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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
+41 27 966 01 01
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Reviewed yesterday

On the spur of the moment, we decided to take the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise tour. Tour involves 3 cable cars that transport you to the top of the mountain with a great view of the Matterhorn (if it isn't cloudy). The tour also includes a...More

Thank pwcmontana
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Having been to jungfraujoch twice, I was expecting a different and unique experience. However, it turned out that the activities are limited and there's not much other than viewing the snow scene and mountains and snow tubing. Only good thing is that the snow tubing...More

Thank lpj0508
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went up on the train yesterday and at the last minute decide to take the gondolas to the glacier paradise today. You get even closer views of the Matterhorn and different perspectives as well! The money was worth every penny to my wife and...More

Thank kww31
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Spectacular and memorable views await. Bring coats and prepare for HIGH altitude. Amazing experience. Not to be missed.

Thank wernolabound
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I did the Glacier Paradise. We were completely unprepared when we arrived at the cable car station in Zermatt and saw the temperature up top was -24c. But, we went up anyway and marveled at the view the whole way! Once at...More

Thank JOdieExpat
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Glacier paradise on the 1st June 2017 which is the beginning of summer in Europe. Although it was a beautiful summer day at ground level it was bitterly cold at 12,500ft as a wind was blowing off the alps. Take a...More

Thank Obi713
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a half day on the mountain and enjoyed it very much. Many times the actual experience comes up short of what is advertised. This was the opposite. It turned out much better than we had hoped for. The Glacier Palace was fabulous.

Thank Skibum1313
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spectacular view from the top ! Cable cars had dirty windows which distracted from experience. Could use better signage on top to get around.

Thank nateb361
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At over 3800ms its a 3 stage journey but well worth the trip. Expensive but half fare card is a big help. Wirth paying extra for the Glacier Palace. The cinema had heated seating and the donuts are a lot of fun. Not to be...More

Thank Alex A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Avoid the crowd by going at 1:30pm at cheaper rate. However prepare to be a little more on the move. We were super disappointed that we went to the restaurant on top at glacier paradise at 2:30pm and they refuse to serve us mains even...More

Thank tiongweia
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anne h
If you only had the opportunity to do either the Matterhorn train or the Jungfrau train which is the best one, or is it too difficult to decide. thank you
8 June 2017|
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Response from life_breez | Reviewed this property |
I would go to Matterhorn of course it is nice and don't miss it
Hello, does anyone know if you buy the ski pass which is 66CHF up to 23.06 if you can use this to get to the where the glacier paradise is? Then just pay the 8CHF to get into see the sculptures etc? Or does the ski pass not take you as far up the mountain? Thanks Jen
16 May 2017|
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Beverly C
I am not hiking but with a tour group. What is the temp in cable car? Are there Suggestions on clothing and shoes
2 May 2017|
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Response from Kim P | Reviewed this property |
Wear layers, because it can change very quickly. It can be nice at the bottom and freezing at the top. Shoes should be comfortable and warm but don't have to be waterproof unless you intend to go out in the snow.