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hiking/trekking in Zermatt, recommendation please

Hi,

I am heading to Zermatt this Tuesday for 2 days. I intend to do some hiking/trekking with/without snowshoe for the first day and snowboarding on the second day. I looked at www.zermatt.ch, they recommended 4 snowshoes trails and several hiking trail.

http://www.zermatt.ch/en/page.cfm/ex...s/winterhiking
http://www.zermatt.ch/en/page.cfm/ex...ow_shoe_hiking

I am wondering if I should do the snowshoe trail or the hiking trails and does anybody know which trail is more scenic? I will be bringing my camera along, so hope to do one that has better scenery.

Any recommendations?

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Re: hiking/trekking in Zermatt, recommendation please

haven't hiked in Zermatt but senic probably the best in my opinion is somewhere from rifelberg to gronegrat, as you get great views across to the matterhorn plus you get the glaciers aswell. The more interesting route walking wise might be Zermatt - Furi - Stafel - Schwarzsee.

maybe look at which areas you might board, and then hike/snowshoe the area you aren't so you get to see all bits.
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Re: hiking/trekking in Zermatt, recommendation please

Hey,

Thanks! I probably will board everywhere available with the ski lift haha hmm... the Zermatt - Furi - Stafel - Schwarzsee route is interesting as in the difficulty of the trek? Can I see some scenery on that trek? I don't want to be surrounded by pines for the entire walk hahaa.....

Now I am considering if I should head up gronegrat to trek down in snow shoes. The single ride up is $$$$ and I would probably be heading up the next day with my ski pass.
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Re: hiking/trekking in Zermatt, recommendation please

Is there anyway to walk up towards gronegrat
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Hey,

Thanks! I probably will board everywhere available with the ski lift haha hmm... the Zermatt - Furi - Stafel - Schwarzsee route is interesting as in the difficulty of the trek? Can I see some scenery on that trek? I don't want to be surrounded by pines for the entire walk hahaa.....

Now I am considering if I should head up gronegrat to trek down in snow shoes. The single ride up is $$$$ and I would probably be heading up the next day with my ski pass.
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Is there anyway to walk up towards gronegrat
If you take the lift or train up to Riffelberg you are above the tree line. Pretty well everywhere has great scenery.

Another option would be to take the funicular up to Sunnegga Paradise. Great views but you miss out on the Gornergat Glacier.

My favourite hike is up to Zmutt. I have only done this in summer. A fair bit of it is between trees but you do have the little hamlet of Zmutt at the top.
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Re: hiking/trekking in Zermatt, recommendation please

hi thank you people, I had a wonderful time in zermatt, I did the challenge and panorama shoeshoe trail and snowboarded in the 3 area the 2nd day
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