11 a.m. Obtain a fresh viewpoint, and subsequently slide down completely.
Zurich has its own mountain called Uetliberg, which is not as big as the Swiss Alps but still offers hiking and snowshoeing routes. It can be reached on foot from the last stop of tram No. 13 in under an hour, although the paths can be icy. The summit has a lookout tower with a view of the entire city and lake. Winter food stands are available until February 28th, selling raclette (cheese melted over boiled potatoes and pickled onions) for 12 francs. Restaurants, including a fondue chalet, are also present at the Uto Kulm Hotel for those who prefer to warm up indoors. Alternatively, taking the S10 train from Zurich’s main station will get you most of the way up, with a 15-minute walk from Uetliberg station to reach the top. When there is enough snow, toboggans can be rented at the hotel for 25 francs to slide back down to town.