With roughly 214km of skiing on offer, spread between 3 resorts, ranging from 1000m all the way up to 2950m it is easy to see why the Jungfrau Region is so popular. Couple this the fact that the Jungfrau Region is one of the most naturally beautiful ski areas in the world and you really realise why those who loving skiing in the Jungfrau go back year after year and won't consider skiing anywhere else. It has something for everyone from beginner skiers through to intermediate and expert and the stunning scenery makes it a great place for a holiday if you have non skiers in your party as well.
As mentioned above, there are 3 resorts that make up the Jungfrau region as a whole:
Each resort has its own unique feel and reasons for staying there over elsewhere. Grindelwald sits at the foot of the impressive north face of the Eiger and has easy access to skiing on both side of the valley. It has its own ski area on one side and it shares a ski area with Wengen on the other. Wengen, on the other hand is the best connected resort to stay in if you want to access the whole area as it sites right in the middle between Grindlewald and Murren. Wengen is also the also the resort from which you can access the Jungfraujoch Cog Railway which. The Jongfraujoch station at the top is the highest in Europe at 3454m and the views are amazing! Murren is a little further down the valley and requires access via a lift and a train. It is this slight remoteness that gives Murren its appeal. It is traffic free and offers a tranquil and picturesque base for a ski holiday.
No matter whether you are looking for accommodation in Grindelwald, Wengen or Murren, iSki will have something to suit your taste. Even if you do not have a clue what you are after we can help. Just give our sales team a call and we will guide you through the process. We will even do all of the hard work for you if you like. Just drop us a call on 02037780123 or email us to [email protected] telling us your requirements and we will up up with a short list of suitable holiday ideas for you to have a look through.
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Wegen caters well for beginner skiers as the Kleine Scheidegg ski area has a specific Beginners' Parks. In Grindelwald beginners meet at Bodmi which is where the nursery slopes are located and anyone booking into ski school will be well looked after. Murren also caters well for beginners with a good percentage of easy blue runs.
Intermediate skiers will be in heaven when skiing in the Jungfrau. With 214km of oiste there is more than enough to keep you happy for a weeks skiing (if not longer) and the fact that there are 3 resorts to explore on the lift pass given a real sense of adventure and a good variety of place to stop for lunch or a coffee.
A most due for any advanced or expert skier when skiing in the Jungfrau is the the world famous Lauberhorn World Cup Down Hill run in Wengen. It is great fun and real challenge. You will also want to head over to Grindelwald to check out the longest run in the area which is 9km long. Murren is also well worth visiting as it has some of the most challenging skiing in the area on off with a long steep black running from the top of the Schilthorn right down to the lower pistes. A full area lift pass is a must for advanced / expert skiers!
The “Skyline Snowpark” in the Schilthorn area of Murren is a most see for anyone when snowboarding in the Jungfrau. As is the “White Elements” terrain park in Grindlewald. For snowboarders who prefer big wide open piste and natural jibs on the side of the piste then head to the Mannlichen ski area between Wengen and Grindelwald.
One of the most legendary off piste descents in the Jungfrau Region is to ski down from the top of the Jungfarujoch. However, a local guide is a most have if you are going to take this one! There are some slightly more accessible off piste route underneath the north face of the Eiger in Grindelwald. Murren is a good place to head if you are looking for fresh untouched tracks as it is nowhere near as busy as the Grindelwald and Wengen. They also offer a service called “First Tracks” where you can pay of supplement of 40CHF and gain access to the lifts from 7.30 ahead of everyone else!
The apres ski in the Jungfrau is pretty low key. You will not find crazy umbrella bars with op[en air DJ's and dancing on tables in any of the 3 resorts that make up the region. There are bars to be found for a few friendly friendly après drinks but that is about it. In Grindelwald try Challi, Mescalero or Plazza Club. If you find yourself out late in Murren then head for Blumli Challer. It is the one place in town to head if you want to carry things on until 5 or 6 in the morning.
Any trip the the Jungfrau region would not be complete without a ride up to the top of the Jungfraujoch Cog Railway. The station at the top is at 3454m and it is the highest train station in Europe. It is breath taking up there! Another must visit is the Piz Gloria revolving restaurant at the top of Schilthorn in Murren. It is where the iconic scenes in “James Bond - On Her Majesty's Secret Service”.