Wengen, which shares the Jungfrau pass with Grindelwald and Murren, is most famous for its dramatic downhill course, the 'Lauberhorn'.
Both resorts share the problem of unreliable snow, as the pistes don't go much higher than 2000m. Wengen ski holidays are best suited to intermediates and beginners - the ski schools are excellent. Advanced skiers and boarders don't have too many pistes to try on a Wengen ski holiday, but off-piste is adequate.
Many people chose Wengen for their ski holiday due to the atmosphere. It's sedate, stress- and traffic-free and 'old-school'. The village has some great hotels that provide most of the dining, with some excellent mountain eateries to boot. Nightlife and après ski in Wengen is fairly restrained but non-skiers have plenty to occupy themselves with. The train providing access to the valley below, to Murren, and to Interlaken is a massive draw.
- Traditional village feel
- Amazing scenery
- Great ski school
- Traffic free