Nordwand Trail
Nordwand Trail

Snowshoe trekking

Nordwand Trail

Nordwand Trail

Zermatt, Schwarzsee–Zermatt, Furi

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Nordwand Trail

Nordwand Trail

A snowshoe trail that runs from Schwarzsee to below the steep northern face of the Matterhorn, passing through the splendid village of Stafelalp. A stunning sight!
The path leads from Schwarzsee to the foot of the north face of the Matterhorn across the beautiful landscape of Stafelalp. The dark, imposing mountain face dominates the landscape. The feeling of crossing the Matterhorn in the snow is an experience like no other. It’s difficult to believe that mountaineers climb the north face of the Matterhorn during the winter, as did Walter Bonatti, on his own in 1965. The chill of the north face is palpable.

Make sure you choose the right time of day to hike, in order to enjoy the rays of the sun, which disappear early in the winter. To warm up and keep your energy levels high, there are a few points to stop and eat along the way. Get your show shoes ready! And above all, don’t forget your camera because a photo of the steep north face of the Matterhorn is certainly worth the trouble.
A snowshoe trail that runs from Schwarzsee to below the steep northern face of the Matterhorn, passing through the splendid village of Stafelalp. A stunning sight!
The path leads from Schwarzsee to the foot of the north face of the Matterhorn across the beautiful landscape of Stafelalp. The dark, imposing mountain face dominates the landscape. The feeling of crossing the Matterhorn in the snow is an experience like no other. It’s difficult to believe that mountaineers climb the north face of the Matterhorn during the winter, as did Walter Bonatti, on his own in 1965. The chill of the north face is palpable.

Make sure you choose the right time of day to hike, in order to enjoy the rays of the sun, which disappear early in the winter. To warm up and keep your energy levels high, there are a few points to stop and eat along the way. Get your show shoes ready! And above all, don’t forget your camera because a photo of the steep north face of the Matterhorn is certainly worth the trouble.
8 km | 1 Stage
70 m | 800 m
3 h 15 min
medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Schwarzsee VS
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Season

Winter Season
The winter season is usually from mid-December to mid-April.
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Routing
Due to snow conditions, the locally signposted route may differ from that shown on the SwitzerlandMobility web map. If in doubt, follow the local signs.

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Snowshoe hire
Snowshoes can be hired on site:
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Arrival | return travel

Contact

Zermatt Tourismus
Bahnhofplatz 5
3920 Zermatt
Tel. +41 (0)27 966 81 00
info@zermatt.ch
www.zermatt.ch

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Signalization

Signalization
For snow shoe trekking, follow the logo indicated on the pink signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization