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Matterhorn glacier paradise

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What does an Alpine paradise look like? Probably quite like Matterhorn glacier paradise. The peak with Europe’s highest mountain station soars 3,883 metres above sea level. The peak lift takes you up to the 360º viewing platform. The view from there is like paradise.

You can see an incredible 38 four-thousand-metre peaks and 14 glaciers. And a must-see in Zermatt’s glacier paradise: a real glacier palace. Up above, there is a cinema lounge, fine cuisine, superb ski slopes and a little lower, on Trockener Steg or Schwarzsee, hiking and biking trails. And on top of that many unforgettable experiences the whole year round ...

THE JOURNEY IS THE EXPERIENCE

Matterhorn glacier ride

Discover the world's highest 3S cableway.

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Crystal Ride

Don't be scared! The four “Crystal ride” cabins of the new Matterhorn glacier ride hold a thrilling secret. After a three minutes ride the darkened glass floor clears up and reveals the view of the 170 m lower glacier landscape. The name says it all: the “Crystal ride” cabins are decorated with Swarovski® crystals, capturing the light in an effect that will amaze passengers and provide an unforgettable adrenaline rush.

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VIP Gondola

What about a touch of glamour? Settle into the leather armchair, help yourself to a glass of champagne and watch the Matterhorn glide past. The Matterhorn Express VIP gondola is available on over 270 days of the year. Treat yourself – or someone you love – to a little luxury!

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GLACIER PALACE ABOVE ZERMATT

In the world’s highest glacier palace, you can discover a world of eternal ice. Descend fifteen metres below the surface and explore a fairy-tale world of glittering ice crystals, with an ice slide, a glacier crevasse you can walk through and ‘cool’ photopoints. Perfect for families. Open all year round.

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CINEMA LOUNGE: ZERMATT'S SCREEN ON THE MOUNTAIN

Film clips running for several minutes are screened in the Breithorn tunnel revealing the fascinating Zermatt mountain world. They show gripping footage on such subjects as alpinism, flora and fauna and freeriding. An ideal activity for bad weather days. And it’s free of charge!

RESTAURANT MATTERHORN GLACIER PARADISE

The prize-winning modern restaurant has a futuristic look with its show kitchen, panoramic window and zero-energy design. But the dishes on offer are traditional regional fare: home-made soups and Valais specialities.

Shopping in paradise: In the peak shop beside the restaurant you’re sure to find the right souvenirs for loved ones back home, for example a wine from the Alps that is stored at the highest altitude. Take a look in the web shop now ...
 

 

Restaurant Matterhorn glacier paradise

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VIEWING PLATFORM

The summit lift will carry you to the highest viewing platform in the Alps, at 3,883 metres above sea level. A 360º panorama opens up, taking in 38 peaks towering over four thousand metres and 14 glaciers in the French, Italian and Swiss Alps. See if you can make out Mont Blanc – Europe’s highest mountain – and, further in the distance, the Jungfrau in all her radiant beauty.

AUDIO INFORMATION SYSTEM

It’s worth listening! The gondolas and cable cars to the Matterhorn glacier paradise are equipped with an audio information system that is unique worldwide. On every trip you will learn interesting facts about your visit.

And this is how it works: at the valley station of the Matterhorn Express, you receive the headphones programmed in your language free of charge (against a deposit). Groups are recommended to make a reservation so that headphones can be prepared in the respective language. There are 21 transmitters installed along the mountain and valley stretches, as well as in the stations. These provide guests with information during the entire trip.

The information is available in ten languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Thai and Russian.
 

 

WINTER In MATTERHORN GLACIER PARADISE

In winter, Matterhorn glacier paradise transforms into Matterhorn ski paradise. 360 kilometres of perfectly groomed pistes offer boundless fun in the highest skiing area in the Alps. The Matterhorn is a feel-good place for all: families, freeriders, beginners and all those in search of a special ski adventure.

 

Matterhorn ski paradise

First Track: the package for early risers

For skiers, nothing quite compares with cutting the first tracks in snow freshly prepared by the grooming vehicles. With Zermatt Bergbahnen’s First Track offer you’ll be one of the first to glide down the pristine slopes. After that, breakfast at the Matterhorn glacier paradise restaurant will taste all the better.

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MUST-SKI RUNS

If you´re looking for a personal challenge go and check out black trail No. 59 in Cervinia, the Italian side of the ski resort. It´s nothing for softies and trembling knees with its 70 percent gradient.

Or hit the slope from the top of the Matterhorn glacier paradise down to the base in Zermatt, if you want another special experience. The 25 kilometer (15,5 miles) make it the longest descent in the world.
 

Summer in Matterhorn glacier paradise

Have you already tried snow tubing? Enjoyed a sunset dinner at 3'883 m2 Tasted the air of four-thousand-metre peaks? Not yet? Then it’s high time you visited Matterhorn glacier paradise.

  • Snow Tubing: slide down the slopes in inflatable ubber doughnuts
  • 365 days skiing: in the glacier skiing area Matterhorn glacier paradise
  • Breithorn Tour: guided tour to the easiest fou-thousand-metre peak in Switzerland  

You online ticket to paradise

Anyone who can’t wait to stand on the peak of Matterhorn glacier paradise can buy their tickets in the web shop now. What about one of these offers? 

  • Afternoon ticket: afternoon hours at reduced prices in Matterhorn glacier paradise or on the peak at Schwarzsee
  • Peak2Peak-Ticket: visit the two top destinations – Matterhorn glacier paradise and Gornergrat – with a single ticket
  • Gornergratrundfahrt: explore Gornergrat with the Gornergratbahn and the Riffelberg Express

Has that made you want to visit Zermatt’s glacier paradise? The team at Zermatt Bergbahnen AG will be happy to answer your questions and help you plan your trip.