Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, Zermatt

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Discover Switzerland's iconic winter wonderland by visiting Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, the highest cable car station in the Alps. Europe's highest viewing platform, the station sits 3,800 m (12,500 ft) above sea level and provides unbeatable views of the surrounding mountains peaks and glaciers. Over half a million visitors complete the multi-stage cable car journey each year, lured by the ski area's famous slopes and trails. If you get tired of taking in those sweeping views from the comfort of the summit's observation platform, try to conquer one of the region's 4,000 m (13,100 ft) peaks on a guided adventure with expert mountaineers. Save time by booking your excursion tickets and ski passes online. Before you head to Zermatt, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Zermatt vacation planner, to make sure you see all that Zermatt has to offer, including Matterhorn Glacier Paradise.
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  • Snowboarding here was an incredible experience. A must for everyone. We rented a helicopter and went pretty skien. Fantastic experience!!!
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  • What a wonderful trip, riding up through the clouds that socked in Zermatt up to the crisply cold, brilliantly white top of the Klein Matterhorn at 12,700 feet and 9°F. The gondola is huge and holds q...  more »
  • Nowhere else in the Alps it comes up as a cable car, and you can hardly beat the Vista from the Klein Matterhorn in good weather. That know the Zermatt and princely pay for it themselves, both for pedestrians and skiers is an expensive, but also impressive pleasure to be here. It is invested in new equipment, so frequent in the ski season waiting times at the entrance by the new 3S-Seilbahn from the season are likely to belong to 2018/2019 of the past.
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  • Glacier is really cool, nice I've sculptures. Its a long old trek to the top on a number of lifts so be prepared to eat into your skiing time... It's 8chf to get in & isn't covered on your list pass. Kids entry is free. There's a small ice slide which the kids liked. The restaurant is fine. It gets busy and the food is cooked to order and so isn't fast, but it's tasty... Portions are large, which is good because it's not cheap! (Like everywhere in Zermatt).
  • Views are breathtaking up here. One can feel and see God's magnificent creation and power. One thing to consider: prepare for the long walk and difficulty in breathing once here.
  • Great view, food was good but expensive. Ice cave worth a visit for 8Eur. Getting up can be slow when there is a queue to the big lift.
  • Take a smooth ride in a cable car up the side of the matterhorn to reach the top ; you can take a break in the restaurants as a short stop off before reaching the summit, take a tour though the centre of the mountain though the glaciers. Once you take the lift up from the ski lift take time to enjoy the scenery before taking the final climb up the steps to the view point, this can mess with your head if rushed due to the altitude change, this can make you feel very light headed. The views are spectacular. Enjoy time on the various slopes skiing or snowboarding the matterhorn is a beautiful place to ski.
  • Great views. A little pricey at a 100 Franks a person to get all the way to the top and back. The prices includes the glacier paradise and observation deck. Oxygen level is low at the top so don't run. Pay attention to the departure times if you stop on your way up or down at the restaurants. When they close they close. No warning, no horn NO NOTIFICATIONS THE LAST LIFT IS LEAVING. YOU WILL HAVE TO HIKE DOWN.

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