🛷 The 4 summer toboggan runs in French-speaking Switzerland

Types of sled runs


Summer sledging is a leisure activity for sliding fans to do in complete safety. This activity can be practiced by adults and children from 7 -8 years old or even in an adult-child duo.

There are two types of summer toboggan runs in French-speaking Switzerland:

  • Half tube
  • Alpine Coaster

The Vue des Alpes sled Run consists of a half tube in which the sled slides while the other 3 runs have rails around which the sled is trailed. This last type of sled is sometimes called Alpine Coaster. In both types of courses, the race starts at the bottom of the track and is automatically towed to the top of the track. The slopes are only open in summer.

Sledding on rails.
Sledding on rails.

The sled in a half tube.
The sled in a half tube.

Alpine Coaster toboggan runs make it possible to go much faster than the half tube toboggan run, which is more suitable for children. They have the advantage of being able to take a faster speed. It is not necessary to brake in the corners despite the speed taken by the sled because the sled cannot derail according to the manufacturer.

An example of a two-seater sled in Moléson-Village with brakes on the sides.
An example of a two-seater sled in Moléson-Village with brakes on the sides.

The 4 summer toboggan runs


There are only four summer toboggan runs in French-speaking Switzerland in the cantons of Fribourg, Geneva, Neuchâtel, Vaud and Valais. They are located at the following sites:

  • View of the Alps NE
  • Moléson-Village FR
  • Glacier 3000 VD
  • Robella NE

Vue des Alpes (NE)


logo toboggan vue des alpes

  • 📍 Municipality: Val-de-Ruz
  • 🔗 Details about Vue des Alpes Toboggan
  • ⛰️ Departure altitude: 1313 m
  • 📏 Length: 448 m
  • 📐 Height difference: 50 m
  • 🛷 Track type: demi-tube

The Vue des Alpes toboggan run is located next to the Col de la Vue des Alpes car park. On a clear day, it is possible to see the Alps in the distance. However, the most important point in the region is at the Chaumont observation post.

The ascent of the Vue des Alpes run.
The ascent of the Vue des Alpes run.

An on-board video of the Vue des Alpes toboggan run.

The route.

Webcam from Tête de Ran a few kilometers from the Vue des Alpes.

Moléson-Village (FR)


logo parc de loisirs moleson.ch

  • 📍 Municipality: Moléson
  • 🔗 Details about Moleson Leisure Park
  • ⛰️ Departure altitude: 1173 m
  • 📏 Length: 559 m
  • 📐 Height difference: 55 m
  • 🛷 Track type: Alpine Coaster

The Moléson-Village toboggan run is located in the Gruyère region near the Château de Gruyères. It is part of a leisure park offering several activities in summer such as devalkart or minigolf.

The view from a sled going up the Moléson sled run.
The view from a sled going up the Moléson sled run.

The course of the summer toboggan run at Moléson.

An on-board video of the Moléson-Village toboggan run.

Webcam in Moléson-Village – 1100m

webcam moléson village

Glacier 3000 at Diablerets (VD)


  • 📍 Municipality: Ormont-Dessus
  • 🔗 Details about Glacier 3000 Alpine Coaster
  • ⛰️ Departure altitude: 2923 m
  • 📏 Length: 877 m
  • 📐 Height difference: 108 m
  • 🛷 Track type: Alpine Coaster

The Glacier 3000 toboggan run is located at the Diablerets glacier. It is accessible by cable car from the Col du Pillon. It is the longest and steepest summer toboggan run in French-speaking Switzerland and the highest in the world at altitude.

At the same place, you can enjoy the Peak Walk and the magnificent view of the Alps. It should be noted that the cable car is not free of charge since it costs 80 francs (!) to go and return at the normal price.

The Glacier 3000 toboggan run since the arrival of the cable car.
The Glacier 3000 toboggan run since the arrival of the cable car.

The course of the summer toboggan run.

An on-board video of the Glacier 3000 toboggan run.

Webcam at Scex Rouge – 2917 meters

La Robella (NE)


logo parc de loisirs la robella val-de-travers

  • 📍 Municipality: Travers
  • 🔗 Details about Robella Leisure Park
  • ⛰️ Departure altitude: 846 m
  • 📏 Length: 812 m
  • 📐 Height difference: 70 m
  • 🛷 Track type: Alpine Coaster

The Robella toboggan run is located in the Val-de-Travers. It is part of a leisure park that also includes scooters or ATVs using the chairlift.

The sled run arriving at the departure station of the Robella run.
The sled run arriving at the departure station of the Robella run.

The course of the summer toboggan run.

A video on the Robella toboggan run.

Webcam at la Robella.

Comparison of summer toboggan runs


PistesMoléson-VillageRobellaVue des AlpesGlacier 3000
CommuneMoléson-Village petit drapeau du canton de fribourgTravers petit drapeau du canton de neuchâtelVal-de-Ruz petit drapeau du canton de neuchâtelOrmont-Dessus petit drapeau du canton de vaud
Lien vers ActivitéActivitéActivitéActivitéPas encore testé
Photoluge à Moléson-Villageluge d'été à la Robellaluge à la vue des alpesalpine coaster au Glacier 3000
Altitude départ m117384613132923
Altitude arrivée m111877612732815
Dénivellé m557050108
Longueur m559812448877
TypeRailRailDemi-tubeRail
Site WebSite WebSite WebSite WebSite Web
Prix 1 descente 20186 francs
Gratuit de 3 à 7 ans mais accompagné.
6 francs
Gratuit de 3 à 7 ans mais accompagné.
Enfant: 3 francs
Adulte: 4 francs
Moins de 8 ans doivent être accompagné.
9 francs.
Moins de 9 ans doivent être accompagné.
Durée montée2'08''2'53''2'27''?
Durée approximative descente 1'17''1'44''
1'04''1'35''

What is the best summer toboggan run in French-speaking Switzerland?


What is the track with the most beautiful natural environment?

  • The track with the most beautiful natural environment is the Alpine Coaster of Les Diablerets with a magnificent view of the Alps.

What are the longest tracks?

  • The longest tracks are those of La Robella (NE) and Les Diablerets (VD).

What is the minimum age for summer sledging?

  • There is no minimum age when a child descends with an adult. To be alone, one must generally be at least 8 years old.

Which is the most expensive sled run?

  • The four toboggan runs have relatively similar prices. However, do not forget the price of the cable car (about 60 francs round-trip for an adult without discount) to get to the top of the Glacier 3000 toboggan run.

Mapping of summer toboggan runs


The following link shows the geographical location of the summer toboggan runs in French-speaking Switzerland.