How the world's highest 3S cableway was built

Discover the sory of zermatt's greatest ever construction project in the InfoCube

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Bored? Bad weather? Or just eager to learn more about the mammoth 3S cableway project "Matterhorn glacier ride"? Then why not pay a visit to the InfoCube on Trockener Steg (2,939 metres). The discovery centre with a view of the Matterhorn is open 365 days a year.

The new Matterhorn glacier ride

Construction work took place from summer 2016 to 2018 and the ride opened on schedule, in time for the 2018/19 winter season. The new 3S cableway, the high-performance lift to the Klein Matterhorn, is the highest of its kind in the world and will carry 2,000 passengers an hour from Trockener Steg to the Matterhorn glacier paradise.

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

In the InfoCube you can learn about the amazing construction project as though you were taking part. The ultramodern resources such as touchscreens, VR glasses and interactive multimedia terminals make the visit a high-tech experience.

Starting with the story of how access to the Klein Matterhorn was first opened up, you will travel forward in time. A ground plan you can walk round gives a vivid impression of the sheer scale of the project. All the challenges faced in the construction are 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.