Matterhorn glacier paradise
The highest altitude mountain railway station in Europe with a new restaurant in the Minergie-P standard sets standards for sustainability. The panorama: a breathtaking view of Italian, French and Swiss alpine giants from an altitude of 3,883 metres. This is your starting point for a two and a half hour hike across the glacier to climb your first 4,000 metre mountain, the Breithorn. Do you think you can see the Mediterranean? Quite possible. Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps, seems near enough to touch. You are almost in Italian territory, and see the enchanting rear face of Lady Matterhorn – you certainly hadn’t expected that. The air is thin. Don’t try to do anything too quickly. You are also at the peak of the international ski area. Beneath you lies the largest summer ski area in Europe and, not far away, a cool Gravity Park for snowboarders and free skiers, open 300 days a year. You can then visit the newly renovated Glacier Palace. Simply cool.
The cable cars and aerial tramways linking Zermatt and Matterhorn glacier paradise are now equipped with an audio system.