Only Zermatt can offer Skiing and snowboarding the whole year round, with 365 days of snow. Zermatt offers the highest altitude and largest and most efficiently developed snow sport location in the Alps. It is the only resort in the world that offers an absolute snow guarantee. In summer, enjoy the 20 km of pistes on the Zermatt Theodul Glacier. Carve and relax alongside national ski teams from around the world.
With more than 400 km of marked hiking and walking trails, Zermatt, Täsch and Randa offer a wide range of options to hiking fans. The mountain railways make it possible to effortlessly reach altitudes up to 3,000 metres above sea level. The areas in Täsch and Randa, with breathtaking views of the Weisshorn and the peaks of the Mischabel group, are recommended to those who like to walk up to higher altitudes. Or you can follow in the footsteps of Emile Zola, Eduard Whymper and Albert Schweizer to walk to Trift. And there are walking trails close to the villages for those who prefer shorter less strenuous walking.
Mountaineering and Climbing
The destination Zermatt Täsch Randa has its roots in alpine sport and mountaineering. 65 licensed mountain guides know all about the mountain world around the Matterhorn, with its 38 4,000-metre peaks. It is also possible for people with a good level of physical fitness – and the appropriate respect for the mountain – to take part in this extreme sport. The Breithorn, which can be reached from the Matterhorn glacier paradise (3,883 m above sea level) in a 2.5-hours glacier hike, is considered to be the easiest 4,000-metre climb in the Alps. Try the gorge passages or attempt your first climb on the Riffelhorn or on the Schweifinen fixed climbing trail (via ferrata). Place your trust in our mountain guides. In June, the destination offers an exciting range of alpine experience possibilities within the framework of the "Alpine Week".
Over gravel and stones, through larch and Swiss pine forests, on Single Trails – and all this with a magnificent mountain backdrop: On six routes with a total of 100 km with different difficulty levels, you will cover an average of 1,000 metres of altitude. The training effect becomes optimal between 1,600 and 2,500 metres. Try out our downhill run and 4cross from the Sunnegga. The destination now also offers a mountain bike guide with a comprehensive service:
Forest Fun Park
The Forest Fun Park promises fun and adventure for the whole family, for all age groups. Secured by safety lines, you can step, swing and climb from tree to tree. In this way, you can get a feel for the sport of climbing from the Tyrolean traverses and suspended bridges with different levels of difficulty and at different heights. In a wonderful arena, with a view of the Matterhorn and in the immediate vicinity of the Matterhorn Express valley station.
Just outside the village of Zermatt, between Täsch and Randa, you can play on a 9-hole golf course of the "Alpine Parkland" model with a view of the Breithorn and the Klein Matterhorn. And if that is too flat for you, you should take part in the Matterhorn Eagle Cup in August, and play in the old Scottish tradition at an altitude between 2,500 und 2,800 metres in the Gornergrat area.
Kick Bikes and Dirt Scooters
If you are feeling adventurous, you can now rent the popular Kick bike scooters, with a helmet included, at Sunnegga Valley Station, then speed via Tuftern down to Zermatt. A wayside halt at one of the attractive restaurants is almost compulsory.
Dirt scooter Schwarzsee
Travel up to the Schwarzsee in the cable car, and race back down into the valley with your dirt scooter. This is the ideal program for a day out with an enormous fun factor.
You've never seen Zermatt like this before: In free flight, with a bird's eye view, flying with the wind. Paragliding fulfills the dream of flying. And you stay in the air for up to half an hour. Enjoy this wonderful experience and feel as free as a bird!
Fly fishing is a sport popular throughout the world and also has a passionate following in Switzerland. Fly fishing is a method of angling, different in that the bait, known as a fly, is too light to be cast. For this reason, the load for casting is provided by the weight of the special fishing line. This requires a distinctive casting technique and a special fishing rod and reel. The chance of fly fishing in the Alps is an exceptional opportunity as it is very seldom permitted. Whether for tourist or local inhabitant, beginner or expert – Fly Fish Zermatt offers the chance of a memorable experience in the middle of the breathtaking Swiss mountain world. We offer you a wide range of fishing tours to one of Europe’s most stunning Alpine lakes.