Winter hiking

Blauherd-Fluhalp - Surviving in Winter (Nr. 110)

The winter walk from Blauherd to Fluhalp (themed trail - “Surviving in winter”) is perfect for soaking up the sun.

  • Type Winter hiking
  • Difficulty easy
  • Duration 1,00 h
  • Distance 2,2 km
  • Ascent 116 m
  • Descent 72 m
  • Lowest point 2523 m
  • Highest point 2612 m

Description

In winter, this must be the sunniest trail in Zermatt. It maintains a more or less steady altitude of 2,500 m, following first a track and then a path towards Fluhalp. It’s well worth taking the time to read the information panels en route, which describe the survival strategies of the animals that spend the winter here. Marmots, for example, hibernate in family burrows; their body temperature sinks to 5° Celsius, and their hearts beat just ten times a minute.

  • Appropriate for children from age 4
  • “Surviving in winter” theme trail
  • Chamois may be observed grazing on the slopes

Blauherd - Fluhalp (along the theme trail “Surviving in winter”)

(Hiking time for the walk back: approx. 1h)

This hike is marked on the signposts as “Das Überleben der Tiere im Winter”

 

We recommend:

  • Good footwear
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Warm winter clothing appropriate for the weather

The frozen lake Stellisee with the Matterhorn in the background makes a wonderful photo.

  • Plan every mountain tour carefully and adapt to participants’ fitness level as well as the weather and season.
  • Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In uncertain weather, turn back in good time.
  • Inform others of planned route, and whenever possible avoid going alone.
  • Do not leave the marked routes; do not venture onto glaciers without a mountain guide.
  • It is forbidden to walk on the ski pistes.
  • Please be considerate to other walkers and to plants and animals.

 

Note: In case of avalanche risk, check that the trail is open (information panels at the lift station).

Map and arrival