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Wispile Run

8,16 km
2:00 hrs.
9 m
728 m
68
TOP Moderate
Condition
Technique
Experience
Landscape
Best season
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Starting point of the tour
Wispile, Berghaus
Destination of the tour
Gsteig
Lowest point
1.188 m
Highest point
1.917 m
Properties
  • Nice views
  • Tour route
  • With refreshment stops
  • Suitable for families and children
  • Mountain railway ascent/descent
Source : Gstaad Saanenland

With its beautiful slopes and panoramic views, Gstaad's local mountain, the Wispile, is delightfully attractive. It also has a toboggan run down to heritage-protected Gsteig. A visit well worth making!

Take the comfortable cable car from the car-free chalet village of Gstaad and up to the Wispile mountain station. Before you start racing downhill you will first have to pull your toboggan for about 40 minutes to the starting point. This easy walk leads along a beautiful panoramic path along the ridge. As compensation for your efforts, you have a magnificent view of Spitzhorn, one of the pre-summits of the Wildhorn.

Set off at speed from the Chrinetritt. The upper part of the route, which is also used by winter hikers, is definitely not for the faint of heart. The descent starts off at a steep and rapid pace, and you start moving really quickly and have to be careful to take the tight corners safely. This section of the route is perfect for the more daring adventure seekers. The lower part is slightly less steep. The one-hour downhill run takes you across open country and past several wooded areas.

The heritage-protected village of Gsteig is located at the bottom of the valley at the foot of the Col du Pillon. The church here and the neighbouring Hotel Bären are among the most frequently photographed typically Swiss locations. It is only a few minutes walk from the end of the toboggan run to Gsteig itself. From here, the Postbus will transport you back to the Wispile valley station.
Properties
Berghaus Wispile - Chrinetritt - Satteleggli - Gsteig
Equipment
Water-resistant clothes: winter coat, snow trousers and gloves

Footwear with break assistant

Snowsport helmet

Ski goggles

Make sure your sledge is in good condition

Tip of the author
Aufwärmen im Rohr Stop, kurz vor Ende der Schlittelpiste.
Public Transit
Gstaad, Wispile
Parking
The parking space is at the Wispile valley station against a fee.
Getting There
The Destination Gstaad is located in the south-west of Switzerland right on the border to the French-speaking part of the country. The region is easily accessed by rail or car from the regions around Lake Thun and Lake Geneva and the Gruyere region Direct connections to the European high-speed rail network and all international airports in Switzerland guarantee a time-saving and pleasant journey.
Additional Information
Toboggans are available for hire for CHF 10.- per ride from Wispile valley station, Gstaad

Please take note of the operating dates for lifts and cable cars

 

See also

Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus
Haus des Gastes, Promenade 41
3780 Gstaad
Tel.: +41 (0)33 748 81 81
E- Mail: info@gstaad.ch
Internet: www.gstaad.ch

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