The Matterhorn Glacier Ride – a collaboration between ski lift manufacturer Leitner Ropeways; car design house Pininfarina, and crystal giant Swarovski – takes passengers on a nine-minute journey from Trockener Steg station to the Klein Matterhorn, where it deposits skiers and snowboarders at a breathless 12,740 feet. Photo: Pedro Rodrigues

The high life in Zermatt: glass-bottomed, Swarovski-encrusted gondolas are whisking millennials to the top

Everyone from Valais locals to groups of (ski-less) Japanese twenty-something girls are piling into the crystal-emblazoned cabins

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The Matterhorn Glacier Ride – a collaboration between ski lift manufacturer Leitner Ropeways; car design house Pininfarina, and crystal giant Swarovski – takes passengers on a nine-minute journey from Trockener Steg station to the Klein Matterhorn, where it deposits skiers and snowboarders at a breathless 12,740 feet. Photo: Pedro Rodrigues
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