Winter hiking

Zermatt-Furi (via Winkelmatten) (Nr. 116)

This winter hiking trail crosses the quarter at the far end of Zermatt in the direction of Furi. Along the way it leads across snow-blanketed meadows, through wintery forest and past romantic, secluded spots.

  • Type Winter hiking
  • Difficulty easy
  • Duration 1,00 h
  • Distance 2,8 km
  • Ascent 199 m
  • Descent 5 m
  • Lowest point 1667 m
  • Highest point 1866 m


The trail starts in Winkelmatten, where walkers can enjoy a clear view of the Matterhorn, before leading over snowy expanses and past small hamlets and agricultural buildings. It then starts to climb into the mountains, sometimes steeply, before plunging into romantic Alpine forest.

In Schweigmatten, a small barn stands on top of a big rock split in two, looking out over a wide snowy expanse. It’s like a scene from another era.

  • Suitable for children from age 6
  • Photo opportunity near Moos: stunning view of the Matterhorn
  • Photo opportunity in Schweigmatten, near Furi: split rock with barn

Winkelmatten (chapel) - Moos - Furi

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

We recommend:

  • Good footwear
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Warm winter clothing appropriate for the weather
When you take the road from the Winkelmatten quarter in the direction of Furi, you can see the snow-covered trees, deep blue sky and rising suddenly in their midst, the most famous rocky peak in the world - the Matterhorn. Don’t forget your camera!
  • 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