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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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Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:05
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Postfach 378, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
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Reviewed yesterday

Interesting walk through story of the railway up the Matterhorn and of the people who built it, along with amazing ice sculptures and natural ice and rock formations. Definitely well worth a visit.

Thank Jude J
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had never before skiid on my summer holiday, and never skiid up on top of a mountain in over 3800 meters... This was amazing, from like +30°C down in the village up to +2°C on top of the mountain, and few hours of skiing,...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fantastic ride on Gondola and cable car to reach Glacier Paradise. Amazing views although a little expensive at 100 Swiss francs. (Half price if you have a Swiss travel pass) Amazing view of the Matterhorn and glacier. We visited in August and it was very...More

Thank Jinty227
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We opted for peak to peak ticket , cable car up to the glacier point is amazing , scenery is breath taking , views of Matterhorn are beyond any pictures I had seen . We took another cable car to another peek and came down...More

Thank Amjad S
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Cable car to the top of the Alps was spectacular. Views in route and once there are beautiful. Looking down on the glaciers and seeing people climbing up mountain faces to ski down were highlights. Skiers seemed to be having a great time. Enjoyed this...More

Thank Barbara S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at Zermatt & travelled up the day after visiting Gornergrat. We walked to the Matterhorn Express for the ride up. It takes about 20 min & portions are uphill. We had a wonderful day. Glacier paradise is very cold, naturally, so rug up....More

Thank ChristineB55Geelong
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The ride in the gondola up the mountain to the viewing platforms is truly spectacular. At the top it is very quiet and restful, it was very warm and sunny on our trip at the top station and we were able to see numerous mountain...More

Thank Homer012
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The view was good (although I'd go to Gornergrat instead). The cafe was mediocre, with pay toilets. Ice cave was ok but uninspired. Generally left a bit underwhelmed (except for the view).

Thank Mike A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a special place as close to heaven when snow is on the mountains. It looks like a giant cloud. It's worth spending several days here to see all the sites and attractions. Go to the top of the Klein Matterhorn and look at...More

Thank makeitso4u
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't come to Zermatt and not take a trip into the glacier to see what all they have carved inside. Take hand warmers and warm clothes!! This is so fun !!

Thank LLBIFFLE
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Joshuakiang
22 July 2018|
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Response from AlandeWalden | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but you have to go high, so you may face limits due to the thin air.
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Joshuakiang
22 July 2018|
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Response from sally c | Reviewed this property |
Yes it’s skiable that time of year. I’m not sure about how much of the mountain is open for skiing. I’m sure the website that information. Good luck.
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irkraus
2 July 2018|
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Response from David R | Reviewed this property |
100% do not think of being a first time skier. The snow is not fluffy great for some pictures but not to play in. If you want to learn to ski in the summer or get s taster visit on of the indoor ski centres around Europe we... More
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