Sledging in Zug
Sledging, also known as sledding or tobogganing, is a great winter activity to try in Switzerland.
We’re lucky enough to live just 5km from the Zugerberg. The Zugerberg is a mountain overlooking Zug and Lake Zug in the canton of Zug. It lies approximately halfway between Lake Zug and Lake Ägeri.
The Zugerbergbahn funicular allows access to the summit of Zugerberg. The upper station is located at a height of 925 metres and is a popular vantage point as well as a recreational area. The summit proper is entirely wooded. To reach the funicular station, you can go by car, taxi or the #13 public bus. Note that there is limited parking spaces at the station.
The start and finish are right next to the mountain and valley station for the Zugerberg mountain railway. The sledge run is open every day from 10:00 am. If the snow conditions are good, the sledge run is also open in the evening for night-sledging (no lighting) until about 11PM.
The sledge run is free. You need a valid ticket to take the ZugerbergBahn mountain railway up the mountain. You can bring your own sled or you can rent one from the office. The rental cost is 6 CHF for one-trip, 15 CHF for 2 hours, and 30 CHF for up to 5 hours. You will need to leave a ID or passport at the desk as a deposit.
For more information on the Zugerberg, please click here.