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Sunnegga-Tufteren (Nr. 111)

Winter hiking
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  • Along the Sunnegga - Tufteren winter hiking trail
    / Along the Sunnegga - Tufteren winter hiking trail
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  • / Even the Matterhorn wears a magnificent white mantle
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Fabienne Schaller
  • / Snow-covered winter hiking trail just before Tufteren
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Fabienne Schaller
  • / Winterwandern
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This fairly flat winter walk leads from Sunnegga through sparse woodland to Tufteren.
easy
Distance 2 km
0:30 h
0 m
73 m

A restful, romantic and sunny winter walk heading through an idyllic landscape, with snow lying thick upon the trees and crunching underfoot.

  • Suitable for children aged 4 upwards

Author’s recommendation

Children will enjoy being pulled along on a sledge.
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Author
Zermatt Tourismus
Updated: March 08, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,288 m
Lowest point
2,215 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Buffet Bar Sunnegga

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.
  • Be careful while crossing the ski slopes.

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

Sunnegga (2,288 m) (2,288 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'625'691E 1'096'214N
DD
46.016986, 7.770352
DMS
46°01'01.1"N 7°46'13.3"E
UTM
32T 404814 5096669
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Destination

Tufteren (2,215 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Sunnegga - Tufteren

(Hiking time for the walk back: approx. 30 min)

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
2'625'691E 1'096'214N
DD
46.016986, 7.770352
DMS
46°01'01.1"N 7°46'13.3"E
UTM
32T 404814 5096669
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 km
Duration
0:30 h
Ascent
0 m
Descent
73 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Groomed snow Family friendly Point to Point

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