Wengen CH

Wengen

Read our resort guide to Wengen and discover a gorgeous, car-free location in the Swiss Alps. If you want skiing and snowboarding in Switzerland, then 100kms of piste set in the Jungfrau has to be an option.

Where?

Located in Central Switzerland, ski Wengen for a ski resort based on peaceful south facing slopes. There are almost 100kms of slopes to sample, offering something for all levels of skier. There are good rail and road links, while Berne-Belp Airport is around one hour away by rail, two hours by road.

resort ESSENTIALS

2320 m

1046 m

1274 m

RESORT ALTITUDE : 1274 m
TOTAL PISTE : 100 km
LONGEST RUN : 9.0 km
SEASON : December - April

SLOPES

Easy
8
Intermediate
17
Advanced/Expert
7

WE LIKE

  • Set amidst some of the most spectacular scenery in the alps, with the backdrop of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau,
  • Lots of long, gentle runs, ideal for intermediates and for beginners. The nursery slopes are right in the heart of the village.
  • Good for families, calm and unhurried atmosphere, a traffic free village. Good mountain restaurants.

WE DON'T LIKE

  • Limited terrain for experts and adventurous intermediates. Trains to slopes are also slow and infrequent.
  • Despite some snowmaking, snow conditions are unreliable lower down due to South facing slopes.
  • Subdued in the evening, with little variety of nightlife - great for families!

SUITABILITY RATINGS 1-5

SKIING
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BOARDING
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BEGINNERS
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INTERMEDIATE
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ADVANCED
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FAMILIES
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On the Slopes

Ski Wengen and you have the stunning backdrop of the Jungfrau and Eiger all around you. Beginners will find the nursery slopes and a "slow speed zone" in Grindelwald a great place to learn, while intermediates should try the 8km Oberjuch run on the Kleine Scheidegg, or the powder slopes at Eigergletscher. Experts can sample the Black Rock runs, or the near vertical Kanonenrohr, while boarders will enjoy 2 half pipes, a jumper's corner at Wengen, and a terrain park.

Ski Area

If you ski Wengen you are in the Bernese Oberland and the Swiss ski region of Jungfrau.

Off the Slopes

Après ski in Wengen is of the relaxed variety, with fine dining in quality resort restaurants, with a choice of local fare or more international haute cuisine. There's also the opportunity to socialise at the small selection of bars and discos, or more cultural events such as musical concerts or folklore evenings.

Away from the slopes you can try natural ice-skating, mountaineering, snowshoeing, paragliding and tobogganing.

Who's It Best For?

Great for beginners and intermediates. Families will also love it here.

 

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Wengen is a beautiful chocolate box Swiss ski resort set in the Jungfrau ski region. Wherever you ski you will have amazing views of the Eiger, Jungfrau and Monch that dominate the scenery here.

If you are looking for a ski package holiday then check out what we can find you from leading UK tour operators. Alternatively, if you simply want to find a ski chalet or hotel room look at our accommodation listings, compare online and then book direct with the owner.

Why Choose Wengen in Switzerland?

1. Ski in the most amazing scenery with the Eiger looming above you.

2. Great skiing for beginners and intermediates.

3. Nursery slopes set in the middle of the village.

4. Good resort for families.

Is It Right For You?

If you are sure that Wengen is right for you then check out the holidays that we have available. If you are looking for accommodation only then check out what we have and book online.

Wengen is truly a chocolate box style Swiss ski resort and although it was one of the first purpose built resorts you would never know it. The resort has worked hard to ensure that building work is in keeping with the surroundings so it it still an extremely pretty resort.

Accommodation here includes hotels, apartments, chalets and even a youth hostel but the resort does tend to be dominated by hotels, in fact today there are 24 hotels in the resort. There is also little ski in ski out accommodation available here.

Where to Look For a Chalet

Wengen itself is only accessible by means of a cog railway with visitors leaving their car at Lauterbrunnen in a large undercover car park. There are chalets throughout the resort and there are a number of chalet companies specialising in Wengen, based here.

It is also worthwhile to check out the tourist office who also have a number of chalets on their books. There are also a number of chalet style hotels that are worth checking out here.

 

 

         

 

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CHALETS

Wonderful Mountain Chalet Apartment

Wonderful Mountain Chalet Apartment

Chalet Brunner is ideally situated, just 8 minutes walk from all amenities in a sunny position with views of the Jungfrau from the terrace and of the wonderful Lauterbrunnen Valley from its balconies. It has three spacious bedrooms, two of which h...

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Luxury Ski-in Ski-out chalet by the famous Lauberhorn Race Run

Luxury Ski-in Ski-out chalet by the famous Lauberhorn Race Run

Racers Retreat comprises 16 new luxurious linked chalets. Chalet Alpweg is a large, 140m2 chalet with three bedrooms, two with an en-suite bathroom, an open plan living/ kitchen/dining area, entrance hall with cloakroom, a gallery loft and cellar...

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5 Star luxury typical Swiss wooden chalet, 10 people, wonderful view

5 Star luxury typical Swiss wooden chalet, 10 people, wonderful view

The Chalet Arche has been built in 1976 in the typical wooden Swiss chalet style. It is situated in a very quiet place, 10-12 minutes on foot away from the Wengen railway station. It offers a fantastic view to the mountains of the Jungfrau region ...

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Cosy Chalet, offers you all advantages of a nice holiday flat  for 7 Pers.

Cosy Chalet, offers you all advantages of a nice holiday flat for 7 Pers.

The Chalet Bärnermutz is situated in a nice and calm place in the middle of a lovely garden, approx. 7-10 minutes on foot to the center and to the station of Wengen. In winter the downhill slope to the village passes right in front of the chalet. ...

