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Zermatt Bergbahnen AG

Investments and projects

Since 2002, Zermatt Bergbahnen AG has invested a total of CHF 556 million.

  • CHF 307 million in transport facilities
  • CHF 136 million in pistes and artificial snow systems
  • CHF 47 million in snow grooming vehicles 
  • CHF 48 million in other facilities
  • CHF 18 million in IT and digital information systems

The main purpose of these investments has been to ensure the complete safety of our visitors on a daily basis. Another aim was to give them the convenience of short waiting times by increasing the amount of available transport. All this effort has paid off: we now have a ski resort with excellent access and first-rate lifts providing maximum levels of safety.

Zermatt, 20. December 2020

The most important investments since 2002:

  • Gondola lift Kumme - the first autonomous gondola lift in Switzerland
  • Matterhorn Glacier Ride - the highest 3S gondola lift in the world
  • 6-seater chairlift Gant-Blauherd (Hublot-Express)
  • 6-seater chairlift with canopies: Hirli
  • Renewal of the Sunnegga funicular and complete renovation of the stations
  • 8-seater gondola: Matterhorn Express (2 sections)
  • 6-seater chairlift with canopies: Furggsattel Gletscherbahn (glacier lift)
  • 6-seater chairlift with canopies: Gifthittli
  • Ski-lift extension: Gandegg
  • 8-seater gondola and 6-seater chairlift (combi cable car): Sunnegga – Blauherd
  • Passenger lift at Riedweg to the entrance of the Sunnegga funicular
  • 8-seater gondola: Furi – Schweigmatten – Riffelberg
  • 4-seater chairlift: Sunnegga – Findeln – Breitboden
  • Ski lift: Stockhorn
  • IDE Snowmaker (vacuum ice maker): Trockener Steg
  • Underground entrance to glacier palace in Matterhorn Glacier Paradise
  • Restaurant and shop at Matterhorn Glacier Paradise
  • Lodge at Matterhorn Glacier Paradise
  • 8-seater gondola: Schwarzsee – Trockener Steg (extension of Matterhorn Express, now connects Zermatt and Trockener Steg)
  • Tunnel opened at Matterhorn Glacier Paradise for Testa Grigia – Matterhorn Glacier Paradise cable car
  • New lift platform at Matterhorn Glacier Paradise
  • Piste and rescue service premises at Trockener Steg station: 100% solar-powered heating

Our next projects until 2023 have already been planned:

  • Replacement of the cable car Zermatt-Furi
  • Alpine Crossing: A new system is also due to be built between Matterhorn Glacier Paradise and Testa Grigia in the near future.

In order to meet the high expectations of our customers, we strive to provide maximum comfort in terms of transport quality, reliability, capacity and service. We are continually investing in new projects and optimizing our standards to ensure that our visitors feel comfortable and safe at all times. As testified by our certification to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, quality and hospitality are our top priorities.

The following investment projects are planned for the medium and long term:

  • Improvement of the access to the freeride area Red Nose/Stockhorn
  • Construction FIS piste
  • Replacement of the Theodulexpress by a chairlift from Furgg to the upper garden 
  • Chairlift Breitboden-Rosenritz
  • Extension of the summit infrastructure Matterhorn Glacier Paradise 

Digital information system

Since the 2013/14 winter season, Zermatt Bergbahnen has kept visitors up to date with local news in digital bulletins at a number of central locations.