Just in time for the start of the winter season 2018/2019, the world’s highest 3S cableway (three-cable system) goes into operation, leading up to the Klein Matterhorn near Zermatt.

Very special highlights of this state-of-the-art cableway are the four “Crystal ride” cabins with their glass floors. Apart from a fashionable ride, they offer passengers a breath-taking view downward.

A genuine thrill ride

The cabins go by the name of “Crystal Ride”. They are the undisputed attractions of the highest and most modern three-cable system cableway (3S cableway) in the world. During the nine-minute ascent to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise (Klein Matterhorn), these four special cabins reveal a spectacular view: Three minutes into the ride, at around 170 metres above ground, the opaque glass floor suddenly clears and in a matter of seconds opens up the magnificent view onto the glacier scape.

Roughly 280’000 Swarovski crystals embellish four of the 25 cabins of the new “Matterhorn Glacier Rides”. Each cabin offers 28 comfortable and spacious seats, inspired by car design and made from leather and Alcantara. The cabin ceiling with more than 13 square metres of star-like LED lamps makes for a very special atmosphere inside the cabin.

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The public transport winter season of 2018/19 will be surprising and sophisticated.

Winter 2019 promises to be glamorous: With the new Excellence Class of Glacier Express, this popular panoramic trip becomes even more impressive. A glamorous atmosphere of a slightly different kind greets visitors at the festively illuminated Christmas markets along the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland.

Guests who prefer a cosier outlook choose a temporary „winter sleep“ in their private igloo at high altitude on Alp Engstlingen. Those who appreciate culinary delights are treated to a delicious fondue at the igloo restaurant on Schilthorn, all against the fantastic backdrop of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

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Find further interesting news regarding the winter season 2018/19 and important information about Swiss Travel System price and product range adjustments for 2019 in the theme text “Winter news 2019”, available for download now.

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