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Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Postfach 378, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
+41 27 966 01 01
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The highest cable car station in Europe (3,883 m), with its new restaurant, sets fresh standards in sustainable development. The views of the highest mountains in Italy, France and Switzerland are breathtaking. The ski area on the Theodul Glacier is open 365 days a year. Matterhorn glacier paradise – a world of adventures. From here, mountaineers and hikers accompanied by mountain guides set off to scale the Breithorn (4,164 m), a 2.5-hour climb up the perennial snows; for many hikers, this is their first ascent of a 4,000-metre peak. On some days, the views from the observation platform are so clear they seem to stretch as far as the Mediterranean. Mont Blanc (4,810 m) in France, the highest mountain in the Alps, towers above its neighbours; the summit of the Gran Paradiso (4,061 m), Italy’s highest peak, is often also visible. The air up here is thin, so visitors should take plenty of time to explore. This is also the summit of the international ski area, open 365 days a year, and the gateway to Europe’s largest summer ski area. The Matterhorn from a fresh angle Up here, right by the Italian border, visitors see a very different side of the Matterhorn. This comes as a surprise: the view is very different to the one from the Gornergrat or the Rothorn, it’s as if the Matterhorn has acquired a new look. In fact this vantage point offers the finest view of the mountain’s south face. Summer training for national ski teams Anyone seeking the autograph of an international ski star has the best chances of success up at Matterhorn glacier paradise. In summer, nearly all the world’s national ski teams train for the speed disciplines up on the glacier, and all the athletes have to pass through the summit station to access the summer pistes. All year: •Audio system on the ride to the summit with information about the alpine world, the cog railway and much more •Observation platform with summit cross, photo point and information panel on the mountain panorama •Inside the mountain: observation window looking out over the Breithorn •Cinema Lounge •Restaurant with shop •Matterhorn glacier paradise lodge with accommodation •Meeting room •Glacier palace, the highest in Europe •Direct access to the ski pistes (365 days a year, including on the Theodul Glacier) •Ski pistes linked to Italy (both winter and summer) •Photo subjects: Matterhorn, Breithorn, Weisshorn and other celebrity mountains •InfoCube - 3S Bahn Summer: •Summer ski area, 21 km of piste •Snow Park Zermatt at the Plateau Rosa •Snowtubing
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Postfach 378, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
+41 27 966 01 01
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Zermatt is a quaint town that has tried to keep the old spirit of the Alps. You have to access the town via a train from down the valley. The lift up the mountain is expensive but provides excellent access to the mountains. But not...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must do! Bring warm clothing, jackets and gloves for sure. There is a Ice Palace that you can visit...not many can say they were inside a glacier! It can get very windy here though.

Thank blueighty2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Zermatt, and visiting the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, were the highlights of our 2-week visit to Switzerland. We wish we had spent more than a day here, but we packed everything we could into that day. It's expensive, but worth it. To visit the Matterhorn...More

1  Thank Jane S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best place that ive been to. Weather was nice, early october, not foggy so i was able to see the toblerone mountain clearly.

Thank Mones12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most of the reviews you will read here will confirm that this and the Gornergrat excursions are "must see attractions" if you are in Zermatt. We did both and they are both worth the expense. Note that you can save money if you have a...More

Thank Ed_Kal99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great way to see the Matterhorn and surrounding 39 peaks. Also you can walk out on the glacier. Stunning views. Make sure you check the weather before you head up. Since there is skiing 365 days a year, you will be surrounded by skiers...More

Thank Deb K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to take one excursion in Zermatt take this one, you will be very pleased. Expensive for $100/ticket but worth. You get the best views of Matterhorn and surrounding summits. We were lucky it was a clear morning, we could see Mont Blanc...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views from the top .glacier paradise was amazing ice carvings were great few clouds gave amazing views if the matterhorn.

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a nice set up they have with the multiple gondola/trams up to the mountain. We were so excited about seeing the iconic Matterhorn. The Gondolas are easy to get to from pretty much anywhere in Zermatt. Of course, everything is within walking distance. Glacier...More

Thank Dolla Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Indeed a nice place. At about 10k ft the Glacier gives an awesome view of the Swiss Alps. The journey was cool and comfortable. The first stage gives the view of the Zermatt valley while the second and third stage gives the view of the...More

Thank sudipt01971
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Samantha M
16 August 2017|
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Response from AAMW1902 | Reviewed this property |
We only stayed one night in Zermatt and did both Gornergatt and the Matterhorn Glacier Palace (1/2 day each). Gornergatt gives you great views of the Matterhorn and the Galcier Palace provides great views of the alps and... More
5 August 2017|
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Response from SnowSpider | Reviewed this property |
Getting tickets on the day is fine. The Rothorn ticket won't get you to the top, ask at the office for 'Matterhorn glacier paradise'. You will get a return ticket. Go early, and you'll get the most out of it. Get the train... More
John M
11 July 2017|
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Response from Marianne K | Reviewed this property |
The small one from Zermatt to Trockener Steg 8 people, the big one from Trockener Steg to Klein Matterhorn 120 people