Winter hiking

Zermatt-Furi (via Blatten) (Nr. 118)

This winter hiking trail passes through the beautiful hamlets of Blatten and Zum See before reaching Furi, and they’re a great place to stop for a bite to eat.

  • 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


After the last houses at the end of the village of Zermatt, this winter hiking trail starts climbing gently. The air is fresh and healthy and the sun is shining. Soon after the forest, you reach the hamlets of Blatten and Zum See, with a choice of restaurants. The trail then continues on to Furi, where you have a fantastic view of Zermatt.

  • Suitable for children aged 6 upwards

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 in Blatten to enjoy a moment of silence.
  • 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