Outdoor Activities

Families with children look forward to many different experiences in the mountain world in and around Zermatt.

Exercise and fun are guaranteed here. For young and old. Exercise fans get what they want. In the Gorner Gorge, while summer skiing in the highest ski area in Europe, or while swimming in the Schalisee.

Snowpark Zermatt

The Snowpark Zermatt is the ultimate snow park for snowboarders and freestyle skiers – complete with views of the Matterhorn. Access is via the cable car to Matterhorn glacier paradise (3,883 m).


Active in the air

Get a bird’s eye view and discover the mountains from above for once. This is a very special gift in the alps. Take off by helicopter or set out for the valley by paraglider.


Snow Tubing

Playing around in the snow in summer is great fun. In Zermatt, a snow-tubing run at 3,883 m promises high thrills. The summit station of Matterhorn glacier paradise offers the activity all summer.


Gorner gorge

The Gorner gorge is a place of exceptional natural beauty. The wooden walkways leading between the towering cliffs provide a dramatic insight into the power of nature.


Summer skiing

This is pure enjoyment of super-class snow sports. Skiing high above Zermatt at up to 3,883 m. A summer adventure in a bikini at the highest year-round ski area in Europe.



freely accessible / always open

The lake of the Leisee (2,232 m) is Zermatt’s beach and a popular outing for the whole family. With children’s playground, barbecue areas, picnic spots, pavillon for pic nic, play raft – and a glorious view of the Matterhorn.


Dirtscooter on Schwarzsee

Cycling | medium

Dirtscooter riding in Zermatt: high thrills at the foot of the north face of the Matterhorn. These scooters with super-fat tyres are perfect for riding the lanes leading through Zermatt’s alpine pastures. Fun for all the family!

 12,7 km  1,20 h  223 m  1167 m

Forest Fun Park

The Forest Fun Park promises a thrilling adventure for the whole family. Various circuits lead through the treetops, via bridges, ropes and zip wires.



Almost one dozen playgrounds are available in Zermatt and the surrounding area. Families and friends can relax, picnic or just play with their children. Each playground has its own special attraction for fun, games and adventures. 


Via ferrata Schweifinen - Route A

Fixed rope route | easy

The via ferrata Schweifinen (fixed-cable climb) leads high above the roofs of Zermatt. The three sections – A, B and C – require different levels of ability. Route A is suitable for families with children from the age of 10.

 2,7 km  1,15 h  347 m  347 m

Kickbike on Sunnegga

Cycling | medium

Kickbike, that’s the thrilling ride from Sunnegga down to the village of Zermatt. The wind in your hair, spectacular scenery: this is outdoor adventure at its best.

 7,2 km  0,45 h  152 m  821 m


freely accessible / always open

The Schalisee lake (1,428 m) lies on the flat valley floor near Täsch, framed by larches and grassy meadows. It’s the ideal spot for families to relax, swim, enjoy a picnic and water skiing.


Ricola herb garden

The Ricola visitor garden in the hamlet of Blatten south of Zermatt offers a feast for all the senses. An entertaining and informative adventure for the whole family.


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