Night sledding in Switzerland

Popular places in Switzerland for Night sledding

Night sledding Activities and tickets

Night sledding is a special experience. Sometimes it's long descents like those over the big mountain passes, which are prepared as toboggan runs in winter. Sometimes the nearby local mountain is the destination. In our ultimate night sledding guide you will also find a route near you. On our night sledding activity page, questions about the organization and rules of night sledding are answered in the FAQ. You can also read about the difference between a sled and a toboggan.

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Five night sledding trails in the Saas Valley

The Saas Valley consists of four villages, three of which offer night sledding. Saas Grund is located at 1,559 m above sea level and is the main village of the Saas Valley. Here there is an approximately 11 km long sledding trail from Kreuzboden via Trift to Saas Grund, which opens on Wednesdays.

  • Saas-Fee is the largest village in the Saas Valley in terms of population. It is also the highest village (1,800 m) and is car-free. You will find a large parking garage right at the entrance of the village. Here a 6 km long toboggan run from Hannig to Saas-Fe is open on Tuesdays.
  • Saas-Almagell is the rearmost of the four Saas Valley villages. With less than 400 inhabitants, the village, located at 1,670 meters, is the smallest of the four villages in the Saas Valley. A 3 km long night sledding trail swings across the middle forest from Furggstalden to Saas-Almagell on Wednesdays.
  • Saas-Balen is geographically the first village reached in the Saas Valley. It lies at 1,480 m and is known for its typical Valais wooden houses, which are colored black by the sun.

In addition to the three longer toboggan runs, two other night toboggan runs are available for groups on selected dates or by appointment. Scheduled dates are announced on the village square page.

  • In Saas-Grund, a small night skiing and sledding area is located in the hamlet of "Unter dem Berg". It is located right next to the Ziebel baby lift and will be lit 19:30 -22:00 if needed. Inquiries can be directed to Alexandra Zurbriggen by phone +41 (0) 79 433 28 05 or by e-mail [email protected]. There is a charge of CHF 5 per person.
  • The village lifts in Saas-Balen extend their operating hours once a week from 8pm to 10pm.

Arrival

By public transport you take the bus 511 of the Postbus, from Brig it takes about 50 minutes. From the north you can reach the Saas Valley by car via Bern through the Lötschberg car transport. The tourist offices in the Saas Valley give out discounted tickets for the Lötschberg car transport.

From the east, the pass road of the Furka pass is closed in winter. The route therefore leads via the Furka car transport.

From the south you reach the Saas Valley via Simplon Pass or Simplon Car Transport and from the west you come via Lausanne. You drive along the Rhone valley to Visp and from there in the direction of Saas-Grund.

Parking spaces

There is a sufficient number of parking spaces at the valley stations of the mountain railroads. You will find 500 parking spaces at the valley station in Saas Grund alone. At the entrance to the car-free village of Saas-Fee there is a large parking garage.

11 km Kreuzboden - Saas Grund

The illuminated sledging trail leads from Kreuzboden to the intermediate station (Trift piste). The rest of the trail is not illuminated and requires a headlamp. It leads down into the Saas Valley and offers a beautiful view of the Mischabel Group along the way.

Opening hours for night sledging

During the winter season, night sledding takes place on Wednesdays. The mountain railroad is open on these days from 18:30 to 21:45. Last toboggan run down the valley 21:30.

Contact and information

Saas Fee (Photo: Saastal Bergbahnen)Saas Fee (Photo: Saastal Bergbahnen)
Saas Fee (Photo: Saastal Bergbahnen)Saas Fee (Photo: Saastal Bergbahnen)

Prices night sledging Kreuzboden-Saas Grund (CHF)

Sledge run 18:30-21:45 hAdultsChildren
Night sledding with rental sled and rental headlamp3221
Night sledding with own sled and rental headlamp2211

The ticket prices are valid without SaastalCard. The price includes several rides on the cable car from Saas to Kreuzboden.

Procedure of the night sledging

The night sledding in Saas Fe leads down almost 1000 meters of altitude. Before that you take the cable car from Saas Grund to Kreuzboden. At 2,400 meters above sea level, the night sledding begins. At the beginning the run leads over a ski slope. Then comes the overall rather easy tour, which leads past alpine huts and small hamlets. After eleven kilometers you arrive back in Saas Grund. The toboggan run can also be interrupted on the way in Trift after 3 km or started there.

Catering

Hohsaas mountain restaurant with overnight accommodation

6 km Hannig - Saas-Fee

The unlit stretch between Hannig and Saas-Fee is illuminated with headlamps that can be borrowed. This is particularly important as the descent is very rapid in places. It is located away from the ski slopes.

Opening hours for night sledging

Night sledding takes place every Tuesday 6 - 9 p.m. from the end of December to mid-April. In case of bad weather or little snow, it is postponed to Thursday.

Contact

Prices night sledging Hannig-Saas Fee (CHF)

Slope operation 19:00-22:00 hrsAdultsChildren
Night sledging2613
loan sled and loaner headlamp66

The indicated ticket prices are valid without SaastalCard or Magic Pass

Procedure of the night sledging

In Saas-Fe you start with the single-cable gondola Hannig and take it up to Hannigalp. The top station is located at an altitude of 2340 meters above sea level. The Hannigalp is a terrain terrace that can be found southeast of the 2,700 meter high mountain Mällig. The toboggan run is 6 kilometers long and starts at the top station of the Hannig cable car. It leads over the so-called Sonnenberg to the glacier village of Saas-Fe. 520 meters of altitude are covered in just under 6 kilometers.

Catering

Hannig mountain restaurant

3 km Furggstalden - Saas-Almagell

A pleasant and easy sledging trail for the whole family leads from Furggstalden to Saas-Almagell through forest and past hamlets.

Opening hours for night sledging

From the end of December to mid-February, night sledding usually takes place on Wednesdays at 7 - 10 pm. The dates are announced on the Saas Almagell website. Since they do not apply to every Wednesday in this period, you should inform yourself in advance.

Contact

Tickets and rental of sledging equipment

  • Tickets cost CHF 8 for children and CHF 14 for adults (without SaastalCard or Magic Pass)
  • Sled rental (with deposit) and headlamp cost 6 CHF.
  • derby sport - Rental in Almagell

Night sledding procedure

In Saas-Almagell, take the chairlift to Furggstalden, a sunny high plateau at 1,900 meters. Furggstalden is an old Valais hamlet. The toboggan run starts directly at the mountain house Furggstalden and leads in a curve over the mountain and the middle forest down to the village Saas-Almagell. The toboggan run runs in large parts directly along the winter hiking trail and the Mittelwald ski slope. 222 meters in altitude are overcome over a length of 3 kilometers.

Catering

Saas Fee (Photo: Saastal Bergbahnen)Saas Fee (Photo: Saastal Bergbahnen)
Saas Fee (Photo: Saastal Bergbahnen)Saas Fee (Photo: Saastal Bergbahnen)

Night sledding on the southern shores of Lake Lucerne

One of the longest sledding trails in Switzerland starts high above Lake Lucerne on Klewenalp. It is reached by the longest cable car in the region. For night sledding, many visitors use only the lower section between Stockhütte and Emmetten to avoid the otherwise inevitable walk.

In the region around Engelberg, night sledding is offered on both the Titlis and the Brunni. The route from Gerschnialp to Engelberg runs along the former bobsled track of the famous bobsled pilot Fritz Feierabend.

11 km sledging trail Klewenalp - Stockhütte - Emmetten

Emmetten is located on a pre-Alpine terrace in an elevated position above southern Lake Lucerne at an altitude of 753 meters. From Emmetten a 6-seater gondola goes to Stockhütte at 1,262 meters above sea level.

Beckenried is located at 435 meters above sea level directly on Lake Lucerne. From here, a 69-passenger gondola cable car travels more than three kilometers to Klewenalp, which is located at 1,602 meters above sea level.

Arrival

From Lucerne you drive by car via the A2 (exit 34-Buochs) to Beckenried. You need about half an hour driving time. If you want to drive to Emmetten because you prefer the shorter toboggan run, continue on Emmetterstrasse, which later becomes Dorfstrasse. Turn right into Hinterhostattstrasse.

By public transport you can take the train or the S4 of the Zentralbahn from Lucerne to Stans and the bus 311 of the Postauto to Beckenried and Emmetten.

Parking spaces

In Beckenried there are enough parking spaces at Kirchweg 27 next to the valley station. This applies equally to the valley station Emmetten.

Contact and information

  • Klewenalp mountain railroads
  • Klewenalp-Lake Lucerne Region, Kirchweg 12, 6375 Beckenried , eMail [email protected] for sledding Klewenalp and Stockhütte
  • snow situation

Tickets

Tickets for sledging are available from the mountain railroads

Renting sledges

You can rent sledges for 10 CHF at the mountain stations Klewenalp and Stockhütte. The return is possible there or at the valley station Emmetten.

Opening hours for night sledging

When snow conditions are good, the Beckenried - Klewenalp and Emmetten - Stockhütte gondola lifts run continuously until 10 p.m. every Saturday. Parallel to the night sledding, night skiing also takes place. All facilities are open at the same time.

Procedure of the night sledging from Klewenalp

The 69-seater cable car takes you up from Beckenried to Klewenalp. From the top station a short walk leads in the direction of the Klewenkapelle to the start of the toboggan run. The toboggan run starts at Röthenport at an altitude of 1600 meters and leads around the Klewenstock first to the Ängital. Here you have to master a short ascent on foot to Twäregg at the chairlift Ängi. Down the Twäregg the toboggan run winds its way through the fir forest to the Stockhütte and down to Emmetten. The lower part of the toboggan run is about 5 kilometers long.

  • 1 hour Klewenalp-Twäregg-Stockhütte
  • 1/2 hour Stockhütte- Emmetten
  • 900 meters altitude difference in total

From Emmetten the post bus takes you back to Beckenried.

Catering

Procedure of the night sledging from Stockhütte

Take the 6-seater gondola lift from Emmetten to the Stockhütte, which is located at 1284 meters above sea level. The toboggan run starts right next to the mountain station. Down to Emmetten you drive almost exclusively through the forest. The easy sledging tour is 5.2 km long and takes about half an hour. You will descend about 520 meters in altitude.

Catering

Night sledding Klewenalp Emmetten sledding trail (Photo: Switzerland Mobile Foundation)Night sledding Klewenalp Emmetten sledding trail (Photo: Switzerland Mobile Foundation)
Night sledding Klewenalp Emmetten sledding trail (Photo: Switzerland Mobile Foundation)Night sledding Klewenalp Emmetten sledding trail (Photo: Switzerland Mobile Foundation)

3.5 km Night sledding Gerschnialp - Engelberg

Engelberg is an Alpine town in the Engelberg Valley south of Lake Lucerne. It is enclosed between the mountain massif of the 3238 m high Titlis in the south and a mountain range in the north, on the southern slope of which is the sunny Brunni hiking area.

Arrival

With the Zentralbahn you can reach Engelberg from Lucerne in three quarters of an hour. By car you take the A2 to Stans and then the cantonal road and the Engelsbergerstrasse. At the valley station of the Titlisbahn there are enough parking spaces, which are available for 5 CHF per day.

Opening hours for night sledging

From Christmas until the beginning of March there is night sledding on Fridays and Saturdays from 19:30 to 21:30.

Contact and information

Pre-registration is not required.

Prices Night Sledding Gerschnialp-Engelberg (CHF)

Night sledging 19:30-21:30Adults 20 years and olderYouth 16-19 yearsChildren 6-15 years
night sledging incl. rental sledges251812
with fondue fun in the valley station5938

Procedure of the night sledging

The funicular takes you from Engelberg to Gerschnialp in four minutes. At the beginning, the trail winds through the snow-covered Gerschni forest. The following section is very flat. Therefore, it is best to speed up a bit beforehand. After the flat section, a winding stretch follows. Here a good technique is required until a long straight begins. The last highlight of the altogether very fast downhill is the finish curve S, which leads back to the valley station. A total of 260 meters in altitude are overcome.

Catering

Gasthaus Gerschnialp from 8 p.m. Fondue-Plausch in the Chalet

2.5 km Brunni-Ristis (Rinderbüel)

The rapid downhill run is very steep in places and therefore unsuitable for children.

Opening hours for night sledging

Night sledding usually takes place between 6 and 9 pm. You can arrange the exact days and procedures directly.

Contact

Arrival

With the Zentralbahn you reach Engelberg from Lucerne in three quarters of an hour. From Engelberg station you take the free local bus to Brunni valley station. By car you take the A2 to Stans and then the Kantonsstrasse and the Engelsbergerstrasse.

Tickets

Night sledding is offered as an organized total tour with sledding fun, as the Brunni lifts are normally only in operation until 5 pm. They have a price of 109 CHF (from 10 persons). If there are less than 20 people, 9 CHF per person will be added as a surcharge.

Renting sledging equipment

  • In the Yetipark (Ristis)
  • Prices for rental

Procedure of the night sledging with sledging fun

From Engelberg you take the cable car to Ristis in the afternoon. There you will find the Yetipark, where you can rent your sled. In the Brunni area airboard and skigibel are also allowed. Then you take the chairlift from Ristis to the Brunnihütte. Here begins the groomed toboggan run down to Ristis (Hüttismatt). It is 2.5 km long and overcomes about 260 meters in altitude. In the Hüttismatt you get an aperitif. Afterwards, a 3-course menu with cheese fondue is served in the Berglodge-Restaurant Ristis. Take the cable car back to Engelberg through the night or spend the night in the Berglodge.

The price includes:

  • Aerial cableway Engelberg - Ristis retour
  • Chairlift Ristis - Brunnihütte one way
  • Sledging fun with mulled wine aperitif with Engelberger sausage, cheese and bread
  • 3-course menu with cheese fondue in the Berglodge Restaurant Ristis (excl. drinks)

Catering

Catering

Gerschnialp Engelberg (Photo: Engelberg Titlis Tourism)Gerschnialp Engelberg (Photo: Engelberg Titlis Tourism)
Gerschnialp Engelberg (Photo: Engelberg Titlis Tourism)Gerschnialp Engelberg (Photo: Engelberg Titlis Tourism)

Night sledding in the area of Melchsee - Frutt

The longer sledging trail is the almost eight kilometer long trail from the high alp Melchsee-Frutt to Stöckalp, the shorter one is only a part of it. It leads from Cheselen to Stöckalp over three and a half kilometers. Stöckalp is located in the Melch valley at about 1,070 meters.

About 850 meters further up you will find Melchsee on the high alp Melchsee-Frutt. The high alp lies at 1,920 meters. In addition to Melchsee, the high plateau also has Lake Tannensee to offer and is almost completely surrounded by mountain ranges. A gondola lift runs for about three kilometers from Stöckalp to Melchsee-Frutt.

Cheselen is reached by chairlift from Stöckalp.

Arrival

With the Zentralbahn you get to the village of Sarnen. From Sarnen the Postauto line 343 goes to Stöckalp in 31 to 34 minutes.

The post bus runs for night sledding in addition to the normal schedule:

  • thursdays 21:29 from Sarnen; 22:40 from Stöckalp
  • fridays and Saturdays 18:44 and 21:29 from Sarnen and 22:40 from Stöckalp

By car you come via the freeway A8 to the exit Sarnen/Kerns. Continue on the cantonal road via Kerns into the Melchtal and to Stöckalp. Input in the navigation system to the valley station Stöckalp: Fruttstrasse 53, 6067 Melchtal

Parking spaces

At the valley station Stöckalp there is a parking garage and open parking spaces. The parking garage may only be used during the day (max. until 1 a.m.).

Prices 2021:

  • open parking spaces 5 CHF per 24 hours
  • Parking garage 12 CHF from 6 hours
  • Parking ticket winter season 75 CHF

You will find a charging station for electric cars at the entrance to the parking garage on level A.

