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Furi mountain station

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Furi (1,867 m) promises a whole world of adventures for families. In summer, attractions include the suspension footbridge, glacier garden, barbecue areas and restaurants. In winter, skiers gather here, check out the piste-side restaurants and pick out a favourite where they’d like to finish the day.

Furi was shaped by glaciers that have long retreated. Green pastures, thin forests of larch, rounded hillocks and rock formations: once, this whole area lay under metres of ice. As it retreated, the Gorner Glacier – originally much longer – left behind a landscape of polished rock. The Furi area is also an ideal option on rainy days in summer, when the 90-metre-high suspension footbridge offers a thrilling view into the foaming waters of the yawning Gorner gorge way below.

Dossen glacier garden and children’s playground
At the Dossen glacier garden, a network of secure paths shows visitors how the former glacier scoured, polished and gouged holes in the rock. Highlights include deep holes called glacier mills, created thousands of years ago. Who will be the first to spot the cave which once served as a soapstone quarry? Close by is an imaginative children’s playground, complete with climbing rock, swings, hanging xylophone and other attractions. Well-equipped barbecue area.

Gorner gorge
This magnificent natural spectacle is situated near the hamlet of Blatten, a little below Furi. The gorge, up to 100 m deep, is the work of the Gornervispe river, which carved this impressive chasm through the rock at the end of the last ice age. Access for tourists was first created in 1886 and 1887. Today, visitors can explore the depths of the gorge: on an adventure trip with a mountain guide, or simply following the romantic wooden walkways along the lower parts of the ravine.

Ancient landscape
Anyone walking from Furi towards Riffelberg passes a large meadow on the right with an enormous boulder, split in two. Next to it stands a “Gädi”, a traditional, weather-beaten Valais wooden stable. The romantic scene seems to belong to a distant epoch.

Summer

  • Dossen glacier garden
  • Former soapstone quarry
  • Children’s playground with barbecue site
  • “Schweizer Familie” barbecue site
  • Suspension footbridge
  • Various restaurants
  • Hiking trails
  • Gorner gorge
  • Ricola herb garden at Blatten, below Furi

Winter

  • Direct access to the pistes
  • Winter hiking trails
  • Night-time tobogganing (bookable offer, every Tuesday and Thursday from December to March)
  • Various restaurants
  • Photo subject: split rock at Schweigmatten
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Coordinates

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46.001655, 7.732025
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46°00'06.0"N 7°43'55.3"E
UTM
32T 401820 5095013
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Routes through this place

Type
Name
Distance
Duration
Ascent
Descent
2.9 km
1:00 h
175 m
174 m
9.1 km
3:10 h
759 m
39 m
4.9 km
1:10 h
91 m
347 m
4.9 km
1:40 h
339 m
8 m
2.4 km
1:00 h
263 m
25 m
16.8 km
4:00 h
117 m
2,340 m
3.6 km
1:45 h
7 m
711 m
22.3 km
9:00 h
1,749 m
3,017 m
167.5 km
58:00 h
10,838 m
10,848 m
94.3 km
50:00 h
6,700 m
8,345 m
7.6 km
2:30 h
171 m
1,228 m
4.4 km
1:40 h
62 m
773 m
142.7 km
60:00 h
10,651 m
10,456 m
2.3 km
1:00 h
256 m
18 m
17.8 km
4:00 h
366 m
2,572 m
12.7 km
1:20 h
36 m
987 m
6.2 km
1:50 h
123 m
838 m
20 km
6:15 h
550 m
1,277 m
12.8 km
1:40 h
350 m
1,613 m
89.3 km
32:10 h
5,749 m
5,921 m
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Furi mountain station

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  • 22 Routes nearby
easy
2.9 km
1:00 h
175 m
174 m

The suspension footbridge soars 90 vertical metres above the Gornerschlucht gorge. The view down to the foaming water of the Gornera river reveals ...

