Sledging paradise Zugspitze
Germany’s highest ski resort now offers a fun alternative to the classic sport on the slopes: three tobogganing options for families and two more challenging toboggan runs can be found on the snow-covered Zugspitze massif.
Adventurous visitors can try out several sledging options on the Zugspitz Plateau. For newbies and families with children, we recommend the tobogganing opportunities around the Sonnalpin glacier restaurant. 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. The Sonnenkar and Wetterwandeck toboggan runs are not recommended for families with small children.
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 18,50 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.
- Wooden toboggans can be rented on site or brought in the Cable car Zugspitze , Gletscherbahn cable car and cogwheel train.
- For hygienic reasons, only Zipfelbobs (small sleds) are allowed in the chairlifts, no larg toboggans. Accordingly, the Sonnenkar and Wetterwandeck toboggan runs can only be used with Zipfelbobs (small sleds).
- For families and guests with large toboggans there are three alternatives on the Zugspitz Plateau:
- Family toboggan run: start behind Sonnenkar chairlift – end at the valley station of the Schneefernerkopf lift
- Toboggan slope directly in front of the Sonnalpin restaurant
- Pedestrian trail from the Sonnalpin restaurant past the chapel and igloo village to just before the Weisses Tal skilift and from there along a winding toboggan run.