Night sledging highlight Bussalp (No. 57)

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5.38 km long
difficulty: medium
condition: very easy
Sledding
  • 00:30 h
  • 560 m
  • 1,241 m
  • 1,801 m
  • 560 m
  • 5.38 km
  • start: Bussalp (1800 m)
  • destination: Weidli (end of the official sledge run)
Racy toboggan runs and delicious fondue - what more could you ask for?

Unforgettable are the sledge runs through the nightly winter landscape and the cosy hours with a cheese fondue in the mountain restaurant Bussalp. The City Run toboggan run is not illuminated. The nocturnal light together with the white surroundings provide sufficient brightness, but you can also bring your own headlamp and so race down the mountain with your own lighting. If the snow conditions are good, one can take a sledge from Weidli to Grindelwald village.

Important: a reservation for night sledging and fondue fun is absolutely necessary.

Info

Best season

suitable
depending on the weather

Directions

Bussalp - Lochsteinen - Weidli (end of the official sledge run)
Depending on the snow situation, you have the possibility to continue sledging to Oberäll, Gaggi-Säge or Grindelwald Dorf.

Equipment


  • Sled or toboggan

  • Ski helmetday

  • hiking backpack (approx. 20 liters) with rain cover

  • comfortable and waterproof winter shoes or sturdy hiking boots (if necessary dredges and gaiters)

  • hat/headband, scarf

  • waterproof glovessun and rain protection

  • Provisions and drinking water, thermos bottle with hot drink

  • first aid kit

  • pocket knife

  • Cell phone

  • headlamp and reflectors

  • Map material

Directions

From Basel and Geneva, the fastest route to the Jungfrau Region is via Bern. From Zurich, the route via Lucerne and the Brünig Pass is recommended. The pass is open all year round.

 


From the south, travel to the Jungfrau Region via the Grimsel or Susten Pass. Both passes are only open in summer. An alternative is the Simplon Pass with subsequent car transport through the Lötschberg tunnel.


 


Grindelwald


From Interlaken we follow the main road to Zweilütschinen. Here we turn left towards Grindelwald. The whole trip takes about 30 minutes and leads over a partly winding road.


Grindelwald

There are three public car parks: Parkhaus Eiger+ (252 parking spaces), Parkhaus Sportzentrum (160 parking spaces) and the new Terminal Parking (1000 spaces) of the V-Bahn. Alternatively, we can also use the car park in Grindelwald Grund.

Thanks to its central location in Europe, Switzerland is served by international trains from over 12 countries. Within Switzerland, Intercity trains run from Basel and Lucerne directly to the Jungfrau Region. Travellers from Zurich change trains in Bern. The trains run every half hour.

 


Grindelwald


From Interlaken Ost railway station we reach Grindelwald without changing trains on the Bernese Oberland Bahn (BOB). Important: Get on the rear part of the train, as it splits in Zweilütschinen. If you get on at the front, you will end up in Lauterbrunnen. The journey takes 30 minutes to Grindelwald Terminal (V-Bahn). Three minutes later we are at the terminal in the village.


There are three stations in Grindelwald (Terminal, Grund and Dorf). The terminal station (Dorf) is in the centre of Grindelwald.


Additional information

Recommendation


  • Fondue fun at mountain restaurant Bussalp

  • Enjoy a warm drink at the Steintor- or Weidli-Bar

  • Headlamps can be rented at Grindelwald Bus

Safety guidelines

 The 10 rules of sledging  



  1. Show consideration for others

  2. Adapt speed and driving style to ability

  3. Respect the lane of the vehicle in front

  4. Overtake with distance

  5. Look up before entering and approaching the road

  6. Stop at the edge

  7. Get on and off at the edge

  8. Observe signs and markings

  9. Provide assistance

  10. In the event of an accident: give personal details

Map

Winter hiking and sledging map (1:27,000) available from Grindelwald Tourism.

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Night sledging highlight Bussalp (No. 57)
3818 Grindelwald