A New Alpine Crossing to Link Zermatt and Cervinia Directly-News

Posted On: 8 Sep 2019

 

Zermatt (Switzerland) has recently confirmed that work to construct a cable car link between the Testa Grigia station in Cervinia (Italy) and the Klein Matterhorn station in Zermatt. This construction of cable car will not only make it possible to travel across the border from Switzerland to Italy and vice versa but also helpful for those who are physically challenged or have difficulty in mobility.

 

This project has been planned over a long period of time but disputed between Zermatt Bergbahnen AG and the Swiss Foundation for Landscape Conservation has cost delay in implementation. After many dialogues, an agreement has now been reached in which both sides have been agreed to. It has reached a balance between new construction work and improving and conserving the appearance of natural features in this beautiful mountain landscape.  For the quality tourism and respect of nature, they have adopted the construction of the lift system by removing material cableways between the Klein Matterhorn and the Cime Bianche in Italy which helps in restoring sites to its original state. 

 

The ambition $30 million panoramic journeys will have a cabin feel and leather seats which will be able to transport around 2,000 people an hour. It will cover an altitude difference of over 4,000m; Zermatt’s iconic chocolate box mountain will still be at the resort’s focal point.

 

The alpine crossing makes another push towards making the resort more convenient for non-skiers. 2021 is set to be the year of the opening which will unlock the gateway between the two resorts and making the Cervinia Valtournenche ski area all the more accessible as well as varied. 

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