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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.

Snowshoe tours on the Gornergrat

Gornergrat − Rotenboden (Challenge Trail)

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

Rotenboden − Riffelberg (Panorama Trail)

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

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

Prices Snow-shoe rental

Snow-shoe rental at stations Riffelberg and Rotenboden CHF
1 day from 9.15 am 15.00
1/2 day until / up from 12.15 pm 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

↔ 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