Winter ski breaks in Wengen are exhilarating, family friendly and stunningly beautiful. Discover what it’s all about in our Wengen resort in 10 pictures.
1. We are above the world-famous winter ski resort of Alpine Wengen – Pisting of the lower Lauberhorn slopes is in progress. It’s cold! That is to say exhilarating, vivyfying, fresh and tingling! As the sun rises above the Jungfrau Massif, a welcoming, soft, golden, warming and energising light floodlights and bathes the landscape and us. Snow moguls and tracks are thrown into relief. The iconic Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau Mountains are silhouetted in the glare on your Winter ski break.
2. Winter ski breaks in the lovely mountain resort of Wengen in the Bernese Swiss Alps. It lies on a sunny plateau and the whole resembles a fairyland amphitheatre of snow-capped mountain peaks. Close to the central chalet apartments are the sheltered but challenging nursery ski slopes. An ideal place to nurture the skiing skills of the young and old alike. For non-skiers, curling and ice skating rinks nestle at the heart. Winter walking and snow-shoeing activities are available too.
3. In the village centre of this scenic resort are the nursery slopes. Adjoining is the Wengen-Männlichen Cableway accessing the higher slopes of the Männlichen-Kleine Scheidegg Ski Area in 5-6 minutes journey time for your Winter ski breaks. Kms of connected scenic pistes and high-tech, high-capacity lifts await. Wengen’s Swiss Ski and Snowboard School offer group and private lessons both in the village and above. Snowshow in February, snowbar and sledging here too.
4. A 5-6 minute aerial cableway journey from Wengen, opens up the winter paradise of Männlichen at 2343m. Beginner and advanced skiing/snowboarding here in spectacular Alpine scenery. Walk to the summit for off-piste skiing and true panoramas of Lake Thun, Faulhorn, Jungfrau Massif and Valley. Restaurants feature here and the gondola to Grindelwald networks with First ski area and state- of-the-art 26-seat cabins of the Eiger Express to Eigergletscher.
5. The Wengernalp cogwheel railway journeys from Wengen to the Scheidegg and beyond through glorious Alpine scenery. Alite here for skiing and lift hub. Transfer to the Jungfrau Train for an amazing journey through limestone. Travel within the Eiger and Mönch Mountains to the cool glaciers of the Jungfraujoch/’Top of Europe’. An excursion to Mürren/Schithorn Ski Area, revolving Piz Gloria and Bondworld is also a must. Winter cruising is an option too.
6. Across the scheidegg from the Eiger, rises the world-renowned Lauberhorn Mountain. Famous not only for its dramatic and challenging scenic ski runs and its Berg restaurants but perhaps chiefly for the start of the International Lauberhorn Downhill Ski Race. First contested in 1930, the Lauberhorn is the longest course of the annual circuit. In January, Wengen is awash with anticipation of the great Race. After, you can ski the course and speed test yourself on your Winter Ski break!
7./8. ‘’The Jungfrau Ski Region is looking forward to the coming winter season 2020/2021 with a planned start to winter sports on 28 November 2020. With regard to the requirements of Covid-19 and the protective measures, the Jungfrau Ski Region will orient and implement the specifications of the Federal Council of Switzerland, the authorities and industry organisatons. Detailed information will follow.’ Jungfrau.ch <http://jungfrau.ch/>
9. Winter walking in the Swiss Alps is an experience to nurture. Several lovely trails are prepared in the winter season, some left to explore on snowshoes! In your February Winter ski break it is usually possible to enjoy the Männlichen-Kleine Scheidegg trail and the crown summit, throughout the season. Kleine Scheidegg to Fallboden is popular along with the trail to Wengernalp and Wengen. Further afield the Bachalpsee is a great destination. Please check trail status online.
10. World Cup Village, Wengen, nestles within the Swiss Alps. The Jungfrau reflects the glory of the setting sun to the last. Aprés-ski opportunities are many on this Winter Ski break. New Year’s Eve fireworks illuminate the Jungfrau in cascading rainbow colours. February sees the Ski School stage its Snow Show. Pamper yourself in the hotel spas. Indulge in Swiss Fondue, schnitzel and much more in restaurants and bars, usually open throughout the season.