Not only is the sled run from Rotenboden to Riffelberg on the Gornergrat the highest in the Alps but also one of the most beautiful: it is located in a wonderful mountain setting.
Sledding between twenty-nine 4’000-metre peaks
From 2,815 metres to 2,582 metres above sea level.
The sled run starts at Rotenboden station and goes down to Riffelberg. The high-speed descent through a snow-covered landscape is pure action! When you have the Sledding Ticket you can travel from Zermatt up to Rotenboden and then make as many sled runs between Rotenboden and Riffelberg, going up again by train, as you like.
Sled hire on the spot
No space in your luggage for a sled? Not a problem – hiring a sled at the run is easy. There are various types to choose from: the classic wooden ‘Davos’ sled, the speedy ‘Ghosky’ or the most modern one – the ‘Snooc’. Hire the one that best suits your style. We haven’t forgotten the kids- you can hire a sled with a child’s seat and do the run together. When you have chosen your sled at the start of the run the fun begins as you head down to Riffelberg station.
Prices for sled hire
Sled hire: CHF 10.00
The Sledding Ticket is available with or without sled hire.
Winter fun ‘as you like it’ with the Snow-Fun-Pass
Are you looking for more than just action on a sled run? Why not take the train right to the top? With the Snow-Fun-Pass you don’t only get unlimited trips between Riffelberg and Rotenboden but also a two-way trip up to the mountain-top station on the Gornergrat at 3,089 metres above sea level - including the absolutely best view of the Matterhorn. Go up to the viewing platform and see the amazing panorama of twenty-nine 4,000-metre high peaks.
Sledding like you’ve never done before – with a Snooc
The latest trend is swooping down the highest sled run in the Alps on a Snooc, which is a seat fixed onto a short ski. You can steer it with your weight or your legs and it’s great fun for young and old. Whether the slope is steep or flat, piste or powder snow, sunny or foggy the Snooc offers an unrivalled experience for getting down a mountain.