If you happen to be in the area the First Flyer is an exciting alternative to way to get down the mountain faster than you can ski it - 50 mph or 84 kmh fast.
There is a fee for this attraction but if you have a 7 day all area ski pass its free. There are some other discounts & ticket combinations available if you don't have a qualifying ski pass. More information is available from the tourist office. I had a ski pass but having taken the ride I would pay to ride just for the experience. Like most things in Switzerland it can be expensive to just turn up and pay.
You must complete a form before you ride. It's simple enough, name, address, etc plus your weight. Small/light wight childrens and adults overs 125kg are not permitted. You can ride with a small day pack/rucksack/handbag etc. Hats and other lose items must be tied on or put away.
Hand the completed form to the host and they will load you into the swing seat located behind a door. When everyone is ready the host will call 3,2,1 and push the button. The door swings open and the ride starts.
The ride takes you out over the mountain in a very comfortable swing seat arrangement. You whiz down the zip line in a relaxed but breath taking ride that lasts about 40 seconds. Enjoy the view and film or photograph your journey - use your camera strap! Don't use your mobile unless you have a strap.
Just remember to keep your feet up and be ready for the brakes as your swing arrives in the landing area. Stopping is more of a loud noise than anything but you don't want to hit the ground with your feet or drop anything as the swing slams into the arresting system.
The host at the base will release you from the bouncing swing seat and you are free to walk away with a big smile on your face.
Food, drink and facilities are all available close to the attraction. Opening times vary based on the time of the year and the weather conditions.
I admit to squealing all the way - enjoy.
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