Rotenboden toboggan runTobogganing

The toboggan run on the Gornergrat is one of the finest in the Alps. Zermatt’s mountain panorama with the Matterhorn offers the ultimate setting for sledging. The thrilling run lasts about 10 minutes.

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Description

A real treat for guests of all ages: ten minutes of cries of joy, pure pleasure, endless snow and high thrills. The descent from Rotenboden to Riffelberg covers 234 vertical metres, barely leaving time to admire the glorious mountain views.

  • Cog train services every 10 minutes
  • Sledge run prepared daily
  • Toboggan hire at Rotenboden from 8am
  • For families with children
Rotenboden - Riffelberg

From Riffelberg, cog trains of the Gornergrat Bahn depart about every 10 minutes for the ride back up to Rotenboden.
We recommend:
  • Toboggan (rental from Rotenboden summit station)
  • Warm winter clothing with gloves and hat
  • Warm, waterproof footwear
  • Helmet, where appropriate
For experienced riders, Ghosky toboggans are available for hire at Rotenboden station. These are faster than normal sledges, but also harder to steer.

The mountain landscape around Zermatt, with 38 summits above 4,000 metres, offers breathtaking panoramic views in winter.

Additional information and recommendations are available from the guest information centre on Bahnhofplatz (by the railway station).
  • Please be considerate to others on the toboggan run.
  • Adapt riding and speed to your ability and the conditions.
  • Small children must always be accompanied by an adult.
  • Do not leave the marked trails.
  • It is forbidden to toboggan on the ski pistes.
Zermatt is car-free. Private vehicles are permitted only as far as Täsch (5 km before Zermatt). The Täsch–Zermatt road is closed to the public.

Onward travel to Zermatt is either by private taxi or shuttle train. Trains depart every 20 minutes; the journey takes about 12 minutes, and ends at the Bahnhofplatz in Zermatt.
Täsch has car parks with both covered and open-air parking – e.g. at the Matterhorn Terminal or privately operated facilities.

Onward travel: see “Getting there”.
By train to the Matterhorn village: 3½ hours from Zürich airport or 4 hours from Geneva airport. Change at Visp onto the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (Matterhorn Gotthard Railway). From Visp, the railway leads through the Mattertal valley past idyllic small villages to Zermatt.

Zermatt is also the start and finish point for the world-famous Glacier Express panoramic train journey (Zermatt to St. Moritz or Davos).

Map and arrival

Condition 

Technique 

Experience 

Landscape 

Difficulty medium
Distance 1,5 km
Ascent 0 m
Descent 233 m
Duration 0,10 h
Lowest point 2580 m
Highest point 2813 m

Starting point of the tour:

Rotenboden (2'815 m)

Destination of the tour:

Riffelberg (2'582 m)

Properties:

  • Nice views
  • Tour route
  • With refreshment stops
  • Suitable for families and children
  • Mountain railway ascent/descent

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