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Full moon sledging

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I want to experience a full moon sledging session and I'm looking for advices from all of you good people. The only location I know of so far that is guarantueed to do it is Flumserberg.
Where did you go full moon sledging? If you've been to several different places doing this, what location was the best?

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Re: Full moon sledging

I don't remember if it was full moon or not, but we did night sledging at Les Diablerets and it was a blast

https://www.villars-diablerets.ch/en...les-diablerets
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Re: Full moon sledging

Book and stay ski in, ski out at the top of Villars, at Hôtel du Lac in Bretaye (English owned and run)- you can take the cog railway up to it.

Magical https://www.bretaye.ch/
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Re: Full moon sledging

Fideris is closed this season unfortunately. Hopefully open again next year.
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A lot of good tips guys. The locations in the french part of switzerland were new to me.
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Pistol every Friday. You just have to work out which is close to a full moon.
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Re: Full moon sledging

Bergün-Preda is another option:
Park the car in Preda or Bergün or take the train there.

Sledge the 6km from Preda to Bergün, and take the train for the way back, rinse and repeat. The last train leaves at around 10-11pm or so, that's also when the sledge piste closes. I'd do the first ride during daylight even though the piste has some lightposts as there are a few rather narrow curves. See sbb.ch for the train schedule.

They have a second sledge piste, 4-5km long, that's probably open during the daytime only.

Open every day, Covid permitting, though the piste closes at around sunset on some workday(s). IIRC a TagesKarte (all-fares-included valid for one day) covering both is ~40 CHF or so, 3-4 single rides cost about the same. Half-fare accepted but the reduction will be less than half. Youth discounts available.
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Did you mean Pizol, Bad Ragaz?
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Re: Full moon sledging

You also need to be aware of moonrise, moonset. We went on a moonlit walk from La Givrineto La Genolier except the full moon didn’t rise until we were already heading home.
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You also need to be aware of moonrise, moonset. We went on a moonlit walk from La Givrineto La Genolier except the full moon didn’t rise until we were already heading home.
Good point, I will take that into consideration.
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Bergün-Preda is another option:
Park the car in Preda or Bergün or take the train there.

Sledge the 6km from Preda to Bergün, and take the train for the way back, rinse and repeat. The last train leaves at around 10-11pm or so, that's also when the sledge piste closes. I'd do the first ride during daylight even though the piste has some lightposts as there are a few rather narrow curves. See sbb.ch for the train schedule.

They have a second sledge piste, 4-5km long, that's probably open during the daytime only.

Open every day, Covid permitting, though the piste closes at around sunset on some workday(s). IIRC a TagesKarte (all-fares-included valid for one day) covering both is ~40 CHF or so, 3-4 single rides cost about the same. Half-fare accepted but the reduction will be less than half. Youth discounts available.

Did you mean Pizol, Bad Ragaz?
Really good addition. I have been wanting to go to this sledging ride for a long time. I heard so much good things about this one in particular. To know that you can go there for a full moon ride is even better.

Yeah, I also wondered if he meant Pizol.
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Re: Full moon sledging

Niederhorn usually had it as well, but not sure about this year.

https://www.niederhorn.ch/erleben-wi...nenschlitteln/
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Re: Full moon sledging

IMO best sledge run in the neighbourhood of Zurich is at Elm, 4km long good gradient and has the advantage of being a gondola up so not too cold. https://sportbahnenelm.ch

The one at Kerenzerberg is also good and long at 7km - although the chairlift is painfully slow. https://www.kerenzerbergbahn.ch

In all cases I'd combine with raclette / fondue to make a proper evening of it.
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IMO best sledge run in the neighbourhood of Zurich is at Elm, 4km long good gradient and has the advantage of being a gondola up so not too cold. https://sportbahnenelm.ch

The one at Kerenzerberg is also good and long at 7km - although the chairlift is painfully slow. https://www.kerenzerbergbahn.ch

In all cases I'd combine with raclette / fondue to make a proper evening of it.
Personally not a fan of gondolas but a fan of open chairlifts, therefore I miss many of the best toboggan runs. But I have created a list of 25 toboggan runs that has chairlifts only, so there's still a huge number of possible runs.

Kerenzerberg was a great tip! I have totally missed this place, which is also very close to us.

On the downside, it seems to be rain expected in many places tomorrow evening, so will have to look around for choices were not a lot of rain is expected.

I like the enthusiasm in this thread, there are a lot of toboggan veterans hiding here...
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Hey,

I want to experience a full moon sledging session and I'm looking for advices from all of you good people. The only location I know of so far that is guarantueed to do it is Flumserberg.
Where did you go full moon sledging? If you've been to several different places doing this, what location was the best?

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Advice? Don't do it.

Sledging is already dangerous enough without doing it at night and my friend who is an emergency doctor told me the other day that sledging is one of the most common reasons people come to him.
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