Try a moonlight descent in Zermatt

The view of the Matterhorn from Rothorn is one of our favourites, but if you think it’s stunning in the day, then you should try viewing it in the moonlight.

The Matterhorn seems even more mystical at night than in the day. And as well as enjoying the view, it’s possible to try a moonlight descent back to the resort.

An aperitif by the fire

Once the lifts are officially ‘closed’, your evening begins. Start by taking the Sunegga Express on the way to Rothorn (3101m), where at the top it’s time to share an aperitif by an open fire.

Take your selfies and photos of the imposing ‘four-thousanders’ that surround you, including the Ober Gabelhorn, Zinalrothorn, Weisshorn and, of course, the famous Matterhorn itself.

Guided torchlit descent

At 7pm, it’s time to ski back down to the village, escorted by the Zermatt Bergbahnen piste and rescue service to ensure your safety.

The route goes via Rotweng, Blauherd, Tuftern and the base station of the Kumme gondola, before passing the Patrullarve chairlift, taking the Untere National and Howette pistes and finally arriving at the CERVO hotel for a warm-up fondue and drink.

Book your descent via our Concierge Service

The Rothorn moonlight descent is available once a month during the course of the season. However, please bear in mind that it books up very quickly. For winter 2022/23 there are still some places available for the descent on 05 April.

If you are one of our guests staying with Matterhorn Chalets, we can book this for you via our concierge service.

For advice on the right accommodation for you in Zermatt, whether you are looking for serviced chalets or self-catering apartments, please contact Matterhorn Chalets on +41 79 247 15 88


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