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Winter Hikes

Zermatt - Sunnegga (via Tiefenmatten)

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  • View from Sunnegga of the surrounding mountains with the Matterhorn (4,478 m)
    / View from Sunnegga of the surrounding mountains with the Matterhorn (4,478 m)
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Michael Portmann
  • Arriving in Tiefmatten and it goes even further
    / Arriving in Tiefmatten and it goes even further
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Jasmin Scherrer
  • Past chalets to Sunnegga
    / Past chalets to Sunnegga
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Michael Portmann
  • Enjoying gastronomic treats in the numerous mountain restaurants in Findeln
    / Enjoying gastronomic treats in the numerous mountain restaurants in Findeln
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Michael Portmann
  • Winterwandern
    / Winterwandern
    Video: Zermatt Tourismus
Map / Zermatt - Sunnegga (via Tiefenmatten)
1800 2000 2200 2400 2600 m km 1 2 3 4 5 6 Bahnhof Zermatt Fotopoint Riedweg Findlerhof Weiler Findeln Enzian Chez Vrony Paradies

From the centre of the village of Zermatt up into the mountain sunshine, under one’s own steam: that’s the essence of this bracing hike. A climb through the romantic, snow-blanketed forest accesses the open slopes leading to Sunnegga and glorious views.
moderate
6.6 km
2:45 h
852 m
181 m
The gnarled Swiss stone pines are heavily laden with snow; a cold winter breeze whispers around the naked branches of the larches. The snow crunches underfoot as the trail winds gently from Zermatt up to the heights. A longer, flat stretch reveals occasional views through the snow-covered trees of the Matterhorn and the village. In Findeln, numerous restaurants offer a wide range of gastronomic treats. Depending on time of day, the Tiefenmatten area can be cold and shady, while Sunnegga basks in sunshine. The climb of 900 vertical metres is sure to get hearts pumping!

 

  • Please observe any signs: the path may be closed because of various winter hazards.

Author’s recommendation

Just before you turn into the path in the direction of Findeln, you pass along a section of the trail close to the cliff face secured by ropes and a handrail. Just get up your courage; the view is worth it.

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

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2279 m
1608 m
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Rest Stop

Chez Vrony
Findlerhof
Buffet Bar Sunnegga
Enzian
Paradies

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.

Equipment

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

Start

Zermatt (1'620 m) (1608 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.023602, 7.748050
UTM
32T 403100 5097431

Destination

Sunnegga (2'288 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Zermatt (station) - Tiefenmatten - Oberer Höhenweg - Findeln - Sunnegga

(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 26, 2015
Amazing! Initially pretty difficult, up up up, slippy and very near at the edge, so I will not take kids, us need more cautious hiking. But has few stops with fabulous panoramic views! On way down would recommend other road
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First stop and look to Zermatt
First stop and look to Zermatt
Photo: Julia Glizevskaja, Community
Photo: Julia Glizevskaja, Community
Relaxing panoramic stop
Relaxing panoramic stop
Photo: Julia Glizevskaja, Community
Montains
Montains
Photo: Julia Glizevskaja, Community
Amazing views
Amazing views
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Final point
Final point
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Reviews
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.6 km
Duration
2:45 h
Ascent
852 m
Descent
181 m
In and out Scenic With refreshment stops Mountain railway ascent/descent Faunistic highlights
1600 m 1800 m
Morning
1600 m 1800 m
afternoon

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