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Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Postfach 378, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
+41 27 966 01 01
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US$89 per adult
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US$89 per adult
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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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“ice sculptures” (108 reviews)
“cable car” (233 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:05
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Postfach 378, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
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"ice sculptures"
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"cable car"
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"glacier paradise"
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"ice palace"
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"ice slide"
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"viewing platform"
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"mont blanc"
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"altitude sickness"
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"gondola ride"
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"once in a lifetime"
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Reviewed yesterday

A small, but busy and well-stocked restaurant, probably one of the highest, by altitude, in the world. We made two visits, had coffee and snacks and a very comfortable rest after visiting the Ice Palace.

Thank AlandeWalden
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was definitely a highlight of our trip. You go up in cable cars first. Then the last leg you get into a gondola for the last trip. It is very expensive to go up. But when you get to the top the views are...More

Thank suzy888
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was really neat to see the Matterhorn from this view. They had other fun things to do once up there. I wish I would have known about the walks before leaving because we didn't leave enough time.

Thank whereshouldwego44
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is incredible, the view is wonderful and the mountain is breathtaking. It's the kind of place you look in all directions and marvel at every angle.

Thank Franciéle S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Set up at 12,000 feet, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. A comfortable cable car will whisk you up from Zermatt and after 40 minutes you'll arrive. Take it easy because the air is thin. Bring a jacket and enjoy the scenery and the ice cave.

Thank retusafguy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An awesome experience, a 360 degree panoramic view of the Alps and especially the matterhorn. High enough to have Switzerland on one side and Italy on the other.

Thank Paula W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Remember to take additional clothing because of the temperature difference at the summit. Get as early a gondola as possible from Zermatt and get straight on the cable car at Trockener Steg to get you to the MGP as early as possible. This will be...More

Thank steveg24
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly a rare experience. It is not often that one has the opportunity to see the world from the height of 12,739 feet. We were there on a partially cloudy day in June, but the clouds added to the mystic of the experience. We did...More

Thank U4686UMvirginiab
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The experience is very unique and the palace is super. In additional to the ice statues, there is an ice chair is available for you to take photo. Crowns and gowns are inside the treasure box for free. Ice palace is obviously at 0 degree....More

Thank BobBobGolden
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I together with our 11 yr old son did trip up the Matterhorn. Definitely a highlight of our trip. The views from the top is beyond describable. Absolutely fantastic. We even got to play in the snow in the middle of the...More

1  Thank JacoIT
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irkraus
2 July 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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Anand S
27 June 2018|
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Response from Amanda B | Reviewed this property |
Lucerne to Interlaken is half the trip time and far less transfers to make with a little one. If you are feeling brave and you want to make your way to Zermatt you won’t be able to take the gondolas or funicular up and back... More
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Cj R
13 June 2018|
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Response from glcwhistler . | Reviewed this property |
September is only going to have the very top of the mountain open for skiing on the glacier at the top. It is only a T bar lift on both the Swiss and Italian side. The Swiss and Italian national ski teams are up their... More
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