Rothorn

The view from the Rothorn (3,103 m) showcases the highest peaks of the Valais Alps. In summer, the Rothorn is the popular starting point for a variety of demanding hikes; in winter, the gateway to beautiful sunny pistes.

Description

The cable car carries visitors to the summit of the Rothorn – or to be precise, the Unterrothorn. In summer, this is the starting point for challenging hikes and a popular destination for sunrise excursions. In winter, the summit station offers direct access to the ski pistes.

Peak Collection
The Peak Collection is an exhibition of sculptures that explore Zermatt’s alpine world and its most famous peaks. Works carry details of the various summits including altitude, geology and first ascents, along with reflections by the mountain guides. Each carries an information panel in four languages (see “Reading”).

Summer

  • Photo subject: mountain panorama with unobstructed view of Matterhorn and Weisshorn
  • Skiline Photopoint, activated with a keycard lift pass
  • Sunrise trips (bookable through the lift company, Zermatt Bergbahnen AG)
  • Extra-early rides possible (Zermatt Bergbahnen AG)
  • Popular area for paragliding
  • Trail for experienced hikers to the Oberrothorn (3,415 m) with endemic plants

Winter

  • Direct access to ski pistes
  • Descents by moonlight (bookable through Zermatt Bergbahnen AG)
  • Photo subject: mountain panorama with unobstructed view of Matterhorn and Weisshorn
  • Skiline Photopoint, activated with a keycard lift pass

Reading
“Happy hiking in Zermatt: 9 exciting themed hiking trails in the alpine world of Zermatt”, published by Zermatt Bergbahnen AG, Zermatt. Includes description of the Peak Collection.

free entry

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