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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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Postfach 378, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had so much fun visiting here with our two children (6 & 8) and my husband’s parents. The views were stunning and our boys loved the snow tubing! We enjoyed touring the glacier and this was certainly a highlight of our month in Europe.

Thank B P
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Me and partner booked this excursion via My Swiss Alps.com. After traveling from the UK we found it easy to park in Täsch and then get the train to Zermatt. The Matterhorn gondola is a 15 min walk up the town centre where you will...More

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We didn't have the best luck with the weather with clouds filling in but still very much enjoyed the trip up. Beautiful place. Ice sculptures are neat. Food at restaurant up top good, bit pricey, but hey, you're on top of the world! Expensive ticket...More

Thank Scott M
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was an optional excursion on our Globus tour of Switzerland. We are really glad we chose it. It was a clear day (we got lucky) so we got a great view of the Matterhorn. It was really cold at the top -3deg C. We...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a once in a lifetime chance for us. Glaciers are not common in Sunny Queensland. The trip didn't disappoint, the weather was kind to us even if some cloud stopped us viewing all the peaks. The glacier palace was something to behold and...More

Thank Robert L
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is planned in our itinerary and it does not disappoint. While weather was not on our side (snowing), we didn’t get to see the Matterhorn peak, it was a nice experience going up thi place. It was quite a far walk from the main...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited this in June. It’s quite a distance up and I remember we had to take 2 different cable rides to reach the top. While it was a cool 18 degrees at the town below, it was -4 degrees at the top! But the cold...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Worth every penny. Kids loved it. Such a wonderful experience. We traveled all the way to the top and visited the ice cave that was full of ice sculptures. The restaurant was perfect for some food and hot chocolate after spending quite some time outside...More

Thank Robert P
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really lovely views up here! Takes a while to get up as you need to get 3 gondolas up to the top. Took us around 45 minutes but we were lucky and caught one after the other. Spent about 30 mins up here. Bring warm...More

Thank Julieshanko
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clear blue skies, views of snow topped mountains from the Matterhorn to Mont Blanc. You definitely feel the altitude affect at the highest viewing point, but so worth it. On way down stopped off at each cable car change station, having lunch at the last...More

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Cj R
13 June 2018|
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Response from glcwhistler . | Reviewed this property |
September is only going to have the very top of the mountain open for skiing on the glacier at the top. It is only a T bar lift on both the Swiss and Italian side. The Swiss and Italian national ski teams are up their... More
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Julia G
6 June 2018|
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Response from Neil W | Reviewed this property |
Didn't actually go up to Gornegrat but there are multiple chances to glimpse the Matterhorn on Glacier Paradise.
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Response from Lorraine S | Reviewed this property |
It is quite easy to get to the top. You have to buy your ticket first in town. I think it was about €100 per person. You can’t miss it, Matterhorn Glacial Paradise. You then walk along the road, following the signs for the... More
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