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Winter hikes and snowshoe tours in Zermatt

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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.

Altogether, Zermatt-Matterhorn offers 65 kilometres of prepared winter hiking trails. In addition, there are 14 kilometres of snowshoe trails offering four tours through unspoilt nature in the romantic snow-covered Valais Alps.
 

 

Winter hiking in Zermatt-Matterhorn

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.

 

From Zermatt to Furi

There are four different winter hiking trails leading from Zermatt to Furi. The easiest option is the one that starts at Winkelmatten. The three medium-difficult trails go via Zum See, Zmutt or Bietli/Furi. Anyone taking the route to Zmutt should allow two hours instead of the usual one. The 500-year-old hamlet with its original wood cabins is always worth a visit.

From Sunnegga to Tuftern

The short stretch from the Sunnegga mountain station to Tuftern is a gentle stroll in the sun that takes about half an hour. Suitable for families and children over four. Tip: Children love to be pulled along on sledges.

Themed hiking trail: "Surviving in winter"

This fascinating hike leads from Blauherd to Fluhalp. Information boards tell hikers all about the survival strategies adopted by Alpine creatures such as marmots. This simple hike takes about an hour. Be on the lookout and you’ll spot chamois browsing on the mountain slopes.

From Zermatt to Sunnegga

This trail is a more demanding winter hike. Keep Sunnegga in sight as your sunny destination and the almost two-hour hike just flies by. Hikers like to stop off at one of the mountain restaurants in Findeln to recharge their batteries. It isn’t every day you cover an altitude difference of 800 metres in a single day – and that’s in the snow.

Details of all winter hikes at a glance

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Snowshoe trekking in Zermatt

Zermatt’s snowshoe trails begin either in Gornergrat or at Schwarzsee. From there you make tracks in virgin snow, well away from the bustle of the slopes ...

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.
 

North Wall Trail

Hiking under the Matterhorn’s north wall – that’s exactly what the spectacular North Wall Trail from Schwarzsee to Stafelalp (3.3 km) has to offer. Guided tours bookable with the Zermatters. Degree of difficulty: medium. Tip: Take advantage of the warm hours of sunshine for hiking.

 

Zermatters

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.

Details of all snowshoe trails at a glance

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