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Sledging

Täsch toboggan run

Sledging
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  • Along the Täschalp road with a sledge, past the Täsch mountain chapel
    / Along the Täschalp road with a sledge, past the Täsch mountain chapel
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Vasco Coutinho
  • / Thrilling ride on a toboggan
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Zermatt Tourismus
  • / Just before the end of the toboggan run in the village
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Zermatt Tourismus
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The toboggan run in Täsch is something of an insider’s secret. The way to the starting point is on foot, zig-zagging up the slope until just before Eggstadel.
moderate
3.6 km
0:17 h
51 m
458 m

First, the hard work: tobogganists have to drag their sledges 450 vertical metres up the mountain. And then, the reward: a thrilling descent down the M-shaped route to the valley floor. The toboggan run in Täsch is especially popular among locals.

  • Breathtaking view from the Täschberg chapel down to Täsch
  • View of the Matterhorn from Eggstadel

Author’s recommendation

Special experience: Romantic sledging at night or during full moon when the weather is fine is possible even without a headlamp.
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Updated: February 19, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,889 m
Lowest point
1,479 m
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Safety information

  • Please be considerate to others on the toboggan run.
  • Adapt riding and speed to your ability and the conditions.
  • Small children must always be accompanied by an adult.
  • Do not leave the marked trails.
  • It is forbidden to toboggan on the ski pistes.

Start

Resti (1,890 m) (1,886 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.066930, 7.790769
DMS
46°04'00.9"N 7°47'26.8"E
UTM
32T 406479 5102194
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Destination

Täsch (1,450 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Resti - Täschberg - along the Täschalp road - Täsch village

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Public transport

The drive from Visp to Täsch takes about 30–40 min. The road leads through the wild and beautiful Mattertal valley. By train to Täsch: less than 3½ hours from Zürich airport or 4 hours from Geneva airport. Change at Visp onto the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (Matterhorn Gotthard Railway). From Visp, the railway leads through the Mattertal valley past idyllic small villages to Täsch.

Getting there

The drive from Visp to Täsch takes about 30–40 min. The road leads through the wild and beautiful Mattertal valley.

Parking

Täsch has car parks with both covered and open-air parking – e.g. at the Matterhorn Terminal or privately operated facilities.

Coordinates

DD
46.066930, 7.790769
DMS
46°04'00.9"N 7°47'26.8"E
UTM
32T 406479 5102194
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

We recommend:

  • Toboggan
  • Warm winter clothing with gloves and hat
  • Warm, waterproof footwear
  • Helmet, where appropriate

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
3.6 km
Duration
0:17h
Ascent
51 m
Descent
458 m
Point-to-point Scenic Family friendly

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