Rotenboden-Riffelberg-Weg
Rotenboden-Riffelberg-Weg

Winter hiking

Rotenboden-Riffelberg-Weg

Zermatt, Rotenboden–Zermatt, Riffelberg

Route report
22 photos

WW_831_DSC08481_F_M.jpg

Rotenboden-Riffelberg-Weg

A typical winter panoramic view of the Zermatt region, guaranteed. This winter hiking trail starts in Rotenboden, runs along the Riffelhorn mountain and leads to a spectacular view of the sun-kissed Gornergrat mountain.
This snowy fairy tale starts in Rotenboden. The winter hiking trail heads off to the left. The loop towards the Riffelhorn marks the starting point of a great adventure. At certain times of the day during winter, the Riffelhorn casts its cold, blue-tinted shadow over the landscape. It only takes a moment to pass from the heat of the sun to the inhospitable chill of the shadow.

But the sun is soon blazing again and lights up the rest of the path, which leads to a small hillock. It’s a remarkable and surprising experience. The view of the Matterhorn is exceptional and there is always a variety of cloud patterns in the winter sky.

The path then descends towards the Riffelberg. If you’re bringing your kids on the route, you'll find it easy to pull them along behind you on a sledge.
A typical winter panoramic view of the Zermatt region, guaranteed. This winter hiking trail starts in Rotenboden, runs along the Riffelhorn mountain and leads to a spectacular view of the sun-kissed Gornergrat mountain.
This snowy fairy tale starts in Rotenboden. The winter hiking trail heads off to the left. The loop towards the Riffelhorn marks the starting point of a great adventure. At certain times of the day during winter, the Riffelhorn casts its cold, blue-tinted shadow over the landscape. It only takes a moment to pass from the heat of the sun to the inhospitable chill of the shadow.

But the sun is soon blazing again and lights up the rest of the path, which leads to a small hillock. It’s a remarkable and surprising experience. The view of the Matterhorn is exceptional and there is always a variety of cloud patterns in the winter sky.

The path then descends towards the Riffelberg. If you’re bringing your kids on the route, you'll find it easy to pull them along behind you on a sledge.
2 km | 1 Stage
20 m | 260 m
1 h 10 min
easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return Rotenboden
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map

Season

Winter Season
The winter season is usually from mid-December to mid-April.
Snow report
Information on the current snow conditions:
More

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return Riffelberg
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map

Contact

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

Services

Places of interest

Gornergrat
Gornergrat
Moos-Trail
Moos-Trail
Around the Matterhorn
Around the Matterhorn
Show all