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Night sledging highlight on the Bussalp (Nr. 57)

Your stay in Grindelwald is crowned with an evening trip to Bussalp. 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
Medium
Distance
5.37km
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
Medium
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

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

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 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 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.

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.

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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