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Night sledging highlight Bussalp (No. 57)

Racy toboggan runs and delicious fondue - what more could you ask for?

Grindelwald Bus
CH - 3818 Grindelwald
+41 33 854 16 16
www.grindelwaldbus.ch
info@grindelwaldbus.ch

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.

Difficulty
Moderate
Distance
5.38km
Duration
30 minutes
Descent
560 vm
Starting Point
Bussalp (1800 m)
Ending Point
Weidli (end of the official sledge run)
Top public transport friendly Scenic Insider Tip With refreshment stops Family friendly Mountain railway ascent/descent

Details

Difficulty
Moderate
Technique
Condition
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1801m1241m
Recommended season
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Author Tips

  • Fondue fun at mountain restaurant Bussalp
  • Enjoy a warm drink at the Steintor- or Weidli-Bar
  • Headlamps can be rented at Grindelwald Bus

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

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

More information and links

Directions

Starting Point

Bussalp (1800 m)

Koordinates :

Geographic 46.649567 N 7.991241 E

Ending Point

Weidli (end of the official sledge run)

Step by Step 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.

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 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.

Getting there

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.

Parking

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.

Nachtschlittel-Highlight auf der Bussalp

Grindelwald Bus
CH - 3818 Grindelwald
+41 33 854 16 16
www.grindelwaldbus.ch
info@grindelwaldbus.ch

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