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NIGHT SLEDGING ....The most Fun EVER!

Went Night Sledging (Sledding) with 40 of my best friends! We had done this before 15 years... read more

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JDinTempe
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Great fun

Regular bus from town centre. Driver was very nice, friendly and helpful. Cost of bus 28euro. Very... read more

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Reviewed 30 June 2013

This is a short bus ride and from Grindelwald and there are several easy walks to pick up the Firstbahn or to go further.

Date of experience: June 2013
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Reviewed 6 April 2013

Well sign-posted from Grindlewald station, the trail takes you to the Bussalp Restaurant in 2 to 3 hours of hiking through fabulous scenery with great views of the surrounding mountains. The terrace of the restaurant overlooks the Eiger, Munch & Jungfrau. The perfect place for a drink and to soak up the views.

Date of experience: April 2013
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Reviewed 21 February 2013

Go to Bussalp!
We're not big skiiers, and the sledding here makes the winter outdoor experience fun and exciting for everyone. The sledding is exhilarating, and you can stop anytime to enjoy the most beautiful views in the world.

The first time you go, the logistics can be a little confusing, so let me give a quick overview:

Buy a ticket at the Grindelwald bus station kiosk, or on the bus. If this is your first time, wait until you get to the top of Bussalp to rent a sled.

You can purchase a single use ticket, which is good for one ride up the mountain. If you prefer, you can go to the train station and purchase a multi-day, multi-mountain hiking and sledding pass, which give unlimited access, and use of all the trains in the area (except the Kleine Scheidigg to Jungfraujoch run). It is hard to say whether this is a better value vs. single tickets; it really depends on your usage.

The bus, which leaves hourly takes you up a very windy road to a facility at the top of Bussalp, about a 50 minute trip. Up there, rent a sled, which can be returned at the bus stops at the bottom of the run, or at the Grindlewald bus station.

Here's the confusing part: after the first couple minutes, you use the road the bus came up as your sledding run. This isn't unsafe -- the buses run infrequently, the drive very slowly, and they have these multi-tone horns in constant use to warm sledders when they are near.

Although there are different sledding trails listed, they really merge into just two: the family path and the city path. The family path involves some walking up slight inclines and flat areas, but you're rewarded with amazing views. It later merges into the city run.

There are a number of small bars and restaurants on the way down.

Depending on your speed and the path you choose, the run down the mountain to the Weidli Bar (the place most people stop at to catch the bus back up the hill) is about 15 - 45 minutes. You then wait for the hourly (if I recall correctly) bus back up the hill. You can purchase tickets on board, if you purchased a single ticket at the bus station (instead of the pass at the train station). Bring plenty of cash for this.

You can also opt to continue sledding down to Grindlewald. This is fun, but will require a good deal of walking if you want to get back to the bus station. There are a couple of intermediate stops on the Bussalp road/sled run where you can catch a bus back up, without going all the way to Grindlewald.

When you're ready to go back to the car or hotel, show your ticket to the bus driver; the one-trip ticket is good for the trip back to the bus station.

One additional tip: be sure to ask which bus is going up or down before loading your sled on it. They don't always park in the same place.

Date of experience: February 2013
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

Catch the bus up from grindelwald, do some free snow tubing, hire a sled and follow the family trail of walking and sledding. Stop half way and have a gluwein, great fun day for non skiers.

Date of experience: January 2013
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Reviewed 4 January 2013

We walked to Bussalp from Grindelwald, then back again. It was quiet tough actually, we climbed around 1,100m in vertical altitude in total, which was more than we had expected. But the views were great, the paths were good and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

The restaurant at the top was really needed for some cake and coffee. It made the walk into an excellent walk.

Date of experience: August 2012
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