Some things are simply more magical at night than they are during the day – as anyone who’s ever photographed the starry sky or looked back on their first romantic trysts would know. The same goes for winter sports on the Rinerhorn – gliding down the 3.5-kilometre-long sledging trail or the illuminated ski run to the valley is an even more intense experience by night than it is in the daytime. During the winter season, from mid-December to the end of March, you can do just that on Wednesdays and Fridays between 7:00 pm and 10:30 pm. If you prefer to leave your sledges and skis at home in the evening, why not take the gondola lift up to the Jatzmeder restaurant, where you can enjoy their spaghetti night (Weds) or candlelit dinner (Fri).
The Rinerhorn also has plenty to offer during the daytime: 49 kilometres of groomed slopes for wide carving turns, a six-person gondola lift, and four ski lifts, plus deep powder on some slopes, such as the Leidbachtal black descent for freeriders. Beginners, families and pleasure skiers will feel particularly well-catered for here, where the slopes are predominantly red and blue. The chairlifts are also usually manned, with the bars handed to you personally. Children will love the magical forest on the Rinerhorn. The witches there are a mischievous bunch, and there is plenty of fun to be had with the little bumps and jumps they have made in the snow.
The Rinerhorn is a hidden gem for families in summer. Activities include easy hiking trails, such as the Höhenweg to Monstein or down to the Sertigtal valley. It’s always worth stopping for a break at the Äbirügg barbecue area. Up to that point, the path is also accessible for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Right next to the upper cable car station, you will find alpacas to pet and a vast playground with a bouncy castle, trampoline and climbing frame. If you’re seeking extra thrills, try the fast scooter trail down to the valley.
While we’re on the subject of action: the Rinerhorn is also popular with mountain bikers. Next to the Jakobshorn, it is the second entry point to the Alps Epic Trail Davos – the longest singletrack trail in Switzerland. For those who prefer slightly shorter routes, there are also plenty of alternatives on the mountain, at all levels of difficulty. Our tip: spare yourself the uphill journey – the gondola also carries bikes.
During the winter season you can sledge and ski by moonlight two nights a week, between 7:00 pm and 10:30 pm. The perfect accompaniment to moonlit sport? "Bündner" evening on Wednesdays, and "Swiss" evening on Fridays.
You don’t need moonlight to make the Rinerhorn’s 3.5-kilometre-long sledging trail special. Action and adrenaline await for those who dare to tackle the 33 bends and fast, steep corners. You can also hire original Davos toboggans from the valley cable car station.
When there’s fresh snow, the Rinerhorn is perfect for deep powder skiing on signposted black and yellow freeride descents, which are safe and secure when open. The Leidbachtal black descent (no. 10) is a particularly well-kept secret in freeriding circles.
Ride up in comfort by cable car or take a winter hike up to the upper station: the Jatzmeder self-service restaurant is right next to the upper cable car station and is a great place to meet up on the Rinerhorn. Perfect for kids, parents and grandparents.
Homemade rye bread with thick ham, cheese dumplings, or Tyrolean ravioli? The Hubelhütte on the Rinerhorn is known for its South Tyrolean specialities. It’s no surprise when you consider that the hosts are true South Tyroleans themselves. Our tip: freshly-made Kaiserschmarrn pancakes are always available from 2:00 pm. Yum!
Holidays in motorhomes and converted VW vans are experiencing a boom. And so is the campsite in Davos Glaris. In an idyllic location on the banks of the river, right opposite the Rinerhorn lower cable car station, the campsite is open all year round. Perfect for cyclists, hikers, and winter sports enthusiasts.
Fabulous views, speed, and plenty of action: the 4.5-kilometre-long scooter trail from the Rinerhorn down to the valley lives up to the hype. Scooters are available to hire from the upper cable car station on the Rinerhorn (children/teenagers CHF 10, adults CHF 15), including a helmet and brief induction.
Kids who need to let off some steam after a visit to the petting zoo will love the vast playground next door. There is plenty of fun to be had on the trampoline, climbing frame, bouncy castle and other equipment. While the children play, parents can enjoy a coffee on the sun terrace of the Jatzmeder restaurant.
The Rinerhorn upper cable car station is the starting point for hikes with plenty of stunning views. The paths are good and suitable for families. Perennial favourites: the Höhenweg to the Walser village of Monstein or the hike down to the Sertigtal valley.
Seeing animals is fun. Touching and stroking them is even better. The alpacas, goats and pigs at the Rinerhorn petting zoo love being petted and fed. And the best part: entry is free for all the family.
Light a fire and get sizzling: the Äbirügg barbecue area is just half an hour from the Rinerhorn upper cable car station. Tables, benches, and firewood – it has everything you need for a cosy barbecue with friends or family. Good to know: this barbecue area with a view is also accessible for pushchairs and wheelchairs.
Next to the Jakobshorn, the Rinerhorn is the second entry point to the Alps Epic Trail Davos – the longest singletrack trail in Switzerland. It is the first and only trail in Switzerland to have been designated an IMBA Epic trail. In short: one of the best mountain bike trails in the world awaits you here. Ride on!
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