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Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Weather

The most important thing on a trip to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is the weather. If the Matterhorn is covered in clouds, not only will you not be able to see the Matterhorn reflected in the lake, but you are more likely to get altitude sickness on bad weather days. Check the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise webcam in the morning to make sure the top is clear before going up. If you press the "Real-Time Webcam" button at the bottom, you can see the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise real-time webcam.

Cable car inspection period

The Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is connected by a cable car. At 3,880m above sea level, it is famous for skiing even in summer. However, there is a maintenance period in spring and autumn, so let's check it out.

▶ Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Operation Period


Estimated travel time

This is not highly recommended unless you plan to ski. Because it is high above sea level, it is easy to get altitude sickness, and since it is a little farther from the Matterhorn, Gornergrat or Sunega is more recommended for sightseeing. If you're a skier, you can feel the charm enough to spend the whole day.

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Transportation Fee

As it is the tallest observatory you can go to in Zermatt, it is also the most expensive. However, it is loved by many skiers and boarders because you can ski even in summer.

Zermatt-Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Round Trip Ticket Price

CHF 50 with Swiss Pass

CHF 100 with Eurail Pass

Regular Segment Ticket Price CHF 100

* There is no Eurail Pass discount in the Zermatt area.


As with other mountains, no reservation is required.

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