• Highest Alpine crossing
  • Matterhorn tour
  • 2 countries & 2 cultures
A breathtaking glacier landscape with a view of several four-thousand-metre peaks can be seen on the Matterhorn Alpine Crossing.  | © Gabriel Perren A breathtaking glacier landscape with a view of several four-thousand-metre peaks can be seen on the Matterhorn Alpine Crossing.  | © Gabriel Perren


A trip round the Matterhorn

Opening on 1 July 2023

From vision to reality. After years of groundbreaking work, the vision of an all-season link between the world-class spa resort of Zermatt in Switzerland and the Italian village of Breuil-Cervinia is about to become a reality. Surrounded by a breathtaking Alpine panorama, the new route offers a thrill-packed ride. Passengers ride in cabins luxuriously fitted out for maximum comfort. The crossing is an experience in a class of its own – gliding over the stunning mountain landscape that straddles the Italian-Swiss border, with the Matterhorn always in view.

The Matterhorn Alpine Crossing raises cableway travel to a new level. The highest cable car crossing in the Alps connects two countries with different characteristics that cast a spell all their own. Enjoy the vista of unique mountain scenery around the Matterhorn and the special magic of each stop on the way.


An overview of the trip

From Zermatt
To Cervinia
Last ride 14:50
Travel time: 90 minutes
Previous station

The highest mountain station in Europe

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

At 3,821 m above sea level is the highest mountain station in Europe. Up here a sense of infinity prevails. A world of adventure appositely named Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. Surrounded by 38 four-thousanders and 14 glaciers, the peak offers a captivating view over a world of snow and ice.

  • Opening hours
    09:00 - 15:45 h

Peak Experience


Step into the fascinating universe in the eternal ice of the highest glacier palace on the planet and leave the outside world behind. Sparkling crystals of ice and detailed sculptures in a fairy-tale world some 15 metres below the surface.

The viewing platform which looks out over 38 four-thousanders and 14 glaciers in three countries offers an exhilarating experience and hints at the vast scale of the world of mountains and glaciers around the border between Switzerland and Italy. Welcome to the heart of the Alps.

The highest cinema in Europe will captivate you with a vision of the many aspects of Zermatt’s alpine world. The atmospheric and enchanting viewing will reveal the dangers, risks and joys of live in the Alps.

The Matterhorn Glacier Paradise restaurant is located at an altitude of 3,874 m. It’s hard to imagine the kind of views you get through the large panoramic windows as you eat. Some of the most famous Swiss Alpine peaks are gathered around the Klein Matterhorn, where the world of adventure is situated. The restaurant offers culinary delights that we guarantee will taste especially good at almost 4,000 metres above sea level. There is a souvenir shop inside the restaurant with products made specially for our visitors.

Summer skiing means an early start, as the slopes are best enjoyed in the morning, when the sun is not so strong. Europe’s highest and biggest summer ski resort has up to 21 km of pistes on offer. And freestyle fans needn’t feel left out as the Summer Snowpark Zermatt is one of the highest freestyle arenas in the Alps and one of the region’s best snow parks

Climbing a four-thousander for the first time is an objective for many people who are drawn to the mystic mountains around Zermatt. The Breithorn is the ideal opportunity for you to breathe the air at four thousand metres for the first time. Zermatt Bergbahnen will take you to Europe’s highest mountain station at an altitude of 3,883 m, and from there you will climb up to 4,164 metres above sea level!

Testa Grigia / Plateau Rosa
Border Crossing
Next station
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Everything you need for your Trip 

Additional information 

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    Flight over the Alps
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    All about the highest Alpine crossing
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    Book your online ticket
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    Looking forward to the opening
    Cableway operational from 1 July 2023
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Worth a Trip 

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Good to know

Information about trips on the Matterhorn Alpine Crossing is posted on the Zermatt Bergbahnen website.

For the media

All the information on the construction of the Matterhorn Glacier Ride II, factsheets about the Matterhorn Alpine Crossing plus images and technical data can be found in our Media Corner.