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Wengen Ski Resort, Switzerland

Wengen, Switzerland

Wengen the Swiss ski resort is part of the Jungfrau TopSki area and is a town unspoilt. No roads lead to Wengen and it is only reached by the mountain railway which winds its way up in 14 minutes from Lauterbrunnen in the below valley. With the Jungrau mountains behind and its wooden chalets and relaxed atmosphere as well as the established hotels cosy stüblis and lively bars Werngen really is a skiiers paradise. The Lauberhorn race (Mens World Cup) is held in Wengen every year around the middle of January. Wengen has direct access to 112km of downhill skiing on 33 indivuidual pistes, which are served by 19 ski lifts. If you buy a skiLift Pass it gives you permission to ski or snowboard in the other Jungfrau resorts of Grindelwald and Mürren which are linked by ski lifts. Wengen is perfect for all levels of skiiers. Beginners will find nursery slopes with friendly English ski schools. Intermediates will love the many wide open long runs, highligted by the trip over the Grindelwang. 8km run from the Oberjoch to the resort. For experts, the Lauberhorn is a must on your way down to Wengen, and also the legendary 6km black down from the Schilthorn revolving restaurant. Wengen also has alot to over snow boarders and is also home to a snow park.

Ski & Boot Hire You will be well looked after by Viktor Gertsch and his friendly staff. Never worry about coming back to change your boots or skis if they don’t suit you. All equipment is of the highest quality and maintained to the highest standards (all skis are now VIP skis). Ski clothes can also be hired.

Lift Passes Bookable in advance and no photo necessary, if less than 10 days. Nowadays the lift pass is a smart card that stays in your pocket.

Kindergarten For children aged 2 to 8. Sunday to Friday from 09.00 to 17.00, 15 Sfr per hour. Full day (8 hours) 120 Sfr. Lunch if required is 10 Sfr. Kindergarten is best booked in advance. The ski school also accepts children from 4 years.

Snowboarding Ample opportunities all over the area. There’s a fun park at the First Ski resort and there is also a snow bar at the Bumps lift on Wengernalp.

Toboggan Toboggan route down from Wengernalp back to the village and toboggans can be hired from our recommended sports shop.

Ice Rinks Natural and artificial open-air and covered rinks in the centre of the village for skating and curling.

Walking Network of 100 kms of prepared paths kept open all winter. Take the train up to Wengeneralp and after a hot chocolate and a delicious Swiss pastry have a wonderful walk back to Wengen. Special escorted ‘walking weeks’ for non skiers – call us for details.

Snow Cannons There are snow cannons at Männlichen and Kleine Scheidegg and also on the lower slopes if at any time the pistes need brightening up.

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