3
from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
Mountain biking · Zermatt
Furi-Schwarzsee Bike Tour (Nr. 21)
S0 difficult
9.1 km
3:10 h
759 m
39 m

On this route, the Matterhorn is incredibly close. You can always see the north face of the Matterhorn as the trail heads up to Schwarzsee.

from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
moderate
7.6 km
2:45 h
396 m
396 m

This hike leads to the dramatic rugged terrain of the lower Gorner glacier. During the last 150 years, it has retreated by over 3,000 m.

from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
Hiking trail
Furi Trail
easy
4.9 km
1:10 h
91 m
347 m

A quiet road leads from Furi down to Zermatt. A stroll in the pleasant shade of the larch trees can lead to some delightful surprises!

from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
moderate
4.9 km
1:40 h
339 m
8 m

This winter hike from Furi to Stafel is best for early risers as the route is sunniest in the mornings.

from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
Winter hiking · Switzerland
Zermatt-Furi (via Zum See) (Nr. 119)
moderate
2.4 km
1:00 h
263 m
25 m

This winter hiking trail leads straight from Zermatt to Furi, with an optional break in the hamlet of Zum See.

from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
easy
2.8 km
1:00 h
199 m
5 m

This winter hiking trail crosses the quarter at the far end of Zermatt in the direction of Furi. Along the way it leads across snow-blanketed ...

from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
Skitouring · Zermatt
Schwarztor
easy
16.8 km
4:00 h
117 m
2,340 m

On the ascent, you're on the border between Switzerland and Italy. The descent weaves enjoyably through crevasses and seracs back to Zermatt.

from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
Snowshoeing · Zermatt
White Magic Trail (Nr. 143)
moderate
3.6 km
1:45 h
7 m
711 m

This snowshoe hike can be quite a challenge, depending on snow conditions. The route leads 741 vertical metres down the mountain. But walkers’ ...

from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
Skitouring · Zermatt
Dufourspitze
difficult
22.3 km
9:00 h
1,749 m
3,017 m

The ultimate ski tour. A long ascent up to the highest point in Switzerland with an even longer descent surrounded by Alpine giants back to Zermatt.

from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
difficult
167.5 km
58:00 h
10,838 m
10,848 m

This tour around the Monte Rosa massif is one of the finest long-distance hikes in the Alps. Requirements: fitness and stamina.

1
from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
Skitouring · Zermatt
Haute Route Chamonix-Zermatt
moderate
94.3 km
50:00 h
6,700 m
8,345 m

An absolute ski tour classic. Over 5-6 days, from one mountaineering centre to another.

from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
difficult
7.6 km
2:30 h
171 m
1,228 m

This hike of some eight kilometres is tough, either way round. As a descent, it puts quite a strain on the knees; anyone hiking it uphill, starting ...

from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
moderate
4.4 km
1:40 h
62 m
773 m

The Larch Trail leads across alpine pastures, along sparse forest that is home to numerous gnarled and ancient Swiss stone pine trees and tall ...

from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
Multi-day hike · Großer Sankt Bernhard
Matterhorn Tour
difficult
142.7 km
60:00 h
10,651 m
10,456 m

This is the ultimate hike around the world’s most beautiful mountain, the Matterhorn. The tour begins in Randa and leads anticlockwise around the ...

from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
moderate
2.3 km
1:00 h
256 m
18 m

This winter hiking trail passes through the beautiful hamlets of Blatten and Zum See before reaching Furi, and they’re a great place to stop for a ...

from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
Skitouring · Zermatt
Breithorn
moderate
17.8 km
4:00 h
366 m
2,572 m

Due to its short approach, the Breithorn is one of the easiest four-thousanders to climb in summer. Even in winter, the dream of climbing a four ...

from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
moderate
12.7 km
1:20 h
36 m
987 m

Dirt Scooter riding in Zermatt: high thrills at the foot of the north face of the Matterhorn. These scooters with super-fat tyres are perfect for ...

from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
Theme trail · Switzerland
Glacier Garden Trail (Nr. 17)
difficult
6.2 km
1:50 h
123 m
838 m

The Gorner Glacier sculpted this landscape over many millennia. Today, hikers marvel at the polished rocks and boulders, the ice of the glacier ...

from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
difficult
20 km
6:15 h
550 m
1,277 m

The trail to the Schönbiel Hut is full of variety; the view from the hut of the north face of the Matterhorn is breathtaking.

from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
Mountain biking · Zermatt
Hohtälli Bike Tour (Nr. 27)
S0 easy
12.8 km
1:40 h
350 m
1,613 m

This trail is suitable for both bikers and e-bikers. Most of the ascent is covered by rail, but if you want to reach the very top – the Hohtälli – ...

1
from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
Multi-day hike
High-Altitude Trail
difficult
89.3 km
32:10 h
5,749 m
5,921 m

The Höhenweg (high-altitude trail) brings hikers to the most beautiful locations in the mountains around Zermatt. Highlights include Höhbalmen and ...

from Zermatt Tourismus,   Zermatt Tourismus
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