• Highest Alpine crossing
  • Matterhorn tour
  • 2 countries & 2 cultures
A breathtaking glacier landscape with a view of several four-thousand-metre peaks can be seen on the Matterhorn Alpine Crossing.  | © Gabriel Perren A breathtaking glacier landscape with a view of several four-thousand-metre peaks can be seen on the Matterhorn Alpine Crossing.  | © Gabriel Perren

The highest crossing of the Alps by cable car

Matterhorn Alpine Crossing

The cable car journey around the Matterhorn offers breathtaking views of the Zermatt mountains and takes you on a journey through the entire fauna, flora and glacier landscape. With a high standard of safety and comfort, the national border between Switzerland and Italy can be crossed at just about 3,500 m above sea level. During this unique crossing of the Alps, numerous other highlights await, such as the highest glacier palace in the world or the viewing platform with views of 38 four-thousand-metre peaks and 14 glaciers in 3 different countries.

Whether as a day trip across the border or as part of a fixed itinerary through Europe, the Matterhorn Alpine Crossing offers an exciting experience for locals and visitors alike. 


An overview of the trip

From Zermatt
To Cervinia
Last ride 14:45
Travel time: 90 minutes
Previous station

The highest mountain station in Europe

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

At 3,821 m above sea level is the highest mountain station in Europe. Up here a sense of infinity prevails. A world of adventure appositely named Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. Surrounded by 38 four-thousanders and 14 glaciers, the peak offers a captivating view over a world of snow and ice.

  • Opening hours
    07:30 - 16:30 h
  • Last ride to Italy
    15:30 h

Peak Experience


Step into the fascinating universe in the eternal ice of the highest glacier palace on the planet and leave the outside world behind. Sparkling crystals of ice and detailed sculptures in a fairy-tale world some 15 metres below the surface.

The viewing platform which looks out over 38 four-thousanders and 14 glaciers in three countries offers an exhilarating experience and hints at the vast scale of the world of mountains and glaciers around the border between Switzerland and Italy. Welcome to the heart of the Alps.

The highest cinema in Europe will captivate you with a vision of the many aspects of Zermatt’s alpine world. The atmospheric and enchanting viewing will reveal the dangers, risks and joys of live in the Alps.

The Matterhorn Glacier Paradise restaurant is located at an altitude of 3,874 m. It’s hard to imagine the kind of views you get through the large panoramic windows as you eat. Some of the most famous Swiss Alpine peaks are gathered around the Klein Matterhorn, where the world of adventure is situated. The restaurant offers culinary delights that we guarantee will taste especially good at almost 4,000 metres above sea level. There is a souvenir shop inside the restaurant with products made specially for our visitors.

Summer skiing means an early start, as the slopes are best enjoyed in the morning, when the sun is not so strong. Europe’s highest and biggest summer ski resort has up to 21 km of pistes on offer. And freestyle fans needn’t feel left out as the Summer Snowpark Zermatt is one of the highest freestyle arenas in the Alps and one of the region’s best snow parks

Testa Grigia / Plateau Rosa
Border Crossing
Next station
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Everything you need for your Trip 

Additional information 

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    Flight over the Alps
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    Highly informative
    All about the highest Alpine crossing
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    Book your online ticket
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    Looking forward to the opening
    Cableway operational from 1 July 2023
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Worth a Trip 

One Day in Italy 

Good to know

Information about trips on the Matterhorn Alpine Crossing is posted on the Zermatt Bergbahnen website.

For the media

All the information on the construction of the Matterhorn Glacier Ride II, factsheets about the Matterhorn Alpine Crossing plus images and technical data can be found in our Media Corner.