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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: 9:30 a.m. - 4:05 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Postfach 378, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
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Reviewed 4 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 5 days 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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I didn't realize it could be so cold and didn't stay longer. You are so close to the glacier and you can feel the mountain is just beside you. The ticket to glacier paradise is a bit expensive though. I bought peak to peak pass...More

Thank Penny T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went early august.great views. Get a local guide if you want to walk out on the glacier snow. You can ski year round too. Air is thin. Be prepared as you could get a headache.

Thank mandydhr
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took more than 30 hours fly+ transit + train to reach Zermatt, it was a great sunny day so we decided to visit Glacier paradise promptly after check in hotel. There is complimentary bus to Glacier paradise near Zermatt train station with Swiss pass....More

Thank charlotte L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Go in the morning! Fabulous views of Swiss and Italian Alps. Very cold and windy at the top. We didn't have time to take advantage of all the activities available at the top. Would recommend a couple of hours if you have the time, but...More

Thank 22getready
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Joshuakiang
July 22, 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
July 22, 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
July 2, 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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