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Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Postfach 378, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
+41 27 966 01 01
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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
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Postfach 378, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
+41 27 966 01 01
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Stunning in all respects. The journey by cable car and gondola is stunning. there is lots to do and see on the summit, especially from the viewing platform. From here you can see on a clear day Mt Blanc. A nice ( bit expensive )cafeand...More

Thank PamNewall
Reviewed 6 days ago

Zermatt is a unique place and so are the mountains around it. Yet after visiting many gems of the High Alps coming to the Klein Matterhorn leaves somehow bad impression. It's the most expensive cable car of the alps and this sets the expectations high....More

Thank mikocot
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Riding up there with horse drawn carriages was fun. Better yet, I saw a lot of people hiking and biking. Spectacular view at the end and a bonus sighting of a herd of cows walking home.

Thank Curi0us12
Reviewed 1 week ago

The 1-hour gondola ride took us from 5,000 feet in Zermatt to 12,700 feet, 3 mi from the Matterhorn. Knowing the the restaurant there is quite expensive, we bought lunch items at the Zermatt Migros market and enjoyed them at he observation deck - other...More

Thank hallbo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to visit the ice castle and ice scupltures inside the glacier at the top!. Incredible views of the the glaciers, Matterhorn and other surrounding mountains. A highlight of our visit to Zermatt.

Thank U4006XGlindaw
Reviewed 1 week ago

You have two options from Zermatt to get up high to enjoy perspectives on this iconic mountain ... both take about forty minutes to reach from different base stations in Zermatt. The better of the two is this one where your journey commences with a...More

Thank Sue and Alex P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best feeling you ever get! In the middle of the summer, you are at the top of the world, surrounded by snow and ski lovers! The temperature during the day is around 4 Celsius! What a feeling!

Thank Oliver_Zeitoun
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you get the chance to catch the lift up from Zermatt this is a must. Will blow you away... Make sure to take a warm sweater or coat ad its cold up there even when it's 30 degrees in the village!

Thank Ashley K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The journey starts the adventure, with stunning forrest, cascade, mountain, and big sky views as you assent up then across the mountains to the Klein Matterhorn. At an elevation of almost 13,000 ft, be prepared for the thin air at the top and pace yourself...More

Thank 14hannon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a nice sunny day :) Suggest everyone to check the weather before visiting . Always cloudy though

Thank Lalida W
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John M
July 10, 2017|
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Response from Marianne K | Reviewed this property |
The small one from Zermatt to Trockener Steg 8 people, the big one from Trockener Steg to Klein Matterhorn 120 people
July 4, 2017|
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Response from nateb361 | Reviewed this property |
Different views make it worthwhile if you have the time. We went in afternoon for discounted price (but still expensive).
anne h
June 8, 2017|
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Response from life_breez | Reviewed this property |
I would go to Matterhorn of course it is nice and don't miss it