Winter hiking

Furi-Stafel (Nr. 122)

This winter hike from Furi to Stafel is best for early risers as the route is sunniest in the mornings.

  • Type Winter hiking
  • Difficulty medium
  • Duration 1,40 h
  • Distance 4,9 km
  • Ascent 339 m
  • Descent 8 m
  • Lowest point 1861 m
  • Highest point 2200 m


In the morning, the sun shines down on Furi, bathing Zermatt’s majestic snowy landscape in a golden glow. The hike to Stafel follows an agricultural route heading steadily up into the mountains, from where you can enjoy views of the impressive north face of the Matterhorn and stop for a warming drink.

Furi - Stafel

(Hiking time for the walk back: approx. 1h20)

We recommend:

  • Good footwear
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Warm winter clothing appropriate for the weather
From Zmutt you can see the 74 m-high arch dam, retaining the waters of the Zmutt Glacier and the Zmuttbach mountain stream.
  • 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.

Tip: “Be searchable”. Equip yourself with an additional RECCO rescue reflector*. Whether summer or winter. Available in our Online-Shop or our information desk.
*The additional reflector does not replace an avalanche beacon.

Map and arrival