Snowshoe trails

Enjoy the panorama and wander under the sun among glistening glaciers in the magical winter landscape around Zermatt. A range of snowshoe trails offer pure, natural experiences.

Challenge Trail

Snowshoeing | easy

This snowshoe trail leads close to the Gornergrat Bahn railway line from Gornergrat down to Rotenboden. Sparkling snow, sunshine and a magnificent mountain panorama with the Matterhorn promise a memorable hike.

 1,7 km  1,0 h  36 m  302 m

Family Trail

Snowshoeing | easy

This snowshoe trail is an excellent choice for families. It is not too long, technically not challenging and not far from civilisation. It goes through a light forest where something can be seen time and again. 

 3,2 km  2,0 h  99 m  139 m

Forest Trail

Snowshoeing | medium

The tour leads through a Swiss stone pine forest, where these ancient, gnarled trees along with larches line the snowshoe path. The objective is to find the Findeln hamlet, which is famous for its mountain restaurant and its inviting sunny terraces.

 3 km  1,20 h  83 m  239 m

Nordwand Trail

Snowshoeing | medium

This trail leads practically under the north face of the Matterhorn. The rock wall, dark and mighty, dominates the landscape. The feeling of wading over the snow under the iconic peak is unlike any other.

 3,5 km  1,0 h  30 m  421 m

Panorama Trail

Snowshoeing | medium

This snowshoe trail leads to some magically beautiful spots between Rotenboden and Riffelberg. Along the way it passes the frozen Riffelsee, hibernating under a thick blanket of snow.

 2,5 km  1,30 h  26 m  258 m

White Magic Trail

Snowshoeing | medium

This snowshoe hike can be quite a challenge, depending on snow conditions. The route leads 741 vertical metres down the mountain. But walkers’ efforts are well rewarded: the view over the village of Zermatt is magical.

 4 km  1,30 h  84 m  790 m

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