Matterhorn Glacier - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Matterhorn Glacier
The Matterhorn Glacier is a glacier of the Pennine Alps, also the highest cable car station in Europe, with its new restaurant, The views of the highest mountains in Italy, France, and Switzerland are breathtaking. The ski area on the Theodul Glacier is open 365 days a year. The glacier lies within the basin of the Zmutt Glacier.
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The Matterhorn Region or canton of “Valais” is located in Southwestern Switzerland and is home to the most famous mountain in the world. The mountain overlooks the Swiss town of Zermatt, in the canton of Valais. It remained unclimbed after most of the other great Alpine peaks had been attained and became the subject of an international competition for the summit. It is estimated that over 500 alpinists have died on the Matterhorn, making it one of the deadliest peaks in the world.
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The Schwarzsee is a small lake near Zermatt in the canton of Valais, Switzerland. It is located below the Matterhorn next to the mountain ridge and to the cable car station of the same name at an elevation of 2,552 m. Its surface area is 0.5 ha. A chapel dedicated to Mary of the Snows – the chapel Maria zum Schnee – lies on the edge of the lake. It can be reached by cable car from Zermatt. Tou can spend some nice time there and can experience this picturesque location and its climate.
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The Dent d'Hérens is a mountain of the Pennine Alps, located west of the Matterhorn, along the border between the ' Italy and Switzerland. The watershed between Valtournenche and Valpelline begins on the Italian side from the top of the mountain. On the Swiss side, the mountain dominates the Zmutt Glacier.
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Plan Maison is a mountain resort in the municipality of Valtournenche in the Aosta Valley , at an altitude of 2,561 m asl . It is located in the valley Breuil within the ski area Matterhorn Ski Paradise and from there you can start to climb the Matterhorn along the Italian normal route. There are numerous slopes that descend to Breuil-Cervinia: once there were 1 and 2, two black slopes. Today these two tracks are no longer used and are not even marked on the maps. Now, skiers can use slopes 3 an
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Trockener Steg is a minor prominence in the area between the Matterhorn and the Breithorn, south of Zermatt in the canton of Valais. It lies at a height of 2,939 metres above sea level, near the front of the Upper Theodul Glacier. A cable car station lies on the summit and gives access to the Klein Matterhorn.
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Theodul Pass, elevation 3,295 meters, is a high mountain pass across the eastern Pennine Alps, connecting Zermatt in the Swiss canton of Valais and Breuil-Cervinia in the Italian region of Aosta Valley. Theodul Pass is the second-lowest pass and the easiest pass between the valleys of Zermatt and Valtournanche. One of the picturesque locations where you can have a ride and also the natural beauty of this area will flourish your mind.