We spent a few days in the Swiss canton of Valais to enjoy the winter in the Alps. On our way to Zermatt, we took the cable car up to the top of Gemmi Pass where we greeted with sunshine and a beautiful landscape.
The second day started with a train journey up to one of Europe's highest train stations up at the stunning Gornergrat (3'100m / 10'000ft). The conditions were pretty rough with insane wind speeds and a temperature of -10°C (14°F). Visibility was really poor most of the time apart from a few moments where we got an amazing view over the glacier and a small glimpse of the Matterhorn. We then thought it would be a good idea to go hiking which resultet in our faces being constantly hit by snow and ice which was flying horizontally with these winds. Safe to say we were very happy to get back into the train after that.
On the third day we already had to leave again. On the drive home we made a small detour to Splügen Pass, which was surprisingly open in the middle of winter. We enjoyed just walking around in the snow for a bit after the somewhat eventful day we had had before.
It was overall an amazing few days and I'm pretty sure I'll return to Zermatt in the summer.