How the world's first Alpine crossing by cable car is built

Welcome to the InfoCube of the 3S cableway

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The InfoCube is located at the place where the highest 3S cableway in the world leads up to the Klein Matterhorn. At Trockener Steg, 2939 metres above sea level. Whatever the weather, 365 days a year.

Set off on an exciting journey of discovery with the aid of VR glasses, touchscreens, multimedia and interactive displays. From the first connection to the Klein Matterhorn to the commissioning of the 3S cableway and the vision of the "Alpine Crossing".

The Matterhorn glacier ride

The first stage – the Matterhorn glacier ride from Trockener Steg to Matterhorn glacier paradise has been finished since the winter of 2018/19. The construction phase took around two-and-a-half years and because of the high-alpine location involved the use of helicopters instead of diggers.

There are 25 cabins, each seating 28, and the ride will cover an altitude difference of 900 metres in nine minutes at a speed of 7.5 metres per second. Faster and in greater comfort than ever before. The ride is set to break all records.

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InfoCube high-tech discovery centre

The modern installation was just the first stage in the realization of a much more far-reaching vision: to create a continuous connection between Zermatt and Italy, the so-called “Alpine Crossing”. This will be made possible by the addition of a structurally similar 3S cableway between Testa Grigia and Matterhorn glacier paradise. In summer 2022, the first visitors should be able to make the highest crossing of the Alps.

The passable floor plan will give you a vivid impression of the dimensions of this major project. All construction challenges included.

Details:

  • Open all year round
  • Admission free
  • Languages: German and English
  • Duration of visit: 30 to 60 minutes
  • Wheelchair access
  • Getting there takes around 30 minutes with the Matterhorn-Express.