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Chalet Zielschuss minutes fromSki chairlift,sauna,wifi,terrace breathtaking view

Chalet Zielschuss minutes fromSki chairlift,sauna,wifi,terrace breathtaking view

Chalet Zielschuss is located in peaceful quiet location with Innerwengen quad-chair ski-lift and famous Wengen World Cup-Race around the corner (less than 5 min walk in skiboots). Charming chalet sleeps 8 with 3 bathrooms ,open plan kitchen/living...

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This chalet offers peace, a beautiful view, sauna and all comfort

This chalet offers peace, a beautiful view, sauna and all comfort

The Chalet No. 7 in the Racer`s Retreat has been built on a sunny slope in the area of the Schiltwald. From your balcony and terrace you will enjoy a marvellous view to the mountains and into the Lauterbrunnen valley. From the centre of Wengen (ra...

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4* Ski Heaven Wengen Switzerland

4* Ski Heaven Wengen Switzerland

Chalet Bijouli, is a privately owned terraced chalet situated on a sunny southerly plateau, 12 minutes walk from the centre of Wengen or 2 mins by train from Wengwald station (2 mins walk). The mountain trains (2 up/2 down an hour) run to Wengen ...

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Best views,  HOMELY, CENTRAL LOCATION- sleeps 2-7

Best views, HOMELY, CENTRAL LOCATION- sleeps 2-7

Traditional Swiss chalet in Bernese Oberland Jungfrau region in the popular Alpine resort of Wengen, famous for the Lauberhorn World Cup race and Jungfrau Marathon. Amazing views of Lauterbrunnen valley and Jungfrau Range. Tranquil yet central lo...

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Best views,  HOMELY, CENTRAL LOCATION- sleeps 2-7

Best views, HOMELY, CENTRAL LOCATION- sleeps 2-7

Traditional Swiss chalet in Bernese Oberland Jungfrau region in the popular Alpine resort of Wengen, famous for the Lauberhorn World Cup race and Jungfrau Marathon. Amazing views of Lauterbrunnen valley and Jungfrau Range. Tranquil yet central lo...

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Ski apartments have changed hugely over the years from concrete blocks to more architecturally designed buildings that offer good value for money. In addition modern apartments can now offer great facilities that would rival many hotels, including swimming pools and wellness centres.

There is a good range of accommodation on offer in Wengen from hotels, apartments, chalets and even a youth hostel. It is a resort dominated by hotels though, at the time of writing there are 24 hotels here. One thing you wont find here though is ski in ski out accommodation.

For apartments check with the tourist office who have a good number. Hotel Bernerhof is also worth checking out as it has good apartments within a hotel complex,  if you are in one of the apartments you can also access the hotel facilities.

Are Apartments Really Such a Good Idea?

Apartments can certainly work out cheaper than chalets and hotels. In addition, the facilities can be very good. They can also be a good idea if you are travelling with other families or in a large group.

 

 

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Skiers are often surprised to discover that Wengen, as beautiful as it is, is actually a purpose built resort. Hotels have always dominated the accommodation on offer here and newer ones that have been built are always designed to blend in well with the beauty of the resort.

So you will find a good blend of accommodation here from hotels, apartments, chalet hotels, chalets and even a youth hostel. Most of the hotel accommodation is based above the railway station and is of a high standard. You wont find any ski in ski out accommodation here.

What Type of Hotels Are Here?

There are 24 hotels here to choose from. There are a good range of 4* hotels including Beausite Park which has a good swimming pool. Another 4* to look at is Hotel Regina which also boasts a spa.

If you want to spend less check out Hotel Falken and Hotel Wengernalp. The later is set up the mountain and so offers incredible views, it also has an amazing history having once been  a base camp for climbers!

 

 

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HOTELS

The closest airports to Wengen include Bern,102km, Zurich,144km, Basel, 162km and Geneva, 234 km away. Whilst Bern is the closest airport Zurich and Geneva offer more flights from the UK throughout the day so you may find these airports better to use.Wengen is a car free resort, so bear in mind that the last part of your journey from Lauterbrunnen to Wengen is by train.

Driving to Wengen

Travelling from Zurich will take 1 hour 45 minutes, from Geneva the journey is 2 hours 30 minutes. The journey is fairly straightforward as there are fast motorway connections from Zurich via Luzern and Geneva via Bern. If you decide to drive most of the way it will take you about 7 hours 45 minutes from Paris, 12 hours from London.

Using Trains

Zurich and Geneva airports have rail terminals with direct train connections via Bern to Interlaken Ost and onwards to Lauterbrunnen. Taking the train from Zurich to Wengen takes about 3 hours, but you will need to change trains which, with ski equipment, can be a bit of a pain. From Geneva the entire journey will take about 3 hours 50 minutes.

Alternatively you can always pre book a private taxi. If there are 8 of you it can work out very cost effective. If you are not in a large party then opt for the 'shared service' option whereby you share the journey to the resort with others travelling to Wengen

 

 

 

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Ski Schools in Wengen

Whether you want to have ski lessons or snowboard lessons, most Wengen ski schools offer a wide range of options including half day lessons, private or group lessons. Use GoSki.co.uk to find out more.

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Nearby Resorts

» CHInterlaken (10km)
» CHMürren (16km)
» CHGrindelwald (20km)

Nearby Airports

» CH Bern (0h 41m)
» CH Zurich (1h 36m)
» CH Basel (1h 50m)
» CH Sion (2h 28m)
» CH Geneva (2h 28m)

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