The hamlet of Furi is at the precise location where the Gorner Glacier once covered the ground in a thick layer of ice. Today, the landscape is characterized by meadows, larch forests and smooth rocks – and of course the striking traces left by the glacier. The Gorner Gorge for example. And the Dossen glacier garden.
Furi mountain station is at 1867 metres. It is said that the surrounding meadows were grazed by stock centuries ago. The old wood stacks look as though they’re from another age. One thing is for sure: at Furi there are many tales to tell. And even more to experience!
Winter thrills at Furi
Furi mountain station is directly alongside the Zermatt ski slopes. Many skiers who pass by are on their way to Gornergrat. Anyone wishing to climb higher will take the cable car up to Trockener Steg and from there on to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise at 3883 metres.
The winter hiking trails around Furi cross magical snow-covered landscapes. Various routes will take you from Zermatt to Furi, for example. And then onwards to Zmutt to Stafel.
Are you ready to set out on your adventures from Furi? Great! The team at Zermatt Bergbahnen AG knows the best tips and tricks to help you plan your adventure.