The Schönbielhut is located on an elevation in the far end of the Zmutt valley, slightly above the Zmutt glacier. It is attended by the host in spring and summer. the path to the refuge does not require alpinism experience, but you should be an experienced hiker.

You can reach the refuge by the following paths:

  • in 4h starting in Zermatt, going up to Blatten, Zum See on the Matterhorn Trail (Number 29 on the hiking map of the Zermatt tourism office)
  • in 4h going up to Zmutt, along the valley side passing through Chalbermatten
  • in 3 and a half hours from furi through Stafel
  • in 2 and a half hours from Schwarzsee (using the cable car „Matterhorn Express“)