Sledging paradise Zugspitze
Germany’s highest ski resort now offers a fun alternative to the classic sport on the slopes: three toboggan slopes can be found on the snow-covered Zugspitze massif, ranging from child’s play to rather challenging, plus a family slope. There are no limits on the sledging fun thanks to convenient lift facilities.
Adventurous visitors can try out several sledging options on the Zugspitz Plateau. The family toboggan slope right behind the Sonnalpin glacier restaurant is recommended for newbies to tobogganing. When it’s time to take your control and braking skills to the next level, the family-friendly Schneefernerkopf run is great fun for children and beginners. More experienced sledgers start on the Sonnenkar run down to the Weißes Tal. For sledding pros there is the Wetterwandeck run, which is really demanding even for advanced sledgers. From the bottom of the Sonnenkar and Wetterwandeck runs, chairlifts take sledgers back up to the start for endless fun in the natural snow.
Equipment on hand
The whole family can enjoy the sledging fun spontaneously on the Zugspitz Plateau even if they’ve left their sledges at home. The combi offer from the Zugspitze ski rental includes a zipfelbob or toboggan plus helmet for just 14 euros a day. The equipment can be rented from the wooden hut on the sun terrace in front of the Sonnalpin glacier restaurant. Warning: tubes of any kind are banned for safety reasons.
Click here for a list of open lifts and toboggan runs.