Mammut Mountain Days FAQ
From activities to accommodation, find the answers to all your questions about the 2023 edition of Mammut Mountain Days.
Mammut Mountain days is a three-day festival based around Zermatt, Switzerland that runs from Sept. 1–3. Participants will exchange skills and stories in an exciting lineup of workshops and tours led by mountain guides and pro athletes. Over two big days, join beginner or advanced mountaineering and trail running workshops, discover Zermatt’s best climbing crags and hiking routes, or tackle the region’s most thrilling via ferrata. Back at Base Camp in Täsch, you’ll relax in good company and enjoy local food, live music and the latest mountain films before falling asleep under the stars. Rest up in one of the provided tents or park your van for the weekend and enjoy the festival atmosphere and visits from pro athletes for evening workshops and talks.
- Activities and workshops with mountain guides on Saturday, 2.9. and Sunday, 3.9.23 / Social program and workshops at Base Camp / Camping at Base Camp Täsch on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, including all infrastructure on site: Overnight accommodation, sanitary facilities, WLAN, communal tents and other infrastructure (the tents provided and/or limited camper pitches must be booked in advance with the ticket. No personal tents are allowed)
-Dinner on Friday, 1.9.23 / Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner on Saturday, 2.9.23 / Breakfast and packed lunch on Sunday, 3.9.23
-Train tickets from Täsch to Zermatt and back, as well as mountain cable cars and funicular tickets for all activities during the period 2-3.9.23
- Goodie bag
- Sleeping bag
- Sleeping mat
- Waterproof clothing: You’ll be exploring and sleeping at the heart of the Alps, so be ready for any and all alpine conditions.
- Water bottle
- Equipment for activities: Each activity has a detailed equipment list that will be shared with participants prior to the event. Please bring everything that is listed.
Download the mandatory pack list ↗ for each activity.
The Mountain Days program is held exclusively outdoors and in an alpine environment, so please come prepared for extreme weather. You should consider protection from rain, sun and large temperature changes over the course of a day. We have an alternative program planned if the scheduled activities need to be cancelled on the day because of extreme weather. Any changes to the program will be announced on-site.
This is an 18+ event.
All food served at the event will be vegetarian. Vegan options will also be available. To limit the impact of this event, no meat will be served.
Your ticket includes:
- Dinner on Friday
- Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner on Saturday
- Breakfast and packed lunch on Sunday
There will also be a kiosk and bar to buy snacks and drinks at Base Camp.
No. Unfortunately we can’t accommodate your beloved four-legged friends.
Getting to the event
Check-in is open from 4–9:30 p.m on Friday, Sept. 1.
The event village is based in Täsch. Please be conscious of the impact of your travel and opt for public and shared transport to get to the event if possible.
Airports: Closest airports are Zürich, Basel and Geneva.
Train: Täsch railway station is a 10-minute walk from Base Camp.
The Matterhorn Terminal in Täsch has 2,100 paid covered parking spaces, 131 of which are in a separate E-Zone with its own charging stations. Tickets can be booked online or purchased directly at the car park. For more information, visit the webpage ↗.
You can check-in from 4 p.m on Friday, Sept. 1 at the entry to the Base Camp in Täsch. You’ll find out where you’ll be camping for the weekend and collect your goodie bag (Woohoo!).
Early bird tickets start at 440CHF (until sold out). Regular tickets start at 490CHF.
To ensure you are placed in the same tent or camper as your friend/s or partner, be sure to make a group booking when you buy your tickets and select the appropriate accommodation options in the first step. Anyone in your group booking with the same activities selected will be placed in the same activity group wherever space allows.
Unfortunately a refund is not possible. The transfer of tickets to another participant is allowed, provided that you let us know via email and we confirm the change. In the event you need to transfer your ticket (e.g. due to illness or injury), please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org ↗
All the info you need for the event, including your ticket, will be sent via email at least one week out from the event.
After purchasing your ticket, you will receive a confirmation email with all your booking details.
The range of activities on offer means there is something to suit everyone. You can find all activity descriptions and levels at mammut.com/mmd ↗. It’s important for group dynamics that you do not sign up for an activity far above your experience level. Our expert guides will be there to share their wealth of knowledge and provide support wherever possible.
To ensure you are placed in the same activity as your friends or partner, be sure to make a group booking when you buy your ticket and select the same activities.
All guides speak English or German. Some also speak French.
Each activity has a mandatory equipment list that will be shared with you prior to the event. We recommend you bring your own equipment to use during the activities if possible. Please ensure all your kit is clearly labelled so it’s easily identifiable at the end of the day. We cannot take responsibility for lost equipment.
All transport to and from the activities on Saturday and Sunday are included in your ticket.
A packed lunch will be provided on both Saturday and Sunday. There will be water stations and Marschtee available at the Base Camp to fill up your bottles.
Dealing with bad weather is part of being in the mountains. We will endeavor to run activities as planned but will not compromise on safety in extreme conditions. Come prepared for rain, sun and extreme temperature changes, just as you would for any day in the high mountains. For any potential changes to the program, we will follow the advice of our mountain guides before and during activities. We have an alternative program up our sleeve in case any changes are necessary. Any changes to the program will be announced on-site.
In the event of an accident or an injury involving yourself or another member of your group during an activity, your guide will decide the next steps. It is important that you closely follow the instructions from your guide for the wellbeing of the entire group. Your guide will lead the communication with the event organizers and we will make the arrangements for transport and inform your emergency contact if deemed necessary. Please ensure you have adequate insurance for all activities that you plan to participate in during the event. This should include helicopter rescue and repatriation.
All activities are led by qualified mountain guides, professional athletes from the Mammut team or experts in that particular field.
You can find all the activity details at mammut.com/mmd ↗, including the meeting times. Please make sure you arrive on time. If you are the one your friends are always waiting for at the start of the day, plan accordingly, as we cannot wait for you this time.
All activities start from Base Camp in Täsch. There will be signed meeting points.
Your ticket to Mammut Mountain Days includes two workshops or tours: one on Saturday and one on Sunday. You cannot book the same activity on both days.
- Kiosk and bar to buy snacks and drinks
- Chill out areas
- Fire pits
- Event and catering tents
- Van parking (only with specific ticket – limited places available)
- Information and help desk
Limited campervan sites are available at the Base Camp. To reserve a spot for your van, you must select this option when you purchase your ticket. Maximum size is 2.10 m wide x 6.35 m long. Please note there is no water or electricity connection at the bookable campervan pitches. Vehicles with trailers or caravans are not permitted
Thanks to our friends at Bach, you have the opportunity to purchase your tent from the event at a heavily discounted price. You can select this option when purchasing your ticket, or at the event by speaking to our staff on-site. Find more information at mammut.com/mmd ↗.
You can select your preferred accommodation when you purchase your ticket. If you select a single tent (not in a group booking), you will be assigned your own tent. If you book a double tent, you will be assigned a double tent with the second person in your booking.
You can select your preferred accommodation when you purchase your ticket. Tents have a maximum capacity of two people. If you are planning to stay in your campervan, the maximum capacity for each campervan booking is four people. To ensure you are placed in the same tent or camper as your friend/s or partner, be sure to make a group booking when you buy your ticket by selecting the appropriate accommodation options in the first step.
The Base Camp experience is a big part of Mammut Mountain Days and camping is included in the price of your ticket, but if you prefer to find accommodation off-site, feel free to do so. Whether you are staying on-site or off-site, you are encouraged to join us for all the action at Base Camp throughout the entire weekend.
Card facilities will be available nearby but we recommend bringing some cash.