The Jungfrau ski region in Switzerland is among the most scenic and
spacious for skiers anywhere in the Alps. This vast ski terrain encompasses four Swiss ski towns
- Grindelwald, Wengen, Lauterbrunnen, and Mürren, and 213 Kilometer of ski
trails, more than you could possibly ski in week long Swiss ski holiday
at the ski areas of Grindelwald-First,
Kleine Scheidegg-Männlichen in Wengen and
Mürren Schilthorn is the best known for the James
Bond skiing from the Piz Gloria. You have to ski Mürren Schilthorn to appreciate
the striking views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau and the amazing terrain of
these Bernese Alps.
Mürren-Schilthorn ski region is the highest in elevation in the Jungfrau region, with the Shilthorn summit reaching 9,744'. Cable cars from Lauterbrunnen and Stechelberg
bring you to Mürren-Schilthorn ski slopes. The
idyllic village of Mürren is located in the middle of the ski area, with many ski-in
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, "Her Majesty's Secret Service." It takes 55 minutes to complete the
360-degree full rotation at the Schilthorn Piz Gloria, perfect for a scenic
leisurely ski lunch. Save some time for a peek at the Bond 007 Exhibit
the peak too, then enjoy the famous black diamond ski run Bond descended in the
film all the way down to the Engetal below Birg. To this day The Schilthorn is
famed for its mountaintop lodge, the stunning views and the almost century old
ski race, the world's longest downhill called the "Inferno" which started in
1928 and continues to this day with over 1,800 ski racers competing.
Mürren is postcard perfect ski village. The terrain at Mürren Schilthorn offer the well-groomed slopes you come upon Swiss
chalets serving lunch and cheese storage huts where farmers keep their summer
milk from grazing cows. The Schiltgrat and Winteregg detachable quad lifts off
some of the best long, intermediate and advanced cruising terrain. Its an interesting mix between the James Bond World at
the summit, the revolving 360 restaurant and glass Sky Walk, even kite skiers
launching, to the pastoral alpine scenes as you descend into the valley of Lauterbrunnen.