WELCOME TO WINTER WONDERLAND - OPERATING INFO WINTER SPORTS Winter season: Dec. 7,...
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SNOWSHOE EXPERIENCE Come to where the world is covered in snow, the horizon is endless, the Alpine air is fresh and bracing, and nature is truly pure. Where white trails, far from the beaten paths, hold the promise of rest and relaxation. While trudging through crispy fresh powder, you will find plenty of time to regain your breath and appreciate just how fascinating winter can be. If you have never tried snowshoeing, Mount Rigi offers you the perfect opportunity to take your first steps with the pros. The neces- sary (rental) equipment waits for you at Rigi Kulm, at Rigi Sport & Kiosk at Rigi Kaltbad and at the Rigi Burggeist cable car mountain station. And to round off your first snowhsoe hike, just give one of our cozy restaurants a try! rigi.ch/snowhshoeing
QUALITY TIME FOR TWO Feel like giving your loved ones a treat? From the robust Mount Rigi rarebit to posh Gault-Millau cuisine, we offer you everything to fulfill your gourmet heart’s desires. Speaking of cheese: How about an open-air fondue in the woods, or a raclette to top off your panoramic snowshoe outing? The Rigi Kaltbad Mineral Bath & Spa, too, guarantees unfor- gettable moments of pure delight. The facility’s amenities, designed by famous Swiss architect Mario Botta, include a spacious herbal sauna as well as an outdoor pool with a fantastic view of the surrounding Alps. Enjoy your timeout, lean back, and let the Queen of the Mountains pamper you. rigi.ch/timeout
RELAXING UNDER THE STARS Unforgettable romantic moments await you at the Rigi Kaltbad Mineral Bath & Spa, where you can soak and relax outdoors in the 35-degree (C) waters by candle- light, while a mysterious moon is lighting up the night sky. And why not round off your experience with an overnight stay on Mount Rigi! rigi.ch/mineralbath
DECEMBER TO MARCH
GREAT WINTER EVENTS 2020/2021 • StradivariFEST, Rigi Kulm, November 6–8 • Winterzauber Hohle Gasse, Küssnacht, November 21 • Samichlausschwimmen, Merlischachen, November 29 • Various Mount Rigi region New Year’s Eve events, December 31 • StradivariORCHESTER New Year’s concert, Pfarrkirche Gersau, January 10 • 1. Fasnachtstag mit den originellen Damenmasken, Gersau, January 25 All dates subject to change without notice depending on the Covid-19 situation. For the latest information about these and other events, go to rigi.ch/en/events
ENJOY HIKING AND SLEDDING The tobogganing runs on the Queen of the Mountains will provide you with plenty of views and thrills. Racing down the slopes at high speed on freshly polished runners is a winter delight beyond compare. However, if you prefer your outing a little more relaxed, there are some 35 kilometers of groomed winter hiking trails across our fabulous scenery to discover, offering you everything for the whole family, from easy Alpine hikes and contented strolls to viewful panorama hikes that will keep you busy for hours. Explore Mount Rigi’s winter wonder- land off the beaten paths, just the way you like it, and enjoy the peace and quiet of nature. rigi.ch/tourfinder-winter
ALPINE BRUNCH-TOUR Combine healthy exercise with great food, and you will experiene Mount Rigi’s winter wonderland in a very special way. Your tobogganing fun starts at Rigi Kulm. This thrilling white-knuckle ride will take you to Schwändi by way of Chäserenholz Alpine inn and then down to Rigi Klösterli. Hungry from all the excitement? Top off your tobogganing adventure with a hearty alpine brunch at Alp Chäserenholz. rigi.ch/brunch-tour
DECEMBER TO MARCH
3 COURSES – 3 HOSTS Three short hikes that lead to three hosts – now here’s a fabulous combination of exquisite cuisine, exercise and breathtaking Alpine scenery. Equipped with snowshoes and poles and accompanied by a professional guide, you will be on your way through the magical white winter landscape, to arrive at three Mount Rigi restaurants, at each of which you will be served one delicious course – as well as fascinating stories about Mount Rigi. All of wich will make you forget your tour’s exertions in no time. rigi.ch/3courses3hosts
AN OVERVIEW OF ANNIVERSARY EVENTS Here’s an overview of the anniversary year’s highlights: May 21–24 Anniversary weekend May 22 Parade of vintage vehicles July–August Rigi festival – Queen of the Mountains September Arrival of new rolling stock In addition to these anniversary highlights, a host of fabulous Mount Rigi excursion packages await you. Join in the celebration and get ready for many surprises!
