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Snowshoe and winter hiking on the Gornergrat

Breathtaking, pristine and adventurous.

Whether alone or in a group, the snowshoe and winter hikes offered on the Gornergrat promise freedom, adventure and pristine nature.

When you go on a tour, you will also be doing something positive for your health – and be able to enjoy the breathtaking natural panorama of the Gornergrat at the same time.

Challenge Trail

Snow shoe trail from Gornergrat to Rotenboden

The snowshoe trail from the Gornergrat to Rotenboden is challeng-ing as you cover a difference in altitude of 274 metres on the 1.7-km trail. From the Gornergrat, follow the trail on the left of the railway line toward Rotenboden. The snowshoe route is marked every 100 metres with pink-coloured stakes and is accessible without a mountain guide.
↔ 1.7 km | ↓ 274m |  ca. 1.0 h

Panorama trail

Snowshoe trail from Rotenboden to Riffelberg

On the Panorama snowshoe route from Rotenboden to Riffelberg, you are treated to a mountain panorama that exists only in the Gornergrat region. Whether you are on a groomed hiking trail or the marked snowshoe trails, for approximately two hours you will cover a 233-metre difference in altitude and hike 2.5 kilometres over untouched snow and ice.
↔ 2.5 km | ↓ 233m | ca. 1.5 h

Panorama trail

Snowshoe trail from Rotenboden to Riffelberg

On the Panorama snowshoe route from Rotenboden to Riffelberg, you are treated to a mountain panorama that exists only in the Gornergrat region. Whether you are on a groomed hiking trail or the marked snowshoe trails, for approximately two hours you will cover a 233-metre difference in altitude and hike 2.5 kilometres over untouched snow and ice.
↔ 2.5 km | ↓ 233m | ca. 1.5 h

Panorama trail

Snowshoe trail from Rotenboden to Riffelberg

On the Panorama snowshoe route from Rotenboden to Riffelberg, you are treated to a mountain panorama that exists only in the Gornergrat region. Whether you are on a groomed hiking trail or the marked snowshoe trails, for approximately two hours you will cover a 233-metre difference in altitude and hike 2.5 kilometres over untouched snow and ice.
↔ 2.5 km | ↓ 233m | ca. 1.5 h

SchneeSpassPass - Winter adventures à discretion

For a winter adventure without skis on the Gornergrat there are different tickets. Available are one-way or return trips from Zermatt to the Gornergrat or also from individual sections.

Alternative for flexible: the snow fun pass. 

Would you like to be flexible all day on the natural mountain Gornergrat? With the snow pass you don't just go up Gornergrat and back: the pass also includes unlimited rides between Riffelberg and Rotenboden. So why not add a speedy descent on a toboggan after your winter hike? The snow pass is available as with or without material rental (sledges, snowshoes). 

Tickets from CHF 40.00

Roundtrip Zermatt - Gornergrat 

Adulte: CHF 80.-
Half fare/GA/Swiss Travel Pass: CHF 40.-

 

SnowFunPass

With a return trip Zermatt - Gornergrat and unlimited rides between Riffelberg and Rotenboden.

 
Adulte: CHF 83.- / CHF 65.-* 
Half fare/ GA / Swiss Travel Pass: CHF 58.- / 51.- *
Children 9-15.99 years: CHF 43.- / CHF 38.- *
*= Half day card from 12.15pm 

 

Optional:

Equipment rent (sled, Snooc or snowshoes) possible from 11.00am possible for CHF 10.-

Snow shoe rent on the spot

Don't have any snowshoes with you? You can rent equipment for your snowshoe tour directly on site at the Rotenboden station.

Prices Snow-shoe rental

Snow-shoe rental at stations Riffelberg and Rotenboden CHF
From 11.00 am 10.00

Winter hiking on the Gornergrat

 

Gornergrat - Rotenboden
↔ 1.7 km | ↓ 274 m | ca. 30 min

Riffelalp - Winkelmatten
↔  4,1 km | ↓ 614 m | ca. 1.5 h

Rotenboden - Riffelsee - Riffelberg
↔ 2.5 km | ca. 50 min

Riffelalp-Zermatt 
↔ 5 km|ca. 90 min


Winter hiking: www.zermatt.ch/en/winter-hiking-snowshoeing/Winter-hiking-trails

 

Safety first The snowshoe trails are not groomed or monitored on a daily basis. They are not secured against natural dangers such as avalanches or falling rocks either. You may use the snowshoe routes on your own risk.

You can find tips for safe snowshoe hiking in the brochure from Globaltrail or online at: www.globaltrail.net.

For guided tours, please contact: Alpine Center, +41 (0)27 966 24 60