Contact and information

Prices night sledging Melchsee-Frutt (CHF)

||adults |youths |children | children |--------------------------------|------------|------------|---------| |Ticket evening ticket | 21 | 17 | 10,50 |

Rental of sledging equipment

  • Stöckli Rental and Service Center, Stöckalp, Tel. +41 (0)41 669 09 60, at the valley station of the Stöckalp-Melchsee-Frutt gondola lift
  • Frutt-Rental, old mountain station Melchsee-Frutt, Tel. +41 (0)41 669 12 10
  • Hans Durrer Sport, Kerns, Tel. +41 (0)41 660 36 26

At the valley station Stöckalp you can buy a headlamp for 15 CHF. Helmets are rented with the sled. Sled rental costs 10 CHF per evening in 2021 (deposit: identity card or driver's license)

Catering

Bärgbeizli Cheselen

8 km Melchsee-Frutt to Stöckalp

The eight-kilometer-long toboggan run from Melchsee-Frutt down to Stöckalp is the longest in Central Switzerland. It overcomes almost 900 meters in altitude and is very fast-paced and winding in places.

Opening hours for night sledging

From the first week of January until the first week of March, the gondola lift Stöckalp - Melchsee-Frutt is in operation every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm. For night sledding it is open longer. For this you should check the operating hours of the cable car carefully before your arrival. The toboggan run is open on these days from 18:45 - 22:00. The last allowed departure is at 22:00. After that the toboggan run will be closed.

Procedure of the night sledging

The 15-seater gondola Stöckalp - Melchsee-Frutt takes you up the mountain in less than ten minutes. The toboggan run starts right at the top station. On the former mule tracks you overcome almost 900 meters of altitude with your toboggan. The winding route is therefore very fast in parts. It is newly prepared every day and for the snowmaking the responsible persons use exclusively hydroelectric power. The toboggan run leads over the road, which is open for cars in summer. Therefore, the slope is pleasantly wide.

Attention: The toboggan run is unlit from the top station to Cheselen. The section Cheselen - Stöckalp is illuminated on Fridays and Saturdays. Dogs are expressly not allowed!

3.5 km night sledging from Cheselen to Stöckalp

The illuminated night sledging trail from Cheselen is about 3.5 kilometers long. You will cover about 320 meters in altitude.

Opening hours for night sledging

From the first week of January until the first week of March, the chairlift Stöckalp - Cheselen is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 19:00 to 21:30. The toboggan run will be open and illuminated on these days from 18:45 to 22:00. Later the toboggan run is closed and will be used by piste vehicles.

Procedure of the night sledging

You get to Cheselen in about 6 minutes with the chairlift from Stöckalp. It covers a distance of just under 1.3 kilometers. The toboggan run starts directly at the top station of the chairlift and is 3.5 kilometers long. The entire route is illuminated during opening hours. Dogs are expressly not allowed!

Melchsee Frutt (Photo: Sportbahnen Melchsee-Frutt)Melchsee Frutt (Photo: Sportbahnen Melchsee-Frutt)
Melchsee Frutt (Photo: Urs-Stettler Sportbahnen Melchsee-Frutt)Melchsee Frutt (Photo: Urs-Stettler Sportbahnen Melchsee-Frutt)

12 km of full moon sledding over the Fideriser Heuberge mountains

12 km of full moon sledding on the Fideriser Heubergen is a special experience. On the days around the full moon, the light of the moon is quite sufficient, although headlamps are recommended for safety reasons.

Fideris in Prättigau

Fideris is a village in the middle Prättigau. It has some stately town houses that were spared from destruction by the Austrians in 1622. Fideris lies at just under 900 meters above sea level.

Opening hours for night sledging

In general, night sledding is possible every evening from December to March, as soon as at least six people register. It is not possible without advance reservation. The days around the full moon are especially in demand.

Mountain trips take place in the times:

  • Weekdays 16:15 - 19:15
  • On weekends 16:15 - 22:30

Contact us

Arrival

By public transport you take the Rhätische Bahn from Landquart to Schiers. From Schiers the post bus runs to Fideris village. In total, this trip takes at least 35 minutes. By car, the valley station of the buses can be reached in about half an hour via route 28. From Vaduz, the journey is via the A13 and Route 28. You will find a large parking lot just below the bus station, which is located at the Fideris sawmill.

Tickets

Mountain rides and sledging day passes can be paid for at the ticket office at the valley station of the minibuses (Sägerei Fideris).

Prices night sledging

  • Mountain trip: 23 CHF per person
  • Ascent for children: 15 CHF per child
  • Sledge rental: 15 CHF per sledge
  • Headlamp: 18 CHF per lamp

Fondue fun

  • Adults: from 48 CHF (Mon-Thu) to 55 CHF (Fri-Sun) incl. ascent, Fondue à Discretion & Röteli
  • Children: 29 CHF (Mon-Thu), 34 CHF (Fri-Sun) (without Röteli)
  • Dogs are allowed on the toboggan run and in the mountain huts if they are well behaved and do not bother anyone. The ride costs 5 CHF.

Renting of sledging equipment

  • Modern and comfortable sledges can be rented at the Berghaus Arflina and paid directly at the ski room. Alternatively, this is also possible with the service staff of the Berghaus Heuberge. The return takes place at the cash desk at the sawmill in Fideris.
  • Rätikon Sport in Küblis (4 km away)

Procedure of the night sledging

Sledders are driven exclusively with the minibuses of the ski area up to 2000 meters above sea level, where the sledding trail begins. You can start either at the Berghaus Arflina or at the Berghaus Heuberge. The toboggan run leads over a road that is specially closed for the benefit of the tobogganers. Nevertheless, you have to expect (well-lit) buses in oncoming traffic. The route is 12 kilometers long and covers 1100 meters in altitude. The valley station of the buses is located on the area of the sawmill in Fideris. This is also the end point for the tobogganing experience. Mountain rides and tobogganing day passes can be paid for here at the ticket office. The toboggan return is located next to the ticket office.

Catering

On Fridays and Saturdays there is the possibility to combine the night sledging with a fondue or a dinner. Bus trips are available from Fideris Sägerei.

Tables for dinner in the inns can be reserved for the following times:

  • 16:15 bus, table for 17:00-19:00 hrs
  • 17:15 Bus, table for 18:00-20:00 hrs
  • 18:15 Bus, table for 19:15-21:15
  • 19:15 Bus, table for 20:30 - open end
  • 20:15 Bus, table for 21:30 - open end
Fideriser Heuberge (Foto: Schweiz Tourismus MySwitzerland)Fideriser Heuberge (Foto: Schweiz Tourismus MySwitzerland)
Fideriser Heuberge (Foto: Schweiz Tourismus MySwitzerland)Fideriser Heuberge (Foto: Schweiz Tourismus MySwitzerland)

Night sledding Albulapass

On the Albulapass there is a tobogganing paradise in winter. The pass roads are closed to motorists and the tobogganers benefit from this. These descents are very special experiences.

6.5 km Preda Bergün - leisurely or 4 km Darlux Bergün - fast-paced

A downhill run for absolute professionals and a leisurely run for the family. Both could be combined directly if needed. The end of the toboggan run from Preda is the start for the ride up to the start in Darlux. From Darlux, the adrenaline kick is sought at the appropriate speed.

Bergün/Bravuogn and Preda are small villages in the municipality of Bergün Filisur in the Swiss canton of Grisons. The villages are located in the Albula Alps. Bergün is situated at 1,367 meters above sea level. Preda is situated on the road above the Albula Pass. The village is located at 1,789 meters above sea level. Here is the north portal of the Albula tunnel of the Rhaetian Railway. To get to the start in Darlux, you take the chairlift to the middle station of Darlux. There you will also find a mountain restaurant.

Arrival

Take the SBB to Chur. Here you change to the Rhaetian Railway. The Rhaetian Railway runs on the Albula line in the direction of St. Moritz. From the south you can take the RhB via Samedan to Preda and Bergün.

Parking

If you arrive by car, you will find a large day parking lot right at the beginning of the village of Bergün. A parking lot costs 5 CHF per day.

Contact

Tickets

  • We offer all-in-one day tickets for RhB, toboggan runs and lift. If you travel by public transport, you should buy a Rail Away Ticket Schlittelwelt Preda Darlux Bergün directly from your home station. This way you can get directly to Darlux to the start of the toboggan run with one ticket.
  • Unfortunately you can't buy single toboggan tickets online yet. They are available at the toboggan rental or at the valley station of the Darlüx cable car.
  • Prices and safety instructions for the toboggan run

sledging equipment rental

  • Mark Sport Phone +41 (0)81 407 11 65 or online: Pick up at Preda train station, return: Bergün village, left of the ice bar
  • Club 99 Tel. +41 (0)81 407 16 43 or online: Pick-up in Preda and Bergün, drop-off Bergün train station

Only wooden sledges and toboggans are allowed on this toboggan run. Bobsleds or steerable sleds made of plastic are not suitable and not permitted. Helmets and back protectors can also be rented. Headlamps can be rented at the mountain restaurant La Diala.

Catering, toilets and cash machines

For the nightly catering there are restaurants in Preda, Bergün and for the Darlux descent in La Diala at the middle station Darlux. Toilets can be found at Bergün station and Preda station. For the combined tour there are also toilets at the bottom station Darlux and at the middle station La Diala. Bergün has an ATM at the entrance of the sports store Mark Sport, left of the ice bar.

6.5 km night sledging with the family: from Preda to Bergün

The toboggan run between Preda and Bergün is one of the most beautiful toboggan runs. The 6.5 km long route leads through the viaducts of the Rhaetian Railway and is world famous.

Opening hours for night sledging

The sledding route between Preda and Bergün is open daily until 11 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday. As a rule, the winter season lasts from mid-December to mid-March.

Procedure of the night sledging

From Bergün you get to Preda with the Rhaetian Railway. Already the ride with the mountain railroad up to the toboggan run is an experience. The toboggan run runs along the pass road between Bergün and Preda. It is closed in winter especially for the benefit of the sledders. The slope runs under the railroad line. It is well prepared. This ensures a safe descent. In the evening, sledding is an unforgettable adventure thanks to the very good lighting of the track.

Video Bergün sledding, night sledding

4 km fast-paced night sledding: from Darlüx to Bergün

The Darlüx - Bergün toboggan run is a sporty toboggan run that leads downhill for 4 kilometers. The toboggan run offers a fast-paced downhill experience and is suitable for sporty tobogganers.

Opening hours for night sledging

Night sledding takes place on Fridays from 6 pm between the end of January and the beginning of March. In addition, there is a Raclette-Plausch in the mountain restaurant La Diala. The facility is not illuminated.

Course of the night sledging

576 meters of altitude are covered in about four kilometers of rapid descent. Only good and experienced sledders should come here for night sledding. Also because the run is not illuminated at night and leads steeply downhill. The toboggan run starts at the top station of the Darlux chairlift. The chairlift Bergün - Pros da Darlux (section 1) takes you about a quarter of an hour up to the Darlux ski area. Because of its rapid descent, the run is also called the "Lauberhorn of toboggan runs". The run runs parallel to the ski slope and through the forest. It ends next to the bottom station of the chairlift, at the village entrance of Bergün. On the way, you pass the mountain station and can take a rest in the mountain restaurant La Diala. In the moonlight, the descent is a unique experience.

2.35 km La Punt-Chamues-ch at Alp Proliebas

Not far from Bergün, the eastern section of the Albula Pass is inaccessible from there in winter. It is also closed in favor of sledders. The night toboggan run over the torch-lit route is very popular.

Place: La Punt-Chamues-ch

La Punt-Chamues-ch belongs to the Maloja region.

Opening hours for night sledging

Every Wednesday evening in February, registration must be made by 5 p.m

Contact and information links

Arrival

La Punt Chamues-ch can be reached from St. Moritz by Engadinbus line 6 in about 30 minutes. The bus leaves every half hour. From Pontresina you can reach La Punt-Chamues-ch by train in about twenty minutes. You take the trains in direction Scuol-Tarasp of the Rhaetian Railway. The Albula and Bernina lines of the RhB have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Via Chur, the railroad travels through the Albula tunnel or from Tirano (Italy) over the Bernina Pass. Via Landquart the train comes via Vereina tunnel.

By car, the journey over the Ofen, Julier and Maloja passes (open in summer and winter) is an experience that may require snow chains. If you take the Vereina car transport, your car will take you from Prättigau (Selfranga) to Engadin (Sagliains). The trip through the Vereina tunnel takes 18 minutes. During peak hours, the car train runs every 30 minutes.

Tickets

free bus shuttle, registration by 5 p.m. via the Tourist Information Tel. +41 (0)81 830 00 01, [email protected]

Rental of sledging equipment

Colani Sport

Procedure of the night sledging

A free shuttle bus will take you to the upper barrier. On the torch-lit route, the sledding trail begins at the upper barrier Alp Proliebas. It leads over 2.35 km to the lower barrier (reservoir). The toboggan run becomes a rapid descent with several curves.

Catering

not available

 Preda to Bergün (Photo: Switzerland Tourism MySwitzerland) Preda to Bergün (Photo: Switzerland Tourism MySwitzerland)
Bergün (Photo: Bergün Filisur Tourism)Bergün (Photo: Bergün Filisur Tourism)

Fast-paced night sledding in Sarganserland

The fast sledding trail Pizol leads from Furt to the middle station Maienberg over 3,5 km. It is illuminated every Friday night and on some Thursday evenings for night sledding. The Prodalp-Tannenheim route is only 2 km long, but also has fast-paced sections.

3.5 km Pizol - Maienberg

The popular toboggan run is covered with snow when necessary.

Location: Wangs

Wangs lies on the western slope of the Rhine Valley below the Churfirsten. The village is not far from the freeway junction Sarganserland. The Pizol is a mountain peak that lies 2,844 meters above sea level and used to be called Piz Sol.

Opening hours for night sledging

In the period from the end of December to the beginning of March, night sledding is held every Friday. From the end of January until the end of February, the slope is also lit on Thursdays from 18:00 - 22:30.

Contact

Arrival

From the south you drive by car from Chur via the A13, take the A3 at the freeway junction Sarganserland and leave it at exit 50 (Mels). Via Neue Wangserstrasse, Bahnhofstrasse and Dorfstrasse you reach Pizolstrasse in Vilters-Wangs. There is a large parking lot at the valley station in Wangs.

From the north you can also reach Vilters-Wangs via the A13/A3 with exit 50 (Mels). The valley station Wangs can be reached from Zurich as well as from St. Gallen in 60 minutes. By public transport you can get to the Wangs stop of the Pizolbahn or from the Sargans train station with the bus lines 429 or 430. On weekdays there are four buses per hour.

Tickets

Season and annual passes also include unlimited sledding at night. You can buy combination tickets with fondue fun at the ticket office at the Wangs valley station.

Renting of sledging equipment

  • Sportshop Wachter at the mountain station Furt
  • other rental stations on the mountain and in the valley specialize primarily in skis and snowboards, but rent out helmets and other equipment, for example.

Procedure of the night sledging

You take the gondola Wangs-Maienberg-Furt in about five minutes to the mountain station Furt. It is located at 1,520 meters above sea level. The toboggan run is prepared daily and is also suitable for children and families. It goes down 480 meters in altitude over a distance of 3.5 kilometers.

The route down starts with a few curves near the ski slope. Afterwards it goes through the Mattwald forest and over a big loop back to the ski slope. Under the gondola lift you pass a few scattered chalets. Then you already reach the middle station Maienberg. From here you have a wonderful view into the valley with the evening lights.

The Maienberg-Wangs stretch (also 3.5 km), which continues in good snow conditions, is demanding, however. It is only recommended for experienced sledders over 18 years of age. It is better to do without it when sledging at night. From the middle station you can always go back up and enjoy the night sledding several times.

Catering

2 km Prodalp - Tannenheim over the Flumserberg mountain

Village: Tannenheim

The village of Tannenheim is one of the villages that belong to the winter sports area of Flumserberg. Tannenheim is situated at about 1,220 meters above sea level. Flumserberg is located in the south of the canton St. Gallen.

