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Best place to sledge around zurich ?

Please suggest best places for sledging around Zurich...for a day trip may be...

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Old 05.12.2011, 23:07
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Re: Best place to sledge around zurich ?

Somewhere with snow?
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Re: Best place to sledge around zurich ?

Uetliberg, if there's snow
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Please suggest best places for sledging around Zurich...for a day trip may be...

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Preda - Bergün comes to mind:
http://www.berguen-filisur.ch/erlebnisse-aktivitaeten

Get up early and it can be made into a day-trip.

But there's no snow yet:
http://snow.myswitzerland.com/schnee...e&banner=false

Zurich has virtually no snow worth sledging most of the year.
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Re: Best place to sledge around zurich ?

For good sledging - the closest is Kerenzerberg (IMHO).

Amden also has a pretty good run.

Preda is superb - especially when combined with some Fondue - and the night sledging!

If you want to try something different (that is close to Zurich) have a look at heidiland.ch for some ideas - snowshoeing with huskies - stopping for Fondue??
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Oh well if you challenge me then here is a list of good sledge runs; all in German but there is always google translate in extremis


http://shima.ch/marco/schlittelbahnen.php
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Re: Best place to sledge around zurich ?

I don't think there's much cricket being played this time of year in Zurich.
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Old 06.12.2011, 16:21
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Re: Best place to sledge around zurich ?

Melchsee Frutt claims to have the longest in Central Switzerland, don't know about that, but it is looooong, and great fun, should be easily doable for a day trip from Zurich.

BTW, stick to the sledging runs, some guy died last season when they decided to take the sledge down a piste.
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Re: Best place to sledge around zurich ?

Uetliberg is supposed to be quite fun...
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Re: Best place to sledge around zurich ?

Where exactly is the start point of the sledge run in Uetliberg? And do they rent sledges?
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Re: Best place to sledge around zurich ?

Hi ClaudiaHC - they do rent sledges. The sledge run is near the Uetliberg station, but the people in the restaurant should be able to direct you if you can't find it. It's best to call in advance to see if the route is open though.
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Re: Best place to sledge around zurich ?

Gamplüüt is probably still close enough for a day trip...
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Gamplüüt is probably still close enough for a day trip...
And they definitely rent out sledges
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Re: Best place to sledge around zurich ?

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Melchsee Frutt claims to have the longest in Central Switzerland, don't know about that, but it is looooong, and great fun, should be easily doable for a day trip from Zurich.

BTW, stick to the sledging runs, some guy died last season when they decided to take the sledge down a piste.
Melchsee Frutt is definitely my favourite day-trip-from-Zurich place to sledge. It's fab!
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Re: Best place to sledge around zurich ?

You may want to try the Pilatus, if you have access to a car! It is close to Luzern. The advantage is the slope itself, you take a cable car dedicated to this activity (i.e. no skiers) and enjoy a long ride, with several options (from steep slope to smooth). Just check the snow before, but I went with some french friends last year and we really enjoyed it!
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Re: Best place to sledge around zurich ?

we did a day trip out to Lauterbrunnen (sp?) last year and it was brilliant Rented sledge in town and took a cogwheel train up to a really long sledge run somewhere - can't recall the name of the town off hand ...
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Re: Best place to sledge around zurich ?

looks like there's snow on the way - if there's enough I'll be up at Uetliberg Saturday morning with the kiddies!
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Re: Best place to sledge around zurich ?

weatherPro seems to disagree. If you want to go, better take something with wheels - it will be a mud-fest at most.
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Re: Best place to sledge around zurich ?

At the risk of being a killjoy, enjoy but take care. Sledging is more dangerous than skiing. In maybe 6 sledging trips I've been with people who have broken ribs, coccyx and in one case their neck, let alone days of soreness from using muscles they'd forgotten they had.
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