Wispile Run
Wispile Run

Sledging

Wispile Run

Gstaad, Wispile–Gsteig

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Wispile Run

With its beautiful slopes and panoramic views, Gstaad’s local mountain, the Wispile, is delightfully attractive. It also has a toboggan run down to heritage-protected Gsteig. A visit well worth making!
Take the comfortable cable car from the car-free chalet village of Gstaad and up to the Wispile mountain station. Before you start racing downhill you will first have to pull your toboggan for about 40 minutes to the starting point. This easy walk leads along a beautiful panoramic path along the ridge. As "compensation" for your efforts, you have a magnificent view of Spitzhorn, one of the pre-summits of the Wildhorn.

Set off at speed from the Chrinetritt. The upper part of the route, which is also used by winter hikers, is definitely not for the faint of heart. The descent starts off at a steep and rapid pace, and you start moving really quickly and have to be careful to take the tight corners safely. This section of the route is perfect for the more daring adventure seekers. The lower part is slightly less steep. The two-hour downhill run takes you across open country and past several wooded areas.

The heritage-protected village of Gsteig is located at the bottom of the valley at the foot of the Col du Pillon. The church here and the neighbouring Hotel Bären are among the most frequently photographed typically Swiss locations. It is only a few minutes walk from the end of the toboggan run to Gsteig itself. From here, the Postbus will transport you back to the Wispile valley station.
With its beautiful slopes and panoramic views, Gstaad’s local mountain, the Wispile, is delightfully attractive. It also has a toboggan run down to heritage-protected Gsteig. A visit well worth making!
Take the comfortable cable car from the car-free chalet village of Gstaad and up to the Wispile mountain station. Before you start racing downhill you will first have to pull your toboggan for about 40 minutes to the starting point. This easy walk leads along a beautiful panoramic path along the ridge. As "compensation" for your efforts, you have a magnificent view of Spitzhorn, one of the pre-summits of the Wildhorn.

Set off at speed from the Chrinetritt. The upper part of the route, which is also used by winter hikers, is definitely not for the faint of heart. The descent starts off at a steep and rapid pace, and you start moving really quickly and have to be careful to take the tight corners safely. This section of the route is perfect for the more daring adventure seekers. The lower part is slightly less steep. The two-hour downhill run takes you across open country and past several wooded areas.

The heritage-protected village of Gsteig is located at the bottom of the valley at the foot of the Col du Pillon. The church here and the neighbouring Hotel Bären are among the most frequently photographed typically Swiss locations. It is only a few minutes walk from the end of the toboggan run to Gsteig itself. From here, the Postbus will transport you back to the Wispile valley station.
8 km | 1 Stage
800 m
medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Höhi Wispile
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Season

Winter season
The winter season generally lasts from mid-December to mid-March.
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Walk to the toboggan run
It takes about 40 minutes to walk from the Wispile mountain station to the start of the toboggan run. From the end of the toboggan run, take the Postbus back to the Wilspile valley station.

Hints

Sledge hire
Sledges can be hired on site. The day ticket already includes the rent.
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Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Gsteig b. Gstaad, Post
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Contact

Destination Gstaad
Promenade 41
3780 Gstaad
Tel. +41 (0)33 748 81 81
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BnB Ferienwohnung «Hübelihus»
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