The Supplementary List

A Supplementary List Rider or 'SL' is a rider who has been through the Beginners’ Course and is either completing their first visit to the Cresta Run, or has ridden in previous seasons and returned to ride again.

A Beginner is someone who has never ridden the Cresta Run before and receives special treatment on their first day of riding: an introductory talk from the Secretary and instruction, before their first 3 rides, from the Club ‘Gurus’ – senior SMTC Members with vast experience of teaching new riders how to ride. A rider is only a Beginner on the first day ever of riding the Cresta Run. After that they are deemed to be SL Riders.

Returning SLs

On your first day of riding in a season you should be at the Clubhouse between 45 and 30 minutes before the Run opens. Late arrivals will not be allowed to ride.

Returning SL Lady Riders

Returning SL Lady riders may use the Run strictly by invitation, at the discretion of the Committee and under the supervision of the Secretary (or his nominee) at selected times of the season. These dates can be seen here.

Riding in December

Beginners must arrive by 0745 at the latest. The Run opens at 0830.

Riding in January & February

Beginners must arrive by 0715 at the latest. The Run opens at 0800.

Enter your name on the SL Riding List in the Dressing Room. Get your riding equipment, complete a registration form and go upstairs to the Bar to pay. Depending on where your name is on the SL Riding List, be ready to ride when the Run opens.

How much does it cost to ride as an SL?

SLs over the age of 30 pay CHF 500 for their first 5 rides and CHF 52 per ride thereafter. SLs under the age of 30 pay CHF 36 per ride (with no premium on their first 5 rides). This includes the equipment (helmet, boots with rakes, handguards, elbow and knee pads and a toboggan).


SLs must pay for their initial rides when they arrive on their first morning at the Clubhouse. Payment can be made in cash or by major credit card. Additional rides must be paid for when riders have finished riding on their last day.

How to book

SLs can book a slot for riding by choosing a practice session from our online calendar and following the instructions there.

View the Calendar