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Sledge run Fiescheralp – Laxerwald - Lax

Sledding · Aletsch Arena
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  • Schlittelpiste Fiescheralp-Lax in der Aletsch Arena
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Fast-paced stretches, idyllic forest sections, fabulous mountains views extending as far as the Matterhorn: the superbly prepared sledge run offers 13km of sheer downhill pleasure.
moderate
Distance 11 km
0:36 h
4 m
1,162 m
2,210 m
1,047 m
From Fiesch, take the cable car up to the Fiescheralp mountain station. It’s a five-minute walk eastwards to the start of the Fiescheralp – Lax sledge run, where 11km of unmitigated sledging fun awaits you! The first section, fast-paced but not in any way hazardous, is followed by a romantic ride through snow-covered forests that ends just above Lax. From Lax, the Sports Bus or the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (train) brings you back to Fiesch.

You can check the status report at any time to see whether the toboggan run is open.

Author’s recommendation

Unbeatable! The sledging day package for 11km of sledging fun: unlimited cable car travel, sledge hire, Trip with the Lax – Fiesch MGBahn – all included!
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Update: January 18, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,210 m
Lowest point
1,047 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Winter sports report  

  • No walking on the ski pistes. 
  • Be considerate towards other sledgers.
  • Your speed and riding style must match your ability. Sledgers must ride in such a way that they can respond safely to any hazards. They must match their speed and riding style to their ability and to the terrain, snow and weather conditions, as well as to the traffic density
  • Stay seated at all times; no riding head-first or lying down; sledges may not be tied together
  • Respect the lane of the person ahead. The sledger coming from behind must choose their lane so as to not endanger sledgers in front of them.
  • Leave plenty of space when overtaking

Tips and hints

Aletsch Arena AG 
Furkastrasse 39
CH-3983 Mörel-Filet
+41 27 928 58 58 
info@aletscharena.ch
www.aletscharena.ch 

Start

Fiescheralp, top station of aerial cable car (2,206 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'651'120E 1'140'382N
DD
46.412849, 8.103509
DMS
46°24'46.3"N 8°06'12.6"E
UTM
32T 431100 5140310
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Destination

Lax

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Fiescheralp - Laxerwald - Lax

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train from Brig or Oberwald to Fiesch, then on foot to the valley station of the Fiesch-Eggishorn cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG). Take the cable car up to Fiescheralp. 

Getting there

Take Kantonsstrasse 19 to the Fiesch exit, then follow Furkastrasse to the valley station of the Fiesch-Eggishorn cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG). Take the cable car up to Fiescheralp. 

Parking

Large pay car park at the valley station of the Fiesch-Eggishorn cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG). 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'651'120E 1'140'382N
DD
46.412849, 8.103509
DMS
46°24'46.3"N 8°06'12.6"E
UTM
32T 431100 5140310
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

We recommend:

  • Sledge
  • Helmet and ski goggles recommended
  • Appropriate winter clothing and sturdy shoes with a good grip

Basic Equipment for Sledding

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses

Technical Equipment for Sledding

  • Sled with tow strap
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons are useful on ascent
  • Ski Helmet recommended when sledding through heavily wooded areas
  • Ski goggles if required   
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11 km
Duration
0:36 h
Ascent
4 m
Descent
1,162 m
Highest point
2,210 m
Lowest point
1,047 m
Public-transport-friendly Linear route Scenic Refreshment stops available
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