Rigi Burggeist - Rotstock - Gätterli - Gschwänd
The racy sledge ride from Rigi Burggeist guarantees fun for young and old.
Central Switzerland: Toboggan run with spectacular view
On this 4 kilometres, from Rigi Burggeist to Gschwänd extended route, piste raudis as well as families get their money's worth. The start is at 1551 metres above sea level, in Rigi Burggeist. Via the Gätterlipass, the slope runs down to Gschwänd, where the Obergschwend-Rigi Burggeist cable car takes tobogganists back to Rigi Burggeist. Sledging does not require any special technical skills and can be practised by anyone.
For your information
You can find the current operating status of the lifts and sledge runs here.
In order to let our next generation could also enjoy the beauty of the Rigi, we would like to ask you to dispose of your own waste in the waste bins which are located at all the stations of RIGI BAHNEN AG. Thank you.
Rest StopBerggasthaus Rigi-Burggeist
- Please do not leave the marked sledge runs.
- Wearing a helmet is highly recommended.
- Children should be accompanied by an adult.
Tips and hintsFor the sake of the wild animals:In winter, wild animals need quiet retreats to survive. Please stay on the toboggan run so that the those animals are not disturbed.You can find the current operating status of the lifts and sledge runs here.
Via Brunnen - Gersau - Obergschwend. With the Obergschwend-Rigi Burggeist cable car to Rigi Burggeist.
Or in Goldau with the Kräbel-Rigi Scheidegg cable car.
Paid parking spaces are available at the stations of the Kräbel-Rigi Scheidegg and Obergschwend-Rigi Burggeist cable car station.
EquipmentSturdy winter equipment: weather-adjusted winter outdoor clothing, hiking boots with a good profile, gloves and helmet.
Basic Equipment for Sledding
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
- Lip protection (SPF 30+)
- Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
- moisture wicking skull / knit cap
Technical Equipment for Sledding
- Sled with tow strap
- Trail ‘spike’ crampons are useful on ascent
- Ski Helmet recommended when sledding through heavily wooded areas
- Ski goggles if required
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.