Opening hours for night sledging

  • January till March
  • thursdays and Saturdays
  • 19:00 to 21:00, in all weather conditions

Contact

  • Heidiland Tourismus AG, Flumserbergstrasse 196, 8898 Flumserberg, eMail: [email protected]
  • Mountain railroads Flumserberg, Moseralpstrasse 9, 8898 Flumserberg, eMail: [email protected]

Arrival

Coming from the south by car from Chur on the A13, take the A3 at the freeway junction Sarganserland and leave it at exit 49 (Flums).

By public transport you take the Schweizerische Bundesbahnen from Chur to Walenstadt. Here you change to the Schweizerische Südostbahn, which brings you to Flums. The line 441 of the Postbus finally brings you to Tannenheim.

tickets

Prices for night sledding

Rental of sledging equipment

  • Mountain station Flumserberg (15 CHF + 50 CHF deposit)

Procedure of the night sledging

The 12-seater Prodalp Express gondola takes you from Tannenheim up to the top station at 1,580 meters above sea level in five and a half minutes. The slope starts right next to the top station. At the beginning you can still admire the Churfürsten, the toboggan run starts quietly

The Prodalp, lined with fir trees, has little gradient. But it doesn't take long until it gets very steep in parts and you have to steer properly.

Many a sledder ends up in the snow on the sharp curves. Since the slope is illuminated, you may be watched by those who are just hovering above you in the gondola to the top station. The toboggan run is newly prepared especially for the night tobogganing. The difference in altitude is about 360 meters.

Catering

Bergrestaurant FahrBar at the top station Pizzeria Tannenheim

Pizol (Photo: Pizolbahnen)Pizol (Photo: Pizolbahnen)
Pizol (Photo: Pizolbahnen)Pizol (Photo: Pizolbahnen)

Night sledging tours in Viamala

The Viamala refers to a section of trail about eight kilometers long, which used to be very notorious because of its deep gorge. It leads along the Hinterrhein between Thusis and Zillis-Reischen. At the time of the Romans, the path was used as a mule track from the south over the Splügen. Viamala is the name of the region today.

3 km sledging trail Dros - Lohn (or Dros-Mathon)

The view from Dros is worthwhile: you can see the Piz Curvér, the Surettahorn, the Piz la Tschera and several other peaks. But for this you have to carry your sledge or toboggan up on foot. 2,6 km and 300 meters of altitude are the way up, so that you can sledge down again afterwards. In the village, Romansh (Sutsilvan) is still the main language spoken

A visit is worthwhile to see the houses and stables standing close to each other. The church has different epochs. You can also visit the church. Its towers are from two different periods.

**Whenever the toboggan bar is open, the toboggan run is illuminated in the evening

Instead of sledging to Lohn, you can also turn off after the toboggan bar and go to Mathon, the route is about the same length and also illuminated.

Place: Lohn

The small village of Lohn lies at 1585 m above sea level in the Viamala region.

Opening hours for night sledging

Whenever the toboggan bar is open in the evening, the toboggan run is illuminated. If you want to know if it is currently open, send an SMS with "Schlittelbar" to the short number 1600 (0,80 CHF/SMS).

Contact

Arrival

By public transport you reach Lohn via the post bus line Zillis-Lohn-Wergenstein. Therefore you change from the Rhaetian Railway in Thusis to the Postbus. To get there by car, take the motorway A13 -Chur Thusis - San Bernardino - Bellinzona and leave it at the exit Viamala. Follow the main road 13 past the Viamala Visitor Center until you reach the next entrance to the motorway.

Tickets

not necessary

Rental of sledging equipment

Pizzeria Orta in Lohn (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays) Restaurant Muntsulej in Mathon Hotel Restaurant Capricorns in Wergenstein The sledges/toboggans must be ordered in advance.

Procedure of the night sledging

The Schamserberg is reached from the post bus stop in Lohn. The ascent to the Maiensäss settlement Dros takes about 45 minutes. You get to the top exclusively on foot. The ascent is quickly forgotten on the way down. First you drive over an open area. Then the toboggan run enters the forest. Although it is light, it becomes increasingly dense towards the bottom. The evenly sloping path is easy to ride. The curves are also rather gentle. About halfway down the descent, the toboggan bar beckons with grilled food. At the end of the second part of the descent there is a somewhat narrower S-curve, here you have to branch off to Lohn.

Catering

The toboggan bar offers grilled specialties and drinks. It is located right next to the toboggan run and is illuminated on night tobogganing days with the run. If you want to know if it is currently open, send an SMS with "Schlittelbar" to the short number 1600 (0,80 CHF/SMS).

3.8 km Sledging trail Sarn - Heinzenberg

The toboggan run leads 400 meters downhill and gets really racy at the end. The run is prepared with artificial snow, but is not illuminated. A headlamp is recommended.

Place: Sarn

Sarn is a cluster village in the middle of the Heinzenberg region. To the west of the small village stands a mountain range between Tguma (2,163 m) and the Präzer Höhe (2,120 m). Sarn is situated at 1.178 m above sea level.

Opening hours for night sledging

In good weather conditions, night sledding takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. each day. The exact dates can be found on the website of viamala.graubuenden.ch. For inquiries by phone see contact possibilities. The winter season runs from about mid-December to mid-March.

Contact possibilities and information

For information on upcoming dates, call +41 (0)81 651 28 81. Snow report of the winter region Information on sledging and night sledging Guide to sledging on the Sarn - Heinzenberg run operating hours and tariffs road condition

Arrival

By public transport you reach Sarn from Chur with the Rhaetian Railway to Thusis. There you take the Postbus of the line 532. The valley station of the chair lift in Lescha is easily accessible by post bus. By car you drive from Chur via the A13 and take the exit 21- Thusis-Nord in Thusis. Afterwards the road leads over the Äussere Heinzenbergstrasse and the Heinzenbergstrasse. A large open air parking lot with 500 free parking spaces is available at the valley station of the chairlift in Lescha.

Tickets

There are separate tickets for night sledging. However, night sledging is included in the season ticket. Weekly and daily tickets are not valid for night sledging. An evening ticket costs 22 CHF for adults and 15 CHF for youths in 2021. It is valid from 18:00 - 20:00.

Rental of sledging equipment

  • Ernie's Point Rent à Sport: Swiss Snowsports School Heinzenberg-Sarn, Tel. +41 (0)79 346 43 59, [email protected]
  • Mountain restaurant Dultschinas Sarn, Tel. +41 (0)81 651 27 55, sled rental only
  • INTERSPORT BANZER Thusis, Tel. +41 (0)81 651 20 38, [email protected]
  • Strimer Sport Thusis, Tel. +41 (0)81 651 55 44, [email protected]
  • viamala sportwerkstatt Thusis, Tel. +41 (0)81 651 52 53, [email protected]

The sledge rental costs: 10 CHF half day.

Procedure of the night sledging

From the valley station Lescha above Sarns you take the chair lift to the mountain station Dultschinas. The toboggan run starts just a few meters above and leads down for about 400 meters over a length of 3.8 kilometers. The descent is quite leisurely at first, but gets faster in the lower part. It goes past small houses and through the forest. Just before the end of the toboggan run, two sharp curves are mastered. On the way, the view goes to the mountain peak Piz Beverin (2,998 m). The toboggan run is not illuminated, a headlamp is recommended.

Catering

Sarn Heinzenberg (Photo: Viamala Tourism)Sarn Heinzenberg (Photo: Viamala Tourism)
Sarn Heinzenberg (Photo: Viamala Tourism)Sarn Heinzenberg (Photo: Viamala Tourism)

7,2 km - An El Dorado for night sledding in the Lake Geneva area - Les Diablerets

With a length of 7.2 kilometers, the slope is one of the longest night sledding slopes. It is not illuminated. Therefore, each sledder wears his own light on his headlamp. The tour is easy to ride and therefore allowed from 6 years old. More than 500 meters of altitude descend. Right at the beginning you get a magnificent view of the Diablerets massif.

Village: Les Diablerets

The village of Les Diablerets is located at 1,200 meters above sea level on the north side of the Diablerets massif of the Swiss Alps. The summit of Les Diablerets, at 3,210 meters above sea level, is the highest peak in western Switzerland.

Opening hours for night sledging

Between Christmas and mid-March, the slopes are open on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 18:30 to 20:00. The last gondola ascent is 8 pm.

Contact and information

  • Office du Tourisme des Diablerets, Chemin du Collège 2, 1865 Les Diablerets, eMail: [email protected]
  • Hotline (opening of the toboggan run) : + 41 (0)77 523 45 62 (from 08:30)
  • Weather and snow report

Arrival

By car you take the A9 to the exit Aigle. Les Diablerets is then signposted. From Geneva you have to reckon with 1.5 hours by car, from Bern about 1.5 hours (A12, at La Veyte change to A9). From Zermatt you also take the A9 and need 2 hours.

By train you can take the SBB to Aigle station and change to the ASD - Bahn to Les Diablerets.

Parking

There are a limited number of parking spaces at the valley station.

Tickets

Cash payment on site Night sledding single ride with the gondola lift Free of charge with MagicPass, day pass or season ski pass Adult (from 16 years) 15 CHF Child (6-15 years) 8 CHF Night package Surcharge for fast sledges: 5 CHF Adult/youth (from 13 years): 1 ascent, standard sledge, 1 mulled wine: 30 CHF Child (up to 12 years): 1 ascent, standard sledge, 1 tea: 20 CHF

Rental of sledging equipment

Procedure of the night sledging

With the 10-seater gondola Diablerets Express you reach the restaurant Les Mazots in only 6 minutes. This puts you right in the middle of the ski area of Les Diablerets-Villars-Gryon and at the start of the sledding run. The top station is located at 1710 meters above sea level

Over 7.2 kilometers, you ski down 540 meters of altitude quite comfortably. And with the mulled wine included in the night package, the ride is all the more exhilarating. After a few big curves, it goes through the forest. The path then zigzags a bit more down to the village.

The toboggan run crosses the road that leads to the Col de la Croix. It is closed in winter and reserved for sledding. It is even specially prepared for sledding.

Catering

Les Diablerets (Photo: Association Touristique Porte des Alpes - Villars)Les Diablerets (Photo: Association Touristique Porte des Alpes - Villars)
Les Diablerets (Photo: Switzerland Tourism MySwitzerland)Les Diablerets (Photo: Switzerland Tourism MySwitzerland)

Sledding through the night in the Bernese Oberland

Night sledding in the Bernese Oberland is more popular than ever. It's mostly short journeys and the fun is all the greater in a group. At night in the middle of the snow, with or without moonlight and with or without torches, the special atmosphere is guaranteed.

5 km Eggli - Run

The Eggli-Run is not only suitable for sporty sledders. Families can confidently use it as well. The toboggan run is also used by hikers. The Tuesday night sledding with torches is a special event and very popular. Reservations are therefore essential for groups of 10 or more.

Place: Gstaad

Gstaad is a largely car-free village at an altitude of 1,041 meters. It is the tourist center of the Saanenland. The chalet-style houses are famous.

Opening hours for night sledding

Normally the last ascent is scheduled at 4:30 pm. On Tuesdays between December and early March, a Tuesday Night Fondue in the mountain restaurant is combined with night sledding. On these days, the mountain railroad runs in addition to these dates: Ascent: from 7 - 8 p.m Descent: from 21 - 23 o'clock Tobogganing - torchlight descent from 10 pm

Contact

Arrival

By public transport you can reach Gstaad with the SBB Bern-Spiez, the BLS to Zweisimmen and the MOB to Gstaad-Saanen. Direct trains Bern-Zweisimmen with the Lötschberger. By car, it takes about 1.5 hours from Bern via the A6 freeway and Route 11. Gstaad is partially car-free. There are only a few parking spaces at the valley station of the mountain railroads.

Tickets

Bookings can be made via the mountain restaurant Eggli.

Prices 2021 incl. mountain/valley rides & fondue:

  • 54 CHF adults with ascent and descent
  • 34 CHF children with ascent and descent

Reservations are recommended as this event is in high demand. Ski passes, season subscriptions, shareholder vouchers, etc. are not valid for mountain/valley rides on these days from 6pm.

Rental of sledging equipment

  • Eggli valley station, Gstaad
  • 10 CHF sledge rental

Procedure of the night sledging

The torchlight descent by toboggan takes place from 10pm. With the 10-seater gondola from the Porsche Design Studio you go from Gstaad to Eggli (1.555 m). The toboggan run begins near the mountain restaurant. It leads for 5 kilometers through the mountain world and the cozy forests on an almost straight path. In the process, it descends about 500 meters in altitude. After about an hour of tobogganing, the toboggan run ends in the Grund district of Gstaad. You can easily get back to the Eggli valley station on foot.

Catering

Bergrestaurant Eggli, Tschaanereweg 8, 3780 Gstaad, Tel.: +41 (0)33 748 95 59

5.8 km night sledding Sparenmoos:

Here there is a 3.6 km family sledging trail plus a 2.2 km medium-difficulty tour. The run is open until 10pm in good weather. After the comfortable and illuminated part up to Heimchueweid, a narrow path through the forest begins, which is more difficult to lead. It is often closed for safety reasons.

Location: Zweisimmen

Zweisimmen takes its name from the two rivers that flow together here, the Kleine and the Grosse Simme.

Opening hours for night sledging

The run is open until 10 p.m. in good weather. Sparenmoos can be reached by private car. From Zweisimmen it is nine kilometers. Parking costs 5 CHF per day. The bus takes 10 minutes between Zweisimmen train station and Heimchuewald, and 20 minutes to Sparenmoos. It also stops in Heimchuewald on every trip.

Travel times of the buses

  • Zweisimmen departure:18:35, 19:35, 20:35 and 21:35.
  • Sparenmoos departure:19:00, 20:00, 21:00 and 22:00.

Contact and information

  • Sparenmoos Active Association, 3770 Zweisimmen [email protected]
  • Cross-country skiing / outdoor operation, Marcel Dänzer: +41 (0)41 79 224 69 41
  • Interactive map Winter
  • Timetable with link to the current winter flyer

Arrival

Coming from the north, freeways from Zurich and Bern will take you comfortably to Spiez on Lake Thun. From there it takes about 40 minutes via the mountain road Route 11 to Zweisimmen. From the south you leave the highway in Aigle and take route 11 from the south. From Aigle you reach Zweisimmen in about an hour.

From the west of Switzerland you come via Bulle and the Jaunpass. Still before Boltigen you change to route 11 in the direction of Saanen. The Bulle-Zweisimmen route takes about an hour. Parking in Zweisimmen is free of charge.

By public transport you take the train of the BLS AG from Spiez and the Montreux Oberland Bernois from Montreux Gare.

Prices for bus

  • Zweisimmen to Sparenmoos: adults 12 CHF, children 6 CHF
  • Evening ticket: adults 20 CHF, children 13 CHF
  • Both Beizli (see catering) offer "sledding combos" with 2 mountain rides and a cheese fondue. The * price is 38 CHF for adults, 28 CHF for children
  • Reservation is mandatory for groups of 10 persons or more: [email protected], +41 (0)41 79 339 94 29

Renting of toboggan equipment

  • Sledge rental for one run: 6 CHF
  • Evening ticket for sledging: 15 CHF

Procedure of the night sledging

Take the bus from Zweisimmen train station to the start of the toboggan run at Berghaus Sparenmoos.

It is located at 1640 meters above sea level in the high moor area. From the high plateau Sparenmoos to Heimchueweid leads the almost four kilometers long toboggan run. In doing so, you descend 340 meters in altitude. At first it goes in a flatter part over meadows, later through forests. The trail then becomes steeper and more winding. From Heimchueweid the bus takes you back to the start or to the village of Zweisimmen. Up to Heimchuewald the toboggan run is illuminated.

To prevent misunderstandings: dogs are welcome to sled during the day, but not at night.

The second part of the sledging trail takes experienced sledders from Heimchueweid to Zweisimmen. This stretch is 2.5 km long and ends at the bus stop Obegg. From the bus stop you walk only one kilometer to the train station Zweisimmen.

