter, but this usually turns to annoyance after a couple of days. It’s great to see this event through other eyes. :-)

    • getsetandgo April 18, 2014 at 20:20 #

      I guess its like that for rain for us… We get so tired of rain once its starts that we miss so many beautiful sights that it offers :)

  2. Sosha April 14, 2014 at 01:11 #

    A most memorable morning! <3

  3. nicholeference April 14, 2014 at 16:26 #

    That’s so exciting!

  4. divrj April 17, 2014 at 22:17 #

    wow..ur so lucky…loved your posts on Zermatt… like u even i have a dream of experiencing snow…fingers crossed..!!

    • getsetandgo April 18, 2014 at 20:27 #

      Hey, super thanks… and I hope you realize your dream soon too :)

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