Zermatt and Saas Fee win top honour

13 September 2011 11:50

The Swiss ski resorts of Zermatt and Saas Fee have won top recognition for their environmentally friendly transport systems

The Swiss ski resorts of Zermatt and Saas Fee have won top recognition for their environmentally friendly transport systems

Zermatt and Saas Fee have each won top recognition for their environmentally friendly transport systems.

The Transport and Environment Association, which analysed 14 Swiss mountain resorts, gave the highest ratings to Zermatt and Saas Fee for their excellent rail and bus connections.

The two winter hotspots in canton Valais were also recognised for their efforts in promoting public transport.

Knowing that the resorts are easy to access could prompt many British ski tourists to take holidays in Zermatt or Saas Fee - but they will be best off sorting some sports travel insurance before taking to the slopes.

No cars are allowed inside the two villages, while there are large car parks on the outskirts.

The Transport and Environment Association also praised other resorts, such as Davos and Grindelwald where local bus rides are free.

Another resort that received special praise was the Lower Engadine resort of Scuol, where "Holidays Without Your Car" packages - that include free access to public transport, separate transport of luggage and electric bicycles for hire - are available.

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Martin Rothwell, Senior Partner World First Travel Insurance, says: