Winter hiking

Zermatt-Furi (via Zum See) (Nr. 119)

This winter hiking trail leads straight from Zermatt to Furi, with an optional break in the hamlet of Zum See.

  • Type Winter hiking
  • Difficulty medium
  • Duration 1,00 h
  • Distance 2,4 km
  • Ascent 251 m
  • Descent 1 m
  • Lowest point 1614 m
  • Highest point 1865 m


After the last houses at the end of the village of Zermatt, the winter hiking trail starts climbing gently. In the forest, the Zmuttbach mountain stream soon appears, its boulders wearing snowy hats. In Zum See and Furi, there is a choice of places to stop for a bite to eat.

  • Suitable for children aged 6 upwards

Zermatt (Zen Stecken) - 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
Take a walk through the historic hamlet of Zum See. There used to be an important bridleway passing through here, which went over the Theodul Glacier and is listed in the inventory of historic routes of Switzerland (IVS).
  • 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