Schlittelbahn Ämpächli–Elm
Schlittelbahn Ämpächli–Elm

Sledging

Schlittelbahn Ämpächli–Elm

Elm, Ämpächli–Elm, Sportbahnen

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Schlittelbahn Ämpächli–Elm

Besides numerous pistes, the home of skiing star Vreni Schneider also offers a thrilling toboggan run amid the Elm mountainscape. Enjoy an action-packed descent with a view of the Tschingelhörner and the Martinloch.
Even on the journey through the wintry Glarus region with its ever-narrowing valleys and majestic mountain scenery, everyday life fades away. The ride on the Elm-Ämpächli gondola then offers a first impression of the experience to come: far below the six-seater cabins, a few sledgers can be spotted as they thunder down into the valley.

On arrival at the Ämpächli mountain station, the eye is first drawn to the jagged outline of the Segnes Pass and towards Martin’s Hole on the far side of the valley. The toboggan run begins nearby, starting with a steep and twisting descent through the snowy pine forest. After a few challenging bends, the course heads out of the valley in a wide arc, passing farms and mountain huts cloaked in snow. After Gerstboden and a change of direction, sledgers ride into the shade, which often causes the route to freeze – and makes the toboggan go faster.

In any case, the toboggan run has virtually no flat passages, so the altitude difference of around 470 metres can generally be covered at a fair pace. This is certainly true of the final run to the finish, right next to the valley station of the Elm-Ämpächli gondola, which carries visitors back up the mountain.
Besides numerous pistes, the home of skiing star Vreni Schneider also offers a thrilling toboggan run amid the Elm mountainscape. Enjoy an action-packed descent with a view of the Tschingelhörner and the Martinloch.
Even on the journey through the wintry Glarus region with its ever-narrowing valleys and majestic mountain scenery, everyday life fades away. The ride on the Elm-Ämpächli gondola then offers a first impression of the experience to come: far below the six-seater cabins, a few sledgers can be spotted as they thunder down into the valley.

On arrival at the Ämpächli mountain station, the eye is first drawn to the jagged outline of the Segnes Pass and towards Martin’s Hole on the far side of the valley. The toboggan run begins nearby, starting with a steep and twisting descent through the snowy pine forest. After a few challenging bends, the course heads out of the valley in a wide arc, passing farms and mountain huts cloaked in snow. After Gerstboden and a change of direction, sledgers ride into the shade, which often causes the route to freeze – and makes the toboggan go faster.

In any case, the toboggan run has virtually no flat passages, so the altitude difference of around 470 metres can generally be covered at a fair pace. This is certainly true of the final run to the finish, right next to the valley station of the Elm-Ämpächli gondola, which carries visitors back up the mountain.
3 km | 1 Stage
460 m
easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Empächli
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Season

Winter season
The winter season is usually from mid-December to end of March.

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Night sledging
Night sledging takes place on the floodlit 4km run on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 7.00 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. in good sledging conditions. The toboggan run is freshly groomed between 5.00 p.m. and 7.00 p.m.
www.sportbahnenelm.ch

Hints

Sledge hire
Sledges can be hired on site at Sportbahnen Elm:
www.sportbahnenelm.ch

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return Elm, Sportbahnen
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Contact

Sportbahnen Elm
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8767 Elm
Tel. +41 (0)55 642 61 61
info@sportbahnenelm.ch
www.sportbahnenelm.ch

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