13,000 Tourists Stranded in a Swiss Ski Resort for 2 Days


A combination of snow and rain shut off access to Zermatt, near the Matterhorn.

Source: New York Times

Snowy weather and an avalanche risk stranded some 13,000 tourists in a Swiss resort town at the base of the Matterhorn, according to The Associated Press.

Source: ABC

Until late Wednesday afternoon, helicopter was the only way out.

Source: New York Times

Police and the operators of the famed Zermatt ski resort decided to close roads leading into and out of the region and canceled all train services in and out.

Source: NBC

Tourists had to be airlifted from Zermatt, a ski resort that was cut off because of heavy snow and blocked rail tracks.

Source: CNN

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