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.
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
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 information
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.
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.