People snowshoeing from Rotenboden to Riffelberg in Winter, Zermatt, Switzerland

Winter Wonder Trail (No. 146)

Snowshoe tour from Sunnegga to Riffelalp via Gant

Route Nr. 146 | Difficulty: medium | Duration: 3 h | Distance: 7.7 km

The tour begins at the Sunnegga mountain station. From here you start by following the winter trail as far as the hamlet of Findeln. This is where the signposting for the snowshoe tour begins. It’s worth taking a coffee break in Findeln, or even lunch, because of the top-class catering with an alpine flair. Where, in summer you would see a row of sparkling mountain lakes, in winter you simply find tranquillity. Can you see the snow-covered lakes? First you pass the Mossjisee lake and on the opposite side of the valley the Grünsee lake is disguised under thick snow. You have another chance to be pampered by excellent food if you visit the mountain lodge “Ze Seewjinu”. Going through the Arvenwald (Swiss-pine forest) you come to Riffelalp. When you get to the Riffelalp you will definitely have deserved some fortification. You can choose between high-class gastronomy at the Riffelalp Resort or the cosiness of the rustic Alphitta. From here it is only a few minutes to Riffelalp station on the Gornergrat railway.

The best ticket for this tour

This offer is only available in the winter season. But you could also plan a summer hike:

4 snowshoe tours in Zermatt are located at Gornergrat

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