The most frequent exclamation at the end of a toboggan ride in the snowy Engadin? “Let’s do it again!” No wonder, because the wide variety of sledge runs in our beautiful, sunny region promises adventures the whole family will enjoy – time and again!
Sparkling snow, twisting turns, ever-changing views, happy laughter: a toboggan outing is a guaranteed hit for the whole family. Each run is different, but promises boundless fun and big smiles all round – irrespective of age. The best spots for family sledging? Here are a few recommendations for a perfect day on the snow.
This delightful run takes its name from the forest of God Laret (Romansch for “larch forest”), through which it passes. The track starts above the Hotel Waldhaus and twists through the trees for about 1 km, all the way down to the shore of frozen Lake Sils. The starting point on the road into the Val Fex is accessible on foot.
Alternatively climb onto your toboggan at the cosy Kuhstall mountain restaurant up at Alp Prasüra and glide all the way down to the base station of the Furtschellas cable car. At first you enjoy enchanting views of frozen Lake Sils and the surrounding mountains before the run plunges into the snow-blanketed forest. At night, the descent is especially magical, lit by lanterns – providing at least 10 people have booked at the Kuhstall.
The Crasta Mora run lies on the lower slopes of the eponymous mountain, but the Romansh name (“black mountain ridge”) is misleading. The ride takes you through pure white snow-blanketed forests, revealing ever-changing views of the sparkling Engadin valley between the trees: an enchanting experience. Part of the 1-kilometre run leads along the lower section of the Via Engiadina; to reach the starting point, walk uphill for about 20 minutes from the town hall, before gliding all the way back down to Bever.
Three glorious kilometres of thrills and spills await you on the toboggan run down the Via Vallatscha. An easy one-hour walk takes you up to the start at Alp Es-cha Dadour, with sweeping views of the wide, high Engadin valley and the surrounding peaks all along the way.
Mountains, snow, sledges and a relaxed ride up: in Zuoz, families find all they need for a fabulous day’s tobogganing. The run starts at the top of the Chastlatsch chairlift, and leads for about 1.5 exhilarating kilometres back down to the base station.
You can feel the excitement rising with each step you take along the trail through snow-covered larch forest up to Munt Baselgia, with your toboggan in tow. After about 30 minutes a magnificent view opens up, revealing Zernez on its high plateau and the mighty 3,000-metre peaks all around. Enjoy the view to the full before hurtling on your sledge back down to the village: an invigorating ride of about 1 kilometre.