Feb 20, 2015 - 1:41 PM
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. Do read this as well: www.myswissalps.com/hiking/winter. 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.
Last modified on Nov 8, 2021 - 11:21 AM by Arno