Catering

Sparenmoos (Photo: Paragliding Interlaken)Sparenmoos (Photo: Paragliding Interlaken)
Sparenmoos (Photo: Roger Grütter MySwitzerland)Sparenmoos (Photo: Roger Grütter MySwitzerland)

5 km sledging trail in Diemtigtal - Wiriehorn

The night sledging trail is easy to ride. As long as you don't choose the rapid descent via the junction, it's totally easy to ride. Nevertheless, you should have a headlamp with you or rent it together with the sled.

Location: Zwischenflüh

Zwischenflüh is located in the Diemtigtal in the Bernese Oberland.

Opening hours for night sledging

On Fridays 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., the chairlift operates in addition to normal operating hours. When snow conditions are good, night sledding starts around the end of December.

contact

Arrival

The arrival by car is possible from all directions via Spiez. There you change first to route 11 and later to the Diemtigtalstrasse, which later becomes the Zwischenflühstrasse By train you change in Spiez to a train of the BLS AG to Oey-Diemtigen. From here you can take the Postauto line 260 to Zwischenflüh.

Tickets

At the valley station you have the possibility to book the tickets including a fondue in the mountain restaurant.

Rental of sledging equipment

Stucki Sport at the valley station rents sledges. Reservations are recommended. Tel. +41 (0)033 684 14 42

Procedure of the night sledging

The Wiriehornbahn Riedli - Nüegg (6-seater chairlift) takes you up in about five minutes. The daily freshly prepared toboggan run starts at the mountain station Nüegg. It leads through the fir forest to the valley and ends again at the valley station

The descent is 5.6 kilometers long and leads down 421 meters in altitude. It takes about 40 minutes. A headlamp is recommended for night sledding. Before the descent, you can also fortify yourself with a fondue at the Wiriehorn mountain hotel.

Catering

4 km Ramslauenen - sledging trail: the classic in the Kander Valley

Place: Kiental

The Kiental lies to the northeast of the Kandertal and is a branch of the Kandertal. The small village Kiental is situated at 960 meters above sea level at the foot of the Blümlisalp. A chair lift leads from it to Ramslauenen.

Sportbahnen Kiental AG has been in bankruptcy proceedings since summer 2020. Therefore, you should ask beforehand whether there is a successor.

Opening hours for night sledging

Night sledding takes place from about the end of December until mid-March. Wednesdays to Fridays the track is opened from 7 pm. Extra trips are possible from 10 persons. A prior request and advance booking are required.

Contact

Arrival

By car you first take the A6 freeway to Spiez. Here you take the main road in the direction of Kandersteg. From Reichenbach Kiental is well signposted.

The RegioExpress Lötschberger brings you from Bern and Brig hourly directly to Reichenbach i. K. From Reichenbach you take the Postauto of the line 220 to Kiental.

From Kiental, the steepest post bus line in Europe (28% in the Pochten Gorge) continues to Griesalp at 1,400 meters above sea level.

Tickets / Rental of sledging equipment

You can buy tickets directly at the valley station of the chairlift. If it is closed, you have to expect that the toboggan run is not prepared either.

Procedure of night sledging

Take the chair lift from the village Kiental to Ramslauenen. Here at the top station of the chair lift the toboggan run begins. Right at the beginning it is very curvy. After about 1.5 kilometers there is a wide curve

Since the ride through the forest also passes open forest sections, you can enjoy the view of the Niesen and Lake Thun. The toboggan run is suitable for families with children. It overcomes about 500 meters of altitude.

Catering

Berghaus Ramslauenen

Ramslauenen (Photo: Switzerland Tourism Switzerland Mobile)Ramslauenen (Photo: Switzerland Tourism Switzerland Mobile)
Ramslauenen (Photo: Switzerland Tourism Switzerland Mobile)Ramslauenen (Photo: Switzerland Tourism Switzerland Mobile)

3 km Mägisalp-Bidmi on the Hasliberg

On New Year's Eve and every Wednesday from 09 February to 09 March 2022, the illuminated piste, which is reached via three stages of aerial cableways, beckons.

Place: Meiringen

Meiringen is located at 595 meters above sea level in the Haslital. The village is known for the nearby excursion destinations Aare Gorge and the Reichenbach Falls.

Opening hours for night sledging

  • On Wednesdays, night sledding takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. on the illuminated piste or the unlit Mägisalp-Bidmi sledding trail. Sledging is possible until 9 pm.
  • Last ascent from Reuti: 20:30 hrs
  • Last ascent from Bidmi: 20:35 o'clock
  • Last descent from Mägisalp: 21:30 hrs
  • The evening bus from Reuti (cable car) departs at 21:35 to Brünig (arrival 22:02)
  • The train to Meiringen departs Brünig at 22:03.

Contact

Arrival

By car you reach the Hasliberg from Lucerne via the A8 in about 44 minutes. From Bern you can reach the Hasliberg via the A6 and A8 in 66 minutes. By public transport you reach Meiringen via Brünig. You leave the trains of the Zentralbahn in Brünig and take the post bus.

Tickets

Tickets are available at the evening ticket office of the railroad from 4 pm:

  • Adults 20 CHF
  • Children 10 CHF

Children count from 6th to 16th birthday. Also valid: annual and season passes, Top4 ski pass, ski/hiking day and multi-day passes

Rental of toboggan equipment

The rental of sledges is 12 CHF per day. You can rent and pick up sleds at the Mägisalp mountain store. The return takes place at the station Bidmi.

Procedure of the night sledging

To get to the starting point of the sledging trail, you have to take three cable cars to the top:

  • Meiringen - Reuti (80-cabin cable car, travel time 3:20 minutes)
  • Reuti - Bidmi (8-person gondola lift, 4:40 minutes)
  • Bidmi - Mägisalp (8-person gondola lift, 4:20 minutes)

The illuminated slope no. 14 (Neuenhag) leads from Mägisalp to Bidmi. There is also an unlit toboggan run Mägisalp-Bidmi. You have to bring your own headlamps. There is no rental service. The run starts at the mountain station Mägisalp and leads 3 km through the spruce forests down to the middle station Bidmi. The last train ride from Mägisalp is at 21:30 with connection to Meiringen.

Catering

Kuhstallbar at Mägisalp mountain station Mägisalp Before sledging you can enjoy a fine raclette or fondue in the mountain restaurant Mägisalp.

4,7 km full moon sledging from Sulwald to Isenfluh or 8 km to Lauterbrunnen

The toboggan run is particularly beautiful at full moon, it is not artificially illuminated. It leads past the icy Sulsbach waterfall, which looks spectacular in winter.

Place: Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen is located in the Lauterbrunnen Valley, framed by the mountains of the Bernese Alps.

Opening hours for night sledging

The aerial cableway from Isenfluh to Sulwald runs (December to February) from Monday to Saturday until 8 pm. Pre-booking until 4 pm at the valley station +41 (0)33 855 22 49 (minimum 6 persons).

Contact

Lauterbrunnen Tourism, 3822 Lauterbrunnen, +41 (0)33 856 85 68 Email: [email protected] Isenfluh-Bahn

Arrival

From Interlaken Ost the Berner Oberland-Bahn goes to Lauterbrunnen. You can reach Isenfluh either with the post bus line 142 or with your own car.

Parking

In Lauterbrunnen there is a parking garage and an open parking lot at the Schilthornbahn in Stechelberg. The Parkhaus Lauterbrunnen can be reserved online. Near the Isenfluh cable car there is a public parking lot with parking meter. There is also a private parking lot where you can simply drop the parking fee in the owner's mailbox. If both parking lots are full, you can use the parking lot on the other side of the village.

Prices cable car Isenfluh-Sulwald:

Single ride adults CHF 6.40 / Single ride children CHF 3.20 Ten-ride ticket adults CHF 55 (groups by reservation)

Renting of sledges

Sledges can be rented directly at the cable car in Isenfluh at Alpia Sport in Lauterbrunnen or at Imboden Bike in Lauterbrunnen. Sleds and Velogemels are available for rent: Sledge rental 7 CHF Velogemel rental 8 CHF

Procedure of the night sledging

You take the cable car from Isenfluh to Sulwald. The Sulwaldstübli is also open. Here the toboggan run begins quite comfortably. The trail runs along the 4 kilometers of the Forstrasse in the direction of Isenfluh. In good conditions you can even sledge down to Lauterbrunnen, along the old Isenfluh road (3.5 km), all the way down into the valley. The toboggan run can be extended from 4.7 km in length to 8 km in good snow conditions by continuing down from Isenfluh via the old Isenfluh road (3.5 km) to Lauterbrunnen.

Catering

Restaurant Sulwaldstübli Restaurant Waldrand in Isenfluh You can start your tobogganing with a fondue meal at the Restaurant Sulwaldstübli or stop at the Restaurant Waldrand in Isenfluh after the tobogganing.

5,4 km Bussalp City - Run or 8 km with good snow down to Grindelwald

The route is not illuminated. Equipped with a headlamp, you will leisurely ride down the toboggan run with the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau in view.

Location: Grindelwald

Grindelwald is a popular vacation resort with a wide range of activities. The "gateway to the Jungfrau region" also attracts mountaineers. Grindelwald is often used as a base for climbing the north face of the Eiger.

Opening hours for night sledging

From mid-December to the first week of March, night sledding takes place on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. On these days the moonliners of the Grindelwald bus also run. A reservation for the night sledging and the fondue party is absolutely necessary. Bus departures from Grindelwald are at 15:45 and 17:50 (Thu - Sat).

Contact and information

Grindelwald Tourism, Dorfstrasse 110, 3818 Grindelwald, Tel.: +41 (0)33 854 12 12, Fax: 033 854 12 10, eMail: [email protected] Mountain restaurant Bussalp, Tel. +41 (0)33 853 37 51, eMail: [email protected] Overview of the toboggan runs Bus timetable Moonliner

Arrival

By car you reach Grindelwald from Bern via the A6 and the A8 (from Spiez). At Wilderswil take exit 25 and follow Grenchenstrasse and Grindelwaldstrasse. Grindelwald has several large parking garages. From Bern you can quickly get to Interlaken with the Swiss Federal Railways. There you change to the train of the Berner Oberlandbahnen, which brings you to Grindelwald.

Tickets and rental of sledging equipment

  • Reservation, Tel.:+41 (0)33 854 16 16
  • Sledges cost CHF 15 to rent, headlamps CHF 19.

Night sledging procedure

The Grindelwaldbus (mountain line 126) runs regularly from Bärenplatz to Bussalp. It is located at 1,800 meters above sea level. Here you can first enjoy a fondue with friends or family in the mountain restaurant with a panoramic view. Then it's off to the slopes. If you have forgotten your headlamp, you can borrow it together with the toboggan. From Bussalp to Weidli (the official end of the toboggan run), you'll descend 560 meters in altitude. Weidli is located at 1240 m above sea level. If the snow conditions are suitable, it is possible to continue to Grindelwald.

Catering

Bergrestaurant Bussalp

Meiringen Hasliberg (Photo: Bergbahnen Meiringen Hasliberg)Meiringen Hasliberg (Photo: Bergbahnen Meiringen Hasliberg)
Meiringen Hasliberg (Photo: Bergbahnen Meiringen Hasliberg)Meiringen Hasliberg (Photo: Bergbahnen Meiringen Hasliberg)

2.7 km Alpiglen - Brandegg "Eiger Run" (No. 64 and 64a)

The spectacular Eiger Run route passes directly under the legendary north face of the Eiger, a particularly impressive experience in the evening. The normal route with a 36% gradient is illuminated and runs for 2.7 km. A direct route (64a) is shorter at 1.9 km and quite a bit faster.

Place: Grindelwald

Grindelwald is very popular with tourists and excursionists with its wide range of activities. The "gateway to the Jungfrau region" also attracts mountaineers. Grindelwald is often used as a base for climbing the north face of the Eiger.

Opening hours for night sledging

In the period from the end of December to the beginning of March, night sledging takes place on Thursday to Saturday evenings.

Contact

Arrival

By car you reach Grindelwald from Bern via the A6 and the A8 (from Spiez). At Wilderswil take exit 25 and follow Grenchenstrasse and Grindelwaldstrasse. Grindelwald has several large parking garages. A f you are in Bern, you can quickly get to Interlaken with the Swiss Federal Railways. There you change to the train of the Berner Oberlandbahnen, which brings you to Grindelwald.

Tickets

Wengernalpbahn Jungfrau Railways

Rental of sledging equipment

Procedure of the night sledging

The Wengernalpbahn takes you from Grindelwald to the starting point of the toboggan run in 4.5 minutes. For night sledging in the evening, special trains of the Wengernalpbahn run every half hour. With the "Eiger Run Evening Ticket" you can return from Brandegg to Alpiglen as often as you like. And then the fast-paced toboggan run goes back down to Brandegg. One ride takes about 25 minutes.

Catering

The faster direct toboggan run leads along the funicular railroad.

Eiger North Face Family (Photo: Jungfrau Railways)Eiger North Face Family (Photo: Jungfrau Railways)
Eiger Run Grindelwald (Photo: Jungfrau Railways)Eiger Run Grindelwald (Photo: Jungfrau Railways)

2.2 km toboggan run Tschentenalp - Möser (chairlift) - Adelboden

Place: Adelboden

Adelboden is an idyllic mountain village and lies at 1,353 meters above sea level.

Opening hours for night sledging

In the period from January to the end of February, night sledding takes place every Wednesday and Saturday evening. Then the toboggan runs between Tschentenalp and the chairlift Möser are illuminated from 6 pm to 9 pm.

The Tschentenbahn runs uphill every 30 minutes from 6 pm. The last ascent is at 8 pm, the last descent of the gondola group circuit is at 10 pm.

Contact and information

Arrival

The TschentenAlp is reached by the gondola lift Adelboden - TschentenAlp. The valley station of the cable car is located in the center of Adelboden.

From Bern you can get to Adelboden in about 90 minutes by public transport: Bern - Spiez IC 6 SBB and Spiez - Frutigen BLS or directly Bern - Frutigen (RE direction Domodossola) Frutigen - Adelboden Post by bus B 230 By car you reach Adelboden via the A 6 in about one hour. From the parking garage to the Tschentenbahn station Adelboden is about five minutes walk.

Renting sledging equipment

Various types of sledges can be rented at Tschentenalp and may also be exchanged while sledging. You can find detailed information on our page Sledging Tschentenalp.

Procedure of the night sledging

The gondola takes you directly to the start of the toboggan run. Arrived at the finish in Möser, the chairlift brings you back to the starting point in about three and a half minutes. There are two adjacent toboggan runs. So you can choose whether you want to sledge more comfortably or rather sportily. You can also extend the last run to 6 kilometers and go down into the valley. From Möser, however, it is no longer illuminated. From the destination, a bus takes you back to the village of Adelboden. Alternatively you walk about 45 minutes.

Catering

In the restaurants you can get hot mulled wine or a fondue. You should reserve seats in the restaurant in advance, because the demand is big.

2.2 km Toboggan run Rossweid - Sörenberg

Place: Sörenberg

Sörenberg lies at 1,159 meters above sea level to the northeast of Lake Brienz. Sörenberg is surrounded by mountains about 1000 meters higher. To the south of the village stands the Brienzer Rothorn (2,350 m). The Rossweid lies at 1,465 m above sea level and is reached by a

Opening hours for night sledging

From the beginning of January to the middle of March, the Rossweid piste is lit up for sledgers on Fridays from 19.00 to 22.00 hrs.

Contact and information

Arrival

By car you need about 90 minutes from Bern via route 10 and the Flühlistrasse to Sörenberg.

By public transport you take the BLS train to Schlüpfheim and change there to the Postauto of line 241. You reach the Rossweid with the 6-seater gondola Sörenberg-Rossweid in about 5 minutes and 20 seconds.

