Winter sledding at Jaun
The winter sled run at Jaun is located in the Gruyère district. Jaun is the only German-speaking municipality in this district and is called Bellegarde in French.
The sled run has a good glide and is well prepared but has the big disadvantage of having two relatively long sections where you have to pull your sled. In addition, it is necessary to add the distance that it is necessary to walk to reach the departure point of the chairlift from the end of the track. The total distance to walk is 2 km.
- Length: 5.65 km
- Max. altitude: 1582 meters
- Min. altitude: 1036 meters
- Height difference: 550 meters
- Ski lift: Gastlosen-Express chairlift
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Free parking next to the chairlift.
The prices for using the chairlift with its sled are as follows:
- Children: 1 descent: 6 francs; 1 day: 15 francs
- Adult: 1 descent: 11 francs; 1 day: 25 francs
Sleds can be rented at the ticket office. They are provided at the time of boarding the chairlift.
The sled run
The Gastlosen-Express 4-seater chairlift is the main lift of the Jaun ski resort, which has 25 km of ski slopes for a total of 4 lifts. It is used to access the top of the sled run. The sleds are fixed by an employee of the ski resort to a hook on each seat.
The arrival of the chairlift is just below the Gastlosen, an impressive rocky mountain range well known to climbers for its vertical walls.
From the arrival of the chairlift, the view towards Jaun (West-North-East) allows you to enjoy a panoramic view of the Fribourg and Bernese Alps.
The sled run
The sled run starts just after the arrival of the chairlift and passes through the “Bärghus am Musersbergli” restaurant.
The sled run is marked in purple and consists of 4 main parts:
- 700 meters of climb on foot.
- Sliding area.
- 500 meters of climb on foot.
- Particularly good sliding area.
In freezing weather, care should be taken to avoid two hairpins shortly after the first slip zone.
The way back to the chairlift
The way back to the chairlift is quite long since you have to walk 820 metres between the end of the track and the start of the Gastlosen Express chairlift. In cold and snowy weather, it is possible to slide on the road and glide over half of the 820 metres.