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.