Sledging in the Jungfrau Region in the Bernese Oberland
In the Alpine region we have been using it as a means of transport in winter since the early days. This device, also called a sledge, consists of two runners and a frame. Today, however, we no longer need it for transporting hay and wood, but as a sport and fun device. Instead, we use it for sledging down a slope in the Jungfrau Region in the Bernese Oberland. Sure, it's much more fun. In the Jungfrau Region, sledging is simply part of the skiing holiday.
What the Jungfrau Region in the Canton of Berne has to offer in terms of sledging
Sledging in the snow-covered winter landscape of the Canton of Berne is pure action, it requires no special knowledge or a lot of practice and is great fun for young and old. As with any other winter sport, however, sledging requires good equipment that keeps you warm. It is advisable to wear waterproof boots with a good tread for a good grip, warm and also waterproof clothing, gloves and a headgear. It is exemplary to wear a helmet when sledging. Especially (but not only!) when sledging with children, it is actually compulsory to protect yourself with a (ski) helmet. This makes the winter fun even greater on the up to 15 km long sledge runs in the Jungfrau Region!
And what else is absolutely essential for sledging in the Jungfrau Region? The magic of the huts, of course! Many rustic huts invite you to warm up, drink tea and enjoy a fondue next to the sledge runs.
Tip: Sledges are available everywhere in the area around the marked sledge runs and in many rental sports houses for a small fee.
Night sledging in the Bernese Oberland.
The sun has long since gone to sleep. Darkness everywhere. Everywhere? Not quite. Numerous sledging runs are brightly lit by floodlight and perfectly prepared for sledging in the Bernese Oberland. Whether you want to combine the sledging trip with a winter hike and climb the mountain on foot, or prefer the more leisurely option and take the cable car or other means of transport to the starting point of the sledge run: Night sledging in the Bernese Oberland is guaranteed to be a pure enjoyment of nature, speed and fun!
On the sledge run at Rosenlaui in the Jungfrau Region.
In the Jungfrau Region, the bus takes you to the start of the sledge run.
Sledging with the Velogemel in the Bernese Grindelwald.
On the wooden path in Grindelwald - is that normal? Sure, completely. In the region in the canton of Berne, these wooden bicycles with runners are simply part of the sledge run.
More inspiration for sledging in the Jungfrau Region.
At 15 km, «Big Pintenfritz» is one of the most spectacular and longest sledge runs in the world - and it's here in the Jungfrau Region! A former Faulhorn innkeeper gave the sledge run its name. And on the «Bob Run», part of the James Bond film «On Her Majesty's Secret Service» was shot in 1969.