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Sledge run Gerschnialp-Engelberg

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3.5 kilometres of sledging fun awaits you on the rapid descent from Gerschnialp to Engelberg.
Distance 3.4 km
0:16 h
10 m
275 m
1,267 m
997 m
Sledging fans can quickly reach the start of the sledge run on the Gerschnialp by taking the funicular from the Titlis valley station. You can reserve a speedy sled when purchasing your travel ticket – if you haven’t brought your own. Once you reach the top, grab your sledge and get ready to ride! Those with the best technique will hit the highest speeds on the downward slope as it meanders its way through the snowy Gerschniwald forest and back down to the valley station. After all that excitement and fresh air you’re likely to work up an appetite. Hungry sledgers can choose between the Linie 8 restaurant or the Indian snack bar, both conveniently situated by the station. With a satisfied belly, you’ll be able to take on the next downhill ride with renewed vigour. Each time you ride, you’ll gain in confidence and hone your technique. A daily sledging pass allows you to use the run until the last funicular heads down to the valley, and includes the return journey to the station at Trübsee.

Author’s recommendation

Turn the night into day with our special sledging evenings: every Friday and Saturday from around Christmas to early March sledging fans of all ages can enjoy torch-lit night-time sledging. After a magical downhill ride, you can warm up over a delicious fondue supper in the chalet at the Titlis valley station.

Prices night sledging

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Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus 
Update: October 04, 2021
Highest point
1,267 m
Lowest point
997 m
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Gastronomy:

Linie 8

Chalet Après-Ski Bar

Spice Bistro

Start

Station Gerschnialp (1,263 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'672'810E 1'185'027N
DD
46.812422, 8.392641
DMS
46°48'44.7"N 8°23'33.5"E
UTM
32T 453663 5184498
w3w 
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Destination

Valley station Titlis Mountain Railways

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Public transport

National and international connections (from Zurich airport connections every half hour with approx. 1h travel time) to Lucerne. Afterwards with the Zentralbahn in 43 minutes through varied landscape and gorges up to Engelberg.

Tip: There is a free bus service from the Train station directly to the Titlis valley station.

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Getting there

Take the Motorway A2 (Basel-Luzern-Gotthard) to Stans-south. From there follow the main road for 20 km to Engelberg. Engelberg is about 30 minutes from Lucerne. From Zurich you need about 1 h 15 min, and from Bern or Basel approximatly 1 h 45 min.

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Parking

Parking spaces are available in Engelberg for a fee.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'672'810E 1'185'027N
DD
46.812422, 8.392641
DMS
46°48'44.7"N 8°23'33.5"E
UTM
32T 453663 5184498
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Equipment

The sledges can be hired at the valley station.

Basic Equipment for Sledding

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses

Technical Equipment for Sledding

  • Sled with tow strap
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons are useful on ascent
  • Ski Helmet recommended when sledding through heavily wooded areas
  • Ski goggles if required   
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Distance
3.4 km
Duration
0:16 h
Ascent
10 m
Descent
275 m
Highest point
1,267 m
Lowest point
997 m
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