Valley station, Matterhorn glacier paradise

There’s excitement in the air at the gondola station: this is the starting point for the 45-minute ride to the highest cable car station in Europe, at Matterhorn glacier paradise (3,883 m).

Description

Rendezvous at the valley station: for snow sports enthusiasts 365 days a year, and in summer for hikers and mountaineers. Anyone who has booked an ascent of the Breithorn (4,164 m) will meet their mountain guide here. The big display panel gives details of which lifts are open, temperature and wind conditions and also safety information. The summit station, Matterhorn glacier paradise, carries the official geographical name of Klein Matterhorn (3,883 m).

Long tradition of cable cars
The first cable car to Schwarzsee started operation in 1956. In 1962, the Furgg-Schwarzsee link opened, followed by the Furi-Trockener Steg cable car in 1965. Finally, the Trockener Steg-Klein Matterhorn cable car began service in 1979. Ever since, Zermatt has been home to Europe’s highest cable car (3,883 m), created for visitors from all over the world.

All year

  • Ticket office
  • Cash machine
  • Lockers
  • Ski and sports equipment rental
  • Station for electric buses and taxis (by the river)
  • Ride up to Matterhorn glacier paradise
  • Skiing (360 km of piste in winter, 21 km in summer)
  • Change at Trockener Steg (2,939 m)
  • Restaurants and hotels nearby with view of Matterhorn

Summer offers

  • Peak Pass
  • Bike pass
  • Mountain bike transport
  • Ski pass
  • Other offers

Winter

  • Ski pass
  • Rides on piste-grooming machines in the evening (bookable offer)
  • First Track (early access to the pistes, bookable offer)
  • Other offers
free entry

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