The prices are:

  • Single ticket adults, also youths and seniors 12 CHF, children 6 CHF
  • Evening ticket adults 15 CHF, youths and seniors 12 CHF, children 10 CHF
  • Groups of 12 or more receive discounts

Rental of sledging equipment

  • Intersport Felder next to the valley station Rossweid, also open on Fridays 19:00 - 22:00 hrs
  • evening rental costs 16 CHF for a premium sled (toboggan), 12 CHF for an economy (Davos) sled and 8 CHF for a budget sled (EKO PVC).

Procedure of the night sledging

Take the gondola up to the Rossweid and enjoy a spaghetti party with friends, if you like. The cable car transports the sledges. The downhill run directly to the valley station is very fast. A bit more comfortable is the way via Alphotel & Skihütte Schwand. In both cases you overcome about 300 meters of altitude. You reach the valley station after a walk of about 15 minutes.

**ATTENTION: Airbords and self-made devices are strictly forbidden on both toboggan runs. Allowed are: Davos, plastic sledges, toboggans and bobsleds.

Catering

3.1 km starlit sledging on the Niederhorn to Vorsass

Sledging under the stars begins on the Niederhorn at the large illuminated sign.

Location: Beatenberg

Beatenberg (1,155 meters above sea level) is located on the northern side of Lake Thun in the Bernese Oberland. The village lies under the southern slope of the Niederhorn on a terrain terrace. The Niederhorn is the local mountain of Beatenberg.

Opening hours for night sledging

  • fridays and Saturdays
  • the toboggan run is marked with lanterns
  • The group gondola runs from 18:35 every 15 minutes from the middle station Vorsass to the Niederhorn.
  • Last ascent at 21:35

Contact

Arrival

By car you can reach Beatenberg from Bern in one hour via the A6 freeway. By public transport you take the Swiss Federal Railways to Interlaken. There you take the Postauto of the line 101. By train and bus you reach Beatenberg in 80 minutes from Bern.

Tickets

A reservation is obligatory. if a realization of the night sledging is doubtful (weather, too few reservations), you will be informed on the day of realization from 15.00 o'clock by telephone

Rental of sledging equipment

Headlamps are recommended; they are sold at the Niederhornbahn stations A toboggan is already included in the star sledding offers. You can pick it up at the Niederhorn mountain station.

Procedure of the night sledging

The Niederhorn cable car goes up to the Niederhorn from Beatenbucht or Beatenberg station. With the simple star sledding offer you can sled from the Niederhorn to the Vorsass within the given time. From the middle station Vorsass you go up to the Niederhorn. In the bright moonlight, under a twinkling starry sky and with some lanterns along the way you sled down to Vorsass. The toboggan run is regularly prepared in an excellent way. The descent takes about half an hour. You will go down 370 meters. The timetable for the return trip can be found here.

Catering

  • Bergrestaurant Niederhorn (Fondue)
  • Bergrestaurant Vorsass (mulled wine or punch)
  • If you book the star sledding offer (PLUS), you start with a fondue fun in the Berghaus Niederhorn. After sledding you get a mulled wine or punch in the mountain restaurant Vorsass.
 Star sledding Niederhorn (Photo: Niederhornbahn) Star sledding Niederhorn (Photo: Niederhornbahn)
Star sledding Niederhorn (Photo: Niederhornbahn)Star sledding Niederhorn (Photo: Niederhornbahn)

North of Lake Lucerne experience a night sledding

You have the most beautiful view of the valley with its lights around Lake Lucerne from Rigi Kulm. But also the Fronalpstock shines with a wonderful view into the sea of peaks of the Alps and the surrounding lake area.

1.1 km Rigi-Kulm to Rigi-Staffel

There is something majestic about the view from the Kulm to the lights in the valley. It is not for nothing that the Rigi is called the Queen of the Mountains. The experience is crowned with a toboggan run in the mountain restaurant.

Location: Rigi Kulm, Rigi Staffel and Rigi Klösterli

Rigi Kulm is located at 1,797 meters above sea level. Rigi Staffel is located at 1,603 meters and the pilgrimage site Klösterli at 1,316 meters above sea level. Rigi Kulm and Rigi Staffel are located directly on the railroad line of the Vitznaubahn. In Klösterli, on the other hand, you can reach the line of the other rack railroad, the Arth Rigi Bahn. There are several overnight accommodations in Klösterli.

Opening hours for night sledging

The exact days of night sledging will be announced on the Rigi Railways website.

Contact and information

Arrival

You go to Rigi Kulm for example with the Vitznau rack railroad. This train also stops in Rigi Staffel, so you can later comfortably take the train back down to Vitznau.

Tickets

Booking tickets

Renting sledging equipment

The rental center is only open when the sport shuttle train (sledge shuttle) is in use. Sleds with children's seats and padded sleds are available for rent. You can return the rented sledges in Rigi Staffel.

Procedure of the night sledging

The toboggan run is prepared and illuminated before each night sledging. It runs down the mountain like an illuminated snake. On the 1.1 kilometers to Rigi Staffel there is a loose layer of snow, icy spots are removed. The toboggan run leads along the Rigi Railway tracks to Rigi Staffel. It covers an altitude difference of about 190 meters. The toboggan run can be used several times, as the shuttle train always brings you back to Kulm.

The steep toboggan run begins afterwards and is no longer part of the night toboggan run. It is also not illuminated. If you continue to Klösterli, you reach the cog railroad to Arth-Goldau. Whether a shuttle train will also take you from Klösterli back to the Kulm and whether the cogwheel railroad will be used at all on the night sledging days, you should clarify in advance. Alternatively you can stay overnight in Klösterli. The descent to Klösterli covers about 460 meters in altitude over a length of three kilometers.

Food and overnight stay

400 m ski run at Sternegg in Stoos

The approach with the funicular to Stoos is very steep. Once there, you walk to the Sternegg ski lift, which is lit up every Saturday night and reserved for night sledders.

Place: Stoos

Stoos is a car-free village at 1,305 meters above sea level and is situated on a high plateau. It has overnight accommodations with a total of more than 2000 guest beds. You can get to Stoos by funicular from Schlattli in Muotathal.

Opening hours for night sledging

Between Christmas and mid-March, every Saturday from 7:30 to 10 p.m., the Sternegg ski lift is put into operation and the slope is illuminated.

Contact and links for information

Arrival

From Lucerne you can reach Stoos via Küssnacht and Schwyz by car on the A14 and A4 in about 40 minutes. The journey via the A2 via Stansstad and the A4 via Flüelen takes only a little longer. With the Swiss Südostbahn AG you can get from Lucerne to Schwyz. From there you continue with the line 501 of the Auto AG Schwyz to Stoosbahn. In total you need about 81 minutes.

Renting sledging equipment

Near the Sternegg ski lift you can rent toboggan equipment at Suter Sport. In the vicinity are other sport stores, which also rent sledges. You can find the rental prices here.

Procedure of the night sledging

For this sledding excursion, you first climb a steep approach from Schlattli in Muotathal up to the car-free mountain village of Stoos by funicular. Alternatively, you can get to Stoos from your hotel room. A short walk from the top station of the funicular leads to the Sternegg ski lift, which is open on Saturday evenings for night sledders alone. It takes you about 400 meters to the start of the run. The toboggan run is illuminated.

Catering

Fondue fun at Restaurant Sternegg

Stoos (Photo: Roger Betschart Muota Valley Tourism)Stoos (Photo: Roger Betschart Muota Valley Tourism)
Stoos (Photo: Muota Valley Tourism)Stoos (Photo: Muota Valley Tourism)

Sledding at night on the Glaubenbielen panorama road

The pass road that winds its way from Giswil to Entlebuch in summer is closed from Mörlialp in winter. The stretch from Giswil to Mörlialp is 11.5 kilometers long and can be driven on.

1.9 km Mörlialp Run

This short route is a well-lit toboggan run.

Place: Giswil

The Mörlialp skiing area is located on the Giswilerstock at 1,353 meters above sea level. From Giswil you can get to the top by post bus line 362. Giswil is situated at the Sarnersee in the valley at about 500 meters above sea level.

Opening hours for night sledging

  • Mid-December to mid-March
  • fridays and Saturdays 7 - 9 p.m
  • the toboggan run and the ski run are illuminated

The facilities can be rented at favorable conditions also on other evenings.

Contact

Arrival

With the Schweizerische Zentralbahnen you first reach Interlaken from Bern. Here you change to the Zentralbahn, which takes you from Interlaken Ost to Giswil. From Giswil you take the Postauto of the line 362 to Mörlialp. The journey takes 2.5 to 3.5 hours, depending on the connection.

If you travel by car, you will reach Mörlialp via the A6 and A8 in about 1.5 hours. You use the routes south of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz.

Prices Tickets

  • The night ticket chairlift costs 15 CHF for adults and 7 CHF for children

Rental of sledging equipment

  • Bottom station of the Mörlialp chairlift: The rental price is 10 CHF
  • various tobogganing equipment from the Davoser to the luge for experts

Procedure of the night sledging

From the Mörlialp valley station (1,355 meters) you take the chairlift to Mörlialp-Stössi (1,545 meters) at the Bully Bar on Alp Alpoglen.

The toboggan run leads over almost two kilometers to the valley station. In addition to leisurely stretches, there are also plenty of curves. They lead through the beautiful winter forest. In the process, the toboggan run overcomes about 200 meters in altitude. Since the descent is not steep, it is very suitable for families.

Catering

Hotels, vacation apartments and group accommodation can be booked at Mörlialp.

Mörlialp (Photo: Mörlialp ski lift)Mörlialp (Photo: Mörlialp ski lift)
Mörlialp (Photo: Mörlialp ski lift)Mörlialp (Photo: Mörlialp ski lift)

Four night sled runs in the Mythen region

The Mythen region refers to the large area around the Mythen. The Mythen are a mountain massif with two mighty rock pyramids, the Grossen Mythen and the Kleinen Mythen, both of which are just under 2,000 meters above sea level.

Night sledding here is mainly done on ski slopes that are opened especially for night sledders. They have the advantage of being wider than conventional toboggan runs.

2.3 km from St. Karl to Illgau

You get to Illgau by the small Illgau-Ried aerial cableway. Outside the official operating hours, you can operate the Illgau-Ried aerial cableway on your own. There is then a token operation set.

Place: Illgau

Illgau is situated at 807 meters on an idyllic sun terrace and can only be reached by public transport by mini cable car. Within 2 minutes, this overcomes the height difference of 227 meters. The length of the cable car is only 374 meters.

Opening hours for night sledging

Between January and mid-February, night sledding is held in Illgau from 18:30 - 21:00. As soon as at least four people sign up, it also takes place on other evenings.

Contact

  • Stoos-Muotatal Tourismus GmbH, Grundstrasse 232, 6430 Schwyz, eMail: [email protected]
  • Aerial cableway cooperative Illgau-Ried, Dörfli, 6434 Illgau,
  • Aerial Cableway Illgau-Vorderoberberg AG, 6434 Illgau, eMail: [email protected]
  • piste map

Arrival

By public transport you change at the train station Schwyz from the SOB to the bus line no. 501 of the Auto AG in direction Muotathal. Get off at the Illgau cable car stop and take the cable car to Illgau, if necessary by yourself with a token. By car you also drive in the direction of Muotathal and turn left after Schlattli to Illgau. In the village of Illgau there are free parking spaces available.

Tickets

Rental of tobogganing equipment

At the valley station of the cable car Illgau-St. Karl you can rent a toboggan or a skibock. Both sledges are allowed on the slopes. You can find the rental prices here. 2021 the rental costs 8 CHF plus 20 CHF deposit, which you will get back after returning the equipment.

Night sledding procedure

With the cable car you reach the mountain station in 7 minutes at 1178 m above sea level. Here the toboggan run begins. The runway is not illuminated in Illgau. Therefore you should not forget your headlamps. The toboggan run starts at the top station of the cable car and is groomed daily by machine in good snow conditions. After 2.3 kilometers, overcoming 360 meters of altitude, you reach the village.

Catering

Special offer: 2 toboggan rides followed by a fine fondue in the Restaurant Sigristenhaus

2,5 km Bogenfang - Fryfang (Alpthal)

In Fryfang, in a clearing in the woods, you will find the sledging hut. From here you go up to Bogenfang by toboggan.

Opening hours for night sledging

  1. December until end of March

wednesdays to Saturdays, by appointment only

Contact

Arrival

By train to Einsiedeln and then by post bus direction Alpthal to the stop Stei, Alpthal.

By car: Via the A3 freeway from Chur take exit no. 39 (Schindellegi) from Zurich take exit no. 37 (Richterswil) to Biberbrugg. From Biberbrugg continue in the direction of Alpthal.

From Alpthal or Brunni (Alpthal) you reach Fryfang by turning from Brunnistrasse at Stei into Fryfangerstrasse. At the fork in the road you will also find the post bus stop. From here it is about 1 km on foot to the Schlittelstübli.

  • For GPS: Stei, Alpthal Coordinates: 47°03'15.9 "N 8°42'31.4 "E or 47.054420, 8.708721
  • Only signalized parking lots should be used. They are located about one kilometer below the toboggan run on the road.

Tickets

Exclusively cash payment on site (CHF or EUR)

Rental of sledging equipment

at the Schlittelstübli: sledges or bockerl

Procedure of the night sledging

Meeting point is the Schlittlstübli. On foot or by minibus we go together to the Bogenfang, a little above at 1.317 m the starting point of the toboggan run. If you like, you can have an aperitif (bread roll and mulled wine) in the tipi at the Bogenfang. The toboggan run covers about 275 meters of altitude. In the Stübli the homemade fondue is served. Afterwards you can continue sledding to the parking lot (1 km) (if you have your own sled or toboggan) or walk.

Catering

Schlittelstübli

0,5 km at the ski lift Brunni (Alpthal)

Brunni is situated at 1100 meters above sea level. It is a hamlet of the municipality of Alpthal at the foot of the Mythengruppe. Since the region is considered to be snow-sure, many excursionists from Zurich come here in winter.

Opening hours for night sledding

From beginning of January until end of February night sledding takes place every Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (in February additionally on Fridays).

Contact

  • Skilift Brunni Tourismus GmbH Brunnistrasse 21, 8849 Alpthal, eMail: [email protected]
  • Tel. Emergencies +41 (0)55 508 04 08
  • Tel. Restaurant +41 (0)55 511 50 54

Arrival

From Zurich you drive by car for about three quarters of an hour to the ski lift in Brunni. Take route 3 to exit 37-Richterswil. Then continue on Bergstrasse, Einsiedlerstrasse and Brunnistrasse. There is a parking lot at the Brunni ski lift.

By public transport you take the train of the Swiss Federal Railways SBB from Zurich. In Wädenswil you take the train of the Schweizerische Südostbahnen to Einsiedeln. From there you take the Postauto line 554 to the valley station in Brunni. Only a few meters back you reach the ski lift.

Tickets

  • Night sledding all evening with sled rental: Adults 29 CHF, children 23 CHF
  • Night sledging with own bob (children only) 13 CHF
  • Night sledging whole evening incl. sled, headlamp and raclette adults 49 CHF, children 39 CHF
  • Group offers: Discount from 10 persons (2 CHF less per person)

Rental of sledging equipment

You can rent tobogganing equipment and headlamps at the Brunni valley station. A colored lightstick is included. The special rental sledges have a hanging device. Rentals are available: ski lift sled with eyelet, Davos sled, toboggan and bob (ideal for children). They cost 10 CHF per evening.

Procedure of the night sledging

The night sledging takes place on the wide ski slope Brunni. You will be pulled up with the bow lift - sitting on the toboggan. The drag lift pulls you up in four minutes over 482 meters and 100 vertical meters

Since the slope is not illuminated, headlamps are urgently needed. The ride back down to the valley is via the ski slope. The ski slope in Brunni is very wide. Therefore, the descent is also possible in a group. The slope is easy to ski. With the evening ticket you can always be pulled up and sled down. Also the ride over the magic carpet is possible.

