Testa Grigia.

After years of pioneering work, the year-round, continuous connection between Zermatt and Testa Grigia is finally a reality. 

The Matterhorn Alpine Crossing opens a new horizon for cable car journeys. It’s the highest cable car crossing in the Alps between two distinctive countries. In the unique mountain scenery surrounding the Matterhorn, the highlights of the journey become evident at every point. Set against the impressive Alpine panorama, the new route combines adrenaline, luxury, and top-class comfort. A floating excursion over the breathtaking mountains of Italy and Switzerland, with a unique view of the majestic Matterhorn. 

From the station Trockener Steg, winter enthusiasts can reach the Glacier Paradise mountain station in just nine minutes. From there, the Glacier Ride II, opened in the summer of 2023, takes them to the Testa Grigia base station in Italy. Thanks to the continuous, wheelchair-accessible connection, it’s now possible to travel from the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise to the Snow Xperience Plateau Rosa without snow sports equipment. Journey time? Only 4 minutes. 

  • Altitude: Zermatt: 1,620 m a.s.l., Trockener Steg: 2,939 m a.s.l., Matterhorn Glacier Paradise 3,883 m a.s.l., Testa Grigia 3,480 m a.s.l., Cervinia: 2,050 m a.s.l.
  • Arrival: From Trockener Steg with the Glacier Ride I to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, change to Glacier Ride II to Testa Grigia in Italy.
  • Travel duration: Approx. 13 minutes (Trockener Steg – Testa Grigia)
  • Attractions: Highest Alpine crossing by cableway which connects two countries; viewing platform at almost 4,000 m a.s.l.; Crystal Ride cabins with glass floor; new photopoint and SnowXperience Plateau Rosa at Testa Grigia station; Matterhorn Glacier Paradise summer skiing area
  • Special highlight: Bike transport included (not between Trockener Steg and Matterhorn Glacier Paradise). Dogs travel free of charge.
  • Website: Matterhorn Alpine Crossing