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Bussalp Run - The Exclusive one

1.5 km of sledging fun beside the road ona perfectly prepared run – for the exclusive useof tobogganers.The ultimate fun for both young and old!

Grindelwald Tourismus
CH- 3818 Grindelwald
+41 33 854 12 12
www.grindelwald.swiss
info@grindelwald.swiss

This exclusive toboggan run is located in the upper part on the Bussalp. There are no busses on this sled run, because the toboggan run leads next to the road from Bussalp to Heli Platz (below Holzmattenläger). This sledge run is about 1.5 kilometres long and is ideal for families or beginners.  BUSSALP, a most pleasurable winter experience!

Difficulty
Medium
Distance
1.41km
Duration
15 minutes
Descent
146 vm
Starting Point
Bussalp (1800 a.s.l.)
Ending Point
Heli Platz (1655 a.s.l.)
Top public transport friendly Family friendly

Details

Difficulty
Medium
Technique
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1801m1656m
Recommended season
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Author Tips

  • Buy a day ticket for sledging
  • Try out night sledding on the Bussalp
  • Rent a velogemel at Grindelwald railway station

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)

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

More information and links

Directions

Starting Point

Bussalp (1800 a.s.l.)

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.649493 N 7.99126 E

Ending Point

Heli Platz (1655 a.s.l.)

Step by Step Directions

Bussalp-Holzmattenläger-Heli Platz

Getting There

Public transport

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.

 

Ticket purchase Jungfrau Region

Timetable and ticket purchase SBB

Arrival by train video Jungfrau Region

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.

 

Journey to Grindelwald

Arrival by car video Jungfrau Region

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.

Bussalp «Der Exklusive»

Grindelwald Tourismus
CH- 3818 Grindelwald
+41 33 854 12 12
www.grindelwald.swiss
info@grindelwald.swiss

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