Catering

Restaurant Tel.: +41 (0)55 511 50 54, eMail: [email protected], a raclette by the fire is offered

1,3 km Handgruobi

Handgruobi is a winter sports area, not a village. There is a mountain restaurant, a Beizli hut and a ski lift. Everything together belongs to the village of Rickenbach, five kilometers away.

Opening hours for night sledging

During the winter season from the end of December to the beginning of March there is night sledging every Friday and Saturday evening. The sledging takes place from 18:30 to 21 o'clock, fondue is served from 19:30.

Contact details and info links

  • Mythenregion AG, Rickenbachstrasse 163, P.O. Box 541, 6431 Schwyz, Information, Emergency +41 (0)41 811 48 68, eMail: [email protected]
  • Special contact for Handgruobi (night sledging): [email protected]
  • Sledging bus: Betschart Transport Tel. +41 (0)418112265, reservation is required. The bus departs from Schwyz Post.

Arrival

Handgruobi can be reached by car from Schwyz on the access road via Rickenbach in about fifteen minutes. From Einsiedeln via Oberiberg-Ibergeregg it takes 40 minutes by car. There is a large parking lot right next to the ski lift. Alternatively you can take the toboggan bus from Schwyz Post to Handgruobi, if you have booked in advance. By public transport you can get from Schwyz at best to Rickenbach (bus line 503).

Tickets

  • as an all-inclusive sledging party for 49 CHF includes: Sledding evening ticket for the Handgruobi ski lift, sled rental, a cheese fondue with bread and a hut coffee. Travel by bus is not included. Provider: Brunnen Schwyz Marketing AG, Mythen Adventure Region, Bahnhofstrasse 15, 6440 Brunnen
  • single: 13 CHF evening ticket ski lift incl. bus ride toboggan bus from Schwyz Post and 6 CHF toboggan rental plus CHF 20 deposit

Renting of toboggan equipment

with ticket purchase

Procedure of the night sledging

A reservation for the sledging bus is absolutely necessary. You will be driven from Schwyz Post to the Bügellift, which will take you up the mountain. The downhill run is suitable for beginners and families. At the valley station you can enjoy a cheese fondue in the mountain restaurant Hand and in the adventure hut Musärä they serve coffee in the hut.

Catering

Brunni Alpthal (Photo: Brunni Ski Lift Tourism)Brunni Alpthal (Photo: Brunni Ski Lift Tourism)
Brunni Alpthal (Photo: Brunni Ski Lift Tourism)Brunni Alpthal (Photo: Brunni Ski Lift Tourism)

Night sledding between Simplon Pass and Aletsch area

Not far from the Simplon Pass, you can try out one of the longest night sledding runs in Switzerland. It leads a whole eight kilometers from Rosswald down to the popular vacation town of Brig.

8 km toboggan run Rosswald - Ried-Brig

At the foot of the Simplon Pass lies the town of Ried-Brig at an altitude of 1,049 meters. The village belongs to the district of Brig. Important traffic routes meet here. The town of Brig is the starting point for hiking areas and excursions on the Simplon, in the Aletsch area and on the Lötschberg.

Opening hours for night sledging

Night sledding is offered on Fridays and Saturdays until the end of March. On these days the cable cars run until 9:30 pm.

Contact

Arrival

By car you drive from Bern via the A6 and the A9, which you leave at the exit in the direction of Ried-Brig/Termen and finally turn left onto the Simplonstrasse. It will take you about two hours. There are 400 parking spaces at the valley station in Ried-Brig. With the Swiss Federal Railways SBB you can reach the city of Brig directly from Bern after 70 minutes. From Brig station, the Postbus line 631 runs regularly to the valley station of the gondola lift and takes just under 10 minutes.

Tickets

  • Gondola one way: adults 10 CHF, children 5 CHF
  • Gondola 6x one way adults 55 CHF
  • Parking fees

Renting sledging equipment

These sport stores on Rosswald rent sledging equipment:

Procedure of the night sledging

With the 6-seater gondola of the Rosswald cable cars you will go up from Brig to the mountain station Rosswald in 6,5 minutes. The mountain station is located at 1,830 meters above sea level. The eight-kilometer-long toboggan run is very well prepared every day. It leads from Rosswald down to Ried-Brig. From Rosswald you have a particularly wide view of the upper Rhone valley. The toboggan run covers a total of 783 meters in altitude. In addition to quiet passages, the route also has varied curves. Already at the beginning, it goes down quite rapidly in some places. The most leisurely part is further down, where the path also becomes wider. The end point of the descent is the valley station in Ried-Brig.

Catering and toilets

3 km sledging trail Bellwald Fleschen - Bellwald Richinen

Bellwald (1,560 meters) is a vacation resort in the Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn UNESCO World Heritage Region. It is a typical chalet village with a pretty baroque church. The village of Bellwald stretches uphill towards the northeast. Here is also the valley station of the chairlift that leads to the alp Richene or Richinen. Bellwald is reached via the village of Fürgangen (1,202 m).

Opening hours for night sledging

Mid-December until the end of March

Contact

Arrival

If you come by car from Bern, drive in the direction of Kandersteg and take exit 19 Spiez/Faulensee. The car transport Kandersteg is signposted. After leaving the car transport, drive to Gampel/Steg and turn right in the direction of Visp/Brig/Naters. Drive through Naters, Mörel, Unterdeisch, Lax and Fiesch and after about 6 km turn left to Fürgangen. After Fürgangen you come to Bellwald.

If you are coming from Zurich, it is best to take the highway in the direction of Gotthard and take the exit to Furkapass. In Realp you take the car train and arrive in Oberwald. Then you drive on, cross the gallery Mühlebach and turn right in the direction of Fürgangen. After Fürgangen the road leads to Bellwald.

With the Swiss Federal Railways SBB you can reach Brig directly from Bern after 70 minutes. In Brig you change to the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn. With this train you reach the stop Fürgangen-Bellwald. Here you change again to the cable car Fürgangen. It will take you directly to the village center.

Tickets

  • Cable car Fürgangen-Bellwald one way adults 6,80 CHF, children 3,40 CHF
  • Cable car Fürgangen-Bellwald 6x one way adults 32,80 CHF

Rental of sledging equipment

  • Directly at the sports lifts at the valley station Richinen
  • 10 CHF per sledge and day (deposit 50 CHF)

Procedure of the night sledging

With the chairlift you reach Fleschen at 2,081 meters above sea level in about six minutes. The route of the sledging trail winds along the forest. From here you have a particularly good view of the Alps and the Simplon. Later, you will reach the village of Bellwald Richinen via long traverses. You will overcome 460 meters of altitude on this trail.

Catering

 Bellwald (Photo: Fabrizio Bellwald Tourism) Bellwald (Photo: Fabrizio Bellwald Tourism)
 Bellwald (Photo: Bellwald Tourism) Bellwald (Photo: Bellwald Tourism)

Above the rooftops of Chur and Arosa to night sledding

From Chur's local mountain Brambrüesch, the sledding trail leads to Känzeli. The ride goes through forests as well as over open alps. Here you can enjoy a magnificent view to Schanfigg-Arosa with its evening lights. The toboggan run from Prätschli to Obersee offers a beautiful panoramic view. You can admire the whole mountain scenery of Arosa, Davos and Lenzerheide.

4.1 km Brambüesch - Känzeli - sledging trail

Chur is the capital of the canton of Graubünden and lies at an altitude of 593 meters in eastern Switzerland. The local mountain is the Brambuesch, whose aerial cableway has its valley station on the outskirts of Chur.

Opening hours for night sledding

  • Night sledding takes place on the Brambüesch from the beginning of January to the beginning of March.
  • saturdays 17 to 22 o'clock
  • The Chur-Känzeli aerial tramway and the Känzeli-Brambrüesch 4-seater gondola lift are open during this period

Contact details and links to information

Arrival

It is only one kilometer from Chur train station to the valley station of the modern Brambrüeschbahn.

Parking

Guests of Chur Bergbahnen can park for free at the Stadthallenparkplatz as long as the cable cars are in operation.

Tickets

  • Evening ticket sledging
    • Adults (from 18 years) 20 CHF
    • Seniors (from 64 years) 17 CHF
    • Youths under 18 years and students under 25 years 15 CHF
    • Children from 6 years and under 13 years 10 CHF
  • No reservation is required for the tobogganing itself.

Renting sledging equipment

You can rent a toboggan at the valley station in Chur (8 CHF). Either ID or credit card must be deposited as a deposit. The equipment will be handed out at the top station of the 4-seater gondola. If you rent the toboggan directly at the top station, the deposit is 50 CHF.

Procedure of the night sledging

The toboggan run is not illuminated, so you should use a headlamp. From the outskirts of the city, you first take the Chur-Känzeli aerial tramway to the Känzeli middle station. From there, take the 4-seater gondola up to Chur's local mountain. On Brambrüesch, the toboggan run starts at the top station at 1,590 meters above sea level.

It has stretches with sweeping curves and rapid descents. There are also leisurely stretches. The Schanfigg valley with its Walser villages lies at your feet and the Aros Weisshorn towers behind. The toboggan run is well suited for families and children, as it mostly has an even gradient. 436 meters of altitude are overcome on the trail.

Catering

Reservations are required for fondue fun at the above restaurants. Additionally there is the Älplibar near the Malixerhof.

1 km Prätschli - Obersee

Arosa is located in the alpine valley of Schanfigg. The place is known for its lakes (Obersee, Untersee, Iselsee), hiking trails and ski slopes. Arosa is a popular vacation resort.

Opening hours for night sledging

The toboggan run, which is open daily, is illuminated in the evening.

Contact

Arrival

You can reach Arosa from Chur with the Rhaetian Railway every hour. From the train station you can reach the bus station of the Weisshornbahn/Skischule in a few steps. From this bus station the free local bus takes you to the Prätschli in a short time.

By car you drive from Chur about three quarters of an hour via the Arosastrasse to Arosa.

Parking

There is only a small number of parking spaces at the Hotel Prätschli. The best place to park your car is in the Parkgarage Ochsenbühl. You will find it after the sports and congress center on the right. It is open 24 hours a day.

Tickets

not required

Sledding equipment rental

Course of the night sledging

The toboggan run from Hotel Prätschli to Obersee is about one kilometer long and covers 165 meters in altitude. The Prätschli is located at the edge of the forest and offers a beautiful panoramic view of the entire mountain scenery right from the start

The toboggan run, which is relatively flat at the beginning, becomes a bit more racy later on. As soon as the run enters the forest, it becomes steeper and follows some sharp curves. Be careful when crossing the ski slope. After a bend, you reach the train station and after about a kilometer of travel, you have arrived at the destination of the toboggan run. Right next to it is the Obersee lake.

Catering

Prätschli-Stall with raclette or cheese fondue in the evening

Arosa (Photo: Arosa Bergbahnen)Arosa (Photo: Arosa Bergbahnen)
Arosa (Photo: Arosa Bergbahnen)Arosa (Photo: Arosa Bergbahnen)

3.8 km "Light Rider" in Lenzerheide

Sledding over the Light Ride in Lenzerheide is a whole new night sledding experience. Here, multi-sensory light installations have been installed and combined with a sledding challenge. The result is a combination of tobogganing, light art and games.

Location: Lenzerheide

Lenzerheide is located at about 1450-1600 m above sea level. Lenzerheide became famous as a popular venue for the World Cup finals. The World Cup slopes in Lenzerheide are approved by the FIS in all alpine disciplines for women and men. All slopes in the total area of Arosa Lenzerheide have a combined length of about 225 km.

Opening hours for night sledging

Mid-January to the first week of April, depending on snow conditions wednesdays and Saturdays, in February additionally on Mondays Rothornbahn 1 and lighting 6 - 10 p.m Cash desk Rothornbahn 18-22:15

Contact and links to information

  • Vacation region Lenzerheide, Voa Principala 37, 7078 Lenzerheide, eMail: [email protected]
  • Lenzerheide mountain railroads Canols, P.O. Box 160, 7078 Lenzerheide, [email protected]
  • Details for registration, toboggan rental and ticket purchase as well as rules of the game

Arrival

You'll find the bottom station of Rothornbahn 1 (Lenzerheide/Lai LHB) on the eastern shore of Heidsee at the end of Voa Prinzipala. Next to it is the large Rothorn parking lot. From Zurich you can reach the valley station in Lenzerheide by car via the A3 freeway in less than two hours

Before Chur the A3 changes to the A13 (exit 17-Chur-Süd). From Chur you take route 3 to Dieschen sot in Lenzerheide.

By public transport you will be there within two hours. From Zurich to Chur you take the train of the Schweizerische Bundesbahnen SBB. There you take the Postbus of line 182, which takes you to the valley station of the Rothornbahn.

Prices Night Sledding Lenzerheide (CHF) Winter 2021/22

Night sledgingAdults from 27 yearsYoung adults 18-26 yearsYouth 13-17 yearsChildren 6-12 years
Ticket39392713

The ticket (4 hours sledging) is valid for the gondola Rothorn 1 and the chairlift Tgantieni.

The rental of the transponder is included in the sledging ticket. The transponder collects the data of the sledging challenge and evaluates them.

For annual ticket holders, the transponder can be rented separately for CHF 9 at the ticket office of the mountain railroads. A deposit is required for the transponder (a photo ID or driver's license).

Prices sled rental Lenzerheide (CHF)

SledgeStandardSport- Swiss RacerEdition Pesko Sport Talstation RothornDownload Pesko Sport Talstation Rothorn
rent12191822

Rental of tobogganing equipment

  • Pesko Rothornbahn at the valley station
  • The number of rental sledges for each evening is limited
  • Sledges and sport sledges "Swiss Racer" are rented.

Procedure of the night sledging

Sledding takes place on the lower part of the Scharmoin-Canols sled run. You reach the run by means of the Rothorn 1 gondola lift, which takes you from 1,495 meters above sea level to 1,906 meters at the top station in four minutes. The toboggan run is 3.8 km long and climbs 411 meters in altitude.

In the upper part of the track, night sledding is still classic with lighter and darker passages. In the lower part, multisensory light installations are installed, which gradually appear and offer a challenge in addition to entertainment.

The person who achieves the best possible final score in the least total time is crowned "Light Rider". You can collect time credits at various stations along the way. Only wooden sleds are allowed, plastic bobsleds are not suitable. At least three runs are possible in the time from 18-22 o'clock.

Lightrider Lenzerheide (Photo: Arosa Lenzerheide Tourism)Lightrider Lenzerheide (Photo: Arosa Lenzerheide Tourism)
Lightrider Lenzerheide (Photo: Arosa Lenzerheide Tourism)Lightrider Lenzerheide (Photo: Arosa Lenzerheide Tourism)
Lightrider Lenzerheide (Photo: Arosa Lenzerheide Tourism)Lightrider Lenzerheide (Photo: Arosa Lenzerheide Tourism)

1 km Tschuggen - Innerarosa

Place: Tschuggen/Arosa

Tschuggen belongs to the Plessur Alps and is a round mountain peak. It lies southeast of the Weisshorn in the area of the municipality of Arosa. Arosa is located in the alpine valley Schanfigg. It is known for its lakes (Obersee, Untersee, Iselsee), hiking trails and ski slopes. Arosa is a popular vacation resort.

Opening hours for night sledging

thursdays 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the month of February, possibly also in March (inquire)

Contact

Arrival

You get from Chur to Arosa with the Rhaetian Railway every hour. From the train station you can take the bus 061 of the Arosa public transport to Innerarosa.

By car you drive from Chur about three quarters of an hour on the Arosastrasse to Arosa. There are no parking spaces at the valley station of the 4-seater Kulm gondola. But you can park your car in the parking garage Brüggli/Innerarosa. It is only a few meters away.

Prices Night Sledding Arosa (CHF) Winter 2020/21

Night sledgingAdults from 27 yearsYoung adults 18-26 yearsYouth 13-17 yearsChildren 6-12 years
Ticket31272011

The ticket is valid for the gondolaArosa Weisshorn 1st section and the gondola Kulm.

