Winter hiking

Winter hiking

Blauherd-Fluhalp (Nr. 110)

The winter walk from Blauherd to Fluhalp is perfect for soaking up the sun.

In winter, this must be the sunniest trail in Zermatt. It maintains a more or less steady altitude of 2,500 m, following first a track and then a path towards Fluhalp. Appropriate for children from age 4 Chamois may be observed grazing on the slopes

Turn-by-turn directions

Blauherd - Fluhalp

(Hiking time for the walk back: approx. 1h)

 

Start: Blauherd (2,571 m) (2576 m)
Destination: Fluhalp (2,616 m) (2610 m)

Author's recommendation

The frozen lake Stellisee with the Matterhorn in the background makes a wonderful photo.

Technical information

  • Altitude

    2612 m 2536 m

  • Ascent

    91 m

  • Descent

    57 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 2.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 2.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 5 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 6.0 von 5.0 Punkten

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).

Approach

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”.

Equipment

We recommend:

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

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.

Note: In case of avalanche risk, check that the trail is open (information panels at the lift station).

Tip: “Be searchable”. Equip yourself with an additional RECCO rescue reflector*. Whether summer or winter. Available in our Online-Shop or our information desk.
*The additional reflector does not replace an avalanche beacon.