Flumserberg is an easy-to-reach mountain destination from Zurich. I mostly visited it in winter but summer must be nice as well. Loads of walking trails and great views.
The winter sports region of Flumserberg guarantees plenty of snow. It’s the biggest winter sports destination between Zurich and Chur with pistes of all levels of difficulty. For snowboarders there are fun parks and a half-pipe; and for cross country skiers the Prodalp has 18 km of cross-country trails. For newbies, pre-reserve lessons super close to the Tannenboden Station with professional multi-lingual instructors and try skiing for the first time.
For even more action and the alternative for non skiers you can try the 3-km sledge run from Prodalp to Tannenheim. It’s really a lot of fun and not just for children. You can rent the sledges, and other equipment, anywhere in the area. Those who want to discover something new can get an introduction to the sled dogs. I didn’t try the dog sledding but I saw while walking around that they offer the opportunity.
In case you do not like any of the winter sports but you care for a nice walk, Flumserberg has plenty of nice winter walking trails. You just need some warm winter shoes. That is exactly what I did the last time I visited the 2222 m high mountain. Apart from the views being stunning, the hike is fairly easy and good for some stretching in your winter sleeping mode. I did the Tannenbodenalp-Prodalp path and it’s marked very good so you will not freeze your fingers while checking your GPS for the road. At Prodalp restaurant you can enjoy a variety of culinary delights. I basically did the hike, had lunch and went back home. It’s a well spend day if you have plenty of sun. Often it will be better up here then in Zürich city.
If you are travelling by train you need to get to Unterterzen. Right across the road you will find the ticket office and gondola which will transport you right to the top. The Swiss public transport SBB also offers a number of deals for transport and ski-pass called “Snow’n’rail” which is worth checking out. By car it’s around an hour’s drive or less. Flumserberg offers free parking across a number of car parks in different areas. Sometimes is very crowded and you need to leave the car fairly below the mountain. In that case they offer a shuttle bus which is very convenient.