Matterhorn Region
Matterhorn Region

At the foot of the Matterhorn lie Zermatt and Täsch, whose tourist development is closely linked to what is probably the most famous mountain in the world.

The location of Täsch/Zermatt at the foot of the Matterhorn and in the middle of a large hiking and skiing region makes it one of the most attractive vacation villages anywhere. The ski area includes 54 cable cars and lifts and 360 kilometers of slopes. The area “Matterhorn glacier paradise” is the largest and highest summer skiing area in Europe. Numerous national ski teams train here in summer.

Gornergrat and Sunnegga/Rothorn are other panoramic mountains accessible by cable cars. The region is legendary for mountaineers: the Haute Route, an international, demanding route from Mont Blanc (Chamonix) that lasts several days, ends here in Zermatt. More than 400 kilometers of hiking trails lead through and out of the Matter Valley, such as the mule trails that date back to the 13th century and are partially paved. Since 2017, you’ll also find the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the Alps (as of 06.2021) in the region (Randa).


In winter, the snow-sure ski area offers 360km of slopes in three varied ski regions: Sunnegga-Rothorn, Gornergrat-Stockhorn and Schwarzsee as well as Matterhorn glacier paradise. Snowboarders and freestylers practice in the Snowpark Zermatt, where even Olympic aspirants train. From the Matterhorn glacier paradise / Theodulpass a transfer to the Italian ski area Breuil-Cervinia and Valtournenche is possible.

If you are looking for a change, you can try paragliding or heliskiing outside the prepared slopes in the company of experienced mountain guides.


The Mattertal region is known for its diversity. Did you know that the Mattertal is the deepest valley in Europe?

Hiking, biking, climbing and high mountain tours are popular activities in summer and autumn. The four-thousand-meter peaks attract many alpinists every year. However, 400km of hiking trails also lead less experienced climbers through the mountain world around the Matterhorn.
The Charles Kuonen suspension bridge above Randa is with its 494 m the longest in the Alps.

The Schalisee near Täsch is the only small lake in the Mattertal valley. There you can recover from a long tour around Täsch/Randa, take a sunbath, dare a bold jump into the cold water or take a sporty ride on the water ski lift.


The golf course is beautifully nestled in nature between Täsch and Randa in the only large plain of the Matter Valley.

The cog railroad takes you up to the Gornergrat, 3089 meters high. From here you can enjoy an overwhelming view of the Matterhorn, the glaciers and the Monte Rosa massif.

At 3883m, Europe’s highest vantage point accessible by cable car also offers a fascinating panoramic view of the Matterhorn (4478m) and the peaks of the Swiss, Italian and French Alps. 15 meters below the ice surface, the Glacier Palace can be admired. Six ski lifts as well as an aerial cableway provide access to the Matterhorn glacier paradise, the highest summer skiing area in the Alps on the Theodul glacier.

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