Summer Activities with Children - Mountains

Excursions into the mountains are popular with adults and children alike. Travelling with the mountain lifts is particularly attractive in Zermatt, because they take you to the highest mountains in Europe.

The Matterhorn glacier paradise is at 3,883 m, making it the highest mountain lift station in Europe. An incomparable view like a dream of the Matterhorn panorama. And up there is where the adventure begins – with snow tubing. Those, who would rather have a rustic experience, head to the alp dairy on Stafel or take a trip with the cog railway to Gornergrat. Depending on the lift, children ride free up to 6 or 9.

Bookable adventures for families


Wolli's adventure park at Sunnegga

Zermatt

A fun adventure playground, with beach and barbecue areas awaits, families by the sparkling Leisee lake.

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Kickbike Sunnegga

Kickbike, that's the thrilling ride from Sunnegga down to the village of Zermatt. The wind in your hair, spectacular scenery: this is outdoor adventure at...

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Hiking with children

Hiking with children can be challenging for adults. It has to be interesting, otherwise they will go on strike. In Zermatt, this challenge is much less so – variety is part of the programme.

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Wolli and the climate detectives

Theme trail | easy

This playful exploration of climate phenomena is fun for the whole family. The Zermatt children’s mascot, Wolli, lends a hand. The trip starts off with a ride up the Gornergrat, followed by plenty of surprises!

 21,2 km  2,30 h  1601 m  1601 m
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Furi Adventure World

The mountain world around the hamlet of Furi offers families variety, games, fun and excitement. Here one can immerse oneself deep into the mountain world – far away from the daily routines. The ideal place for a day excursion.

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Glacier palace

Zermatt

Who can claim to have explored the inside of a glacier, 15 metres under the surface? Here it’s possible!

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Snow Tubing

Zermatt

Playing around in the snow in summer is great fun. In Zermatt, a snow-tubing run at 3,883 m promises high thrills. The summit station of Matterhorn glacier paradise offers the activity all summer.

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Summer skiing

This is pure enjoyment of super-class snow sports. Skiing high above Zermatt at up to 3,883 m. A summer adventure in a bikini at the highest year-round ski area in Europe.

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Snowpark Zermatt

Zermatt

The Snowpark Zermatt is the ultimate snow park for snowboarders and freestyle skiers – complete with views of the Matterhorn. Access is via the cable car to Matterhorn glacier paradise (3,883 m).

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Dirtscooter on Schwarzsee

Cycling | medium

Dirtscooter riding in Zermatt: high thrills at the foot of the north face of the Matterhorn. These scooters with super-fat tyres are perfect for riding the lanes leading through Zermatt’s alpine pastures. Fun for all the family!

 12,7 km  1,20 h  223 m  1167 m
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Via ferrata Schweifinen - Route A

Fixed rope route | easy

The via ferrata Schweifinen (fixed-cable climb) leads high above the roofs of Zermatt. The three sections – A, B and C – require different levels of ability. Route A is suitable for families with children from the age of 10.

 2,7 km  1,15 h  347 m  347 m
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Matterhorn glacier paradise

Zermatt

The highest cable car station in Europe (3,883 m), with its new restaurant, sets fresh standards in sustainable development. The views of the highest mountains in Italy, France and Switzerland are breathtaking. The ski area on the Theodul Glacier is open 365

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Gornergrat

Zermatt

The Gornergrat (3,089 m) is one of those places that everyone should visit at least once in a lifetime. The mountain panorama and the glorious view of the Matterhorn are unforgettable.

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Sunnegga

Zermatt

Sunnegga (2,288 m) is heaven for families. In summer, the Leisee lake offers a refreshing dip. In winter, skiers of all ages enjoy their first sensations of sliding on snow at Wolli’s park for beginners.

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Leisee

Zermatt

The lake of the Leisee (2,232 m) is Zermatt’s beach and a popular outing for the whole family. With children’s playground, barbecue areas, picnic spots, pavillon for pic nic, play raft – and a glorious view of the Matterhorn.

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