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Wengen   Resort Information
Season Dec - Mid April
Nearest Airport Berne or Zurich
Ski Area 213km
Ski Lifts 40
Ski Runs 73
Longest Run 10km
Resort Height 1275m
Snowball Ratings
Beginners 4 / 5
Intermediates 4 / 5
Experts 3 / 5
Families 4 / 5
Nightlife 3.5 / 5
Affordability 3.5 / 5
Non Ski Activities 4 / 5

WENGEN, a gorgeous, car-free haven perched on a shelf of tranquil southwest-facing meadow. Wengen is one of Switzerland’s best-known ski resorts, most famous for hosting World Cup downhill and slalom races on the Lauberhorn every January. The resort stays bustling with skiers well into April. Once the snows have receded, Wengen sits amidst ideal hiking country, overlooked by the Jungfrau and the distinctive creamy cone of the Silberhorn. Its lofty outlook means it enjoys unrivalled valley sunsets.

The area immediately in and around Wengen boasts over 100km of high altitude skiing, set against the stunning scenery of the Jungfrau region and the Eiger, whilst the rest of the linked Jungfrau top ski region extends this range to 213km! Skiing is suitable for all abilities, with nursery slopes and a “slow speed zone” in Grindelwald for beginners, a range of runs on the Kleine Scheidegg mountain, including the 8km Oberjuch run, and powder slopes at Eigergletscher for intermediates, and the fearsome Lauberhorn World Cup and Black Rock runs. If this isn’t enough, in nearby Murren is the nearly vertical Kanonenrohr, a truly challenging run. Off-piste, there are over 30km of cross-country trails.

Wengen has a wide range of places to eat, with 23 restaurants to choose from, and many more cafes and bars to choose from. Pizzas and Fondues are very popular, with the “Da Sina” and “Lauberhorn Treff” catering well for the more exclusive tastes. If the range of restaurants on offer somehow fails to impress, the nearby village Grindelwald, linked through the ski area, offers yet more gastronomic opportunities. On the slopes themselves, there are 21 mountain restaurants to choose from, so skiers can easily refuel then ski on.

Apres-ski is quite vibrant in Wengen, with its tradition of hospitality and friendliness, and will suite all tastes, with everything from informal quiet cafes to lively bars and clubs. Sina’s, Tanne, the Hot Chilli Pepper bar or Rode’s Bar are all lively and popular venues in Wengen itself.

The surrounding area has lots to see and do. The famous revolving Piz Gloria restaurant at Schilthorn, of James Bond fame, is well worth a visit. Alternatively guests can watch the floodlit ski and snowboarding exhibitions, or try their hand at one of the sports that the sports centre (and its pool) have to offer. Curling, Ice skating, snowshoeing, guided walks, tobogganing are also on offer, whilst for a more sedate day, visit the Wellness Centre at Grindelwald, with its saunas and massages, or the English church at Wengen

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