All the adventures you can do…in a stroll
Our generation of explorers come to the mountains to unwind and recharge. That's why our events and experiences don't require you to pack your climbing ropes (unless you really, really want to!). But make sure you pack your camera, because wherever you go, the best event will always be available: nature's theatrical exhibition of the Alps.
You don’t need any equipment for this experience. All you need is a good view, (which you can find at our hotel). Once you’ve found the view (that won’t be difficult), silence your mind and focus on the Matterhorn for 15 minutes straight. British scientists have said that a scenic view is good for your health, so imagine what the Matterhorn can do!
New perspectives with sightseeing flights
Change your perspective and see the world from above! Without even needing to be an experienced mountaineer or climbing any peak. A helicopter ride is the perfect solution. Respond to the majestic four-thousand-metre peaks of the Valais Alps around the Matterhorn with a “wow!” and discover how the bird’s-eye view puts size and stature into perspective.
Surrounded by 38 peaks over 4,000 metres, Zermatt is an Eldorado for mountain bikers. There is a range of different trails to choose from. Including a lot of flow, really steep, 100% natural or technically demanding - so you can bike it the way you like it. You can hire the right e-mountain bike plus equipment in the Bike Arena.
Interested to hear more about the first Golden Age of alpinism? Then take a trip to the Matterhorn museum, where you’ll find equipment from the first ascent of the Matterhorn and learn about the history of Zermatt.
Zermatt’s easiest hike
You only need your sneakers for this hike. Join a guided tour of the village, where you will learn about many of Zermatt’s secrets, including the renowned mountain guide Ulrich Inderbinen who lived to age 104 (that mountain air!).
Forest bathing in the woods around Zermatt
Don’t worry, you won’t need swimming gear for this experience! With forest bathing - also called shinrin-yoku - you deliberately submerse yourself in the calming atmosphere of the forest and use all your senses (smell, hearing, sight, touch and taste) to soak it up. This mindful time spent in the forest causes your blood pressure and resting heart rate to sink and boosts your immune system. A further example of how the Alps are good for you - body and soul.
Matterhorn Glacier Paradise
This is a next-level adventure. It involves the highest mountain station in Europe (3,883 m), skiing throughout the year (yes, including mid summer), and discovering the world’s highest glacier palace made out of ice. The best part? You don’t have to walk there, you can take the new 3S cableway!
Make deep impressions with showshoeing
A pristine blanket of snow, glistening ice crystals and the majestic Matterhorn before you. The cold, altitude and amazing panorama all but take your breath away. That’s precisely why we describe experiences like this as breathtaking. And while the tracks you’re making across the snow won’t last, this fantastic snowshoeing trail will make a deep impression on you.
Set a new personal best for the Matterhorn Ski Safari
The aim of the Matterhorn Ski Safari: a cumulative altitude gain of 10,000 metres in one day’s skiing. You won’t use the same ski lift or piste twice. The only thing you are pitted against is your personal daily best. The essentials are a pair of skis, an app and abundant staying power. Be prepared for a sense of never-ending fun and ecstatic happiness that may often last for days. Or for good.
A snow ride with spikes and e-bike
Let wintry trails over Zermatt’s slopes deliver the ultimate adrenaline rush! Or how about a romantic twilight tour across the snow-bound landscape? Equipped with an e-MTB, spikes and bike lights depending on the time of day, winter conditions need not be a bar to a bike tour. Professional guides will make sure you have the right kit and will draw on their experience to make your ride a truly memorable adventure. You can find further information at bikearenazermatt.ch.
So uplifting: the Peak Collection
The notion of an art collection probably transports you in your mind’s eye into a museum. Not so with the Peak Collection. This outdoor spectacle presents the Matterhorn and surrounding peaks as objects of art in an Alpine collection that’s brimming with history. The year-round themed hike centres on the Rothorn Restaurant at an altitude of 3103 metres. At its 18 different stops, Zermatt mountain guides explain the things your eyes alone can’t grasp.
“Being an alpinist is about going where no one has gone before. Speak to me about secret spots!”