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How to reach Glacier 3000

Glacier 3000 can be reached by cable car from the valley station of Col-du-Pillon. Col-du-Pillon is only accessible by bus or car from Gstaad or Les Diablerets.

Getting to the valley station Col-du-Pillon

The Col-du-Pillon cable car station is only accessible by car or bus from Gstaad (35 minutes) or from Les Diablerets (15 minutes). In winter, there’s a special ski bus between Les Diablerets and Col-du-Pillon.

The closest major towns are Gstaad and Montreux. Interlaken is 2h40 away from Col-du-Pillon via Gstaad on the GoldenPass route.

Parking spots at the Col-du-Pillon valley station are available.

Getting to Glacier 3000/Scex Rouge

The main route is the cable car from Col-du-Pillon to Scex Rouge, with a change at the mid-station Cabane-des-Diablerets.

There is an alternative cable car route from the valley station Reusch, via mid-stations Oldenegg and Cabane. It has limited opening dates.

Dates of operation

Glacier 3000 is accessible from November 11 2021 to October 9 2022. There's a maintenance break from October 10 to November 4 2022. Please check again later for further dates.

Tip: check the timetable before you start your trip.


The bus stop near the valley station is called 'Col-du-Pillon, Glacier 3000'. The cable car valley station is called 'Col-du-Pillon (téléphérique)'. The top station is 'Scex Rouge'.

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