Winter hikes and snowshoe tours in Zermatt
While skiers are having fun on the pistes at the Matterhorn ski paradise, walkers can discover a winter hiking paradise away from the bustle of the ski slopes. Visitors in search of relaxation can don hiking boots or snowshoes and set out to discover magical winter landscapes. For skiers, too, a gentle winter hike in Zermatt is a welcome change from the action on the slopes.
Winter hiking in Zermatt-Matterhorn
The destination Zermatt-Matterhorn offers more than 70 kilometres of prepared winter hiking and snowshoe trails. Unforgettable tours through unspoilt nature in the romantic snow-covered Valais Alps.
There are 20 kilometres of winter hiking trails above the villages of Täsch and Randa. Findeln has a variety of mountain restaurants to tempt hikers to take a break. And every so often you have to stop and stare: the view of the Matterhorn is simply breath-taking, whichever angle you see it from.
Snowshoe trekking in Zermatt
You can hire snowshoes from almost all the sports shops in Zermatt.
Please note: You undertake snowshoe treks on virgin trails at your own risk. You are safer accompanied by an experienced guide.
MATTERHORN GLACIER TRAIL
The snowshoe tour along the Matterhorn glacier Trail is without a doubt one of the most beautiful experiences in the winter wonderland of Zermatt’s Alpine world. Accompanied by a qualified guide, you make your way along a route from Trockener Steg (2’939 m a.s.l.) to Schwarzsee (2’583 m a.s.l.). The snowshoe tour takes place every Friday from a minimum number of three participants.More...
Winter wonder Trail
The snowshoe trail starts at the Riffelalp Resort and heads through forested areas and glades to Grünsee lake (crossing the Gornergrat Bahn rails at one point). Animal tracks can be seen along the way and if you keep your eyes peeled, you may see the odd wild animal or two. The trail continues to the snowy glacier foreland at Gant and on to the other side of the valley. Anyone who did the 5 Lakes Walk in the summer will recognise many places. At the end of the trail, you can go back to Zermatt or climb up to the Sunnegga top station and take the underground funicular.More...
Is winter hiking with a view of the Matterhorn for you? If you want to book the option of your choice now, contact the dedicated team at Zermatt Bergbahnen AG.