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Skiing in Mürren - Jungfrau ski region Traffic free village with a ski area for all abilities

6 days for the price of 5 - save up to £37pp and enjoy the full extent of the 206km of the glorious Jungfrau ski region

A very picturesque village which sits on a mountain terrace at 1,640m above the Lauterbrunnen Valley. Mürren is completely car free (the village is reached by cable car from Lauterbrunnen) and the word 'unspoilt' is certainly no exaggeration for this charming spot. It has long been a popular resort due to its great charm combined with some long runs. Please click here to see a video of Mürren in the winter. 

The Schilthorn towers above Mürren at 2,970m and at its summit is the famous revolving restaurant which was featured in the James Bond film 'On Her Majesty’s Secret Service'. Lift passes are valid for the whole Jungfrau region, offering 206km of glorious Swiss skiing.  A longer Schilthorn video can also be seen here

While Mürren may be the epitome of a charming alpine village, once a year it shows a devilish side to its character. The annual Inferno race is a spectacle to behold, with 1850 skiers competing on a course designed to test physical technique and mental stamina. Starting just below the Kleine Schilthorn at 2,970m, the 15km course carves its way through tricky S bends and picturesque woodlands before reaching the finish line in Lauterbrunnen at 800m. Winners complete the course in 15 minutes; if you would like to test yourself while on holiday here, you could aim for 45 minutes.

The 74th Inferno races will be held 23-26 January 2019. The festival includes a cross country race through Mürren, a giant slalom race, the Inferno procession and finally the Inferno downhill race and 'after party' until 3am.

Mürren hotels

Altitude: 1650m-2970m
Pistes: 206km
Runs: 32 blue, 29 red, 18 black

Ski runs

Jungfrau ski region Some of the finest skiing in the Alps is spread out below the mighty Eiger and Jungfrau mountains which tower 4,158m above the vast Kleine Scheidegg ski area. To the east are the sunny slopes of 'Grindelwald First' whilst to the west is the superb 15km run from the 2,970m summit of the Schilthorn down to Lauterbrunnen. The whole area is available to you with just one lift pass! The Jungfrau region boasts 206km of prepared pistes of which about 49% are for the intermediate skier whilst 16% offer slopes for those looking for the challenge of 'black' runs. The rest are easier runs not only suited to beginners but also offering further enjoyable runs for the intermediate skier. For more details of this vast ski area see our Wengen and Grindelwald pages.

Mürren & Schilthorn ski area A funicular from the village takes you up to Almendhubel where there's a drag lift and an easy run for beginners or you can take the piste to the lift which brings you up to Maulerhubel for the runs down to the restaurant at Winteregg. At Schiltgrat there's a choice of two lifts with a variety of runs for all grades of skier, firstly on open slopes and then through the woods. Here you will also find the 'Kanderhar' run which is a steep black piste that will test your skills. The Schilthorn at 2,970m is reached by a cable car up to Piz Gloria with its famous revolving restaurant. The first part of the long run from the Schilthorn has some steepish moguls so it's probably for the more proficient skier. If you find this too testing then after enjoying the fantastic view from the Schilthorn take the cable car back down to Birg and enjoy the various runs on the sunny slopes on the Engental where there are three fast chair lifts. From Birg there is a run back to Mürren or you can also come back to the village by cable car. The run from the Schilthorn back to Mürren is a glorious 11km! Jungfrau lift passes are valid for the entire 206km ski region, although there is a ticket just for the resort of Mürren/Shilthorn if you prefer. 

Resort facilities

Ski school Group lessons mornings Monday to Saturday. Private lessons available morning or afternoon and can be booked in advance. The ski kindergarten for children from age 4 operates on the same days.

Alpine sports centre This renovated complex offers a huge range of activities in resort as well as offering tourist advice and a ski shop. Sports include skating, ice-hockey & curling, with lessons available. Indoors you can play tennis or squash or enjoy the pool with its Jacuzzi and children's area (free swim with your Mürren Guest Card issued at your hotel). There is also a lovely spa with wellness therapies and treatments, plus a series of saunas and steam rooms. The supervised daycare caters for children aged 2-8. After all that activity you can relax at the Hugs & Cups Café with its sunny terrace.

Tobogganing Some of the best tobagganing can be found in the Jungfrau region, with a network of scenic and exciting runs linking Mürren to Wengen to Grindelwald. Try the run down from Allmenhubel or take the train to Winteregg for a fabulous toboggan ride to Lauterbrunnen. You can buy a local day pass or an unlimited sledging pass for the whole region from 108 Sfrs for 2 days. If you hire your sledge from an Intersport shop, you can drop it off at any other in the region.

Walking What's so nice about Mürren is there are 12km of winter walking trails. Paths can bring you to the restaurants also frequented by skiers so walkers can meet up with skiers at lunch time. A 'must' for non-skiers is a trip by cable car to the summit of the Schilthorn at 2,970m. What views! The Jungfrau hiking and sledging pass allows unlimited travel on the local transport system for non-skiers (and half price for Eigergletscher to Jungfraujoch and Mürren to Schilthorn) - £193 per adult for 6 days. 

Après ski

The après ski scene here is relaxed and informal with cosy stüblis like the Stägerstübli although there are livelier discos like the Blümlichäller at the Hotel Blumental. Much of the nightlife is centred around the Tächi-Bar at the Hotel Eiger - no problems getting home if you're staying there!

If you are looking for sophisticated nightlife then Mürren is perhaps not for you but there’s a lively après ski ambience to complement the pleasures of the ski slopes.

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Cable car above Mürren Make time for an excursion to Schilthorn Schilthorn cable car Snowboarding above Mürren Stunning views to Allmendhubel Flying down the Schilthorn slopes