FULL MOON SKIING AT SEEBODENALP Here’s how you can enjoy the “white” winter nights even more: Let the moon and stars show you the way, as you leave your tracks in the fresh powder; and while you are carving, we will prepare a delicious fondue for you. In addition to the fabulous view of the sea of city lights far below, our full moon rides offer you the perfect blend of skiing fun and delicious cuisine. rigi.ch/fullmoonskiing
DECEMBER TO FEBRUARY
2021 ANNIVERSARY YEAR
DECEMBER TO FEBRUARY
WINTER MAGIC Explore rest & relaxation now!
A TIME TOGETHER Explore the white vastness now!
A SKIERS’ AND SNOWBOARDERS’ PARADISE Mount Rigi’s railways and cable cars will take you up to the snowy scenery and to fabulous vista points, where a great little skiing and snowboarding area awaits you. Our slopes, far from the daily grind, will surely work their special charm on you. From Seebodenalp and Rigi Staffel/Kaltbad to Rigi Scheidegg/ Burggeist, you will be treated to 20 kilometers of perfectly groomed and very family-friendly runs with hardly any waiting lines at the ski lifts. Five training lifts and the Mount Rigi snow sports school guarantee that even the smallest slope newbies will quickly “get the hang of it.” rigi.ch/wintersports
RIDE FOR FUN Explore pure joy now!
PATHFINDERS Explore the freedom to move now!
COOL VIEW Explore winter events now!
EXPLORER GUIDE EXPERIENCE MOUNT RIGI AT A GLANCE. Winter 2020/2021
THE MT. RIGI RAILWAYS ANNIVERSARY IS HERE In 2021, Europe’s first mountain railway turns 150. This historic moment in Switzerland’s railway and tourism history will be duly celebrated on several occasions throughout the year. One of the year’s highlights will be the “second maiden voyage” of the famous No. 7 Engine (built in 1873) up to the Queen of the Mountains, exactly 150 years after the Vitznau-Rigi line was inaugurated. The delivery of the railway’s new, state-of-the-art rolling stock will be yet another cause of celebration. To keep up to date on all anniversary events, visit the Mount Rigi website. rigi.ch/en/150
CELEBRATE WITH US IN 2021 !
WELCOME TO WINTER WONDERLAND Goodbye daily grind – hello Mount Rigi experience! Located at the heart of Switzerland, Mount Rigi is easy to reach from all corners of the world – especially by public transport. After your arrival, you will climb aboard our mountain railway and discover its magnificent range of Alpine thrills. 35 kilometers of prepared winter hiking trails, family-friendly ski areas, panoramic tobogganing runs, gorgeous snowshoe trails, and perfectly groomed cross-country runs guarantee splendid wintertime fun. Add to that various restaurants with sunny terraces and regional specialties on the menu as well as the Rigi Kaltbad Mineral Bath & Spa that invite you to enjoy and relax.
RIGI AREA WINTER MAGIC Visiting the Queen of the Mountains during the winter season is something very special indeed. Here you can combine snowy activities with spectacular views and a unique nature experi- ence. And around the mountain, down in the valley villages, a vast variety of restaurants and hotels ideally complements your Mount Rigi excursion. For detailed info and Mount Rigi area packages, go to rigi.ch
RAIL NOSTALGIA The steam-powered wintertime rides aboard our vintage cogwheel trains are guaranteed to excite more than just railway aficionados. On Sunday, January 31, and February 28, 2021, respectively, the professionally restored historic engines will haul you up to Mount Rigi at full steam. rigi.ch/experiences
Mount Rigi’s precious historic rolling stock owes its preservation to the efforts of the Rigi Historic Foundation. On the occasion of Mt. Rigi Railways’ 150th anniversary in 2021, the legendary No. 7 Engine will once again
chug up the mountain. Interested in becoming a patron and supporting that steam engine’s restoration efforts? Chug on over to rigihistoric.ch
SKI FOR FREE & OUR 365 DAY PASS To properly celebrate the beginning of Mt. Rigi Railways’ 150th anniversary, we hereby invite you to ski the Queen of the Mountains for free. This winter season, all SBB GA travelcard holders will pay exactly zero to ride our ski lifts and cable cars. And this goes for every child accompanied by an adult too, throughout our 2021 anniversary year.
1 PASS – 365 DAYS OF FUN Don’t have an SBB GA travelcard? Mt. Rigi Railways’ 365 Day Pass replaces all of our previous passes and offers unlimited train, cable car and ski fun for all. The pass is available for CHF 400.00 for adults and CHF 200.00 for children of up to 15 years of age. It can be purchased at any wtime and will be valid for 365 days from that date. For more information about our new 365 Day Pass, go to rigi.ch/pass