Out of Africa

Whirlpool with a view of the Matterhorn

The expanded spa facilities are the perfect complement, both in winter and summer, to all outdoor activities around the Riffelhaus. As you soak in the warm waters of our outdoor whirlpool, you might just catch your mind wandering to the sunny climes of Africa. That is no strange idea, but rather one directly inspired by the geology of the Matterhorn.


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Geology: background information

In 2004, the geological atlas of Switzerland added page 107, the Matterhorn map. In it, reference is made to the peak of the Matterhorn consisting of African rock and marine deposits/sediments. That may appear odd, but is easily explained by scientists. The reason for this is the collision of the European and African continental plates causing the Alps to begin their formation around 45 million years ago.



The best ski-in, ski-out in Zermatt

The slopes begin right outside the door of the hotel. That says it all. Oh, but it doesn’t! Hotel Riffelhaus features the optimal connection to 360 kilometres of pistes that Zermatt has to offer.

And after a day of skiing or snowboarding, our new spa centre with whirlpool, sauna, steam bath and relaxation room is a wonderful way to balance the day.


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Your private spa

The stress of everyday life simply melts away. Private use of our spa area is a one-of-a-kind pampering experience.



Opening times:

Whirlpool / sauna /steam bath: 4.00 p.m. to 8 p.m.



 Bathe in fresh mountain air

You can do this year-round, in summer and in winter. Guests in Zermatt will also be treated to a lot of sun with an unparalleled mountain backdrop.