As soon as the temperatures fall and the first snow has settled, the pass roads and footpaths turn into white snow trails that offer mountains of fun for tobogganists. As well as shorter descents and toboggan trails for gentle fun rides, the valley has five official toboggan runs that offer high thrills. Switzerland’s most famous run is also just around the corner: it’s only a short train ride to reach the descent from Preda to Bergün. This leads along the Rhaetian Railway’s Albula line, which in summer 2008 was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
4.2 km long, 705 vertical metres and 20 corners, all the way from Muottas Muragl to Punt Muragl. Toboggans may be hired from the Muottas Muragl base station. Open daily (depending on snow conditions and visibility) from 9.30am to 4.00pm. Not suitable for young children.
Further info: Samedan Tourist Information, T +41 81 851 00 60.
The official toboggan run leads from the Laret forest (above the Hotel Waldhaus) down to Lake Sils. Toboggan races are regularly held here, organised by the Swiss Ski School, Corvatsch.
The location of the Kuhstall mountain hut at Alp Prasüra high above Sils is superb. The hut is also the starting point for a delightful toboggan ride – or walk – back down to the valley floor. After you cross the piste, you follow the wide curve of the prepared path, which later leads back down to the Furtschellas base station. Note: bring your own sledge, there is no hire facility.
Further info: Sils Tourist Information, T +41 81 838 50 50.
In winter, the Albula Pass is closed to traffic, making the way free for 2.5 km of tobogganing thrills high above La Punt. However, the pleasure of the descent first has to be earned, for the top of the run can only be reached on foot. The upper section is closed in January.
Further info: La Punt Tourist Information, T +41 81 854 24 77.
The 3 km toboggan run on the Via Vallatscha can be reached by the Via Gravulaina, and is ideal for families.
Further info: Madulain Tourist Information, T +41 81 854 11 71.
The family ski area of Zuoz is home to a fun toboggan run with a length of 1 km.
Open daily from middle of January from 9.00am to 11.30am and 1.00pm to 4.00pm (depending on snow conditions and visibility).
Further info: Zuoz Tourist Information, T +41 81 854 15 10.
As soon as the landscape is covered with snow, guests can have plenty of fun tobogganing amidst breathtaking scenery. The path up to the start of the toboggan run leads through fragrantly scented forests. The ascent takes one hour, with your toboggan in tow – but the effort is richly rewarded with magnificent views and a thrilling ride down the 2.6 km (1.7 mile) long prepared toboggan trail (No. 107).
Further info: Zernez Tourist Information, T +41 81 856 13 00.
Various shorter tobogganing slopes and pistes offer fun for the whole family, and can easily be incorporated into a leisurely winter walk.
|Pontresina||Languard toboggan run in the village centre|
|Maloja||Toboggan run by the tow lift and in Maloja-Cresta|
|Silvaplana||Tobogganing slope in Surlej (Clos)|
|Celerina||Tobogganing slope by the church of San Gian|
|Samedan||Tobogganing slope by the Survih ski lift
(providing snow conditions are good)
|Brail||Tobbogang run with 1 km above ils Muots, from acla Cho d‘Mez to ils Muots|
Snowtubing is great fun for people of all ages. The run is located by the tow lift in Maloja, and is open every day from 9.30am to 4.00pm, depending on snow conditions and visibility. Helmets are recommended.
Further details are available from Maloja Tourist Information T +41 81 824 31 88.
Trains to the start of the toboggan run at Preda operate every hour (Rhaetian Railway; approx. 20 min. from St. Moritz). Toboggans are available for rental at Preda station, for return in Bergün. The run is 5 km long, with a vertical difference of 400 metres.
Trains run from Preda back into the Engadin every hour. The toboggan run is illuminated, and so also open in the evenings.
Further info: Bergün Filisur Tourism, T +41 81 407 14 14.