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Blauherd mountain station

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  • Blauherd: beautiful in both winter and summer, with superb views of the Matterhorn.
    / Blauherd: beautiful in both winter and summer, with superb views of the Matterhorn.
    Photo: Kurt Müller, Kurt Müller
  • / The Blauherd mountain station is the starting point for many hikes.
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus
  • / From the Blauherd mountain station, take the aerial tramway up to the Rothorn.
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus
Blauherd (2,571 m) is one of the great vantage points in the Zermatt mountains. Here, visitors have a superb view of many peaks including, of course, the Matterhorn. A magnificent place for relaxing and admiring the alpine world.

The trip from Zermatt to Blauherd requires a change of means of transport. First, visitors take the funicular to Sunnegga before riding one of the eight-person gondolas or six-seater chairlifts up to Blauherd.

Realm of the marmots
The themed Marmot Trail leads from Blauherd via the Stellisee lake to Sunnegga. This landscape is home to many marmots, which live freely up on the alpine meadows and in their burrows. An observation station is located along the path.

Children’s playground
Wolli’s adventure playground is situated on the left of the combined gondola/chairlift and has climbing rocks, slide and barbecue areas for the whole family.

Superb skiing and snowboarding
In winter, skiers and snowboarders choose from a variety of gondolas and chairlifts as well as the cable car up to the Rothorn. This is the gateway for adventures on the sunny pistes of the whole Rothorn area. At Blauherd, the Blue Lounge has become a popular venue for sun-worshippers; on its terrace, contemplation of the Matterhorn has evolved into an art form.

Summer

  • Starting point for many hiking trails including the Marmot Trail, Flower Walk and Panorama Walk
  • Paragliding launch site
  • Interesting geology
  • Wealth of alpine flora
  • Area often attracts chamois
  • Marmots
  • Wolli’s adventure playground

Winter

  • Direct access to the ski pistes
  • Winter hiking trails
  • Link to the ski pistes on the Gornergrat
  • Area often attracts chamois

Reading
“Happy hiking in Zermatt: 9 exciting themed hiking trails in the alpine world of Zermatt”, published by Zermatt Bergbahnen AG, Zermatt.

“Alpine flowers around Zermatt”, by Hanspeter Steidle, published by edition punktuell, CH-9101 Herisau, 2009. Bilingual German/English, ISBN 978-3-905724-15-8

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Updated: April 29, 2021

Coordinates

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46.016768, 7.785844
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46°01'00.4"N 7°47'09.0"E
UTM
32T 406013 5096627
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Routes to this place

Type
Name
Distance
Duration
Ascent
Descent
7.5 km
0:50 h
103 m
457 m
recommended route Zermatt Panorama Trail (Nr. 9)
2 km
0:50 h
242 m
1 m
recommended route Blauherd-Fluhalp (Nr. 110)
2.2 km
1:00 h
89 m
55 m
recommended route 4 Lakes Bike Tour (Nr. 29)
12.1 km
1:25 h
313 m
641 m
recommended route 5 Lakes Walk (Nr. 11)
9.8 km
2:30 h
165 m
454 m
recommended route Marmot Trail (Nr. 8)
3.8 km
1:10 h
7 m
296 m
recommended route Flower Trail (Nr. 3)
4.6 km
1:20 h
76 m
363 m
recommended route Mountain Carts
1.6 km
0:10 h
2 m
290 m
4.6 km
0:30 h
88 m
363 m
Premium content 5 Seen-Runde in Zermatt
10.6 km
3:45 h
600 m
600 m
24.5 km
3:00 h
700 m
2,318 m
recommended route Crystal Trail (Nr. 7)
5.4 km
1:45 h
118 m
638 m
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Blauherd mountain station

Postfach 378
3920 Zermatt
Phone +41 27 966 01 01 Fax +41 27 966 01 00
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Mountain biking · Zermatt
Blauherd-Riffelalp Bike Tour (Nr. 23)
recommended route Difficulty S0 moderate
Distance 7.5 km
Duration 0:50 h
Ascent 103 m
Descent 457 m

This route is not technically challenging, but the mountain views are incredible.

from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 2 km
Duration 0:50 h
Ascent 242 m
Descent 1 m

The views between the Ritzengrat ridge and Blauherd are magnificent, making this a true panoramic trail. Crowning the scene is the Matterhorn, ...

from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
Winter hiking · Zermatt
Blauherd-Fluhalp (Nr. 110)
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 2.2 km
Duration 1:00 h
Ascent 89 m
Descent 55 m

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

from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
Mountain biking · Zermatt
4 Lakes Bike Tour (Nr. 29)
recommended route Difficulty S0 easy
Distance 12.1 km
Duration 1:25 h
Ascent 313 m
Descent 641 m

From Blauherd station, the route goes down to the four mountain lakes: Stellisee, Grindjisee, Grünsee and Moosjisee. Each of the four lakes has ...

from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 9.8 km
Duration 2:30 h
Ascent 165 m
Descent 454 m

The 5 Lakes Walk  is in a class of its own among hikes in the Zermatt mountains. The views of the mountain lakes are superb (with the Matterhorn ...

4
from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 3.8 km
Duration 1:10 h
Ascent 7 m
Descent 296 m

This walk is a must for families, offering a chance to watch marmots close-up.

2
from Zermatt Tourimus,   Zermatt Tourismus
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 4.6 km
Duration 1:20 h
Ascent 76 m
Descent 363 m

This walk is a real treat for anyone who loves flowers. Depending on the season, walkers may see blossoming edelweiss and gentian as well as many ...

1
from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
Cycling · Zermatt
Mountain Carts
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 1.6 km
Duration 0:10 h
Ascent 2 m
Descent 290 m

On three wheels down the mountain: This is the quickest tour on Mountain Carts from Blauherd to Sunnegga. This offer is definitely for anyone ...

from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
Mountain biking · Zermatt
Blauherd-Sunnegga Bike Tour (Nr. 5)
recommended route Difficulty S2 moderate
Distance 4.6 km
Duration 0:30 h
Ascent 88 m
Descent 363 m

This route is for experienced mountain bikers. The trail is relatively easy to start with, but quickly becomes challenging. You’ll be rewarded with ...

from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
Hiking trail · Switzerland
5 Seen-Runde in Zermatt
Premium content Difficulty moderate
Distance 10.6 km
Duration 3:45 h
Ascent 600 m
Descent 600 m

Eine großartige und erlebnisreiche Tour mit Weltklassepanorama oberhalb von Zermatt

20
from Hartmut Wimmer,   Outdooractive Premium
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 24.5 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 700 m
Descent 2,318 m

Idealerweise wird der nicht allzu lange und wenig schwierige Anstieg zum Stockhorn (700HM) als Abschiedstour von der Monterosahütte genützt, wobei ...

from Wolfgang Lauschensky,   alpenvereinaktiv.com
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 5.4 km
Duration 1:45 h
Ascent 118 m
Descent 638 m

This path leads to many of the highlights of the Zermatt mountains. Delightful sights include the reflection of the Matterhorn in the surface of ...

from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
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