A 20-minute uphill ride through breathtaking scenery on the Gornergrat cogwheel train brings guests to the Riffelalp Plateau, high above Zermatt village. There, a private tram (summer months only) leads through fragrant pine forests to this deluxe five-star resort, situated face-to-face with the mighty Matterhorn. A ski-in-ski-out hotel in winter and a trekker's paradise in summer, this beautiful mountain oasis boasts cozy, wood-clad guestrooms with traditional furnishings, a sumptuous spa, and Europe's highest outdoor swimming pool. Dining options range from haute cuisine in Restaurant Alexandre to tasty fondues and raclettes at the traditional Walliser-Keller in winter. The hotel's wine shop holds special wine-tasting evenings (Monday's wines from the Swiss Valais region or Wednesday's wines from Italy, for example). For sporty guests, the hotel's certified ski instructor and mountain guide offers a winter program of skiing, snowshoeing, heli-skiing, Velogemel, tobogganing, and glacier skiing. A summer hiking, biking, and climbing program runs three days a week. Situated at 7,290 ft., this is definitely a place where you can enjoy the high life.