Usually you will find us carving up the slopes, but we took a different route this past weekend and gave tobogganing a try. We have been sledding in Switzerland before but never in Andermatt . I was a little hesitant at first because sledding runs can be quite intense, especially the night runs, so I was happily surprised to find out Andermatt has sledding for all ages.
Day costs for Toboggan Run (Does not include sled rental)
|Adults 18+||30 CHF|
|Kids up to 12||10 CHF|
It is possible to buy a full-day, half-day, or single use ride ticket. The Toboggan run can be accessed with the train or gondola. Make sure to let the ticket office know if you will be taking the train as there is an additional charge.
*Discounts available for GA, half-fare, students and seniors.
You can easily rent your toboggan at the bottom of the Mountain. The sled rental is only 10 CHF for daily rental. Near the station there is a small rental shop with all the sleds in front (pictured to the left of the train). We tried out both the wooden sleds and the red sleds, from our experience the red ones seemed to steer better but the wooden sleds proved to be faster. You can also bring your own sled.
Unfortunately, the winds were quite strong the day we went so they ended up closing the Gütsch-Express. But, luckily, it is a quick and easy train ride to the top, and they increased the number of scheduled trains to take the skiers and sledders to the top. The train ride up is quite stunning as the route is part of the Glacier Epress.
The run from Nätschen – Andermatt is almost a 5 km run, gradually winding it’s way down the Mountain. Some of the areas are a little flat and we had to walk our sleds a bit. I felt comfortable with my 10 year old sledding alone and think it is great family-friendly sledding.
The path is shared with skiers, hikers, etc. but is wide enough to share. It takes about 40 minutes to ride down, unless of course, you make a pit stop at the Himalays-Bar for an Apero-Ski on the way down.
We had a very enjoyable day on the runs in Andermatt and would recommend sledding to those who want to experience the Mountains but may not want to ski, it’s a great way to take in the breathtaking views Switzerland has to offer.