Stafelalp – the end of an era
April 2017

Stafelalp, the popular Zermatt mountain restaurant, will only be part of Tradition Julen until the 23rd of April 2017. The Julen family will not continue to lease this property in order to have more time to take care of their guests and businesses in the village.

„Time for you, our guests.“ That has been, and still is, the most important focus for the Julen Family for generations. The personal contact to their hotel and restaurant guests, guided tours to the black nose sheep or through their own biological gas plant and of course the day to day business – the Julen family have plenty to keep them busy.

Increased integration with village businesses

As Paul-Marc explains "Our interaction with the other villagers has increased considerably in the last three years with the Hotel Alpenhof, our biogas plant and our increased milk farming endeavours." And he adds "we will be increasing our investments in the next few years so that we can maintain the high level in our businesses and keep the high amount of customer satisfaction. We are looking forward to this, although it will keep us very busy."

Saying our goodbyes to Stafelalp won't be easy

After nearly 10 years, in which the Julen Family have invested much time and energy into this little mountain pearl, they will not be continuing their lease after April 23rd 2017. Paul-Marc Julen: „Our guests appreciate our presence in our businesses. That is very important to us and we want to keep it up. Leaving Stafelalp will not be easy for us, but we know it’s the right thing to do.“ Under Daniela Julen’s management, this mountain restaurant has developed into one of the most popular restaurants in Zermatt. Their many regular guests and the special atmosphere beneath the north face of the Matterhorn will be sorely missed.