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Winter Hikes

Zermatt - Furi (via Zmutt)

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  • View of the hamlet of Zmutt with the tip of the Matterhorn
    / View of the hamlet of Zmutt with the tip of the Matterhorn
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Fabienne Schaller
  • Hamlet of Zmutt
    / Hamlet of Zmutt
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Fabienne Schaller
  • On the winter hiking trail, past small houses
    / On the winter hiking trail, past small houses
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Fabienne Schaller
  • On the well-prepared road between Zmutt and Furi
    / On the well-prepared road between Zmutt and Furi
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Fabienne Schaller
  • Winterwandern
    / Winterwandern
    Video: Zermatt Tourismus
Map / Zermatt - Furi (via Zmutt)
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This winter walk leads into a long-gone world of magical charm. From Zermatt, the trail climbs gently to the hamlet of Zmutt, where time seems to have stood still for centuries.
moderate
4.8 km
2:00 h
435 m
195 m
The hamlet of Zmutt is more than 500 years old. The traditional wooden chalets, huddled closely together, ooze romantic charm. The small white chapel can be seen from far off. The path leads through the hamlet before crossing the Zmuttbach river. Here, the winter cold creates beautiful arrays of icicles among the icy rocks, occasionally attracting ice climbers. The route then follows an agricultural road gently down to Furi.

  • Superb view of the north face of the Matterhorn
  • Partly follows the Matterhorn Trail with information panels about the famous peak

Author’s recommendation

Tip for a photo: The tranquil hamlet of Zmutt with around 20 dark wooden houses and a white chapel in the middle.

Additional information and recommendations are available from the guest information centre on Bahnhofplatz (by the railway station).
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Author
Zermatt Tourismus
Updated: December 21, 2017

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1948 m
1620 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Farmerhaus
Furri
Gitz-Gädi
Jägerstube Zmutt

Safety information

  • 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.

 

Hint: Note possible route closures (in case of avalanche risk).

Equipment

We recommend:
  • Good footwear
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Warm winter clothing appropriate for the weather

Start

Zermatt (1'620 m) (1625 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.015995, 7.742589
UTM
32T 402664 5096593

Destination

Furi (1'867 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Zermatt (Zen Stecken) - Zmutt - Furi

(Hiking time in reverse direction: approx. 2h 15)

Public transport

By train to the Matterhorn village: 3½ hours from Zürich airport or 4 hours from Geneva airport. Change at Visp onto the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (Matterhorn Gotthard Railway). From Visp, the railway leads through the Mattertal valley past idyllic small villages to Zermatt.

Zermatt is also the start and finish point for the world-famous Glacier Express panoramic train journey (Zermatt to St. Moritz or Davos).

Getting there

Zermatt is car-free. Private vehicles are permitted only as far as Täsch (5 km before Zermatt). The Täsch–Zermatt road is closed to the public.

Onward travel to Zermatt is either by private taxi or shuttle train. Trains depart every 20 minutes; the journey takes about 12 minutes, and ends at the Bahnhofplatz in Zermatt.

Parking

Täsch has car parks with both covered and open-air parking – e.g. at the Matterhorn Terminal or privately operated facilities.

Onward travel: see “Getting there”.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Comments and ratings (1)

Julia Glizevskaja
December 25, 2015
Fantastic road! Amazing views
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Balme, view to town
Balme, view to town
Photo: Julia Glizevskaja, Community
Balme, view to Matterhorn
Balme, view to Matterhorn
Photo: Julia Glizevskaja, Community

Reviews
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
4.8 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
435 m
Descent
195 m
In and out Scenic With refreshment stops Mountain railway ascent/descent Faunistic highlights
1600 m 1800 m
Morning
1600 m 1800 m
afternoon

Avalanche conditions

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