Gondola Boss

Being the boss for once. Children love that. And in Zermatt, they can see what it is really like to be the gondola boss on a aerial tramway leading all the way to the highest mountain lift platform in Europe at 3,883 m.


Children are the bosses for one trip. They close the doors at Trockener Steg and then take their spot on the cabin throne. The lift noiselessly accelerates, various lights go on, and the gondola boss (in this case, a child) enjoys a wonderful trip over the glacier.

Then the lift slows as if guided by a hidden hand and enters the mountain station together with the “boss” and all of the passengers. From the highest mountain lift station in Europe, one enjoys a unique view of the cabin, the mountains and the glacier. 

  • Sign up: At least 2 days in advance
  • Tel: +41 (0)27 966 01 01 or: matterhornparadise@zermatt.ch
  • Dates: daily
  • Time required: about 3 hours from Zermatt (see schedule)
  • The child receives a surprise gift and diploma after returning to the valley (pick up at ticket office)
  • Price: CHF 15
  • Ages: 6 to 16