In 1939, the first cable car between Champéry and Planachaux was built by "Téléphérique Champéry-Planachaux AG", and it was not replaced until 1987 by a new construction.
The Hannigalpbahn will take you up to 2114 metres in just 8 minutes. From there, you have exquisite views of the Valais and Bernese mountain chain. You can also see the king of the mountains, the Matterhorn. The Hannigalp connects the Höhenweg trail to Saas-Fee with the Europaweg trail (to Zermatt) - both are among the most beautiful high alpine routes in Europe and are sections of the renowned Tour of Monte Rosa.
The picturesque holiday village of Vercorin is found at the farthest edge of the Val d'Anniviers, on a piece of land jutting out over the Rhone Valley. From the edge of the village a gondola has been running up the Crêt du Midi, the closest peak between Val d'Anniviers and Vallon de Réchy, since 1973.
Many mountains and their respective means of transportation are simply famous because of their dizzying heights. But then there are other mountains especially well-known for their spectacular views.