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Sledding/sledging/tobogganing near Bern

Thinking ahead to the Christmas holiday weeks, I read the threads I could find on where to sled in Bern and nearby. The one thing I found was a list mentioning Gurten.

Has anyone done this? Can we bring our own sleds? (It mentioned rental).
Is it too crowded to be fun? Where exactly do you go on the hill?

Aside from Gurten, anywhere else public-transportable that is fun for very inexperienced sledders, age 8 and 5?

Or if you know of a place further afield but worth the effort, would love to hear about that too.

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Re: Sledding/sledging/tobogganing near Bern

Hi,

The Gurten is great if you have your own sledge, and obviously very convenient!

Further afield, from Grindelwald there are 2 brilliant runs, where you're better off hiring their sledges. You will need to go with your 5 year-old, as you are literally sledging down mountain paths, occasionally crossing paths with skiers...

The Eiger Run - mountain railway up and sledge down...repeat as many times as you like. There is a nice bar/restaurant half way down!

Bussalp - Bus from Grindelwald to Bussalp, then there is a snow park (once there is enough snow), but also a long sledge run back down to Grindelwald.

If you go to the Gurten, let me know...we have an 11 and 6 year-old who would love to join your kids!

Have fun!
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Re: Sledding/sledging/tobogganing near Bern

Thanks so much for the ideas!

So where on the Gurten do they go? I suppose they stay up at the top bit?

We'll likely be there every day as long as there is snow. Will let you know when we go!

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Re: Sledding/sledging/tobogganing near Bern

Most of the sledging is at the top...there is also a small kids ski slope, which is great for them to learn, and not very expensive!

You can sledge all the way down to the middle station for the funicular as well, which is good fun!
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Re: Sledding/sledging/tobogganing near Bern

Seeing as there is little chance of snow in Bern, what's the closest place that should be good for sledding this year?

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Re: Sledding/sledging/tobogganing near Bern

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Seeing as there is little chance of snow in Bern, what's the closest place that should be good for sledding this year?

Thanks!
I'd be surprised if anywhere is wasting their snow cannons on opening sledding runs, they are battling to keep some ski pistes open. Zermatt sledding track isn't open, and you don't get much higher!
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