Ski holidays in Wengen

Charm and tradition at the heart of the famous Jungfrau Ski Region

The idyllic village of Wengen lies high up on a sunny, sheltered terrace with spectacular views, dominated by that magnificent trio of peaks – the Eiger (Ogre), Mönch (Monk) and Jungfrau (Maiden) – which provide a magnificent backdrop to Mürren and Wengen, and in part to Grindelwald, all of which enjoy genuinely superb in-your-face scenery. You will arrive in this charming, friendly village by mountain railway as it has reduced traffic (some electric vehicles are present). The local area pass covers Wengen and Grindelwald, whilst the Jungfrau whole area pass also covers Mürren, on the other side of the Lauterbrunnen Valley.  Take the cable-car from Wengen village centre, which links to Grindelwald’s ski area or take the mountain railway to the Kleine Scheidegg where both ski areas meet. Skiers of all grades will delight in the expanse of pistes and beautiful scenery. The Eigergletscher station and Eigernordwand 6-persons chair lift give access to black and red slopes, including the black, runs “oh God” and “Black Rock” or the red “Punchbowl”. Non-skiers can take advantage of the excellent winter walking with a non-skiers’ lift pass.

Added value

50% off ski/snowboard hire or carriage when you pre-book your lift pass (must be booked 6 weeks before departure)

Free child helmet when booking skis and boots

Free Child lift passes under 6 yrs

  • from£1598pp
  • 54 rooms
Hotel Silberhorn Wengen, Winter Exterior

Located in the heart of the village, just opposite the mountain railway station, the Silberhorn is an ideal base to access the region’s ski area.

  • from£1208pp
  • 76 rooms
Hotel Sunstar Wengen Switzerland - Exterior and cable car

Managed by the welcoming Kienzler family, the Sunstar is a popular hotel with good facilities and enjoys a fantastic location, just opposite the lift and nursery slopes. With good facilities and friendly atmosphere, guests here can look forward to an enjoyable stay.

  • from£1738pp
  • 42 rooms

The Beausite Park Hotel and Jungfrau Spa offers high standards of both service and cuisine. Its charming atmosphere, ideal setting and scenic views are a source of great feedback from our guests.  

  • from£958pp
  • 39 rooms
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Guests return year after year to this charming family-run hotel, which is popular for its relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and its excellent cuisine. Set on its own terrace, the hotel enjoys wonderful views of the Lauterbrunnen Valley. 

  • from£1258pp
  • 20 rooms

This small boutique hotel is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World and a favourite of those looking for modern and comfortable accommodation with a relaxed atmosphere and excellent cuisine.

  • from£904pp
  • 40 rooms
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A cosy family fun historical Hotel, located in the heart of the Swiss alps. Doorstep skiing with great scenic views of the mountains and village.

Ski and Snowboard Information
Skiing levels
Cross country

Beginners skiing in Wengen

An excellent ski school, convenient village nursery slopes and the Beginners’ park at Kleine Scheidegg make Wengen the ideal base for youngsters and beginners.

Intermediates skiing in Wengen

The Jungfrau region is perfect for intermediates with the Kleine Scheidegg/Männlichen area alone offering a large selection of satisfying reds runs - especially popular are the slopes around Wixi and Fallboden.

Advanced skiing in Wengen

Confident skiers should head for the Eigergletscher or the difficult descents of the Lauberhorn chairlift, including the famous Lauberhorn race run, which is not to be missed.

Snowboarding in Wengen

Best is finding the natural jumps on the wide Männlichen run, or head to the snowpark in neighbouring Grindelwald.

Mountain facts
Area 214 km
Resort Altitude 1274m
Ski Alt. From 1034m
Ski Alt. To 2971m
Longest run 4 Km
Lifts Chairlifts 20, Cable car 4, Draglifts 10, Gondolas 2, Rack Railway 4
Lift Times

08.30 - 16.30

Lift Ski LockersNo
Whole Area Pass Lifts40
Night Skiing IncludedNo
Snow Cannon Coverage50%
Cross Country Trails

23km (local area), 100km (whole ) off well-marked trails. Non-skiers walking pass available to pre-book.

Off-piste OptionsYes
Slope DirectionE, S, W
Snowpark Info

2 snowparks (Mürren & Grindelwald)

Things To Do
  • A full programme of après-ski events
  • Curling, sledging & ice skating
  • Snowshoe-trekking paths
  • Excursion to the UNESCO heritage site of the Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’ and Aletsch Glacier
  • Scenic sightseeing helicopter flight tours of Jungfrau massif as well as heli-skiing
  • ‘Lauberhorn’ downhill race takes place 17-19 Jan
  • "Hori" sledge race Grosse Scheidegg - Schwarzwaldalp 20 Feb
  • Poolrace 21 Mar
  • SnowpenAir on the Kleine Scheidegg - the highest open-air concert in the snow (2,061m) 06 Apr
  • A good choice of mountain restaurants serving traditional Swiss specialities
  • Ski and non-ski kindergarten from 18 months - 8yrs available locally. Booking in advance recommended
Ski Extras

Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

Save up to £102 per person

Pre-book your lift pass with us and we’ll give you 50% off equipment hire or carriage. See our Ski Bundle page for details. 

Lift Passes Days Senior
Whole Area Pass 6 £289 £321 £245 £153
Non-Skier Pass 6 £206 £206 £206 £103

Jungfrau Area Pass covers Wengen, Grindelwald, Mürren and Schilthorn area. Non-skiers pass covers consecutive days rail travel within the Jungfrau region (supplements apply for Jungfraujoch, approx. Sfr60, and Schilthorn, approx. Sfr40 return). Children under 6 go free on lifts if accompanied by a parent, but require a ‘piccolo pass’ if in ski school (approx. Sfr25 for 6 days - pay locally).

Equipment (6 days) Description Red Black
Adult Skis £132 £173
Ski Boots £70 £86
Snowboard & Boots £202 £259
Youth (13-15yrs) Skis & Boots £104 -
Snowboard & Boots £104 -
Child (3-12yrs) Skis & Boots £65 -
Snowboard & Boots £65 -
Helmet £20 -

Please see here for a description of hire categories.

Tuition Days Times Adult Child†
Ski 5 9:45am-12:45pm £226 £226
Ski 6 9:45am-12:45pm £243 £243
Snowboard 6 9:45am-12:45pm £243 £243

Ski group tuition run from Sunday to Friday, if you've skied before you can join any day of the week, group size is between 4-10. †Child snowboard 8-12. Beginners group lessons start on Sunday or Monday only. 

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.

Useful Information
Information about Wengen
Resort Code CHWG
Time difference GMT+1
Currency CHF
Latitude 46.605190
Longitude 7.921600
Travel and Transportation

Flights depart Saturdays & Sundays

To Zurich*

From Gatwick*

Transfer 3hrs 30mins by Rail. Change of 3 trains is required on a way to/from the resort.

To Geneva*

From Gatwick
Isle of Man

Transfer 3hrs 30 mins by Coach (Sat only) or Rail. Change of 3 trains is required on a way to/from the resort.

*Transfer by Swiss rail, supplement applies.

Rail from UK and Self drive available.

Car hire available: No

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

Good to know

  • High altitude skiing & guaranteed snow
  • Home of the Lauberhorn race
  • Traditional village with reduced traffic 
  • Transfer by coach or rail from Geneva on Saturday and rail other days
  • Transfer by rail from Zurich 
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