Construction of ‘Alpine X‘ — the highest ropeway crossing of the Alps running between Zermatt in Switzerland and Cervinia in Italy — has begun.
The monumental project’s website states:
“The cableway connection between the Matterhorn glacier paradise (Klein Matterhorn) and Testa Grigia sees the realization of a once-in-a-generation dream: to be able to travel the entire way from the Matterhorn village of Zermatt (Switzerland) to Breuil-Cervinia (Italy) without having to get your boots wet! It’s a visionary cableway project that will further enhance the status of Zermatt-Matterhorn as a premium high-alpine destination. The panoramic journey, lasting around one hour from Switzerland to Italy or vice versa, will cover an altitude difference of over 4’000 metres – the greatest by any cableway in Europe.”
The project has an estimated budget of 35 million Swiss Franks (36,398,740 USD) and should be completed by winter 2021/22.