Here you will find the latest media releases and exciting stories about Air Zermatt.
Our paramedics Sandra Wenger, Cyrill Jost, Benjamin Hischier and Marco Gianiel recently successfully achieved the internationally recognized Certified Flight Paramedic FP-C & Certified Critical Care Paramedic certification.
The holidays are some of the busiest days of the year for Air Zermatt. At times, up to four Air Zermatt helicopters were in the air at the same time, whether for rescues, winter sports accidents or medical emergencies. However, it wasn't just the holidays that were intense, but the entire past year, as a look at the 2023 mission figures shows.
The successful partnership between Hamilton and Air Zermatt has reached a new level with the opening of a joint store in Zermatt. Having already joined forces in a pop-up store on Bahnhofstrasse, the two companies are continuing their successful collaboration with a long-term project. The Hamilton x Air Zermatt store was officially opened in Zermatt on Thursday evening.
The 2023/2024 winter sports season in Upper Valais has begun, and this is also reflected in the increased number of rescue missions by Air Zermatt. Over the course of the last weekend, Air Zermatt rescue crews were called out on a total of 19 missions, mainly due to accidents on the ski slopes, but not only.
Anna Clerc and Florent Pralong are the two young skiers from Valais who have made the most progress in the 2022/23 season. Air Zermatt has now expressed its appreciation for these promising talents from Ski Valais by presenting the two young skiers with specially designed helmets in the colours of Air Zermatt. In addition, Anna and Florent will bear the title "Rookie of the Year" for the next twelve months.
Thomas Zumtaugwald received the Prix Courage on November 9, 2023 in recognition of his courageous efforts in May 2022. As a rescue specialist at the Zermatt rescue station, he saved the life of a skier who had got into difficulties in an icy mountain stream.
Last Monday, Air Zermatt was called to a rescue operation in Saas-Fee. A winter sportsman fell into a crevasse about 10 meters from the lift line. After a complex rescue operation, the injured skier, who was suffering from hypothermia, was flown by helicopter to the hospital in Sion.