- 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 - 17 Dec 2014|
|Last snowed|| 10-Dec-2014|
|Fresh snow||1 cm|
|Upper slopes||28 cm|
|Runs to resort||Closed|
|Off piste snow||Limited|
|Comments||Resort not yet open|
Snow Overview - Switzerland (snow news updated 17-Dec-2014)
Monday 15th dawned mostly cloudy across the Swiss Alps, with some light snowfall in the forecast for this week. Several resorts are now operating daily, although the best conditions are to be found on the upper slopes and in areas covered by snowmaking.
Zermatt (0/78cm) had a huge 247km of pistes prepared to start the new week and excellent on piste conditions have been reported by our Ski Club leader currently in the resort.
Elsewhere the best conditions remain on the upper slopes, especially as temperatures have warmed slightly over the weekend. Saas Fee (9/210cm) was offering good skiing up on the Allalin glacier and it was also possible to ski back to the resort.
Grimentz-Zinal (0/40cm) is now open daily and was running 15 lifts, accessing some decent piste conditions at altitude. Similarly, Arosa-Lenzerheide (9/30cm) had 10 lifts open over the weekend and will continue to operate throughout the week.
Some light snow is forecast to fall across Switzerland on Monday night. The latest predictions unfortunately are suggesting that freezing levels will rise on Wednesday and Thursday, bringing some rain to slopes below 2,500m.
European Weather Outlook
After a fairly cloudy day on Monday across Europe, the forecast is indicating that the clouds will thicken and there is a significant chance of fresh snow to all of our featured countries on Wednesday. Switzerland looks as though it will benefit the most with up to 12cm being predicted, where as the likes of France, Italy and Austria should see an average fall of around 5cm. The freezing level may rise above 2000m later in the week which could see light rain but the slopes at high altitude shouldn’t be affected.
Bulgaria had a fairly clear day on Monday and this is expected to continue until midweek then more clouds should move in but this could bring more fresh snow.
Norway / Sweden have differing forecasts to each other in that Norway is expecting quite a cloudy week with scattered snow showers being predicted throughout the week. Sweden on the other hand looks as though it will be brighter with a few cloudy spells.