13,000 Tourists Stranded in a Swiss Ski Resort for 2 Days

A combination of snow and rain shut off access to Zermatt, near the Matterhorn. Until late Wednesday afternoon, helicopter was the only way out.

LONDON — Imagine being trapped in paradise. Or winter wonderland. This was the situation 13,000 tourists found themselves in on Wednesday at the foot of the Matterhorn, Switzerland’s most famously photogenic mountain.A combination of heavy snowfall and rain made access routes inaccessible this week, stranding visitors in Zermatt, a picturesque resort village sitting among glaciers that promise white slopes all year round.Both road and rail access remained cut off for much of Wednesday as offi...