Traveling to The Jungfrau Region Fly into Zurich, it is a about a 2 hour train ride to Lauterbrunnen,
Wengen, Mürren and/or Grindelwald
Jungfrau Region Stats: 3 Ski Areas: Murren-Schilthorn, Klein Scheigegg-Mannlichen and Gridelwald-First.
Highest summit 9,744', Vertical: 6,888', 44 lifts including gondolas and cable cars,
224 kilometers (132 miles) of trails.
The Jungfrau ski region in Switzerland is one of the most splendid, scenic and
spacious for skiers. This historic ski terrain encompasses four Swiss ski towns
- Grindelwald, Wengen, Lauterbrunnen, and Mürren, and 224 kilometers of ski
trails. There's more than you could possibly ski in a week long Swiss ski
holiday at the ski areas.
No matter where you ski in the Jungfrau region, you have the striking view of
the towering peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau all at over 13,000' in
elevation in the Bernese Alps.
Mürren-Schilthorn ski region is the highest in elevation in the Jungfrau region, with the
Schilthorn summit reaching 9,744'. Cable cars from Lauterbrunnen and Stechelberg
bring you to Mürren-Schilthorn ski slopes. The
postcard perfect ski village of Mürren is located in the middle of the ski area, with
ski-out hotels and lodges. Murren has 54 kilometers of prepared ski slopes and
views of more than 200 alpine mountains surrounding it. The best place to
capture the view is at the Piz Gloria, the revolving restaurant at the
Schilthorn summit. This amazing panoramic lodge was featured in the 007 James
Bond movie, "On Her Majesty's Secret Service." It takes 55 minutes to complete the
360-degree full rotation at the Schilthorn's Piz Gloria, perfect for a scenic
leisurely ski lunch. Save some time for a peek at the Bond 007 Exhibit
downstairs here at the peak too, then enjoy the famous black diamond ski run
Bond descended in the film all the way down to Engetal below Birg. To this day The Schilthorn is
famed for this mountaintop lodge, the stunning views and the almost century old
ski race, the world's longest downhill, 15 kilometers, the "Inferno" which started in
1928 and continues to this day.
The Kleine Scheidegg-Männlichen ski region
is the largest in the region. Located
directly under the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau, this section of
the Jungfrau ski region offers 110 kilometers of prepared slopes and many modern lifts including
six passenger bubble chairs. This is home to the world-famous Lauberhorn World Cup Downhill
that descends a long, steep 4.2 kilometers. You can ski
the World Cup Downhill, and the Slalom course, or hit the Snow Park, the Speed
Check or just go to the popular Start Bar at the top of Lauberhorn and drink
in the views of the best Swiss Alps.
Grindelwald-First emanates from the
town of Grindelwald with over 60 kilometers of prepared slopes all offering
magnificent views of the Bernese Alps - The Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau.
This ski area is known for many miles of mellow cruising. Grindelwald is also home to the
"White Elements" snow park for free skiers and snowboarders and the
First Flyer - a racy flying adventure like a zip-line included in all lift ticket purchases.
Grindelwald-First is also home to the longest sled run in the world. You take
the Gondola from Grindelwald to First, then hike 2.5 hours up the Faulhorn to
8,812' for beautiful views and your 15 kilometer descent down the groomed
sledging run which is sign posted kilometers down the mountain. Another
popular sled ride in the Jungfrau is the Eiger Run which you can do at night,
from Alpiglen on Kleine Scheidegg.
The Jungfrau region of Switzerland is German speaking, however most ski resort
guides, hotel and restaurant hosts speak excellent English and are very skier
friendly regardless of your nationality. Thousands of Asians flock to the
Jungfrau, but they rarely ski, instead they ride the ski lifts up the mountain,
take the Jungfraujoch Train and the Tram to the top of Schilthorn for photos,
before they move on to Interlaken, Engelberg
Titlis Glacier and Zermatt for more pictures.
Grindelwald, Wengen and Mürren are known world wide for exceptional snow, super
scenic ski trails, un-crowded off piste terrain, and delightful chalets, hotels
and restaurants for après ski in the ski villages. A ski visit to the Jungfrau ski
region in Switzerland will make your top ten ski trips ever for scenery, terrain
and lodging. You can combine a trip here with a visit to nearby
Haslital and Engelberg Titlis as well.