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


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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Forest Fun Park

Zermatt

The Forest Fun Park, with his five big parcours for grownups and the largest kids trail in Switzerland, promises an adrenaline-filled experience with lots of fun.

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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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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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Waterski Schalisee

Täsch

Schalisee is largest lake in the Nikolai Valley. The first waterskiing lift in the Upper Valais is being built here in a collaborative effort of the Täsch and Zermatt communities. This is a true enrichment of the summer tourism offering for our guests.

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Visit of the Air Zermatt

Air Zermatt is world-renowned as a helicopter enterprise, which routinely handles the most difficult missions with great professionalism. Whether it is...

10,00 CHF Per person

Active in the air

Get a bird’s eye view and discover the mountains from above for once. This is a very special gift in the alps. Take off by helicopter or set out for the valley by paraglider.

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Summer skiing

Summer skiing – this is something everyone must experience. Making turns in snow when summer temperatures prevail in the village.

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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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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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Vita Parcours Zermatt

Jogging | easy

The Vitaparcours fitness trail near Zermatt extends along either side of the Zmuttbach river. It leads along footpaths through woods, over bridges and to pretty, secluded spots.

 2,7 km  1,15 h  215 m  195 m
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Vita Parcours Randa

Jogging | easy

The Vita Parcours fitness trail leads through the forest area along the Wildibach river between Täsch and Randa. The route is shady.

 2,5 km  2,30 h  93 m  93 m
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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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