• 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

Border Crossing

Testa Grigia / Plateau Rosa

It is possible to cross the border between Italy and Switzerland near the mountain station on Testa Grigia. Admire the wonderful view over the glacier and record the moment for posterity with a souvenir photo. You can stand with one foot in Italy and the other in Switzerland. 

  • Opening hours
    08:00 - 16:00 h
  • Last ride to Italy
    15:30 h


The new “SnowXperience Plateau Rosa” activity park  in the area around the Matterhorn Glacier Ride II valley station is another highlight in the Matterhorn Paradise. Enjoy the first snow, exhilarating snow tube descents and the first skiing near the highest cableway border crossing in the Alps. Fun in the snow for beginners and adventurers. 

Aall the gear required for the activities on offer will be available locally on site. You will be able to hire snow sports equipment and appropriate clothing from the SnowXperience Plateau Rosa shop inside the Matterhorn Glacier Ride II valley station. There you will find everything you need for your first “SnowXperience”.

Explore the highest border crossing by cableway in the Alps between Italy and Switzerland. At Testa Grigia / Plateau Rosa it’s possible to stand with one foot in Switzerland and the other in Italy. 
This is where Switzerland and Italy literally come together.

The “Una Montagna di Lavoro” museum (Plateau Rosa Museum of Work) is located at an altitude of 3,500 metres near the mountain station of the old cableway, and can also be reached on foot. The museum tells the story of the ski lifts of Breuil-Cervinia through audio-visual media and historic photographs. Tools and artefacts of the past are also on display. A compass rose on the museum terrace indicates all the mountains in the vicinity.

Cime Bianche Laghi
Rocky landscape and lakes
Next station
icon.flag-ch Zermatt
icon.flag-it Cervinia
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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.