Tips: It was a good decision to start early; 2:30 am is about ideal, so that you are at the start of the mountain climb at dawn and you can do it in daylight. Ridges : The first direct ascent of the Italian ridge as it is climbed today was by J. J. and J. P. Maquignaz on September 13, 1867. Matterhorn Zermatt Bergbahnen has an ambitious project called Alpine Crossing: a cable car between the Klein Matterhorn in Switzerland and the Testa Grigia (3458 meters high) in Valle dâAosta, Italy. Construction costs are estimated to be around CHF 30 million and the route is scheduled to open at the end of 2022. Altitude at Klein Matterhorn â 3821m Altitude at Testa Grigia â 3458m Length â 1.6km Number of cabins â 10 Cabin capacity â 28 passengers Capacity â 1300 passengers per hour Speed â 7.5 metres/second Journey time â 4 minutes Cost of project â CHF â¦ In short, they are planning on building the highest transalpine connection. Testa Grigia (French : Tête grise, lit. A cable car running from Testa Grigia to Klein Matterhorn is currently planned for 2014. 17. It overlooks the Plateau Rosa section of the Theodul Glacier on its east side. The last part (Testa Grigia to Klein Matterhorn) was really tiring, and very scary to dodge the speeding skiers on the Testa Rosa ski area, and I barely managed to reach the Klein Matterhorn. Located under a 10-minute stroll from Zermatt Railway Station, Hotel Garni It will finally provide a link between the Swiss and Italian side of the Matterhorn. Passengers will be able to move between Switzerland and Italy in a one-hour panoramic ride. "grey head") (3,479 m) is a rocky prominence above the Theodul Pass, located on the border between Italy (Aosta Valley) and Switzerland . Southeast of Testa Grigia is a saddle named Passo di Ventina Nord (3,445 m). The Klein-Matterhorn (3,825 m alt. Only a short walk from Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Resort, it provides comfortable rooms equipped with an in-room safe and tea and coffee making facilities. This area lies between Testa Grigia (French: Tête grise) (3,479 m) and the Klein Matterhorn, south of and slightly above the Theodul Pass. The new cable car to Testa Grigia uses the same type of construction as the Matterhorn glacier ride that opened in 2018 between Trockener Steg and the Klein Matterhorn. Automne time in the Alps.Fix You No. Piste Gobba di Rollin, Mittel, Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, Ventina Glacier After another 3S cableway between border station Testa Grigia and Klein Matterhorn was applied for in the summer of 2018, project "Alpine Crossing" seems to be turning into reality. This area can also be easily accessed by several cable cars connecting Breuil-Cervinia to Testa Grigia. Photo: Francofranco56 , â¦ Testa Grigia is a rocky prominence above the Theodul Pass, located on the border between Italy and Switzerland. Testa Grigia is situated 2 km west of Klein Matterhorn. )and the Testa Grigia. Located under a 10-minute stroll from Zermatt Railway Station, Hotel Garni Testa Grigia offers guests a convenient base when in Zermatt.