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Sparky
Sparky
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Apr 13, 2019 - 4:35 PM

Hey All! We had a great weekend trip to Zermatt thanks to inputs from folks here. I’m posting some information for anybody else who needs it.

We are non-skiers (I wished we were after this trip!) so we were there for sightseeing.

The 2-day Peak Pass worked well for us, CHF 125 per person with the Swiss Half Fare Card. We purchased it at the Tourism Office beside the train station so no queues, the folks there were super helpful. The pass included the following:

Gornergratbahn Cogwheel train (option to get on and off at stops but not ideal during winter, we went straight to the top, sit at the right side going up)

Main lifts line to Klein Matterhorn (Matterhorn Glacier Paradise) passing through Furi, Schwarzsee (get off for Matterhorn photos) and Trockener Steg (change lifts here).

Funicular to Sunnegga and lifts to Rothorn.

Green E-bus to go around Zermatt

The pass is worth it as you save versus buying individual tickets and gives you the schedule flexibilty. I was not expecting the ride up to Kleinmatterhorn to be that amazing, highest I’ve been in my life!!! We loved Gornergrat too as it wasn’t as cold as Kleinmatterhorn and we just took in the views - the scopes there have a good feature so try to take a peek. You can skip Rothorn if you’re not hiking or skiing but the views are still amazing. We also went to the Matterhorn museum (Zermattlantis?) and learned about some history and controversy. Don’t forget to take a quick stroll through the town as well and relax a bit.

If you’re pressed for time you can do Kleinmatterhorn and Gornergrat in 1 day, a day pass is available.

Hope this helps! More adventures for all!

Arno
Arno
15673 posts
expert &
moderator
Apr 14, 2019 - 6:21 AM

Hi Sparky,

Many thanks for posting about your trip. Sounds like a wonderful weekend with all the highlights of Zermatt included!

rockoyster
rockoyster
8888 posts
expert
Apr 21, 2019 - 11:00 PM in reply to Sparky

Good one Sparky. I might give that Peak Pass a shot next time I’m in the neighbourhood. Do you just show the pass when boarding the cable cars or do you need to show it at the cable car ticket offices to get a free ticket?

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
7567 posts
expert
Apr 25, 2019 - 9:52 PM in reply to rockoyster

Hi Rockoyster-

You look a bit unstable. Careful that you don't fall off.

Slowpoke

rockoyster
rockoyster
8888 posts
expert
Apr 25, 2019 - 10:12 PM in reply to Slowpoke

Don’t worry Slowpoke. We have gravity down here as well, you know. 😇

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
7567 posts
expert
Apr 26, 2019 - 12:08 AM in reply to rockoyster

<<"Don’t worry Slowpoke. We have gravity down here as well, you know. 😇">>

Was not sure. Good to know. We'd all hate to lose a 5 star contributor here because of some minor mishap.

Gravity was present in Sydney and all of NZ when I was last there, some years ago. Both islands of NZ.

I was concerned that the earthquakes that wreaked havoc on my favorite Christchurch might have caused Tasmania to be set adrift, in spite of the long distance between those places.

Keep up the cheerful news!

Slowpoke

Sparky
Sparky
14 posts
new member
Apr 26, 2019 - 5:08 AM

Hi Rockoyster,

1 pass for all cable cars, funiculars, trains, scanned at the gates upon entry and exit. You can keep it in your breast or jacket pocket and scanners can detect it. No need to go to ticket offices. They had the same in Jungfrau region. Will post a trip report about that in a bit.

Sparky

rockoyster
rockoyster
8888 posts
expert
Apr 26, 2019 - 5:46 AM in reply to Sparky

Cool!

OLDIE
OLDIE
40 posts
active member
Apr 28, 2019 - 12:25 PM

Hi

Thanks for the information on the Peak Pass. Seems like this is a real bargain - coming in at about 1/2 the cost of visiting Gornegrat, Sunnegga and Klein Matterhorn over two days.

great find.

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