As soon as temperatures have dropped and the first snow has settled, pass streets and hiking paths turn into white snowy lanes, tempting to go sledding. Besides shorter runs and comfortable routes for harmless sliding about, the region of St. Moritz sports four official sled runs, some of them quite challenging.
Among the sugar coated mountain pines and larches, a crunching sound is in the air - a sound stemming from braking maneuvers performed when once again a curve has become to narrow to negotiate. So: Front of the sled up in the air and back runners down in the snow, and off again to gain speed for the next long straight stretch. This is the raciest of the region’s sled runs: 20 curves and a drop of 705 meters over 4 kilometers create action. After arrival at the bottom, there is only one desire: Up once more to experience the euphoria of speed once again.
Sled rental at the Mouttas Muragl valley station
CHF 15 / day
Adults: CHF 43, youths CHF 29, children CHF 14
Half day pass
Adults: CHF 37, youths CHF 25, children CHF 12
Mountain railways ENGADIN St. Moritz AG
Via San Gian 30
7500 St. Moritz
T +41 81 830 00 00
Sled run Preda – Bergün
Switzerland’s most famous sled run, a winter adventure for the whole family. The course starts in Preda (1800 m) and leads along the curvy, 5 kilometer long Albula pass street to Bergün (1400 m). Already getting there is a special event: Starting in St. Moritz the train follows its winding course through a true fairy tale landscape- the Unesco World Heritage Site Albula. Sleds can be rented at both stations.
Price per person (CHF)
Day pass for unlimited sledding, 43.30 starting in St. Moritz (train and sled run)
Children up to 16 years CHF 28
Sledding path Zuoz
What would a family ski region be without a sled run? Zuoz has found the perfect answer to this question with its new sledding path. First there is the ascent with the chairlift Chastlatsch to the restaurant Pizzet. Its sunny terrace is the place to strengthen oneself before starting the 1000 meter long descent to the valley. No reason to be afraid! The course is not meant for high performance sledders but rather for whole families with children. The starting point for this small adventure is easily reachable on foot, but there are also plenty of parking spaces next to the chairlift. Sleds can be rented at the valley station.