Winter hiking/walk trails in Jungfrau and Zermatt

Winter hiking/walk trails in Jungfrau and Zermatt

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Alok
Alok
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Feb 19, 2015 - 1:51 PM

I will be in Switzerland for 5 days from 3 to 7 April. Asking this question based on Winter hiking/walking, I got to know its April and most of the top travel would be closed and the tourist officer could help locally.
I have gone through your website and few others for hiking/walking trails in winter. Would like to know what are the trails I should look for. I am planning to stay in Jungfrau and Zermatt regions two days each.

1. For 3/4 hours walks or little hiking with beautiful view of the mountains which trails I should choose in Jungfrau region and Zermatt regions (both). If possible, would prefer to go for higher trails for mountain views.
2. Is it possible to visit Mt Titlis and Mt Rigi in the same day (starting Lucerene in morning). If possible I would love to do few of the winter sports on Titlis/Rigi.
3. In Zermatt, which area would you recommend Gornergrat, Matterhorn glacier paradise, Rothorn , Schwarzsee , Sunnegga.

Looking forward to your response.

Thanks!

Alok

Arno
Arno
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Feb 20, 2015 - 1:41 PM

Hi Alok,

A safe assumption is that higher trails are still covered in snow in early April. However, some trails will be prepared for Winter hiking, so these would be excellent to enjoy the views you're looking for. There are many of them around Zermatt, e.g. from Riffelberg to Rotenboden along the Gornergrat railway. More information can be found on www.zermatt.ch. For snow free trails, you should basically be looking for trails below 1500 - 2000 m, but this can vary a lot. Sun facing slopes will be much better, for example. The tourist office can indeed provide the latest information about trail conditions. Our hiking tips on myswissalps.com/hiking all show the elevation of the terrain. The Jungfrau region offers more variation in height than Zermatt, so you'll have more choice there.

You can visit Mount Titlis and Rigi on one day, but you won't have much time left for activities. See the links and the timetable for details please.

Alok
Alok
3 posts
new member
Feb 24, 2015 - 11:51 AM in reply to Arno

I have few days planned in cities.

For hiking purpose and walks nearby, is it a good idea to stay in Grindelwald for 2 days and Zermatt for 1 day or Zermatt for 2 days and Grindelwald for 1 day. What would you prefer?

Arno
Arno
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Feb 25, 2015 - 8:07 AM

Hi Alok,

Well, both towns are very good placing for hiking. A reason to stay in Zermatt for 2 days could be that its location is quite isolated, so in case of bad weather you don't have many alternatives. With 2 days your chances of good weather and actually seeing the Matterhorn increase. Again, both towns are fine, you just need the weather to cooperate.

Last modified on Feb 25, 2015 - 4:44 PM by Annika
Alok
Alok
3 posts
new member
Feb 25, 2015 - 4:50 PM in reply to Arno

Thank you very much Arno, for your replies. Its indeed very helpful in my planning.

I read your DO'S AND Dont's for Winter hiking. I will plan some in Jungfrau and mostly in Zermatt. It might not be the right question to ask here (I will try my luck). On my mobile phone

1. Can you suggest some good apps that I should have on my mobile? I will carry the print outs and your Dos and Donts

2. Can you suggest some good and cheap telecom provider for 4-5 days that can give mobile data (internet) and to make calls in case of emergencies?

Thanks very much again

Arno
Arno
7718 posts
expert &
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Feb 26, 2015 - 10:48 AM

Hi Alok,

1. Apps are listed here.

2. You can look into the Swisscom prepaid card. I'm sure if there are cheaper options; you can search our website (the search box is in the top) and you should find some forum discussions about SIM cards.

By the way, I noticed you're from The Netherlands: 90% of MySwissAlps is available in Dutch too.

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