Winter wonderland on the Rigi – Queen of the mountains

Jan 21, 2024 | News

Experience a magical winter adventure on Mount Rigi – the queen of the mountains: sledging, snowshoeing, snow hiking and skiing.

Winter Rigi-Kulm

Winter Rigi-Kulm

Rigi winter view sea of fog

Rigi winter view sea of fogr

Treat yourself to something very special once again: your body, mind and soul will thank you for it.

So why wander far away when beauty is so close, so tangible? Give yourself the gift of this treat and experience how your inner self blossoms with joy.

The majestic Rigi is located in the Lake Lucerne Region and is easily accessible from all directions. A total of nine different railroads provide access to the imposing Rigi massif, which stretches from Küssnacht in the north to Brunnen in the south.

The variety of winter activities on Mount Rigi is impressive. In addition to snow hiking, snowshoeing and skiing, sledging takes center stage.

Travelers with a GA travelcard or a day pass can use the cogwheel railroad from Arth Goldau or Vitznau at no extra cost. The same applies to the sports trains between Rigi Klösterli and Rigi Kulm. If you don’t bring your own sledge, you can hire one on site. The available sledges are similar to longer Davos wooden sledges, are comfortably padded and the runners have a sliding surface.

Rigi winter fairy tale

Rigi winter fairy tale

Rigi Winter paradise

Rigi Winter paradise

Rigi snow miracle

Rigi snow miracle

The Rigi, known as the Queen of the Mountains, lives up to its name as it offers a truly royal view. All the great lakes of Central Switzerland can be admired from here. The view stretches from the Alpine chain, starting at Säntis to Titlis and Pilatus, all the way to the western Swiss Alps.

Note: The excursion by boat and mountain railroad to the Rigi Queen of the Mountains is always part of our luxury travel offers Switzerland.

From Rigi-Kaltbad, a wide path leads westwards to the Chänzeli viewpoint. From there, a breathtaking view opens up over the basin of Lake Lucerne and as far as Lucerne. Mount Pilatus towers in the background. Queen Victoria of England visited this spot in 1868 and praised the spectacular panoramic view. Immerse yourself in the magic of the Rigi and experience unforgettable moments in this winter wonderland.

Benchlet in the snow with a view of the sea of fog

Benchlet in the snow with a view of the sea of fog

Tobogganing - Sledging

Tobogganing – Sledging

5 different toboggan runs depending on speed

Five different toboggan runs with different speeds make the RIGI a great tobogganing paradise for young and old:

  • Toboggan run from Rigi Kulm via Rigi Staffel to Rigi Klösterli (3.1 km)
  • Action-packed route from Rigi Kulm via Schwändi to Klösterli (4 km)
  • Toboggan run through the forest from Rigi Staffel via the Rotstock ski lift to Rigi Klösterli (2.4 km)
  • Racy toboggan run from Rigi Burggeist to Gschwänd (4 km)
  • 500 m long toboggan run from Staffelhöhe station along the Rigi Railway tracks to Rigi Kaltbad

Note: You can find the current operating status of the cable cars and toboggan runs here.

Sledging trail Rigi Kulm-Staffel-Klösterli

The most popular toboggan run on the Rigi runs from Rigi Kulm via Rigi Staffel to Rigi Klösterli.

The 3.1-kilometre trail leads from Rigi Kulm along the Rigi Railway tracks to Rigi Staffel. From Rigi Staffel, the path becomes steep and the speed increases immediately. You descend rapidly to Rigi Klösterli, where sports shuttle trains take you back to the start. Sledging requires no special technical knowledge and can be practised by anyone.

The most popular toboggan run on the Rigi runs from Rigi Kulm via Rigi Staffel to Rigi Klösterli.

The 3.1-kilometre trail leads from Rigi Kulm along the Rigi Railway tracks to Rigi Staffel. From Rigi Staffel, the path becomes steep and the speed increases immediately. You descend rapidly to Rigi Klösterli, where sports shuttle trains take you back to the start. Sledging requires no special technical knowledge and can be practised by anyone.

Video The Swiss Mount RIGI is snow white

The Swiss Mount RIGI is snow white

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