TD28 Matterhorn glacier ride

TD28 Matterhorn glacier ride

With the opening of the world's highest 3S gondola lift on the Klein Matterhorn on Sep­tember 29, 2018, several record-breaking facts have now been rolled into a single project. The four-kilometer journey to almost 4,000 meters above sea level leads to Europe's highest top station. The eight-kilometer long hauling rope weighs an impressive 67 tons and is freely suspended over a distance of three kilometers at the longest span of the system. For the first time in the history of LEITNER ropeways, thou­sands of Swarovski® crystal beads refine the exterior on four of the 25 cabins designed by Pininfarina and also decorate the lettering on the comfortable seats. Thanks to another tech­nical feature, these cabins offer a spectacular view during the nine-minute ride: After three minutes, at an altitude of 170 meters above ground, the cloudy glass floor clears up in seconds to provide guests with a magnificent.

Company: Zermatt Bergbahnen AG
Location: Zermatt
Country: Schweiz
Year: 2018
Type of ropeway: TD
Length in m
3765
Height difference
898
p/hr.
2000
kW
1072
Number of cabins
25
Number of towers
3
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