From the car-free village of Zermatt you are just minutes from the Matterhorn Express, the first leg of your journey to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise where snow can be found 365 days a year
Enjoy round-trip travel to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, using the highest cable car in Europe (built in 1979). One change is required along the way. Begin in small (8 passengers) gondolas from Zermatt base station to Trockener Steg which operates continuously. A large (150 passengers) cable car carries travellers from Trockener Steg to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise every 15 minutes. For those wanting to add to their experience, stopovers are permitted at Furi, Schwarzsee or Trockener Steg.
Enter the Glacier Palace through an ice tunnel that is nearly fifteen meters below the surface of the glacier. Glacier Palace features ice statues such as wolves, eagles, mountain goats and much more. The playground slide provides the opportunity to go for a fun ride right through the glacier, a memorable experience, for sure! And adventurers and daredevils can return by walking through a glacier crevasse.
Take advantage of the viewing platform of Swiss, Italian and French Alps, in total 38 peaks and 14 glaciers can be seen!
Access to the highest Minergie-P restaurant, being completely self-sustainable by using solar panels, water recycling and wind power.
Glacier Palace Fact and Figures
Altitude: 3883 masl (12,739’ above sea level)
Access tunnel 128m (419’)
15m (49’) beneath ice surface
Size approx. 990m2 (3,248 square feet)
Ceiling height approx. 4m (13’)
Temperature constant -2-0C (280 – 320F)
Slide length 10m (32’)
Operates year round.
Children from 6 to 15 get a discount, children under 6 do not require a ticket but will share seats with a paying adult. Children under 16 travelling with their parents on a Swiss Family Card, will travel for free.
Discounts for passengers holding a Swiss or Eurail Pass.
Seasonal pricing according to time of year travel is made. The voucher must be exchanged within 6 months of date of issue at Zermatt base station. The Matterhorn Express base station in Zermatt is a 15-minute walk from the main Zermatt station. Bus (green line, included with Swiss Travel System pass holders) and taxi service is also available at an additional fare paid locally.
If a passholder fare is purchased, both the coupon and pass must be presented at the station.
Once travel on the voucher is initiated, no refund will be due.