Winter hiking

Zermatt - Furi (via Blatten)

This winter hiking trail leads from Zermatt more or less straight to Furi. But is that really the best option? How about a stop at a restaurant along the way? After all, Zermatt is famous for its superb cuisine…

  • Type Winter hiking
  • Difficulty medium
  • Duration 1,00 h
  • Distance 2,3 km
  • Ascent 256 m
  • Descent 18 m
  • Lowest point 1620 m
  • Highest point 1865 m


Allow plenty of time for this walk – including for a restaurant stop en route. In fact every moment is worth savouring. But let’s start at the beginning. After the last houses at the end of the village of Zermatt, the winter hiking trail starts climbing gently. The air is fresh and healthy, the sun is shining. Soon after the forest, the hamlet of Blatten appears. First question: time for a restaurant stop? Or carry straight on to Zum See? There, it’s time for that question again: how about relaxing for a while at a restaurant? Or wait till the end of the walk at Furi?

  • Appropriate for children from age 6
Zermatt (Zen Stecken) - Blatten - Zum See - Furi

(Hiking time in reverse direction: approx. 45 min)

We recommend:
  • Good footwear
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Warm winter clothing appropriate for the weather
Go into the chapel at Blatten to enjoy a moment of silence and to light a candle.

Additional information and recommendations are available from the guest information centre on Bahnhofplatz (by the railway station).
  • 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.

Map and arrival