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[Zurich Area] Sledging / Sledding Day Trips?

Hi

Snow is forcast within the next few days. Does anyone know any slopes around Zurich where you can do some sledging?

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Old 22.01.2007, 23:56
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Re: Sledging zurich

The Uetliberg, when there's enough snow. Beautiful in full moonlight.
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Re: Sledging zurich

Just watch out for the annoying kiddies who go in hordes and tend to all lie on the ground giggling in that corner that's always icy. For serious sledging, I recommend Bergün on a January Sunday night. Almost no one there and you can zoom down in 8.5 Minutes starting at the bridge. Sadly, a bit far. Another popular place is the Zugerberg.
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Re: Sledging zurich

At the top of the Albis is a great sledging place. I't just opposite the restaurants so handy for a hot chocolate to warm up after.
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Hi Lou

Is that the Restaurant Buchenegg?

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Re: Sledging zurich

No, it the ones on the main road over the Albis Pass. If you are coming from the Zurich side you go over the ridge and park on the right hand side car park. Sledging is off to your left. It's snowing right now so hopefully some good sledging coming up .
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Re: Sledging zurich

I thought the topic way about sledging in cricket
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Re: Sledging zurich

Zurich-City? Go for Zürichberg: i.e. Hotel Dolder Golf Course (well, it's for golf in Summer I think) or, for smaller kids, there's a slope behind the primary school "Heubeeriweg" just below the Hotel Zürichberg.
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Re: Sledging zurich

Yea....I live in Ringlikon, which backs on to Uetliberg. The forest has heaps of sled tracks. It’s really easy to get to….you just get the S10 from Zurich HB to the last stop. There is a restaurant there as well that does really good fondue. Always fun for kids.


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Re: Sledging zurich

Many thanks for some great suggestions. We went Albis Pass with the kids, who had a great time.

Albis Pass – Fantastic for kids
Uetliberg – Heard some horror stories
Zürichberg – same as Uetliberg ?
Bergün
Zugerberg
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No, not Uetliberg. Zürichberg is the other side, not so high, near the Zoo.
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Question about sledding in Flums

Hi Everyone

I intend taking some friends to flumserberg (tannenheim) this sunday for a couple of sledding runs.
My query is this.....

On the flumserberg website they mention the sledding costs, roughly 25chf with halbtax for 4 runs and 10chf to rent a sled. So that includes 4 runs up on the gondola and down by sled. The problem is getting to Flumersberg Tannenheim....
We can take a train to unterterzen for 24chf (with halbtax) for a return journey but then does anyone know how much the big gondola from unterterzen to tannenheim/tannenboden costs? I can't find this anywhere.
The other (far more expensive option) is to go by snow and rail for 74chf which includes our lifts for the day but this would be a real waste of money as we are only sledding and as mentioned above you pay per run on the sledding piste....
I know we can go by train directly to flums too and then a post bus up but the gondola from the station would be a real thrill for my irish friends who have never been to the alps before.

Anyone got any info on this big gondola from the train station to the ski resort?

Thanks in advance.

Brian

Ps if you haven't tried sledding yet or just want to take some non ski/snowboard friends out for a laugh then sledding here is absolutely brilliant fun and a real adrenalin rush too!!
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Re: Question about sledding in Flums

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Hi Everyone

I intend taking some friends to flumserberg (tannenheim) this sunday for a couple of sledding runs.
My query is this.....

On the flumserberg website they mention the sledding costs, roughly 25chf with halbtax for 4 runs and 10chf to rent a sled. So that includes 4 runs up on the gondola and down by sled. The problem is getting to Flumersberg Tannenheim....
We can take a train to unterterzen for 24chf (with halbtax) for a return journey but then does anyone know how much the big gondola from unterterzen to tannenheim/tannenboden costs? I can't find this anywhere.
The other (far more expensive option) is to go by snow and rail for 74chf which includes our lifts for the day but this would be a real waste of money as we are only sledding and as mentioned above you pay per run on the sledding piste....

Anyone got any info on this big gondola from the train station to the ski resort?

Thanks in advance.

Brian

Ps if you haven't tried sledding yet or just want to take some non ski/snowboard friends out for a laugh then sledding here is absolutely brilliant fun and a real adrenalin rush too!!
I grew up skiing in Switzerland and I have sledded alot too. I've had many more injuries from sledding (nothing serious though) than skiing. So while sledding here rocks, it is also oftentimes not seen as a dangerous sport. I used to go head first on old Davos style sleds and hook my feet into the next sled behind me etc. If you do this on a snow or ice packed street (try to do it when the bus is not running - car free resorts only) you get alot of speed and can still control steering by carving - remember though: Tree > Bus > Head
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Re: Question about sledding in Flums

I paid 11CHF I believe... But Su_1975 can confirm.
And we went until the 2nd station, approx. 1400m altitude.
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Re: Question about sledding in Flums

Yes, I remember. But it wasn't a sled. It was a large plastic bowl. We tried the baby bath, but that shattered after a couple of meters. Some kid handed me his big plastic disc and i went, out of control down the slope. Backwards. I stopped myself by going straight into a concrete block, hitting my back.

It was too painful to cry. There were little children all around, looking at me. They ran back up the hill to my friends and told them 'you might want to go and get yuor friend, he's broken.'

I'll never attempt anything like that again.
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I grew up skiing in Switzerland and I have sledded alot too. I've had many more injuries from sledding (nothing serious though) than skiing. So while sledding here rocks, it is also oftentimes not seen as a dangerous sport. I used to go head first on old Davos style sleds and hook my feet into the next sled behind me etc. If you do this on a snow or ice packed street (try to do it when the bus is not running - car free resorts only) you get alot of speed and can still control steering by carving - remember though: Tree > Bus > Head
I've had some hairy moments too especially in flumserberg where one part is pretty steep and about a 100m straight with a big drop on your right hand side!!
The most annoying is if you come off your sled and walking through waist deep snow to bring it back
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I paid 11CHF I believe... But Su_1975 can confirm.
And we went until the 2nd station, approx. 1400m altitude.
Thanks MrsZurich

Any idea what the gondola is called or what your 2nd stop was called? was it tannenboden? I know you can get a free post bus connection between tannenheim and tannenboden.
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Re: Question about sledding in Flums

No, I don't remember and I also don't have the receipt... otherwise I could tell you.

But try out their official website I'm sure all the info you need is there:



http://www.flumserberg.ch/winter/en/info/ortsplan.htm

Have fun!
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Re: Question about sledding in Flums

Ok so, just in case anyone is wondering the prices i've managed to dig it out on the flumserberg website and I called the gondola office in untersterzen.

To go from untersterzen to tannenboden will cost chf7.20 for a return with a halb tax and 11chf like MrsZurich said without a halbtax.

As far as I remember from last year you can then take a free post bus from tannenboden to tannenheim if you want to go sledding.

Problem solved!!!
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Re: Question about sledding in Flums

great!

I only remember because it was last weekend...
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