Well, the 2018 Scottish Week was one for the memory bank! Every participant likely has stories to tell of avalanches, rock slides, and helicopters!

Particpants who elected to come to the tournament on Sunday were greatly surprised to find that the railway lines were blocked between Taesch and Zermatt, and between Visp and Zermatt. Every day was a bit of adventure, learning who was able to make it in and out of Zermatt via the helicopter services.

The 2017 was equally remarkable albeit for the opposite reason…five good days of curling with clear and cold temperatures such that the curling was fun and competitive.


After a few days, the weather again became beautiful…clear blue skies. The damage to the railway lines were repaired by Wednesday evening, and all the particpants could depart safely at the end of the week.


In 2018, the snowy conditions, plus the need for the helicopters to use our curling rinks as an emergency landing pad, meant that we were not able to play our three normal curling tournaments. We were only able to complete one tournament, the Praliné Cup.

The 2018 weather conditions were truly an exception to the norm and we hope will not disuade participants from returning in 2019.

The webpage will be updated over the next few weeks, so please check back periodically to see the plans for 2019.

If you enjoy curling, beautiful scenery, friendly competition, and meeting new friends, the Scottish Week in Zermatt is a great place to be.