Ski holidays in Murren are perfect for beginner and intermediate skiers but Murren also caters well for advanced skiers alike. It is located with the Jungfrau Region with 214km of piste of which the majority are blue and red runs, perfect for intermediates. However, there are a few blacks thrown into the mix as well for the advanced skiers amongst your party. For the beginners the blue runs that are on offer are very easily accessed from the resort without having to get a big lift up to the nursery slopes. Of the three resorts that make up the area (Murren, Wengen and Grindelwald), Murren has the highest skiing on offer and for those looking for a really challenge some of the hardest runs that are in the area are located in Murren as well.
Murren is located on the opposite side of the valley to Wengen. It is dramatically set on a terrace on the side of the mountain and it can only be reach via cable car and a mountain train. As you might expect the resort is traffic free which really helps to give it that peaceful, picture perfect feel. It oozes Swiss charm and character and is the perfect resort for a ski holiday if you are looking to get away from it all and have a peaceful relaxing week.
Many people visit Murren not just for the skiing but also for the scenery as well as everything else that the area has to offer. A visit to the revolving restaurant at the top of Schilthorn which was used in the filming of James Bond 'In Her Majesty's Secret Service' is well worth it for both skiers and non skiers whom have a non ski lift pass. Why not call our sales team today to find out what you need to do to book your perfect holiday to Murren.
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Beginner and novice skiers are well catered for in Murren with a good percentage of blue runs on offer as well as offering plenty of red runs that you can progress onto towards the end of your ski trip. The majority of the blue runs that you will be skiing on to start with can easily be accessed from the heart of the resort so there is not need to take any big nasty lifts to get up the mountain before getting to the easier slopes.
There is loads of skiing on offer for intermediate skiers in Murren and the surrounding areas. The majority of the pistes are blue and red runs which will service your needs perfectly and having access to both Wengen and Grindelwald (if you buy the full area lift pass) just tops it all off. With 214km of piste all within easy reach you will undoubtedly be kept busy for every day of your trip.
Whilst the Jungfrau Region as a whole is most suited to intermediate skiers there is still plenty of advanced skiing to be found in Murren. In fact of the three resorts that make up the area Murren is definitely the one that has the most challenging skiing to offer. Once you take the cable car up to the Schilthorn there is a steep and fast black run which takes you all the way back down to the lower slopes. Advanced skiers staying in Murren will definitely want to purchase the full are pass to so to be able to ski Wengen and Grindelwald as well and you will no doubt want to test your skills on the famous Lauberhorn World Cup Down Hill run!
The snowboarding in Murren is great for those who want to spread some piste and from the 2014/15 winter season and onwards Murren will also be a great destination for snowboarders looking for some freestyle action as well. On 11.09.2014 it was announced that Murren will be offer a new 'Skyline Snowpark' in the Schilthorn area. It will have a line for beginners and a line for intermediates, and provided that the snow conditions are right they will also have build an third expert line as well. Snowboarders on holiday in Murren will no doubt want to purchase the full area pass so that they can also check out the parks on offer in Grindelwald as well as benefit from the additional number of pistes.
The is a decent amount of off piste skiing in Murren and the Jungfrau Region as a whole. However, given that Murren tends to be a lot quieter than Grindelwald and Wengen you can often still find fresh tracks days after it as snowed. There is loads of easily accessible off piste but if you want to try any of the more adventurous routes such as the north eastern face down from the top of Schilthorn, then make sure you are with someone who knows what they are doing. In Murren from 2014/15 they are going to be operating a new initiative called 'First Tracks' which for just 40CHF allows you access to the mountain from 7.30 in order to guarantee the freshest lines and best snow conditions. This might not be essential given that Murren does not tend to get tracked out that quickly but if you want the sweetest possible lines then it will be well worth the money.
The après ski in Murren is ver low key so don't book a ski holiday to Murren thinking that it will be anything like a holiday that you might have had in Verbier row St Anton. That said, there is enough to keep you going if you are just after a few friendly drinks after a hard day on the slopes and if a few friendly drinks turns in to a few more friendly drinks then you can also ways carry things on at Blumli Challer (open until about 5 or 6am) which is where everyone goes when they just can't face the fact that the après ski drinks should have finished 4 hours earlier.
A must visit when on holiday in Murren is the 'Piz Gloria' revolving restaurant at the top of Schilthorn. It was used in the filming of James Bond 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' so it is well worth getting a few snaps for the holiday album. Another trip that is worth doing is the visit to the top of the Jungfraujoch on the cog railway. Up at 3454m it is the highest railway station in Europe and the views are amazing.
As of winter season 2014/15 sledgers will find happiness on the new toboggan run Apollo. The wide, sunny path starts from the Schiltgrat station, goes through Schiltalp, Gimmeln and all the way down to Mürren.There is also a Sports and Wellness Centre in Murren for those days that you might not fancy heading out to the piste or if you decide to head home early.