Swiss skiing in WengenWinter Sports in Wengen

Ski and snowboard 110 km of piste in Wengen between 1274-2320m


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ruly one of the world's greatest and oldest winter sports destinations underneath the mighty Eiger, Jungfrau and Mönch. The legendary mountain railways make this car-free village one of the most accessible resorts to get to, and the range of skiing, snowboarding and winter walking options is huge.  It is not possible to get from Mürren or access the First areas from Wengen but there is a cable car to the Männlichen area between Grindelwald and Wengen and also a train to Kleine-Scheidegg to ski the legendary Lauberhorn, the setting for the toughest and most famous ski race in the world. The ski school is located opposite the railway station and the beginners slopes are conveniently located a hundred metres away, next to the Männlichen cable car.

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Best of the Slopes

The Lauberhorn is a legendary race but, essentially, the rest of the season it is a run anyone can take. Not as tough for a cruise as it is as a race, it does have the steep (but avoidable) Zielschuss section towards the end.

Where to Eat and Party

With fabulous views of the Eiger, lunch at the Hotel Jungfrau at Wengernalp (+41 33 855 16 22) is an expensive but essential treat - one of the best mountain restaurants in the world. The station buffet at Kleine Scheidegg is good value and good grub, and the Tipirama wigwam there gets lively late afternoon. The Start Bar on the Lauberhorn is good too. In Wengen there is the Tanne bar, Eiger Bar and Crystal bar and the Hasenstall in the Silberhorn carries on late. The Rocks bar is a small English-run bar which shows live sports including premier league football. Sina's pub also has a deserved reputation for good value food.

Getting There

By Public Transport

The best destination to access the downhill slopes by public transport in this ski area is Lauterbrunnen. Get lift pass at Lauterbrunnen, then take mountain railway to Kleine Scheidegg or alight at Wengen for Männlichen cable car (5 minutes walk). The resort operates the Snow'n'Rail scheme, providing a 20% discount on the combined travel ticket and lift pass.

  • From Zurich the least travel time is 2 hrs 49 mins with as few as 3 changes going via Interlaken Ost. Typically, an adult one day combined ticket is 174.60 SFr, reduced to 112.60 SFr with a Half-Price card.
  • From Basel the least travel time is 2 hrs 14 mins with as few as 1 changes going via Interlaken Ost. Typically, an adult one day combined ticket is 160.20 SFr, reduced to 105.40 SFr with a Half-Price card.
  • From Berne the least travel time is 1 hr 47 mins with as few as 2 changes going via Interlaken Ost. Typically, an adult one day combined ticket is 109.00 SFr, reduced to 79.80 SFr with a Half-Price card.
  • From Lausanne an adult one day combined ticket is 152.20 SFr, or 101.40 SFr with a Half-Price card.
  • From Luzern an adult one day combined ticket is 115.40 SFr, or 83.00 SFr with a Half-Price card.

Indicative prices are for travel to Lauterbrunnen. Click here to find prices for other destinations. Under the combined ticket scheme the additional charge for a two day pass is 40.00 SFr.

By Road

Park at Lauterbrunnen for trains to car-free Wengen.

Please refer to a map and check local conditions for accurate routing information.

  • The road distance from Zurich is around 128 km and the journey time is roughly 1 hr 45 mins.
  • The road distance from Basel is around 159 km and the journey time is roughly 1 hr 50 mins.
  • The road distance from Berne is around 66 km and the journey time is roughly 1 hr.
  • The road distance from Geneva is around 237 km and the journey time is roughly 2 hrs 40 mins.

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By Plane

The nearest major airport to Wengen is Zurich although other airports may also be convenient.

There are some international flights to Berne Airport, with a frequent bus service to the main railway station.

Nearby Resorts

Other resorts in the ski area include Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen and Mürren .

Weather Outlook

Latest Resort Report

Report dated April 26 2017 07:45
Weather -2 degrees
Season 19.11.2016 - 17.04.2017
Day ticket CHF: 63.-/32.-
Depth of snow 60 cm 0 cm in resort
Last snowfall 22.03.2017
Pistes n/a
Condition of runs n/a
Cross-country classic -
Cross-country skating -
Altitude of cross-country trails -
Half-pipes -
Snowcross runs -
Snow park -
Tobogganing facilities -
Condition of runs -
Winter walking paths open -
Snowshoe trails open -

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