Leisure activities

Tobogganing and skiing on the Niederhorn

A varied winter sports region

The snowy winter landscape makes for a magical experience, and the mountain scenery is simply breathtaking. Experienced tobogganists will definitely get their money’s worth here. The moderately difficult toboggan run can also be used by beginners without any problems. After you arrive at the Vorsass middle station, you can get back on the cable car towards the Niederhorn – and that’s when the fun begins again. There’s also plenty of fun to be had in the compact ski region on the Niederhorn for both beginners and experienced skiers and snowboarders alike.

It’s also ideal that you can get there by bus and train. The funicular railway and cable cars take winter sports enthusiasts from the shores of Lake Thun or from Beatenberg up to the ski region at 1,950 metres above sea level without any stress. Relax in the ski area with a unique view of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains and Lake Thun.

Toboggan run

 
Starting point Niederhorn mountain station
Distance 3 kilometres
End Vorsass middle station

Toboggan hire

At the Niederhorn mountain station.

Children

The toboggan run is suitable for children from the age of 8.

Tobogganing under the starry sky Friday and Saturday evening

For high-speed night owls and laid-back connoisseurs

Benefit from the special offer on Friday and Saturday evenings for “Tobogganing under the starry sky” and fly on your toboggan from the Niederhorn mountain station down to the Vorsass middle station. Enjoy the ride under the stars as you gaze out towards Lake Thun and the Bernese Alps with the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains in the distance. Those who wish to combine tobogganing under the starry sky with dinner can book the “Tobogganing under the starry sky PLUS” package and enjoy a fine fondue in the Berghaus Niederhorn.

Tobogganing under the starry sky

  • Duration: approx. 40 min.
  • Distance: 3 kilometres
  • Elevation difference: 400 metres

Children

Tobogganing under the starry sky is suitable for children from the age of 10.

Toboggans

Toboggans are available at the Niederhornbahn mountain station.

Reservations

Reservations must be made by 15.00 hours on the day of the event. On-site ticket purchases from 16.00 hours.

Equipment

Winter clothing and good sturdy shoes are mandatory. Headlamps and helmets are recommended. Stylish headlamps can be purchased at the Beatenbucht and Beatenberg valley stations.

Programme

You will receive a phone call sometime after 13.00 hours if weather conditions are uncertain, if there are storms in the area or if an insufficient number of people have registered for a tour.

Accommodation

Why not extend your excursion after tobogganing under the starry sky and stay overnight in one of the small but lovely rooms in the Berghaus Niederhorn, with a one-of-a-kind view of the Bernese Alps (reservations recommended).

Skiing and snowboarding

Whether you are an aficionado or a racer, you’ll find the right route for you on the Niederhorn. In excellent snow conditions, even off-piste skiers can get their fill: the downhill run into the valley to Beatenberg is not prepared.

Availability Today (Saturday) open

Tobogganing and ski slopes

Available daily from 17 December 2022 to 5 March 2023.

Tobogganing under the starry sky

Every Friday and Saturday evening from 17 December 2022 to 5 March 2023.

Information on the programme can be obtained from Niederhornbahn (see Contact).

Subject to change without prior notice

Rates

Toboggan hire

  • CHF 15.00 Day hire*
  • * plus CHF 30.00 deposit for the first toboggan

Hiking ticket from Beatenbucht

  • CHF 50.00 Adults
  • CHF 25.00 with Half-Fare travelcard
  • CHF 25.00 Children*
  • CHF 42.80 Special**
  • *   Junior travelcard and Children’s Co-travelcard are valid, Niederhorn family discount: 1st child pays, other children accompanied by a parent travel free
    ** Reduced fair with the Guest Cards for Beatenberg, Interlaken and the Jungfrau region, and with the Lake Thun PanoramaCard
    GA travelcard: Valid for Beatenbucht-Beatenberg; Beatenberg-Niederhorn = half price

    Ride 3 sections, hike/toboggan 1 section

    Route: Beatenbucht–Niederhorn, Vorsass–Beatenbucht

Hiking ticket from Beatenberg

  • CHF 38.00 Adults
  • CHF 19.00 with Half-Fare travelcard
  • CHF 19.00 Children*
  • CHF 30.40 Special**
  • * Junior travelcard and Children’s Co-travelcard are valid, Niederhorn family discount: 1st child pays, other children accompanied by a parent travel free
    ** Reduced fair with the Guest Cards for Beatenberg, Interlaken and the Jungfrau region, and with the Lake Thun PanoramaCard
    GA travelcard: Valid for Beatenbucht-Beatenberg; Beatenberg-Niederhorn = half price

    Ride 3 sections, hike/toboggan 1 section

    Route: Beatenberg–Niederhorn, Vorsass–Beatenberg

GA travelcard: Valid for Beatenbucht-Beatenberg; Beatenberg-Niederhorn = half price
Dogs travel free

Tobogganing under the starry sky

Tobogganing under the starry sky Adults

  • CHF 32.00 From Beatenberg
  • CHF 37.00 From Beatenbucht
  • CHF 42.00 From Thun or Interlaken West

Tobogganing under the starry sky Children*

  • CHF 16.00 From Beatenberg
  • CHF 18.50 From Beatenbucht
  • CHF 21.00 From Thun or Interlaken West

Tobogganing under the starry sky PLUS Adults

  • CHF 56.00 From Beatenberg
  • CHF 61.00 From Beatenbucht
  • CHF 66.00 From Thun or Interlaken West

Tobogganing under the starry sky PLUS Children*

  • CHF 28.00 From Beatenberg
  • CHF 30.50 From Beatenbucht
  • CHF 33.00 From Thun or Interlaken West

* Children aged 6 to 16

Included in the price 

  • Transport ticket for Niederhornbahn AG
  • Toboggan hire
  • Bus or Postbus journey from/to Thun or Interlaken West

Tobogganing under the starry sky PLUS additionally

  • Fondue in the Berghaus Niederhorn (excl. drinks)
  • Mulled wine in the Bärgrestaurant Vorsass

Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration

How to get there

Travel comfortably by train to Thun or Interlaken West. Then take the STI bus (from Thun) or the PostBus (from Interlaken) to "Beatenbucht" or "Beatenberg Station".

Or by boat from Interlaken West, Thun or another landing stage across Lake Thun to "Beatenbucht".

The funicular and group orbital railroad will then take you up to the Niederhorn.

Catering

Take some time to visit the Berghaus Niederhorn, the Bärgrestaurant Vorsass, the Seerestaurant Beatenbucht or an inn in Beatenberg.

Every Sunday the Berghaus offers a rich brunch and during the week a fine breakfast is served.

Families

Tips for families

Take advantage of the family snow sports package.
CHF 119.00 – 2 adults and 2 (own) children:

  • Snow sports tickets (day tickets) for the whole family
  • Pasta dish with 3 sauces in the Berghaus Niederhorn
  • 1 1/2-litre soft drink or mineral water.

This combined ticket is available for purchase only at the Beatenbucht or Beatenberg valley stations.

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