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.
Rotenboden is the gateway to a variety of rewarding adventures in the high mountains. In summer, mountaineers and mountain hikers, climbers and nature lovers all gather here. Mountaineers set off from this station on trips to the Gorner Glacier and the Monte Rosa hut. Plant enthusiasts find edelweiss and gentians. In winter, many visitors come to toboggan or walk down to Rotenboden, and end up spending the whole day on these sunny slopes.
Photo subject: mountain panorama with Matterhorn
Wealth of flora
Starting point for experienced climbers tackling the Riffelhorn (2,927 m)
Possible starting point for high-altitude tours (mountain guide recommended) in the Monte Rosa area (4,634 m)
Possible starting point for the hike (mountain guide recommended) to the Monte Rosa hut (2,883 m)
Photo subject: Riffelsee lake with reflection of the Matterhorn
Direct access to the ski pistes
Starting point of toboggan run
Winter hiking trails
Igloo village nearby
Reading “Oberwallis Kletterführer/Climbing Guide”, by Eric Pointner and Egon Feller, published by the Swiss Alpine Club, Bern 2012. Bilingual German/English, ISBN 978-3-85902-310-9
“Alpine flowers around Zermatt”, by Hanspeter Steidle, published by edition punktuell, Herisau, 2009. Bilingual German/English, ISBN 978-3-905724-15-8