- Half board
The views are stunning from this friendly, family-run hotel,
which offers very comfortable accommodation and is excellent
value for money.
Location Centrally located, just 5 minutes’ walk (500m) to the
Allmendhubel funicular and 8 minutes’ (800m) to the Schilthorn cable-car
for access to the skiing.
Bedrooms 30 Double and twin bedrooms have bath or shower,
hairdryer, safe, telephone, radio and satellite TV. South-facing rooms have
fabulous views over the valley and onto the mountains.
Meals Very good buffet breakfast and 3-4 course evening meal with
choice of main. Weekly ‘Pasta Festival’ and occasional cheese fondue.
Christmas and New Year gala dinners included. V
Facilities Comfortable attractive reception area and lounge with open
fireplace; well-furnished dining room; small café/bar with à la carte menu;
sun terrace; ski storage with boot heating; Wi-Fi (FREE); lift.
• FREE use of resort swimming pool and ice rink
Mürren Resort Info
Mürren is one of the original ski resorts, developed by Brits in the '20s, remaining a favourite nowadays. There isn't a great range of skiing for all abilities, but 2 things draw people back every time. First is the stupendous scenery that provides views into Germany, France and Italy. Second are the black runs down from the Schilthorn and great off-piste at Blumental, which many advanced skiers find worth the journey alone. If you want more varied skiing you can slide across the Lauterbrunnen Valley. This provides access to the Wengen and Grindelwald slopes, which largely please the intermediate audience. This is best done in the week, as queues build up at the weekend. Add a small-but-stunning village, picture-postcard chalets and no cars and you have one of the great Alpine spots.
There isn't much to Mürren in terms of nightlife, but what there is really hots up at the weekend. During the day the non-skier might find themselves with a lack of activities. The mountain restaurants won't be winning many awards any time soon, but the hotel restaurants are more than adequate.
Access to the village is provided by train or gondola, definitely adding to the Alpine ambience. The revolving restaurant, Piz Gloria (at 2970m) is as good a place as any to enjoy the views. If for nothing else you really must try Mürren for the scenery.
More Mürren resort information
Mürren Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 24 Apr 2015|
|Last snowed|| 18-Apr-2015|
|Fresh snow||7 cm|
|Lower slopes||15 cm|
|Upper slopes||200 cm|
|Runs to resort||Closed|
|Off piste snow||Spring snow|
|Comments||Resort open for weekend skiing|
Snow Overview - Switzerland (snow news updated 27-Apr-2015)
Limited skiing remains on offer across Switzerland, although damp weather on Monday 27th April led to some fairly unpleasant skiing conditions. The rain that was falling is expected to fall as snow to increasingly lower levels (around 1,500m) during the night, and 30cm of powder may be possible. Further spells of snow are expected throughout the week, falling to under 2,000m for much of the time.
Skiing still remains on offer in the Engstligenalp area above Adelboden (0/70cm), although the pistes are beginning to become worn. Seven lifts were running at Engelberg (0/350cm) and five were running on the glacier at Les Diablerets (0/280cm), with 10cm of fresh snow reported here on Sunday.
The biggest open ski area in the country remains at Samnaun (10/180cm), which was able to run 38/45 lifts and had 186km of pistes open. With Ischgl’s closing concert fast approaching, it promises to be a great final week of the season for the Silvetta Arena ski area.
Zermatt (0/240cm) was also offering over 100km of ski pistes, served by 21 lifts. It is no longer possible to ski back to resort but the slopes above Schwarzsee remain in good condition as do the connections over the border to Cervinia.
All of our other featured Swiss resorts are now closed for the season.
European Weather Outlook
A return to winter is forecast for the Alps during Monday night as a strong cold front is expected to arrive and lower the snow level to around 1,500m. How quickly the freezing level drops will be key to the amount of skiable fresh snow, but current indications suggest 30cm is possible across the northern Alps. More snow is expected up until Friday, potentially as much as 30cm again, with a snow level remaining mostly below 2,000m. A return to mild, spring-like weather and a freezing level of 3,000m plus is expected for the weekend.
Scandinavia is predicted a changeable week, with some good spells of sunshine expected as well as some snow showers. Some of these may be heavy and Are could pick up as much as 10cm of fresh snow on Thursday.
A return to winter has also been felt across Scotland this week and is forecast to continue over the coming days. Expect some heavy snow showers and perhaps spells of more organised snow during the afternoons and evenings in particular.