How many destinations can boast guaranteed snow year-round? Apart from the breathtaking alpine scenery, Glacier 3000 has lots more in store: renowned architecture, Instagramable photo spots, and unique thrills…
Within just 15 minutes, you will get whisked from the valley floor to 3k altitudes – no switching required. At the top, you will surely notice the summit station designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta. The various look-out points at Glacier 3000 offer panoramic views of two dozen snow-capped peaks above 4000 meters of altitude: Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau, the Matterhorn, Grand Combin, and even Mont Blanc in the far distance.
Just outside the cable car station is the Peak Walk by Tissot, the world’s first suspension footbridge spanning two summits. Do you have the courage to walk across for bragging rights? Next, claim a seat on the Alpine Coaster and slide down an outdoor track. At the bottom, another highlight awaits: sledge dogs waiting to give you a ride across the glacier…
As you can tell, Glacier 3000 offers a fun and memorable excursion to the Swiss Alps. It is easy to reach for anyone, especially those staying in nearby places such as Gstaad or Montreux. Regular bus services ensure that you will smoothly get to the top and back to your home base.
|Altitude:||2965 m a.s.l.|
|Arrival:||PostBus from Gstaad or Les Diablerets to Col du Pillon, then aerial cableway to the summit station Glacier 3000|
|Timetable:||Operates daily in 20-minute intervals|
|Travel duration to summit:||15 min|
|Attractions:||Peak Walk by Tissot – the world’s first suspension footbridge spanning two summits, sledge dogs, snow bus, hiking on the glacier plateau, Alpine Coaster (highest toboggan run) climbing park Gemskopf, summer loipe (cross-country ski track) and helicopter glacier flight
|Culinary aspects:||Summit restaurant with a view over the glacier plateau to the Alps of Valais, Refuge l'Espace (mountain lounge) next to the “Quille du Diable” with a view down 1400 metres to Derborance
Circular restroom window with likely the most beautiful views of any restroom...
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