Skiers usually think of cable cars as a way up the mountain but here at Grindelwald-First, Switzerland in the Jungfrau Ski Region we have what is called the First Flyer. Specially secured harnesses and straps let you fly on a cable at high speed from Grindelwald-First to the Schreckfeld Station. The tourist office declares it “suitable for all age groups” and if you have a Jungfrau or Grindelwald-Wengen Sports Pass you can fly up to 52 mph with the First Flyer for free!
First Flyers: image courtesy of jungfrau.ch
Convinced? Try a virtual flight for yourself. Had enough? N0? Well then, whiz down it again! Operating hours are 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM now until April 3, 2011. Weight minimum is 76 pounds and the maximum is 275 pounds.
Can’t make it this winter? Do not worry about missing this. There is also summer season flying! Grindelwald is in the Interlaken area and looks up to the Jungfrau (13,642 ft), the Monch (13’449 ft) and the Eiger (13’025 ft) – Europe’s rooftops
Jungfrau Region: zoom-in map courtesy of the High Altitude Research Stations
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