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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
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Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

If it's a clear day then this is an opportunity not to miss and worth the price. The ride to the top is an experience in itself but once you arrive the views are amazing. We went in July and there were lots of skiers...More

Thank Ozzie200
Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

With only a day in Zermatt this was on our must do list and we kept our fingers crossed for good weather. We woke to clear skies, although the forecast suggested it would cloud over later in the day, so we took an early ski...More

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Reviewed July 23, 2016

The ride was lots of fun. The view was wonderful.The ice museum at the top was a little disappointing.

Thank Darla118
Reviewed July 23, 2016

We traveled to this lovely top of the world location to be able to have once in a lifetime views of the Matterhorn. This is a must do if you are in Zermatt!

1  Thank KerwinN
Reviewed July 22, 2016

Up to over 3800m to the top of the Kleinmatterhorn. Awesome feeling to be inside the glacier - just inside the ice. Great view to the Matterhorn. A must if you are in Zermatt.

Thank Ebse_J
Reviewed July 19, 2016

Just the Gondolas on the Cable car initially provide magnificent views before graduating to the larger cable car to the top. We did this as part of a full day trip and it was worth every moment. The views from the top over Switzerland, France...More

2  Thank Alma O
Reviewed July 19, 2016

The Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is fantastic! Just make sure to wear a jacket and long pants because it is a bit chilly inside the Glacier Paradise. Very much worth-while to see.

Thank lobowolf
Reviewed July 19, 2016

I have skied in lots of places that have a reputation for beauty - the back bowls at Vail, the treelines in Steamboat, and bumps at Mary Jane. This is a quantum jump over all of those. Why? Because you can see so many 4,000...More

1  Thank MN736
Reviewed July 18, 2016

went to the highest viewing point for the Matterhorn and Glaciers. Amazing trip. Expensive but a must do trip

Thank simonoddie
Reviewed July 18, 2016

The view on a clear day is a memory that will not fade. You must bring your camera!!! You can walk and take in the spectacular scenery. There is food available for purchase.

Thank John W
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Samantha M
August 16, 2017|
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Response from AAMW1902 | Reviewed this property |
We only stayed one night in Zermatt and did both Gornergatt and the Matterhorn Glacier Palace (1/2 day each). Gornergatt gives you great views of the Matterhorn and the Galcier Palace provides great views of the alps and... More
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FreqTravl2006
August 4, 2017|
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Response from SnowSpider | Reviewed this property |
Getting tickets on the day is fine. The Rothorn ticket won't get you to the top, ask at the office for 'Matterhorn glacier paradise'. You will get a return ticket. Go early, and you'll get the most out of it. Get the train... More
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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
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