Mountain stations

15 Attractions

Blauherd mountain station

Blauherd (2,571 m) is one of the great vantage points in the Zermatt mountains. Here, visitors have a superb view of many peaks including, of course, the Matterhorn. A magnificent place for relaxing and admiring the alpine world.


Findelbach mountain station

The stop of Findelbach (1,774 m) on the Gornergrat Bahn cog railway is handy for many hikers: in particular, for those setting off up the mountain from Winkelmatten, and for anyone walking down who prefers to ride the last stretch into the resort centre.


Furi mountain station

Furi (1,867 m) promises a whole world of adventures for families. In summer, attractions include the suspension footbridge, glacier garden, barbecue areas and restaurants. In winter, skiers gather here, check out the piste-side restaurants and pick out a favourite where they’d like to finish the day.



freely accessible / always open

The Gornergrat (3,089 m) is one of those places that everyone should visit at least once in a lifetime. The mountain panorama and the glorious view of the Matterhorn are unforgettable.


Matterhorn glacier paradise

The highest cable car station in Europe (3,883 m), with its new restaurant, sets fresh standards in sustainable development. The views of the highest mountains in Italy, France and Switzerland are breathtaking. The ski area on the Theodul Glacier is open 365 days a year.


Riffelalp mountain station

Riffelalp (2,211 m) is the starting point for a variety of easy walks. In winter, skiers meet here for a drink, to relax and enjoy the beautiful view of the Matterhorn.


Riffelberg mountain station

Riffelberg – a charming blend of history and spectacular scenery. Up on the Riffelberg (2,582 m), visitors enjoy a grandstand view of the alpine world, complete with the Matterhorn and many other 4,000-metre peaks. It was here that Zermatt’s first mountain hotel opened.


Rotenboden mountain station

Rotenboden station (2,815 m) is the starting point for a range of top-class alpine activities. In summer, visitors walk direct from here to the Riffelsee lake, whose still surface beautifully reflects the Matterhorn.



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.


Schwarzsee (cable car station)

Schwarzsee (2,583 m) is the starting point for ascents of the Matterhorn – and for the Matterhorn glacier Trail. In winter, Schwarzsee offers direct access to the ski pistes.



Sunnegga (2,288 m) is heaven for families. In summer, the Leisee lake offers a refreshing dip. In winter, skiers of all ages enjoy their first sensations of sliding on snow at Wolli’s park for beginners.


Trockener Steg mountain station

Trockener Steg (2,939 m) is a key hub for skiers and snowboarders, 365 days a year. From here, a cable car leads up to the snowy heights, all year round.


Valley station, Gornergrat

Cog trains of the Gornergrat Bahn travel 365 days a year up to the Gornergrat (3,089 m), where the views take in 29 peaks over 4,000 m. Trains depart every 24 minutes.


Valley station, Matterhorn glacier paradise

There’s excitement in the air at the gondola station: this is the starting point for the 45-minute ride to the highest cable car station in Europe, at Matterhorn glacier paradise (3,883 m).


Valley station, Sunnegga-Rothorn

The Sunnegga-Rothorn valley station lies about 10 minutes’ walk from Zermatt railway station. A tunnel leads deep into the mountain to the funicular station.


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