The Swiss Ski Company

Skiing in Wengen - Jungfrau ski region Everyone's idea of the perfect winter sports resort

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

No roads lead to pretty Wengen so there's no general traffic except for the silent little electric trolleys that carry goods around. It is reached by the mountain railway which winds its way up in around 14 minutes from Lauterbrunnen in the valley below and is a charming and unspoilt village lying on a sunny plateau with spectacular views to the high Alps. Its wooden chalets and relaxed atmosphere, together with the backdrop of the Eiger and Jungfrau mountains, makes it everyone's idea of the perfect winter resort. Although an unspoilt village it's nevertheless a lively place with a choice of long established hotels, cosy stüblis and lively bars. The exciting Lauberhorn race (Men's World Cup) is held here every year (18-20 January in 2019).

Wengen hotels

Altitude: 1274m-2470m
Pistes: 206km
Runs: 26 blue, 37 red, 14 black

Ski runs

Jungfrau ski region Some of the finest skiing in the Alps is spread out below the mighty Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains which tower 4,158m above the vast 206km 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 entire Jungfrau area is available to you with just one lift pass!  For more details of this vast ski area see our Grindelwald and Mürren pages.

Kleine Scheidegg- Männlichen ski area This superb ski area is situated between Wengen and Grindelwald and is reached by frequent trains and cable cars. Ski runs fan out from Kleine Scheidegg in different directions, well suited to the beginner or intermediate skier, or you can take the four seater express chair lift up to the Lauberhorn at 2,472m where there are more challenging runs. At Fallboden there is a wonderful ski run below the north face of the Eiger. Take the lift up to Eigergletscher and try the 'Black Rock' run or the exhilarating piste that answers to the name of 'Oh God'! From Kleine Scheidegg you can also work your way across to the Männlichen (2,230m) with a series of long runs and various lifts, stopping en-route for a drink or a bratwurst at one of the snow bars. On the Mannlichen, there are wide open slopes above the tree line and some steeper slopes with moguls. From Kleine Scheidegg you can ski back to Wengen, usually with a stop en route at one of the welcoming mountain restaurants.  

Grindelwald First ski area A series of interconnecting lifts and runs offer 50km of prepared pistes and there are three different 8km runs back down to Grindelwald. The First is great for adventure: experience the 'First Flyer' zip wire or take a scenic walk along the amazing Cliff Walk by Tissot. Snowboarders will enjoy the half pipe and White Elements snowpark and skicross is also available. 

Mountain restaurants of the Jungfrau  At Kleine Scheidegg the restaurant is particularly good with a large sun terrace and spectacular views of the Jungfrau. The unique 'rostizas' are well worth trying and you will also find the lively 'tepee' bar, a popular meeting point. The terrace of the restaurant up at Eigergletscher also affords stunning views and good food. Just above Scheidegg is the Grindelwaldblick restaurant - take the Lauberhorn chair lift and then ski the piste that leads down to the restaurant. The two restaurants at the Männlichen are amongst the best, with plenty seating inside and out. On the Wengen side of Kleine Scheidegg is the beautiful old restaurant and hotel at Wengeneralp (for lunch you're advised to book in advance). At the end of the day take the chair lift up to the Lauberhorn for the 6km run back to Wengen... pause at Innerwengen for a lively half hour at Mary's Cafe then take the chair lift to Allmend for the final run back to the village. 

Resort facilities

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 1 month to 8 years, please book 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 Wengenernalp.

Toboggan 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 Wengenernalp back to the village or head to Männlichen for the fantastic sledge run to Holenstein. 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.

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

Walking Network of 100km of prepared paths kept open all winter including a snowshoe trail from Wengen via the Hunnenfluh to the Leiterhorn. Try taking the train up to Wengeneralp and after a hot chocolate and a delicious Swiss pastry have a wonderful walk back to Wengen. 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. There are also 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 the pistes need brightening up.

Après ski

Unsophisticated and relaxed, the choice ranges from lively discos where you can dance the night away to cosy stüblis where you can just relax with a gluhwein. You are certain to find somewhere that is perfectly suited to your taste and style. The Pickel Bar, Tanne Bar and Crystal are popular venues in the heart of the village with a lively atmosphere, especially as skiers wind their way home from the ski slopes. The Silberhorn and Arvenstube have a more relaxed atmosphere. For an evening with dancing try Hasentall. As Wengen is compact and traffic-free many people enjoy a walk round the village after dinner and you can call in to the ‘Piano Bar’ at the Beausite Park hotel or relax in the beautiful rustic stübli of the Schönegg. Most weeks there’s either an ice hockey match or floodlit skiing to enjoy. 

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Cable car at Männlichen Relaxing at the cable car station for the Lauberhorn An ideal place to sit in the sun and relax Toboggan fun Skiing in the Jungfrau region Children's lessons in Wengen