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Blauherd-Fluhalp (Nr. 110)

Winter hiking · Zermatt
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  • Winter hiking passing the snow-covered lake Stellisee
    / Winter hiking passing the snow-covered lake Stellisee
    Photo: Martina Himma, Zermatt Tourismus
  • / Chamois, also to be seen in winter
    Photo: Leander Wenger, Zermatt Tourismus
  • / View of the Matterhorn
    Photo: Michael Portmann, Zermatt Tourismus
  • / Zermatt - Matterhorn: Winter hiking
    Video: Zermatt Tourismus
m 2600 2550 2500 2,0 1,8 1,6 1,4 1,2 1,0 0,8 0,6 0,4 0,2 km Bergbahnstation Blauherd Fluhalp Blue Lounge Stellisee
The winter walk from Blauherd to Fluhalp is perfect for soaking up the sun.
easy
Distance 2.2 km
1:00 h
89 m
55 m

In winter, this must be the sunniest trail in Zermatt. It maintains a more or less steady altitude of 2,500 m, following first a track and then a path towards Fluhalp.

  • Appropriate for children from age 4
  • Chamois may be observed grazing on the slopes

Author’s recommendation

The frozen lake Stellisee with the Matterhorn in the background makes a wonderful photo.
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Author
Zermatt Tourismus
Updated: April 20, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Fluhalp, 2,612 m
Lowest point
Stellisee, 2,530 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Fluhalp
Blue Lounge

Safety information

  • Plan every mountain tour carefully and adapt to participants’ fitness level as well as the weather and season.
  • Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In uncertain weather, turn back in good time.
  • Inform others of planned route, and whenever possible avoid going alone.
  • Do not leave the marked routes; do not venture onto glaciers without a mountain guide.
  • It is forbidden to walk on the ski pistes.
  • Please be considerate to other walkers and to plants and animals.

Note: In case of avalanche risk, check that the trail is open (information panels at the lift station).

Tip: “Be searchable”. Equip yourself with an additional RECCO rescue reflector*. Whether summer or winter. Available in our Online-Shop or our information desk.
*The additional reflector does not replace an avalanche beacon.

Start

Blauherd (2,571 m) (2,576 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'626'925E 1'096'194N
DD
46.016758, 7.786293
DMS
46°01'00.3"N 7°47'10.7"E
UTM
32T 406048 5096625
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Destination

Fluhalp (2,616 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Blauherd - Fluhalp

(Hiking time for the walk back: approx. 1h)

 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

By train to the Matterhorn village: 3½ hours from Zürich airport or 4 hours from Geneva airport. Change at Visp onto the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (Matterhorn Gotthard Railway). From Visp, the railway leads through the Mattertal valley past idyllic small villages to Zermatt.

Zermatt is also the start and finish point for the world-famous Glacier Express panoramic train journey (Zermatt to St. Moritz or Davos).

Getting there

Zermatt is car-free. Private vehicles are permitted only as far as Täsch (5 km before Zermatt). The Täsch–Zermatt road is closed to the public.

Onward travel to Zermatt is either by private taxi or shuttle train. Trains depart every 20 minutes; the journey takes about 12 minutes, and ends at the Bahnhofplatz in Zermatt.

Parking

Täsch has car parks with both covered and open-air parking – e.g. at the Matterhorn Terminal or privately operated facilities.

Onward travel: see “Getting there”.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'626'925E 1'096'194N
DD
46.016758, 7.786293
DMS
46°01'00.3"N 7°47'10.7"E
UTM
32T 406048 5096625
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

We recommend:

  • Good footwear
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Warm winter clothing appropriate for the weather

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.2 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
89 m
Descent
55 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Family friendly Faunistic highlights Way cleared Groomed snow Point to Point

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