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Winter Hiking and Snowshoeing

Zermatt isn’t just about long lunches and skiing, it’s also about long walks and taking in different views in the fresh air. With our winter hiking and snowshoeing offers you can do just that.
Our instructors all have years of experience of Zermatt, in summer as well as winter and so have an unparalleled knowledge of the mountain, including the most picturesque walking paths, the most breathtaking spots to enjoy nature and a flask of hot tea! 


Riffelsee in Winter. Photo Credit Diane Böck

If you’re looking for a walking guide for a couple of hours or even a full day to explore the trails around Zermatt, give us a call and we’d be happy to run through any requirements you might have to make sure we tailor the best day for you!

Example Route: Rotenboden to Riffelberg
Duration: 1 hour  or 1 hour 30 in reverse.
Distance: 2.4km
Difficulty: Easy
This route takes you away from the skiers of the main Riffelberg runs and drops to the left of the main Gorner ridge. You’ll see the vista to your left of the Monte Rosa, Pollux, Castor, Lyskam and Breithorn; some of the most impressive 4,000m peaks around the Zermatt valley. You’ll pass by the frozen lake of Riffelsee; the site of so many of those fantastic reflected shots of the Matterhorn. The route then winds gently uphill opening out onto an amazing view of the Matterhorn, before returning to the Riffelberg hub, and a welcome stop for a hot chocolate!

Equipment required: Sturdy walking shoes, warm winter clothing, and optional walking poles. Snowshoes can be rented if required.
Lift passes are not included and may be required for some parts of the walk.

Zermatt winter hiking and snowshoeing routes.
Snowshoe hire from our partner shop Flexrent
Zermatt weather report

If you have more questions or would like to discuss your specific requirements, please do get in touch.