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Night sledging highlight on the Bussalp (Nr. 57)

Short facts

  • start: Bussalp (1800 m)
  • destination: Weidli (end of the official sledge run)
  • medium
  • 5,37 km
  • 30 minutes
  • 1801 m
  • 1241 m
  • 40 / 100
  • 20 / 100

best season

Your stay in Grindelwald is crowned with an evening trip to Bussalp. 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.

General information

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.

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)
  • Headlamp recommended for this sledge run
Tip
  • Fondue fun at mountain restaurant Bussalp
  • Enjoy a warm drink at the Steintor- or Weidli-Bar
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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