The Kulm gondola and the Arosa-Weisshorn Section 1 aerial cableway take sleds for free and night sledding is also free.

Renting sledging equipment

  • Sledge King Innerarosa Tel. +41 (0)78 725 04 40
  • Sprecher Sport Innerarosa Tel. +41 (0)81 377 12 07
  • Schmid Sport Innerarosa Tel. +41 (0)81 377 25 95

Procedure of the night sledging

You take the Kulm gondola up to Tschuggen. You can also take the cable car Arosa-Weisshorn 1st section. The short toboggan run leads from Tschuggen to Innerarosa.

The viewpoint at Tschuggen shows the Arosa mountains with the Erzhorn, the Arosa Rothorn and the Schafrügg. The toboggan run starts towards the southeast and passes the astrophysical observatory

The legendary Tschuggenhütte and the historic little mountain church are also on the way. Between the Tschuggenhütte and the church you will find a junction. Here you can decide if you want to continue to Innerarosa or if you want to take the gondola lift to start the toboggan run again. From Tschuggen to Innerarosa you master 200 vertical meters downhill.

Catering

Night sledding Tschuggen Innerarosa (Photo: Arosa Lenzerheide Tourism)Night sledding Tschuggen Innerarosa (Photo: Arosa Lenzerheide Tourism)
Night sledding Tschuggen Innerarosa (Photo: Arosa Lenzerheide Tourism)Night sledding Tschuggen Innerarosa (Photo: Arosa Lenzerheide Tourism)

Four times illuminated night sledding in Glarner Land

In Glarner Land you have the opportunity to try a particularly tricky sledding run through the wild Chrauchbach Gorge, which even the locals describe as "outrageous". The Weissenberge, Ämpächli and Grotzenbüel belong to Glarus South, the Kerenzerberg is in the area of Glarus North. If you're fast, you can make at least three of the runs in a row in a single evening.

3 km adrenaline kick between Weissenberge and Matt

The small village of Matt lies in the Sernftal valley on the Sernf river at 847 meters above sea level. The Sernf is the right tributary of the Linth. Matt is the middle of the three villages in the valley. Matt belongs to the vacation region Elm.

Opening hours for night sledging

  • with lantern light
  • fridays and Saturdays from dusk until 10 p.m. in good snow conditions
  • The toboggan run is lit and supervised after 5 pm only when night tobogganing is announced.
  • Rented sledges may be used on request until 8 p.m. - if no night sledging is announced - but the cable car runs only according to the timetable without group registration. In these cases, sledging is exclusively at your own risk. After 8 p.m. the sledges have to be put back. For this purpose the platform of the cable car valley station is provided.

Contact details and links to information

Arrival

By car you come from Zurich or Chur on the highway A3 to exit 44-Niederurnen. Here you change to route 17 and the Sernftalstrasse to Matt. By public transport you take the SBB train to Schwanden and change there to the Sernftalbus of line 541 to Matt. Take the cable car Matt-Weissenberge to the top. The Weissenberge rarely as the sun terrace of the region. Parking spaces are available in sufficient numbers.

Prices Night Sledding Matt-Weissenberge (CHF)

Night sledgingAdultsChildren
Ticket cable car single2924
Fondue and tobogganing (3x ascent, fondue)4444
Fondue and tobogganing (1x ascent, toboggan rental, fondue)4444
Füürlifondue (1x mountain trip, toboggan rental, füürlifondue, glass of white wine)51on request
Chäfer-Fäscht (3x mountain trip, Cüpli or O-juice, fondue)6144

Renting of sledges

Sledges for 12 CHF at the valley station you can buy headlamps, but you can not rent them

Procedure of the night sledging

From the top station (1,266 meters above sea level) you have to pull the toboggan for a few minutes on foot to the Weissenberg inn. The toboggan run through the wild Chrauchbach gorge down to the village of Matt is very winding

It is referred to here as the "outrageous toboggan run". 440 meters of altitude are overcome over a length of three kilometers. It also goes over bridges and past spectacular icefalls as well as rock faces. Some hairpin bends make the ride dangerous. After a good quarter of an hour, you reach the village of Matt.

Catering

4 km toboggan run Ämpächli - Elm

Place: Elm Elm is a village located at the back of the Sernftal valley. It belongs to the municipality of Glarus South. Elm is surrounded by the mountains Vorab, Piz Sardona, Hausstock and Kärpf.

Opening hours for night sledging

  • wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays
  • 19:00 to 21:30; newly groomed in advance between 17:00 and 19:00
  • End of December to March, depending on snow conditions

Contact

  • Sportbahnen Elm, Obmoos, 8767 Elm,
  • piste map of Elm

Arrival

By car you come from Zurich or Chur on the highway A3 to exit 44-Niederurnen. Here you change to route 17 and the Sernftalstrasse to Elm. By public transport you take the SBB train to Schwanden and change there to the Sernftalbus of line 541 to Elm.

Prices Night Sledding Ämpächli-Elm (CHF)

Night sledging 19:00-21:30AdultsSeniorsYouths/StudentsChildren
Ticket Gondola evening ticket29242924

Prices for night sledging Ämpächli-Elm (CHF)

Night sledging 19:00-21:30Adults 16 years and olderChildren 6-16 years
Sledge rental evening ticket1410
Various sledges can be rented at the Ämpächli mountain station.

Procedure of the night sledging

You go up with the gondola Elm-Ämpächli. In just under four minutes, the 6-seater gondola lift takes you from the valley station (1,060 m) over 466 vertical meters to the top. The slope starts at 1,480 m.a.s.l. You ski down the 4-kilometer-long slope for about 20 minutes. It is suitable for families as well as for sportsmen. The toboggan run is prepared daily and is illuminated.

Catering

Registrations for Fondue- and Racletteplausch under Tel. +41 (0)55 642 61 81 or +41 (0)55 642 61 61.

3 km Grotzenbüel - Hüttenberg

Location: Braunwald Braunwald belongs to the municipality of Glarus South. The village lies at an altitude of 1,256 meters and is known as a car-free spa and tourist resort.

Opening hours for night sledging

  • fridays in the middle of January until the beginning of March
  • wednesdays in February
  • 19:00 - 22:00, illuminated toboggan run
  • the sports lifts open: Niederschlacht ⇒ Hüttenberg 19:00 to 20:15 hrs
  • Hüttenberg ⇒ Grotzenbüel 19:00 to 22:00 hrs
  • Extra rides are possible. Request and reservation (24 hours in advance) at Sportbahnen Braunwald AG, phone +41 (0)55 653 65 69 or [email protected]

Contact

Arrival

Snow'n Rail offer of the SBB and Braunwald cable cars.

By car you need about 75 minutes from Zurich. Take the A3 freeway to exit 44 Niederurnen. Then take route 17 Glarus Süd.

By public transport you take the train of the SBB to Linthal and from there you reach Braunwald with the funicular.

Prices Night Sledding Grotzenbüel-Hüttenberg (CHF)

Night Sledding BraunwaldAdultsJuniors, Seniors and StudentsChildren
Night sledging pass Hüttenberg-Grotzenbüel 19-22 h362918
Ticket cable car Hüttenberg-Grotzenbüel single119 (Half-Fare)6
Ticket cable car Linthal-Grotzenbüel one-way1812 (half-fare)9

Season tickets and ski passes from 3 days are valid for evening sledging.

Rental of sledging equipment

Grotzenbüel mountain station (Sportbahnen Braunwald): 1-person aluminum sled, price: CHF 15.00 per sled; children's sled seats for the very young are available in small numbers. Reservation via +41(0)55 653 65 70 (while stocks last)

Procedure of the night sledging

Take the 15-seater group gondola lift from Hüttenberg to Grotzenbüel. Hüttenberg is situated at 1,308 meters above sea level, Grotzenbüel at 1,560 meters. The 3 km long toboggan run starts in Grotzenbüel at the Chämistube and leads via Gross-Syten to the station Hüttenberg. The run is reserved exclusively for tobogganers, it can be ridden in a swinging manner. A total of 259 meters of altitude are overcome on the easy to ski route.

Catering

7 km Kerenzerberg - Filzbach

Place: Filzbach Filzbach is a village within the municipality of Glarus Nord. The scattered settlement lies above Lake Walen on the high plateau of the Kerenzerberg.

Opening hours for night sledging

saturdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., toboggan run and mountain railroad are in operation depending on snow conditions, mostly from Christmas to March Special rides for groups on request (from 10 persons) possible daily

Contact

Arrival

By car you drive from Zurich via the A3 freeway and the Kerenzerbergstrasse (via Mühlehorn) for about an hour. There is a large free parking lot directly at the valley station at Talalpstrasse 15.

With the train of the SBB you go to Ziegelbrücke. With the Schweizerische Südostbahn you go to Mühlehorn and with the Postbus line 511 to Filzbach. The closest bus stop to the valley station is the one at "Sportzentrum Filzbach".

Prices night sledging Kerenzerberg-Filzbach (CHF)

Night sledging Saturdays 18-21 o'clockAdultsChildrenNative children
night sledging pass Kerenzerberg-Filzbach221712
headlamp55

Rental of sledging equipment

at the valley station in Filzbach different models can be rented at the mountain station The new wooden toboggans at the mountain station are practical to steer. One or two-seaters can be rented. Child seats are available for small children, which fit almost any sled. A sled costs CHF 10 per run in 2021, and CHF 15 for a half day. Since 2021 there are e-bobsla, a kind of go-kart with an electric caterpillar drive. They can reach up to 30 km/h. They are easy to drive and thanks to the low seating position they are very popular. For one ride (10 minutes) you pay (in 2021) 23 CHF.

Procedure of night sledging

You take the 2-seater chairlift from Filzbach (746 m) to the Kerenzerberg (1,283 m). The toboggan run starts at the restaurant Habergschwänd and leads over seven kilometers down to the valley station. The trail is almost leisurely in parts, but has some racy spots in between. The toboggan run is also suitable for children, as it is not too steep. In total, 537 meters of altitude are overcome on the route.

Catering

The Berggasthaus Habergschwänd serves a fine "Alpkräuterfondue" or Raclette (until 24:00) on order before the last toboggan run.

Glarnerland (Photo: VISIT Glarnerland)Glarnerland (Photo: VISIT Glarnerland)
Glarnerland (Photo: VISIT Glarnerland)Glarnerland (Photo: VISIT Glarnerland)

Night sledding in the Surselva (SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun) in the Grisons

Would you like to reach four kilometers of toboggan run comfortably by chairlift or would you prefer a 30-minute hike? Both is possible here.

4 km Snow Night Sedrun: Milez - Dieni

Place: Dieni

Dieni is known for the Andermatt/Oberalp/Sedrun ski area. The small village on the Vorderrhein is a tourist resort and has several hotels.

Opening hours for night sledging

  • always on Thursdays:
    • First ascent at 6.30 p.m
    • Last ascent and descent with the chairlift at 10.00 p.m
    • Last piste check at 22.30
  • during the winter season, usually from the third week of December until one week after Easter (during the Snow Night Sedrun)

Contact details and maps

Arrival

By car you drive from Zurich via the A3 and route 19 about 2.5 hours. From Lucerne you take the A2. The Oberalp Pass is closed in winter. From Andermatt you can take the train over the Oberalp Pass to the Dieni stop.

From Lucerne you take the SBB train to Erstfeld, from there the Schweizerische Südostbahn SOB to Göschenen and finally the Matterhorn-Gotthard-Bahn over the Oberalp Pass to Dieni. Or from Zurich via Chur to the Dieni stop.

A free snow night bus runs on Thursdays in the evening between Disentis/Sedrun and Dieni. The arrival and return journey between Dieni and Disentis is always guaranteed until 22.00.

Prices Night Sledding Snow Night Sedrun: Milez - Dieni (CHF)

Night sledging Thursdays 18:30-22:00Adults from 16 yearsChildren 6-15 yearsChildren under 6 years and owners annual pass
Ticket105free
Tickets

Rental of sledging equipment

at the sports store at the valley station in Dieni

Procedure of the night sledging

Right next to the parking lot in Dieni is the valley station of the chairlift Milez-Flyer. With it you go in 7,5 minutes from 1.452 meters above sea level to 1.881 meters. The entrance to the toboggan run is only a few meters away from the top station. The toboggan run is secured and illuminated along the entire route.

The upper part is specially laid out, but is also considered a hiking trail. It leads along the rather steep ski slope. Here you also have to be careful not to get too fast. From the prepared road in Mulinatsch the slope is less steep. After crossing under the railroad line, the toboggan run turns off to the right. From here it is only a few meters to the valley station of the chairlift. A total of 448 vertical meters are descended.

Catering

3 km toboggan run Mompé Medel

Place: Mompé Medel (Mumpé Medel) Mompé Medel is a small village in the Surselva region. It is located near the village of Disentis and is not served by public transport.

Opening hours for night sledging

daily when snow conditions are good, best when the moon is full Do not forget a headlamp, as the slope is not illuminated

contact

  • Mumpé Medel Sledding schedule
  • Responsible: Jacomet Baseli Via Crestas 28, 7183 Mumpé Medel, Adr.: Uniun da scursalar e spassegiar, 7183 Mumpé Medel, Tel. +41 (0)79 221 33 35, [email protected]

Arrival

You can take the train from Lucerne over the Oberalp Pass to Disentis. Alternatively you can go from Zurich via Chur to Disentis. From Disentis you take the post bus in the direction of Lukmanierpass. Get off at the Mompé Medel stop. However, this stop is on the Lukmanierstrasse. You have to walk the rest of the way (about 40 minutes), also through a tunnel.

If you come by car from Lucerne or Zurich, you have to go via Chur to Disentis. From Disentis you drive to Mompé Medel in direction Lukmanierpass. After about 2,5 km you have to turn right (tunnel) to the end of the village. Mompé Medel is only accessible by car, the parking lots are above the village. Free parking is available at the end of the toboggan run, at the Bar La Scursalada.

Prices night sledging Mompé Medel (CHF)

|Night sledging [adults] [children and teenagers 6-20 years] [children and teenagers 6-20 years] |--------------------------------|------------|------------| |Ticket day ticket | 5 | 3 |

Ticket sale at the bar La Scursalada

Prices sledge rental night sledging Mompé Medel (CHF)

Night sleddingSledsDepot for sleds (will be refunded upon return)Headlamp
rent7232

Rental of sled and headlamp in the bar La Scursalada.

Procedure of the night sledging

The sledding starts with an ascent of about 30 minutes. While you walk uphill, you have the sun in your face. Part of the way is on a winter hiking trail, for the other part you walk along the edge of the sledding trail.

Shortly below Stagias, at 1,550 meters above sea level, the sledding trail begins. There are fast and slow passages. The path is clear and well secured. A total of 284 meters of altitude are descended.

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Mompé Medel (Photo: Switzerland Tourism Switzerland Mobile)Mompé Medel (Photo: Switzerland Tourism Switzerland Mobile)
Mompé Medel (Photo: Switzerland Tourism Switzerland Mobile)Mompé Medel (Photo: Switzerland Tourism Switzerland Mobile)

Two night sledging in the ski resort Laax Flims Falera

In the ski resort Laax Flims Falera (Grisons) you will find two night sledding opportunities. The routes are each about three kilometers long. Sledding is done by moonlight.

Places

  • Flims is located in the Imboden region. It is divided into Flims-Dorf and Flims-Waldhaus.
  • Falera belongs to the Surselva region. The village is situated in the Vorderrheintal on a terrace. It may only be entered with a permit. Cars must be parked at the entrance to the village in a large parking lot.
  • The ski area, which extends over the municipal areas of Flims, Laax, Falera, Ladir and Ruschein is accessible from Flims, Laax and Falera.

Arrival

The villages of Flims, Laax and Falera can be reached by car from Chur via route 19 in only 30 minutes. From Zurich you need about 1 hour and 45 minutes. By public transport you take the Postauto line 81 from Chur.

