Snow has blocked all roads and the train leading to resort of Zermatt, a popular ski station in the Swiss Alps
There are currently ‘around 13,000’ guests at the resort, head of the train station Janine Imesch has explained
Reconnaissance flight has been planned over area to determine how to deal with the extraordinary situation
Tourists have been making the most of the situation indulging in a spot of après-ski to pass the time
Helicopters have finally begun the process of evacuating the stranded skiers while trains begin to move again
Helicopters were finally able to access one of Switzerland’s most popular alpine resorts as the evacuation of thousands of stranded skiers began on Tuesday evening after blizzard-like conditions saw train travel rendered impossible.
Heavy snowfall had trapped around 13,000 tourists at the ski resort Zermatt, with many indulging in a spot of après-ski to pass the time.
The snow has blocked all roads and the train leading to Zermatt, in the southern Swiss canton of Valais, leaving thousands stranded at the resort, head of the train station Janine Imesch said.