Keepers of the hut
Since the Riffelalp Resorts 2222m was planned (1998), the values of Hans-Jörg Walthers - peace, nature and warm hospitality at 2222m above sea level - have reigned. The wishes of guests and the feasibility of what can be offered on the mountain have characterised the current offering at the foot of the Matterhorn. The Riffelalp Resort is a haven of peace in the middle of the skiing and hiking area of Zermatt, where the pace of life is slow.
Hans-Jörg Walther lives and breathes the art of holiday hotels. His education in the renowned hotel management school in Lausanne was complemented with journeyman years spent in holiday hotels. His wife, Claudia, also comes from a family of hotel owners. Their three children are completing their training.
Exclusively for our hotel guests
- Peace and tranquillity
- Slowing down in absolute harmony with nature, away from your daily stress
- Europe’s highest wellness-center, outdoor pool with spectacular view of the Matterhorn
- Guided day trips with Yann (included in the room rate)
- Ski-in – Ski-out (Winter)
All advantages you can find here
Yann, our ski and hiking guide
In summer our certified ski instructor and mountain guide Yann, will take you on 3 days a week to guided day trips, including easy hikes or an ascent of a peak of 4000 m. In winter he will take you snowshoeing, heliskiing, freeriding on glaciers or skitrips on 4 days a week.
Included in your room rate.
Enjoy our Spa 2222m with:
- Indoor pool with whirlpool
- Europe's highest outdoor pool with view to the Matterhorn
- Steam bath
- Finnish and organic saunas
- Schönbiel cave
- Sun deck, relaxation room, solarium
- Mini fitness
During the reconstruction of the 5-star Riffelalp Resort 2222 m hotel a revival of the tram operation was also considered. However, time had left its marks on the tram carriages, which made a re-commissioning of the original tram too costly. The installation of the original two-phase overhead contact line alone would not have been possible due to numerous new safety regulations.
After several options were developed, it was decided to re-establish the service with two motor cars for passenger transportation and one trailer for goods and luggage.
Our holiday apartments combine the privacy of cosy holiday accommodation and the facilities of a luxury hotel – in 120 square metres. The holiday apartments, built in Alpine style, offer a breath-taking view of the Matterhorn and an incredible mountain panorama. Enjoy the silence at night and relax at the heart of nature. The highest holiday apartments in Zermatt are situated next to the ski slopes and provide an exceptional ski-in, ski-out experience.
Ristorante Al Bosco
Both on the sun terrace and inside the cosy restaurant, here you can admire the exceptional view of the Matterhorn. Right next to the Riffelberg – Schweigmatten ski slope, the Al Bosco is the perfect place in winter to refuel with a hot chocolate or to have a lunch break. In the summer, the sun terrace invites walkers and sun lovers to relax.
The Al Bosco is dedicated to the cuisine of the Italian and Swiss Alps. The choice consists of Italian classics and a variety of à la carte dishes "dans la cocotte" and highlights such as the legendary Matterhorn Pizza and the Riffelalp "Gamelle", a hearty soup with spinach, potatoes, leek, pasta and cheese.
Restaurant Alexandre combines a cosy atmosphere and a spectacular view of the Matterhorn with the exquisite cuisine of regional and Mediterranean specialities. The dining room, at the heart of the hotel and with wood-panelled walls, exudes Alpine romanticism. The restaurant offers more than a quick breakfast or a brief evening meal. In the morning, enjoy a substantial breakfast with regional delicacies, a wide selection of healthy juices and freshly prepared scrambled eggs. In the evening, the Alexandre brings the Mediterranean to the mountains.
Bar 2222m is in the middle of the Resort and is the ideal meeting place at any time of day through to the early hours for stimulating conversation. Huge windows stretching from the floor to the ceiling provide a breath-taking view of the Matterhorn and the outstanding nature, making you feel at one with the mountains. In summer, another highlight awaits: on our lovely terrace, the Matterhorn, the fauna and the flora feel even closer still. Cow bells ring not far away and alpine flowers adorn the surrounding meadows.
When day fades away and night begins, the comfortable chairs, the large leather sofas and the crackling fire provide the perfect place to end the day with a cocktail creation or a glass of whisky. In the early evening hours, until around 11 pm, the cosy atmosphere is completed with live piano music.
The Walliserkeller has a rustic and cosy chalet and mountain hut atmosphere combined with delicious food. The perfect mix for a cosy winter evening as a couple or for a convivial gathering. The regional cuisine from the Pennine Alps spoils you with selected Swiss specialities such as cheese fondue, raclette and grills and guarantees a daily treat.
The appetizer buffet also leaves nothing to be desired, with a wide choice of salads, a variety of dried meats and other culinary delicacies that you'll love. In addition to our cheese specialities, we serve top-rate "à la minute" meat dishes which are prepared on the open fire. Fish lovers will also get their money's worth.
"Simply stunning!" are the first thoughts that come to mind when entering the Vinothek. A paradise for wine lovers and sommeliers that is like a little museum. Embedded in wood and stone, the wine bottles are laid down according to their origin. In winter, several wine tastings take place each week in our small vault, exclusively for our hotel guests. On Mondays, our Maître d’Hôtel or his assistant takes you on a journey through the Valais wine-growing region; on Wednesdays through the Italian wineries and on Fridays a trip around the world.
After a hearty dinner, sit back and indulge in a cigar in the peaceful and warm atmosphere of our smoking room. Add a fine Cognac or Whisky – and all the time in the world. This cosy venue is a meeting place for like-minded people and connoisseurs. Combined with the transmission of a major sporting event, it's the perfect end to the day.
Dogs are welcome at the hotel, although they are not allowed in the restaurants and the pool area.
Upon request we will put a dog basket in your room.
Rates for pets on request.
For medical emergencies, medical doctors and Air Zermatt are available in Zermatt. As all doctors are located in the village and need to be ready for emergencies, home visits are not possible.
The nearest hospital is located in Visp (40 min. by car from Zermatt). For first-aid treatments, we have a well-equipped in-house pharmacy.
Sports equipment rental
Exclusively for our hotel guests
In winter Bayard-Sports is conveniently located in our building; here you can rent skis, snowboards and other equipment.
During summer mountain bikes with helmets and any climbing gear can be rented. The village has several sporting-goods stores offering a large selection of sportswear and material. Our concierge will be pleased to help you with the reservation.