Sledging at the sunny side of Engelberg

Previous Sunday my boyfriend and I planned to go skiing. Early in the morning when the alarm started buzzing, none of us wanted to leave warm bed. Sounds familiar? We woke up few hours later, when it was already too late for day-ski trip. As we didn’t want to waste our day in front of the TV, we decided to sledging to Engelberg.

Engelberg has four locations with sledge runs: Gerschnialp (3,5 km run), Brunni (two 2,5 km runs), Fürenalp (1 km run) and Titlis Glacier Park. First three are only operating in the winter-time, when there is enough snow. Titlis Glacier Park lies at the glacier and it is open in the summer. In winter-time there is also run at Trübsee.

My sledges

After 37 minutes drive from Luzern, we arrived to Engelberg. We decided to gave Brunni runs a try. We bought our sledging passes and took a gondola to Ristis – the starting point for winter activities at Brunni – “the sunny side of Engelberg”.

Brunni map

We rented our equipment at Yeti-Park: old-school sledge for me and air-board for my adrenalin-seeking boyfriend.

Yeti-Park at Ristis

Chairlift took us to the start of two 2,5 km long sledging runs. There the fun began…

Start of Brunni sledging runs

At Ristis after a great day of sledging

SUMMARY OF THE DAY

Expenses:

  • Sledging day-pass: 36 CHF/person
  • Sledge rental: 8 CHF
  • Air-board rental: 15 CHF
  • Parking fee: 5 CHF

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1,103 thoughts on “Sledging at the sunny side of Engelberg

  1. rosemaylily2014 says:

    Lovely photos I love Switzerland! Thanks for following me at Le Chic En Rose I’ve signed up to follow your blog too and look forward to reading more about your travels. Am currently on the road so will read all your other posts soon! Best wishes Rosemary 😃

  2. Urska says:

    Thank you Rosemary. I like your blog a lot. I’m looking forward to read more about your adventures as well! Safe travels! 🙂

  3. oregongirlaroundtheworld says:

    Oh my gosh I want to do this! No formal hills with tows around Copenhagen (in fact, not that many hills around Copenhagen!) In Oregon, where I’m from – you can do this, but they are big innertubes and the hill is nowhere near as long as this! Looks like really good fun! Thank you for sharing with #FarawayFiles – Happy New Year! Cheers from Copenhagen! Erin

    • Urska - Slovenian Girl Abroad says:

      I feel you Erin. When I lived in London I missed hills and mountains. Luckily, I moved to Switzerland which is ideal for such fun activities on snow. Thank you for hosting #FarawayFiles! – I’m already looking forward to the next ones! Happy New Year to you too!

  4. katy@untoldmorsels says:

    Oh what fun Urska! I want to give this a go. I feel at my age it is way to late to learn skiing and snowboarding. I always feel guilty about just wanting to partake in après ski activities without doing some exercise so sledging might just be the ticket! Thanks for joining us on #FarawayFiles

  5. Clare Thomson says:

    That slope looks so inviting, Urska. It’s been so long since I’ve been skiing – and I’ve only ever been sledging on a couple of inches on the hilly fields of the UK. Thanks so much for sharing with us on #FarawayFiles

    • Urska - Slovenian Girl Abroad says:

      Oh yes, it was. I hope to return there this winter. How is the snow conditions in the UK? Do you have any snow at the moment? Thank you for hosting #FarawayFiles linkup – it’s full of interesting blogs I very much enjoyed reading. 🙂

  6. Clare Thomson says:

    Fantastic to get such good feedback about FarawayFiles. Thank you! It’s forecast to snow in the south of England where I live this weekend but we never get very much, just a sprinkling.

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