The Light Ride in Lenzerheide GR is particularly suitable for adrenaline junkies.
Wintertime is high season for skiers and snowboarders. But tobogganing is also extremely popular in Switzerland. We present nine different slopes, all of which promise fun. Due to the current snow situation, it is strongly recommended to consult the websites of the toboggan runs before an excursion. Some are currently closed.
The Darlux toboggan run in Bergün GR is only for experienced tobogganists, as it is also called the “Lauberhorn” of toboggan runs. Tight curves and a constant gradient lead through snow-covered forests down the Darlux, Bergün’s local mountain. The piste is four kilometers long and has an altitude difference of around 600 metres. The toboggan run ends next to the valley station.
It doesn’t work without a two-and-a-half-hour hike: the world’s longest toboggan run, “Big Pintenfritz”, is on the Faulhorn in the Jungfraujoch region of BE. From the First mountain station you have to walk, for which you will be rewarded with a 15 km long toboggan run, the fast tobogganists manage the distance within 30 minutes. The piste got its name from the innkeeper Fritz Bohren, who ran the mountain hotel on the Faulhorn from 1888 to 1926. It is said that he often stayed in a pinte, i.e. a pub – and that’s how he got the nickname Pintenfritz.
The family friendly
The Kerenzerberg toboggan run on Lake Walen in the canton of Glarus offers a wide range of activities. It starts with the chairlift. It is considered one of the slowest in Switzerland, the journey to the top takes around 20 minutes. The toboggan run is particularly enjoyable for families because it is not too steep. The slope is seven kilometers long and leads through forests. Another highlight are the e-bobslas: These are a kind of go-karts that drive in the snow and can reach speeds of up to 30 km/h. However, the minimum age for use is 18 years.
the sunny one
Another very family-friendly toboggan run can be found in Ticino, more precisely in Carì. The piste is a total of three kilometers long and has an altitude difference of 350 metres. This toboggan run is also leisurely, making it ideal for families. At the mountain restaurant there is also a children’s playground for the little ones.
A game in reality: The Light Ride in Lenzerheide GR is operated every evening between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on the Rothorn. A kind of “Mario Kart” is completed on the sled. Some sections of the piste are illuminated in color, followed by tight curves and small obstacles that have to be boxed away. In addition, additional points can be collected or lost. To do this, projected stars must be collected by driving over them and crossings must be avoided. Just right for adrenaline junkies. Important: The 3.8-kilometer route is rather demanding, as the route is bumpy, steep and unlit in parts. The ticket is valid for the whole evening, multiple departures are possible.
Tobogganing in the moonlight is possible every Friday in Sörenberg an der Rossweid in Entlebuch, Lucerne. The route is illuminated, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. you can sled down the 2.5 kilometers. In addition, the spaghetti festival takes place in the Rossweid restaurant together with the sledding fun, the two events can be easily combined. During the day you can choose between two routes, the route via the Alphotel is more comfortable, the direct route is a little faster.
The highest toboggan run in Switzerland is on the Gornergrat in Zermatt VS. In addition to the height, the panorama is also breathtaking, because you have a view of the Matterhorn. A train runs up the mountain every ten minutes. The slope is suitable for the whole family, the route is 1.6 kilometers long and 234 meters of altitude difference are rushed down.
One of the most unusual toboggan runs is the one on the Chäserrugg in Toggenburg SG. It is almost six kilometers long from the mountain to the valley. The upper section from Stöfeli to Iltios is demanding. It is therefore recommended for experienced and sporty tobogganists. From Iltios down into the valley to Unterwasser, the route is family-friendly and enjoyable. It is possible to drive only the lower route. The difference in altitude of the entire route is 774 meters.
It is the only toboggan run in the canton of Uri: the Fisetenpass Run starts on the Urnerboden, the largest alp in Switzerland. There you first have to take the cable car up to the Fisetenpass. Then a short walk to the start of the slope is necessary. The toboggan run is seven kilometers long, initially rather steep and winding, but over time the route flattens out. Once at the bottom, the Urnerboden restaurant offers the opportunity to eat and drink.
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