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Sledge run Fiescheralp – Laxerwald - Lax

Sledding · Aletsch Arena
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  • Schlittelweg Fiescheralp - Lax
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  • / Schlittelweg Fiescheralp - Lax
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Schlittelweg Fiescheralp - Lax
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Schlittelweg Fiescheralp - Lax
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Schlittelweg Fiescheralp - Lax
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
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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
11 km
40:00 h
4 m
1,162 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 13km 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 brings you back to Fiesch.

Author’s recommendation

Unbeatable! The sledging day package for 13km of sledging fun: unlimited cable car travel, sledge hire, Trip with the Lax – Fiesch MGBahn – all included!
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Author
Aletsch Arena AG
Updated: January 06, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,210 m
Lowest point
1,047 m
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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, hints and links

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:
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

Turn-by-turn directions

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

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

Book recommendation by the author

Get a free panoramic map at the cable car stations and info centres of the Aletsch Arena.  

Equipment

We recommend:

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

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11 km
Duration
40:00h
Ascent
4 m
Descent
1,162 m
Public transport friendly Point-to-point Scenic Refreshment stops available

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