Täsch toboggan run

The toboggan run in Täsch is something of an insider’s secret. The way to the starting point is on foot, zig-zagging up the slope until just before Eggstadel.

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Description

First, the hard work: tobogganists have to drag their sledges 450 vertical metres up the mountain. And then, the reward: a thrilling descent down the M-shaped route to the valley floor. The toboggan run in Täsch is especially popular among locals.
 
  • Romantic night-time sledge rides possible (bring head torch)
  • Breathtaking view from the Täschberg chapel down to Täsch
  • View of the Matterhorn from Eggstadel
Resti - Täschberg - along the Täschalp road - Täsch village
We recommend:
  • Toboggan
  • Warm winter clothing with gloves and hat
  • Warm, waterproof footwear
  • Helmet, where appropriate
Additional information and recommendations are available from the guest information centre near Täsch 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.
The drive from Visp to Täsch takes about 30–40 min. The road leads through the wild and beautiful Mattertal valley.
Täsch has car parks with both covered and open-air parking – e.g. at the Matterhorn Terminal or privately operated facilities.
The drive from Visp to Täsch takes about 30–40 min. The road leads through the wild and beautiful Mattertal valley. By train to Täsch: less than 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 Täsch.

Map and arrival

Condition 

Technique 

Experience 

Landscape 

Difficulty medium
Distance 3.65 km
Ascent 51 m
Descent 458 m
Duration 0,15 h
Lowest point 1479 m
Highest point 1889 m

Starting point of the tour:

Resti (1'890 m)

Destination of the tour:

Täsch (1'450 m)

Properties:

  • Nice views
  • Tour route
  • Suitable for families and children

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