11 kilometres of toboggan fun19.02.2019 Local News
New winter attractions in the region include three toboggan runs for different experience levels between Saanenmöser and Schönried. Just like the region’s ski slopes, all toboggan runs are checked for safety.
The Saanersloch Run is the most demanding of the new toboggan runs. Anyone who’s up for this slippery challenge should make sure that their shoes have good breaking ability. Wearing helmets is also compulsory on all three toboggan runs. While the first part of this toboggan run fully lives up to the term “demanding”, the second half can be tackled with more ease. After completing the 4.1 kilometres, which takes about 45 minutes, you’ll arrive back at the Saanersloch gondola lift valley station.
Hornberg is the place where the family and child-friendly toboggan run begins. This 3.4-kilometer Hornberg Run has long straight stretches and is suitable for beginners. On the way, you can see the ski slope and actually cross this three times.
The third toboggan run, the Horneggli Run, is very much an “indulgence route”. Starting on the Horneggli, one of the runs passes the fondue huts that were moved from the Rellerli to the Horneggli.
Notably, transport facilities, gondola lifts and chairlifts have been adapted to take guests with sledges. Also, if you don’t have your own equipment, you can hire this from the Saanersloch cable car and Horneggli chairlift valley stations.
Justine Hewson / AvS