Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20GOTOBOGGANING It’s called Big Pintenfritz and it’s Europe’s longest toboggan run and it is the ultimate family winter thrill. Big Pintenfritz is 15km long with an adrenalin-pumping vertical drop of 1,631m as you speed down from the summit of Faulhorn at 2,680m via Bussalp to Grindelwald. Mind you, first you have to get to the top. And that means an enjoyable 2.5hour walk on the most beautiful winter footpath in the Alps, from First. Big Pintenfritz is one of various fun toboggan rides above Grindelwald. A day’s sledging costs CHF 46, but kids go free, if accompanied by a parent! COUNTRYCAPERS With 350km of cross-country ski trails, plus 200km of winter hiking and snowshoe trails, this region is blessed with terrain to stretch your legs in more ways than one. Best cross-country ski spots include the 14 trails around Gstaad and in Saanenland, an extensive network of trails at Adelboden and Kandersteg; plus routes in the Gantrisch Nature Park near Bern, and across the snow- covered moorland of Lombachalp. For hikers, Emmental has some gorgeous winter routes, while if you fancy trying ice-climbing, head to the frozen waterfalls at Kandertal. //BERN:OFF THESLOPES As well as its superb skiing, the Bernese Oberland has plenty to inspire winter visitors, from snowshoe walks to kayaking. 16