Blauherd mountain station


The trip from Zermatt to Blauherd requires a change of means of transport. First, visitors take the funicular to Sunnegga before riding one of the eight-person gondolas or six-seater chairlifts up to Blauherd.

Realm of the marmots The themed Marmot Trail leads from Blauherd via the Stellisee lake to Sunnegga. This landscape is home to many marmots, which live freely up on the alpine meadows and in their burrows. An observation station is located along the path.

Superb skiing and snowboarding In winter, skiers and snowboarders choose from a variety of gondolas and chairlifts as well as the cable car up to the Rothorn. This is the gateway for adventures on the sunny pistes of the whole Rothorn area. At Blauherd, the Blue Lounge has become a popular venue for sun-worshippers; on its terrace, contemplation of the Matterhorn has evolved into an art form.


  • Starting point for many hiking trails including the Marmot Trail, Flower Walk and Panorama Walk

  • Paragliding launch site

  • Interesting geology

  • Wealth of alpine flora

  • Area often attracts chamois

  • Marmots


  • Direct access to the ski pistes

  • Winter hiking trails

  • Link to the ski pistes on the Gornergrat

  • Area often attracts chamois

Reading “Happy hiking in Zermatt: 9 exciting themed hiking trails in the alpine world of Zermatt”, published by Zermatt Bergbahnen AG, Zermatt.

“Alpine flowers around Zermatt”, by Hanspeter Steidle, published by edition punktuell, CH-9101 Herisau, 2009. Bilingual German/English, ISBN 978-3-905724-15-8