Wengen – Ski area of the world champion Wengen (1275 m)

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Wengen is a beautiful, car-free ski resort at 1275 m altitude, located on a natural, sunny and open terrace, at the foot of the Jungfrau. It is a traditional alpine village with a main street lined with hotels and boutiques. Wengen is connected to Grindelwald via the Kleine Scheidegg plateau. There are a total of 110 ski pistes in Grindelwald and Wengen. The wonderfully sunny pistes of the ski area are divided into two sections. The beginner pistes are located in the lower part of the ski area, around the village, while the pistes for experts and professionals are higher, around the own glacier, at 2320 m altitude. The Eiger Glacier offers the highest pistes in the ski resort. There is also a snow guarantee during the whole season. Access is via a rack railway in picturesque colors. Despite the 27 ski lifts in the ski area, the main means of transport is the train. This is one of the special features of this alpine ski resort. The only alternative to go to the train so as to reach the heart of the ski resort is the cabin cable car that leads to Männlichen. But to get there, you have to take the train first.

Ski resort Wengen Detailed information:

  • Cross-country skiing
  • Floodlight slope
  • Halfpipe
  • Snowpark
  • Ski school
  • Ski kindergarten
  • Day nursery
  • Cinema
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool
  • Ice rink
  • Disco
  • Bar
  • Sport shop
  • Toboggan run
  • Supermarket
  • Bank
  • Cashpoint
  • Wellness

Further information

Good pistes for intermediate and advanced skiers

With its numerous red pistes, Wengen is an ideal winter sports destination for middle-level skiers. For ski beginners there are two ski schools and the training ground "Figeller", a learning and practice center in the heart of the village. The highlight of Wengen, however, are its black pistes. The Lauberhorn downhill is a steep and complicated Olympic piste, one of the longest black runs in Europe. An infernal 4.5 km long descent, with more than 1 km difference in altitude, the highlights of which are the particularly challenging spot on the Hundschopf and the tunnel under the railway. Accessible through the Wixi chairlift, every year in January the Lauberhorn hosts the Lauberhorn Race organized as part of the FIS Ski World Cup. Wengen, this small alpine village with 1,405 inhabitants, is then visited by up to 60,000 spectators. They all want to watch, at the longest run, the most prestigious race in the world. With its humps and steep pistes, the "Oh God" piste is one of the difficult pistes of the ski area. At the foot of the Eigerwand, between the valley piste of the Eiger North Face and the Alpiglen, there is a magnificent freeride piste, the White Hare. There are also two unprepared pistes under the Lauberhorn chairlift and on the piste towards Wengeralp. An excellent free-ride route is located between Jungfraujoch and Aletsch, the longest glacier in the Alps. With a length of 23 kilometers it extends to the Lötschental, over the Konkordiaplatz and the Lötschenlücke.

Charming and quiet ski resort

The charming mountain village of Wengen is a car-free village. You can reach it by train. All motorized vehicles must in the neighboring ski resort Lauterbrunnen park. Wengen is a very quiet place, where all paths are done on foot or by ski. It is the ideal destination for travelers who want to experience quiet and relaxing ski holidays. Wengen is also an interesting destination for families. From Wengen, with its very sunny pistes, you have a wonderful panoramic view of the Bernese Alps. The landscape around Wengen is hilly, with rugged rocks, making the area unsuitable for cross-country skiing. For this type of skiing you have to go to Lauterbrunnen (17 minutes by train), where there are more than 12 km of cross-country ski routes. There are also 30 km of routes between Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen. This piste is well developed and equipped with the latest equipment. On the Lauterbrunnen-Stechelberg section, an electronic system measures the performance of cross-country skiers. However, Wengen also offers other winter sports, such as snowboarding, ice skating, heli-skiing for advanced skiers and tobogganing. For toboggan fans, there are two routes: 4.5 km between Wengeralp and Wengen, via Allmend, and 5 km from Männlichen to Holenstein. There are also two natural ice rinks in the ski resort.

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Wengen 72 Accommodations

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