After three summers of construction involving 38 companies, supported by an investment of 52 million Francs, Zermatt will open the highest 3S cable car in the world, the Matterhorn glacier ride, right on time for the 2018/2019 winter season. The ultimate in cable cars will be able to transport up to 2,000 people per hour the whole year round up to the Matterhorn glacier paradise – Europe’s highest cable car station. The comfortable cabin seats bear the signature of Pininfarina, the Ferrari and Maserati designer. A collaboration with Swarovski, the crystal company, has resulted in four Crystal Ride cabins decorated with thousands of crystals and a floor that becomes translucent three minutes into the journey, revealing the stunning glacier landscape 170 m below. Valley station altitude: 2,923 m; mountain station altitude: 3,821 m; journey time: 9 min; number of cabins: 25; passengers per cabin: 28.