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“Great Day Seeing The Matterhorn”

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise
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USD 89.37*
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Ranked #5 of 81 things to do in Zermatt
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The highest cable car station in Europe (3,883 m), with its new restaurant, sets fresh standards in sustainable development. The views of the highest mountains in Italy, France and Switzerland are breathtaking. The ski area on the Theodul Glacier is open 365 days a year. Matterhorn glacier paradise – a world of adventures. From here, mountaineers and hikers accompanied by mountain guides set off to scale the Breithorn (4,164 m), a 2.5-hour climb up the perennial snows; for many hikers, this is their first ascent of a 4,000-metre peak. On some days, the views from the observation platform are so clear they seem to stretch as far as the Mediterranean. Mont Blanc (4,810 m) in France, the highest mountain in the Alps, towers above its neighbours; the summit of the Gran Paradiso (4,061 m), Italy’s highest peak, is often also visible. The air up here is thin, so visitors should take plenty of time to explore. This is also the summit of the international ski area, open 365 days a year, and the gateway to Europe’s largest summer ski area. The Matterhorn from a fresh angle Up here, right by the Italian border, visitors see a very different side of the Matterhorn. This comes as a surprise: the view is very different to the one from the Gornergrat or the Rothorn, it’s as if the Matterhorn has acquired a new look. In fact this vantage point offers the finest view of the mountain’s south face. Summer training for national ski teams Anyone seeking the autograph of an international ski star has the best chances of success up at Matterhorn glacier paradise. In summer, nearly all the world’s national ski teams train for the speed disciplines up on the glacier, and all the athletes have to pass through the summit station to access the summer pistes. All year: •Audio system on the ride to the summit with information about the alpine world, the cog railway and much more •Observation platform with summit cross, photo point and information panel on the mountain panorama •Inside the mountain: observation window looking out over the Breithorn •Cinema Lounge •Restaurant with shop •Matterhorn glacier paradise lodge with accommodation •Meeting room •Glacier palace, the highest in Europe •Direct access to the ski pistes (365 days a year, including on the Theodul Glacier) •Ski pistes linked to Italy (both winter and summer) •Photo subjects: Matterhorn, Breithorn, Weisshorn and other celebrity mountains •InfoCube - 3S Bahn Summer: •Summer ski area, 21 km of piste •Snow Park Zermatt at the Plateau Rosa •Snowtubing
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We took the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise gondola ride to see the Matterhorn. Don’t forget to show your Swiss Rail Pass if you have one to get 50% off your tickets. We bought tickets at the station in Zermatt with no problem. You share the gondolas with people going up to ski, but if you aren’t skiing, just ride to see the magnificent views. Well worth the money on a clear day like we had.

Thank Veronica V
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

A fantastic part of the resort to ski. The huge gondola can be a bit of a wait, but it is totally worth the wait. The views are breathtaking, the skiing is world-class. Cross the border into Italy for lunch and ski back into Switzerland after. Unforgettable!!

Thank Bruno T
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Matterhorn Glacier paradise is located at 3883 m on the peak called Klein Matterhorn, and you go there by cable car from Trockener Steg, which in turn is reached from Schwarzsee, going up from Zermatt via Furi. This is, to my knowledge, the highest peak that yo can reach by cable car.
It can also be reached on ski from Cervinia, via Plateau Rosa or Theodulpass if you have the patience for a series of plate-lifts (which are ot operating every day).
Views are incredible - absolutely stunning.
It can be really rough up here on windy/snowy days.

Thank Anders_Virum_Denmark
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We were able to find a sunny not crowded in the morning time to enjoy the panoramic view. Breathtaking views... must stop and see!

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Easy skiing with truly spectacular views and not to be missed if skiing in Zermatt but pick a good weather day!

Thank feross75
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