Zermatt’s high points in winter are not just the preserve of the skier. Anyone can ride the Gornergrat Railway to one of the great viewing platforms in the Alps, although the cost is significant. At the top, there’s a hotel and a restaurant, and a three-sixty panorama that will blow your mind on a good day.
Some of the ski runs from Gornergrat follow the line of the railway for some considerable distance and provide opportunities for photography to place the train within this winter wonderland.
The light can be difficult as the views tend to be always towards the sun but if the sunlight is a little diffused then the contrast becomes manageable and the train appears to be ploughing its way through billowing fields of white.