Take a Glacier 3000 excursion for outstanding views of over 24 Alpine Peaks, including the most famous: Eiger, Monch, Jungfrau, Mont Blanc, Grand Combin, and the Matterhorn. The Glacier 3000 peak is home to the world’s first suspension bridge that spans the top of two mountain peaks. Your excursion could also include a meal at the summit restaurant, with its own stunning view.
The activities you could do during your Glacier 3000 excursion are plentiful! Take a hike on snow cover peaks, have a blast on a dog sledding adventure, take a flight in a helicopter for a unique glacial view, or even go tobogganing on the highest tobogganing run in the world.
Excursion to Glacier 3000
Discount with Swiss Travel Pass
Holders of a Swiss Travel Pass get a 50% discount on the Glacier 3000 excursion.
Route to Glacier 3000
Take the train to Les Diableretes or Gstaad. Then take the Postal Bus from Les Diableretes or from Gstaad to Col du Pillon. You will take the cablecar from Col du Pillon to the summit. The cable cars run approximately every 20 minutes.
Duration of excursion
It takes approx. 15 minutes to reach the summit by cable-car from Col du Pillon to the summit. To appreciate nature and the beautiful surrounding area, the Glacier 3000 excursion is typically a full day excursion.
Make sure to keep up with the weather and dress in layers. Note that it will be windy. Make sure to bring a wind breaker and be prepared for sudden change of weather. Bring sun glasses, a hat and gloves in the winter. Good walking shoes are much recommended.
Location and Map
Glacier 3000 is located in the canton of Vaud. It is approx. 41 km/26 miles from the city of Montreux, and 205 km/127 miles from Zurich. It takes approx. 2.5 hours from Montreux (via Gstaad) to reach the summit and approx. 4 hours from Zurich (via Gstaad).
Glacier 3000 Switzerland
Elevation 3,016m / 9,895ft