With spectacular views of the North face of the Eiger, Jungfrau and the Monch, Wengen can claim to be one of the prettiest ski resorts in the Alps. Wengen is car free and arriving by train is the most convenient option. Cars can be left down the valley in stunning Lauterbrunnen, and the final stretch is vi.a the scenic cog railway.
The village itself is set on a sunny and gently sloping shelf at the foot of the Jungfrau at an altitude of 1274 metres. Its small size means that wherever you stay on your ski break in Wengen, you are not far from the slopes. The quaint pedestrianised high street is lined with hotels and shops. The only traffic is the electric hotel shuttles and taxis.
Ski Area Overview
There are three ski areas to explore in Wengen, and it’s recommended to spend a day in each of them to make the most of your trip. Wengen and Grindelwald are on the local pass and Murren is on the Jungfrau pass and is about an hour from Wengen by train. Boasting the most challenging skiing in the area its perfect for experts and strong intermediates.
You can ski right into the heart of Wengen and the nursery slopes are right in the centre of town. A mountain railway and cable car access the main ski area and link into Grindelwald which is dominated by blues and reds. It’s perfect for cruising and great if you are progressing on from the beginner slopes. Although mainly suited for intermediates there are some challenging black runs including the famous Lauberhorn downhill, which is legendary on the World Cup circuit.
The lift system has seen extensive refurbishment and replacement allowing skiers to move around the mountain much quicker than in the past. Its a good idea to take the train at the start of the day, putting you in the heart of the ski area. There is a lot of skiing below 2000m but the area is well served by snow cannons which is especially important for the sunny blue run back into Wengen at the end of the day.
Ski holidays in Wengen await!
- Try the Lauberhorn Downhill course – one of the toughest and the longest, on the World Cup circuit
- Taking the train at the start of the day puts you in the heart of the ski area