The cross-border ski resort of Matterhorn Ski Paradise woke up to a nice dump of fresh summer snow. The ski area Matterhorn Ski Paradise (or, in Italian, Cervino Ski Paradise) combines the Zermatt ski area in Switzerland and the Cervinia ski area in Italy. Together the ski area offers 225 miles (360km) of groomed runs and, thanks to its glacier, offers skiing and boarding 365 days of the year.
In July 2023 a new gondola called ‘The Matterhorn Alpine Crossing’ opened, providing an easy connection between Zermatt on the Swiss side and Cervinia on the Italian side. The first section of the project ‘Matterhorn Glacier Ride I’ was opened in 2018. The Matterhorn Alpine Crossing is the highest cross-country cable car in the world and allows for pedestrians to go between countries via the ski area and not just skiers and boarders. The cabins were designed by non-other than design studio Pininfarina, which also designed Ferraris for many years, including the Enzo. The so called ‘Crystal Ride Cabins’ are equipped with 27 seats and glass bottoms, so you can enjoy the spectacular view of the glacier below you.
In October, the Matterhorn Ski Paradise resort will be host to the first ever cross-border FIS Alpine World Cup event. The event will consist of a men’s Downhill on November 10 and 11, 2023 on the new, specifically designed ‘Gran Becca’ course below the iconic Matterhon and a women’s Downhill the following weekend on November 18 and 19, 2023.