Information

Prices night sledging in the ski area Laax Flims Falera (CHF)

Night sledgingAdults 18 years and olderTeenagers 13-17 yearsChildren 6-12 years
Ticket16105

Tickets can be purchased at the Flims or Falera ticket offices between 17:45 and 20:30. You can see whether the respective toboggan run is open on the toboggan run map.

Rental of sledging equipment

Prices Sledding Night Laax Flims Falera (CHF)

Night SleddingSledding
rent12

3 km Foppa - Flims

The toboggan run is regularly groomed and checked.

Opening hours for night sledging

  • From the end of January to the end of March
  • tuesdays and Saturdays from 6 p.m., last uphill run is at 8:30 p.m.
  • last piste check 21:00

Contact

Procedure of the night sledging

The chairlift takes you in eight minutes from the valley station at 1,098 meters above sea level to 1,424 meters above sea level. The toboggan run starts below the restaurant of Berghaus Foppa.

The run is specially prepared for night sledding. The trail leads you through the forest to the valley station in Flims. 367 meters of altitude are descended.

Catering

3,5 km Curnius - Falera

The toboggan run is regularly groomed and checked

Opening hours for night sledging

  • Mid-February to mid-March
  • fridays from 17:45 to 20:30 o'clock
  • Last piste check 22.00

Contact details

Procedure of the night sledging

Take the chairlift Falera-Curnius to the top. From Curnius you sled down the 3.5-kilometer-long toboggan run. It leads past rustic maize huts and the Mirasteilas observatory. The end point of the toboggan run is the valley station of the chairlift in Falera. You will descend 387 meters in altitude. The chairlift will take you back to the starting point in about seven minutes.

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Flims Laax (Photo: Weisse Arena Group)Flims Laax (Photo: Weisse Arena Group)
Flims Laax (Photo: Weisse Arena Group)Flims Laax (Photo: Weisse Arena Group)

Night sledding in the Münstertal, at the darkest place in Switzerland

Lü is considered the darkest place in Switzerland. It is an insider tip for star fans. Located high above the Val Müstair on a sunny terrace, it offers a particularly good view of the stars.

3 km Lü - Tschierv -sledge trail

Place: Val Müstair Lü lies at 1,920 meters above sea level and belongs to the Val Müstair. The language spoken here is "Jauer", a Grisons Romansh dialect. Tschierv (Hirsch) is the highest valley village in the Val Müstair and lies east of the Ofen Pass at 1,660 meters above sea level.

Opening hours for night sledging

  • on Tuesdays and Thursdays the "Schlittel-Express" runs for night sledging fun from Tschierv to Lü and back.
  • Mid-December to mid-April

contact possibilities and links to important information

Arrival

By car you reach the Val Müstair from Chur in about two hours. First you drive on the A13 and later on the route 28 to Klosters-Serneus. At the Vereina tunnel you take the train (car loading) and then come via route 28 to the Val Müstair. Lü is located above Fuldera. You reach the village via a side road in about 10 minutes by car.

By train you need three hours from Chur. You can get to Landquart with the Swiss Federal Railways. The Rhätische Bahn will take you to Zernez. Here you change to the Postbus of line 811, which takes you to the PostBus stop Fuldera, cumün. From here you take the PostBus from Fuldera, cumün to the PostBus stop Lü, cumün.

Parking

Free parking in Tschierv Free parking at the village entrance in Lü

Prices night sledging Lü-Tschierv (CHF)

night sledgingadultschildren
Ticket95

F or a minimum of 8 people, bookings must be made by 5 p.m. on the sledging day at the latest at the Val Müstair guest information +41 (0) 81 861 88 40. Meeting point is 8 p.m. in Tschierv at the Center da Biosfera in the Old Schoolhouse (easily accessible by ski bus) Cab services/shuttle bus: Taxi Roman Oswald, +41-79-639 05 27

Renting of toboggan equipment

Sledges can be rented in Lü, Müstair and Tschierv:

Procedure of the night sledging

The toboggan run from Lü to Tschierv is partly illuminated and suitable for the whole family. You should still wear a headlamp.

The 3 km long sledding trail starts directly at the PostBus stop Lü, cumün (2,088 m), to which the sledding express takes you. Through snow-covered forests, the trail descends leisurely to Tschierv. As soon as you leave the forest, you can see the opposite side of the valley and the mighty Ortler massif in the background. It goes down a total of 240 meters in altitude. The destination is the PostBus stop Tschierv, Biosfera.

After each snowfall, the path is prepared. The sledding express runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the PostBus stops Tschierv, Biosfera and Lü, Cumün.

Catering

  • Mountain restaurant Alp da Munt in Tschierv
  • Alp Champatsch: at full moon on reservation raclette or fondue, tel. +41 (0)81 858 56 02. The alp is reached on foot from Lü.

From the Champatsch alp the toboggan run is almost twice as long. But from Lü you have to go up on foot. This tour starts in Lü at the post bus stop.

Lue Tschierv (Photo: Andrea Badrutt Switzerland Tourism Switzerland Mobile)Lue Tschierv (Photo: Andrea Badrutt Switzerland Tourism Switzerland Mobile)
Lue Tschierv (Photo: Switzerland Tourism Switzerland Mobile)Lue Tschierv (Photo: Switzerland Tourism Switzerland Mobile)

Zugerberg Run

As soon as there is enough snow, the racy run goes down from the top station of the Zugerberg cable car. The toboggan run ends at the Schönegg valley station.

3 km Zugerberg mountain station - Schönegg

Place: Zug

Zug is situated on Lake Zug at the foot of the Zugerberg. The Zugerberg Bahn, a funicular railroad, takes about 8 minutes to reach the top. The Zugerberg is Zug's local mountain.

Opening hours for night sledging

Sledding is permitted here from 10 a.m. to midnight in good snow conditions. The Zugerberg Bahn runs from 6:26 a.m. every half hour until 11:56 p.m. on weekdays. On weekends, the first ride starts at 6:56 am.

Contact

Zugerbergbahn AG, An der Aa 6, 6300 Zug, Tel.: +41 (0)41 711 53 76, eMail: [email protected] Bottom station, 6300 Zug, Tel.: +41 (0)41 728 58 00

Arrival

From Zurich, Zug can be reached by car via the A4 in only 40 minutes. Parking is available at the valley station of the Zugerberg cable car.

By public transport you can reach Zug-Schönegg in three quarters of an hour. With the Swiss Federal Railways SBB you get to Zug Metalli/Bahnhof. With the Zugerland Verkehrsbetriebe you get to the valley station Schönegg in only eleven minutes.

Prices Night Sledding Zugerberg-Schönegg (CHF)

All-inclusive ticket 4 zonesAdultsChildren
2 hours7,803,90
day ticket15,607,80

Renting sledging equipment

At the valley station of the Zugerberg cable car you can rent toboggans from Monday to Saturday until 11 pm.

  • Toboggan sledge for one ride 6 CHF
  • Toboggan-sledge max. 2 hours 15 CHF
  • max. 5 hours 30 CHF

Procedure of the night sledging

You take the funicular from Zug-Schönegg to the top. There the spectacular toboggan run begins just below the Zugerberg Restaurant. Over three big curves the run leads past the farm and directly into the forest. Then the ride continues rapidly to the Schönegg valley station. A guidance system with safety mats and nets brings you safely to your destination. On the 2.8 km long toboggan run you overcome about 350 meters of altitude. The Zugerberg cable car then takes you straight back up to the next toboggan run. The track is regularly prepared.

Attention:

The train only runs from 6 pm according to the timetable if you have pressed the button at the valley/mountain station. This is done to avoid unnecessary empty runs in the evening hours. The button is well marked. After pressing it, the door to the platform opens and the train departs according to the timetable.

Catering

Restaurant Zugerberg at the top station

Zugerberg (Photo: Zugerbergbahn)Zugerberg (Photo: Zugerbergbahn)
Zugerberg (Photo: Zugerbergbahn)Zugerberg (Photo: Zugerbergbahn)

Davos tobogganing on the Zauberberg and the Rinerhorn

Magic mountain is what Thomas Mann called the Schatzalp in his novel of the same name. And at night, with the toboggan run illuminated, the mountain does indeed have a very special magic. The descent from the Rinerhorn has it all with 33 curves and unique steep turns. It is something for experienced sledders.

Location: Davos

Davos is a popular ski and winter sports resort. It is located at 1,560 meters above sea level. Davos is also known for the panoramic Glacier Express railroad that runs from Davos to the Matterhorn. Davos-Glaris is located below the Rinerhorn at 1,457 meters above sea level on the Landwasser. Davos-Platz lies with Davos-Dorf in the almost flat upper part of the valley.

2.8 km Schatzalp - Davos

Opening hours for night sledding

the curves of the toboggan run are illuminated until 11 p.m open daily from mid-December to the end of March with good snow conditions

contact

Arrival

By car you can reach Davos-Platz from Chur via route 28 in about one hour. With the Swiss Federal Railways you can get from Chur directly to Davos Platz in about 90 minutes. You may have to change to the Rhaetian Railway in Filisur. From Davos-Platz to the valley station of the Schaltzalpbahn there is a bus (Bus timetable). On foot you need eleven minutes.

Prices night sledging Schatzalp-Davos (CHF)

SchatzalpbahnAdults 18 years and olderYouths 12-17 yearsChildren 6-11 years
Ticket single trip1086

Tickets are available at the Schatzalp cable car valley station.

Renting sledging equipment

  • at the valley station of the Schatzalp-Bahn you can rent, receive and return sledges
  • Price 10 CHF for the time from 10-23 o'clock, the ticket office is open from 10:00 o'clock to 22:30 o'clock

Procedure of the night sledging

The Schatzalpbahn takes you from the center in Davos-Platz (1,560 meters) to the magic mountain (1,865 meters above sea level) in four minutes. The Schatzalp is a sun terrace high above Davos. The toboggan run leads from here in 18 curves through the magic forest down to Davos-Platz.

The toboggan run is pleasantly wide and is well groomed. The use of the 2.8 km long trail is free of charge. You will overcome 300 meters of altitude. The toboggan run is also suitable for beginners and children. Here, of course, you take a Davos sled, what else?

The Schatzalpbahn runs from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. every 30 minutes, before that every 15 minutes.

Catering

3.5 km Rinerhorn - Davos

Opening hours for night sledding

  • wednesdays and Fridays from 19:00 to 23:00 hrs
  • December till March

Contact

  • Davos Klosters Bergbahnen AG, Brämabüelstrasse 11, 7270 Davos Platz, email: [email protected],
  • Bergbahnen Rinerhorn AG, Landwasserstrasse 49, 7277 Davos Glaris, phone: +41 81 417 00 30, email: [email protected]

Arrival

By car you reach Davos Glaris from Chur via route 3 in about one hour. The toboggan run starts with the arrival via the 6-seater gondola Rinerhornbahn from Davos Glaris. Parking spaces are available at the valley station of the Rinerhorn cable car.

With the post bus you can reach Davos-Glaris from Chur in 1,5 hours. You take the Bus of the line 182 to Lenzerheide and change there to the line 183.

Prices Night Sledding Rinerhorn-Davos (CHF)

Wednesdays and Fridays 19-23 hrsAdults 18 years and olderYouth 13-17 yearsChildren 6-12 years
Ticket evening ticket261810

Prices for night sledging Rinerhorn-Davos (CHF)

Wednesdays and Fridays 19-23 hrsSledZipfelbobDepot (refund on return)
rent13550 or ID

Rental of sledging equipment in the sports store at the valley station

Procedure of the night sledging

The Rinerhorn cable car takes you from the village of Glaris (1,459 meters) to the summit of the Rinerhorn (2,050 meters) in about ten minutes. You can see the Schatzalp from here in good weather. The toboggan run is something for experienced sledders.

The 3.5 kilometer long Rinerhorn toboggan run has it all. It is considered one of the most challenging toboggan runs far and wide. A lot of steering and braking skills are required because the curves are steep. Right at the beginning there is a very steep section with a tunnel passage

Both the entrance and the exit are dangerous. Afterwards it becomes a bit more even, the path winds through a fir forest. Further down the route, there are once again steep sections with spectacular steep-wall curves to negotiate

They now continue to the end of the track. The local bus brings the sledders safely home, even at a late hour. In total, almost 600 meters of altitude down are mastered.

Catering

Davos (Photo: Davos Klosters Bergbahnen)Davos (Photo: Davos Klosters Bergbahnen)
Davos (Photo: Davos Destinations Organization)Davos (Photo: Davos Destinations Organization)

Sledding at night on the Sattel-Hochstuckli

The wooded landscape shows clear traces of the ice ages. Alluvial plains, moraines and rock bars can be seen here.

3.5 km Mostelberg - Sattel

Place: Sattel

Sattel lies at just under 800 meters above sea level at the foot of the Hochstückli in the valley incision of the Steiner Aa. On the other side, the Chaiserstock and the Morgartenberg rise upwards

Opening hours for night sledging

  • saturdays night sledging
  • illuminated 19-22 o'clock
  • last departure of the revolving gondola 23:15 hrs

Contact

Arrival

The family mountain Sattel-Hochstuckli is located between Lake Lucerne and Lake Zurich in the middle of Central Switzerland. You reach Sattel from Lucerne in 35 minutes by car via route 2. From Zurich you need about 40 minutes via the A3 and route 8. With the Südostbahn you need 1,5 hours from Zurich. From Lucerne you drive via Schwyz and change there to the Postauto of the line 507. You reach Sattel after about 70 minutes.

Prices night sledging Mostelberg-Sattel (CHF)

Saturdays 19-22 o'clockAdultsAHV & youths 16-20 yearsChildren 6-15 yearsFamilies (2 adults, 4 children)
Ticket evening ticket241972

Prices Sledding Night Mostelberg-Sattel (CHF)

Saturdays 19-22 o'clockSledging
rent10

Rental of sledging equipment at the top station of the gondola lift (limited number).

Night sledding procedure

The Stuckli Rondo eight-seater revolving gondola takes you from Sattel up to the Mostelberg mountain station in 6.2 minutes. You will see the lakes Lauerzersee and Aegerisee in 360 degrees and the village Sattel in between.

The toboggan run zigzags through forests and fields to the valley station in Sattel. It is varied and easy to ride. Nevertheless, there are some steep sections. Just before the end of the 3.5-kilometer ride is a long gliding section

Afterwards you can take the revolving gondola back up to the end of the night sledding. During the descent you will overcome 400 meters of altitude.

Catering

Also in the Samina Valley (Principality of Liechtenstein) there is sledding at night

The toboggan run starts at the Sücka mountain inn and leads down to the hamlet of Steg. The toboggan run is close to nature and is illuminated at night.

1 km Sücka toboggan run from Malbun to Steg

Place: Steg

Steg is located above Triesenberg in the Principality of Liechtenstein at about 1,300 meters above sea level. It belongs to the Samina Valley and used to be a Maiensäss for the farmers of Triesenberg. Triesenberg was a Walser settlement. The name Steg comes from the bridge that crosses the Samina River here.

Opening hours for night sledging

Beginning of December to beginning of April, depending on snow conditions with the onset of darkness, lighting is provided daily, according to the opening hours of the inn

Contact

Arrival

From the parking lot it is a 20-30 minute walk to the Sücka.

Tickets

The use is free of charge

Rental of sledging equipment

You can get rental sledges at Gasthof Sücka for 5 CHF.

Procedure of the night sledging

You reach the Gasthof Sücka after a short walk, which is separated from the path. Here you can find a permanent starting area, which is equipped with a starting ramp. The track is suitable for training rides, there is also time measurement on request. There are only a few manageable curves on the track, which are well secured. On the long final straight into the valley is mitigated with a chicane to slow down the speed a bit. The finish is close to the parking lots. Over a length of just under one kilometer, 142 meters of altitude are overcome.

Catering

guided night sledding (photo: outdoor interlaken)guided night sledding (photo: outdoor interlaken)
guided night sledding (photo: outdoor interlaken)guided night sledding (photo: outdoor interlaken)

FAQ

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