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Niederhorn - Vorsass (Beatenberg) sledging run

Short facts

  • start: Niederhorn
  • destination: Mittelstation Vorsass
  • easy
  • 3,10 km
  • 45 minutes
  • 1939 m
  • 1549 m
  • 80 / 100
  • 20 / 100

best season

Cult on two runners – the Niederhorn–Vorsass sledging run is a must for kids, young people and young at heart alike. Nothing invigorates the spirits more than an exhilarating descent down the mountain: childhood memories come rushing back and a great time is guaranteed for all. During the run, which lasts approximately 30 minutes, you will be treated to a unique view over Lake Thun and the snow-crested peaks of the Bernese Oberland.

The 3-kilometre sledging track will have you dashing down the mountain. When you reach Vorsass midway station, you can take the cable car back up to Niederhorn, where the fun can begin all over again. The snowy winter landscape adds to the fairy-tale ambiance, and the mountain panorama is stunning. Experienced sledgers will be in their element. The intermediate sledging run can also be easily tackled by beginners. Sledges can be hired at the Niederhorn summit station for a small fee.

General information

Safety Guidelines

Visitors are responsible for their own safety and the safety of others.

Equipment

Sledge, good shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, gloves, hat and helmet, provisions incl. a warm drink, emergency number.

Tip

Per sledge: CHF 10.00

Additional deposit for the first sledge: CHF 30.00

Sledges can be hired from the Niederhorn summit station. The Niederhorn family discount applies (fee for the first child; all other children free if accompanied by an adult).

Getting there

Getting to Beatenbucht: From Thun towards Gunten–Interlaken.

Getting to Beatenberg: From Interlaken towards Beatenberg Station. Car parking is available at the Niederhorn Mountain Railway or the Beatenberg Lood car park (parking charge applies).

Parking

You can park your car in the car park next to the Niederhorn Mountain Railway in Beatenbucht (parking charge applies).

Public transit

Getting to Beatenbucht:

Bus: STI bus no. 21, the Thun–Interlaken Ost line to the “Beatenbucht” stop

Boat: From Thun or other landing stages along Lake Thun to “Beatenbucht” landing stage, continuing with the funicular railway and cable car to the Niederhorn.

 

Getting to Beatenberg:

Bus: PostBus no. 101, Interlaken West–Beatenberg line to “Beatenberg, Station”

Return from Beatenberg with the PostBus (No. 101) towards Interlaken West or with the funicular railway to Beatenbucht, then with the STI bus (No. 21) to Thun station or Interlaken Ost.

Maps

Swisstopo Landeskarte 1208 Beatenberg 1:25'000, bestellen unter: www.wanderplaner.ch/sommer/web-shop/

Additional Information

Verein Berner Wanderwege, Bern, Tel.: 031 340 01 01, E-Mail: [email protected], Homepage: www.bernerwanderwege.ch

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