Winter hiking in Zermatt
In total, seventy kilometres of winter walking trails are maintained for you in Zermatt and the surrounding area. You can roam through unspoiled nature.
Expert guides explain what’s around in an interesting manner. With a little luck, you might come across ibexes and chamois.
Almost all winter hiking trails in Zermatt slope gently upwards or downwards and can be enjoyed by visitors of all fitness levels. Again, you don’t have to be an experienced hiker to walk the path from Furi over Blatten and Zum See. Look around the romantic village of Blatten and enjoy the old world atmosphere.
Beautiful winter walking trails such as the Winter Trail and the Gourmet Way will delight Nordic walkers. The Gourmet Way runs from Sunnegga via Findeln, Tiefenmatten and Ried to Zermatt. With this route, you will climb over 680 metres.
The path from Rotenboden via Riffelsee to Riffelberg offers a combination of rail travel and winter hiking. The Gornergratbahn railway brings you to Rotenboden. From here, you can walk via the Riffelsee lake to Riffelberg, which is located at an altitude of 2582 metres, and you will have a perfect view of the Matterhorn, 29 other mountains of around 4000 metres, and the Monte Rosa Massif.
Please note that equipment such as spikes and sticks may be advisable for some of the winter hiking routes. You are more than welcome to ask for useful tips on the different routes at reception.