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The classic: «City Run» Bussalp – Weidli (Nr. 57)

Short facts

  • start: Bussalp (1800 m)
  • destination: Weidli (end of the official sledge run)
  • easy
  • 5,38 km
  • 30 minutes
  • 1801 m
  • 1241 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 20 / 100

best season

The classic for the whole family, in the sledge paradise of Bussalp.

The Bussalp is the sunny paradise for non-skiers and the Mecca for sledgers. The yellow «Grindelwald Buses» take guests from Grindelwald up to the sunny Bussalp terrace, with its unique panoramic view at 1800m. You can enjoy the clear winter sun on the terrace of the mountain restaurant, have fun in the Family Snow Park, set off on a winter hike or jet off to the village on the top toboggan runs.If you don't have your own sledge, you can rent the sports equipment directly at Bussalp. The City-Run leads from Bussalp in the direction of Grindelwald. The 8km long sledge run is a fun for the whole family. An absolute tobogganing classic in the Bernese Oberland. Caution: the City Run is also the road where the bus regularly takes you back up to Bussalp.If you still haven't had enough after a downhill run, you can get back on the bus in the Weidli and enjoy another rapid downhill run.

Important information: Registration required for evening rides, sledge hire and groups. The best thing is to call Grindelwald Bus directly: +41 (0) 33 854 16 16

General information

Directions

Bussalp - Lochsteinen - Weidli (end of the official sledge run)

Depending on the snow situation you can continue sledging as far as Grindelwald Dorf.

Safety Guidelines
  • The toboggan run is also the route for the bus. There are regular bus services. The buses use their horn to make sure you hear them coming.
  • SOS emergency number: 144
Equipment
  • Sledges or other driving equipment such as velogemel, bobsleigh etc.
  • Suitable winter clothing, gloves, snow sports helmet, ski goggles
  • High, solid shoes with a good profile
  • Braking aid on the shoes (shortens braking distance)
  • Sun cream & lip protection
  • Snacks & Drinks
  • Emergency numbers
  • Optional: Use a «Rodel» sledge instead of conventional wooden sledge (better controllable)
Tip
  • Buy a day ticket for sledging
  • Try out night sledding on the Bussalp
  • Enjoy a warm drink at the Steintor- or Weidli-Bar
  • Rent a velogemel at Grindelwald railway station
Getting there

There are different ways to reach the region by car. The fastest way from Basel and Geneva is via Berne. The fastest route from Zurich is through Lucerne and the Brünig Pass. The pass is open in summer and winter.

From the south, the route goes over the Grimsel or Susten Pass into the region. Both passes are only open in summer. Alternatively, you can take the Simplon Pass and then Lötschberg car transport.

Parking

Grindelwald has public car parks with covered parking spaces: Eiger+ car park (252 parking spaces) and Sportzentrum car park (160 parking spaces). They cannot be reserved in advance. Uncovered parking spaces are available everywhere in the village.

Public transit

Thanks to its central location in Europe, Switzerland is served by international trains from over 12 countries. Within Switzerland, Intercity trains run directly from Basel and Lucerne to the Jungfrau Region. Travellers from Zurich have to change in Berne. The trains run every half hour.
The buses are right next to Grindelwald railway station.

Maps

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

Additional Information

Weather

This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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