Best Swiss town for winter activities (non-skiing)

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Feb 8, 2018 - 2:38 PM


We are a family of 2 adults and 2 children going to Switzerland from the Wed 14-18th Feb. We depart from Paris and can either drive or leave the car behind and arrive by train.

We would like to find a good base town in Switzerland from where we can drive or take a train/bus to do the following activities with the kids during our stay:

- A scenic rail journey

- Dog sledging

- Horse Sledging

- Tobogganing

Have you got any recommendations?

Kind regards,


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expert &
Feb 8, 2018 - 7:20 PM in reply to kaki02

Hi Kaki02 and welcome to MySwissAlps!

My first thought it the Graubünden region. Towns like St. Moritz and Davos have access to those activities - I'm sure there are others as well. When you say horse sledging do you mean sleigh rides?

Both towns also give you access (close-by if not the town itself) to a panoramic train: The Glacier Expressor the Bernina Express.

Both towns are easily reachable by car or train from Zurich (2-3 hours) by train.

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new member
Feb 8, 2018 - 8:06 PM

Thank you! That's really good feedback !

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active member
Feb 9, 2018 - 2:52 PM

There are some of your requested activities available in Zermatt. The Klein Matterhorn has a park with lots of activities. You just take the gondolas up to the area from the town. You can take a fast train TGV from Paris to various cities in Switzerland and then switch to Swiss trains to Zermatt. We had snowboarders and non-skiers in our group and everyone found plenty to do.

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