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Fondue-luge
© Jean-François Blaser
Fondue-luge

Night-sledge this 7km piste after a warming fondue at the top.

If your memories of tobogganing involve sliding on a tea tray a couple of hundred metres down your town’s local hill, then think again. Luge in Switzerland is a serious business (well, seriously fun at least) and one of the best pistes in the country is the 7km route at Les Diablerets. Best of all, it’s open on selected days after dark. Book ahead and you can hire a sledge at the bottom of the mountain, take it on a chair-lift to the top, join fellow tobogganers for a boozy fondue in Restaurant Les Mazots, and then don a head torch and sledge down to the bottom where a vin chaud will be waiting for you. Frankly, it’s hard to think of a better way to spend a winter evening. Check online before you go to make sure the piste is open, as it’s subject to weather and snow conditions.

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