FROM THE 1st JULY 2023 BEYOND BORDERS
The countdown has begun: on 1st July 2023 the Matterhorn Glacier Ride II will enter service. The new three-way cable car connects the mountain station Matterhorn Glacier Paradise with the valley station Testa Grigio/Plateau Rosà in Italy, allowing you to cross the highest cross-border crossing of the Alps, the so-called Matterhorn Alpine Crossing.
This generational project brings even closer the destinations of Zermatt and Breuil-Cervinia. The new Matterhorn Glacier Ride II cable car takes you from the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise mountain station 3883 metres above sea level to the Testa Grigia/Plateau Rosà valley station at 3458 metres. For the first time ever, guests can travel from Italy to Switzerland and vice versa not only on skis and snowboards, but also comfortably seated. The new plant completes the last section still missing between Zermatt and Breuil-Cervinia, turning into reality the vision cultivated for years of the transalpine connection in the highest cable car of the Alps.
Individual tourism and exclusivity
Zermatt Bergbahnen is constantly setting new standards in the cableway industry and as a leading company it is innovative and visionary. CEO Markus Hasler is convinced: "The new link between Italy and Switzerland further enhances Zermatt Bergbahnen’s offer. A targeted pricing strategy promotes individual travel as an alternative to mass tourism or passing». From 2024, luggage transport will be proposed, to make the journey through the Alps easy and comfortable. On the peaks there are various activities available such as the world of experience SnowXperience Plateau Rosa at the valley station Gray Head or the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise around the mountain station.
Last intense months
In the coming weeks will be completed the concrete throws for the building of the downstream station and the installation of electronics will be performed. Since the beginning of February 2023, work is underway on the ropes, one of the most spectacular phases of construction, which lasts about three months. At the beginning of May 2023 will be delivered the first cabins, followed by assembly work and commissioning before the three-way cable car is operational. More information, figures, facts and background on the Matterhorn Alpine Crossing can be found on the website and in the constantly updated electronic media dossier:
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