- Half board
The Silberhorn offers a good standard of accommodation, and with its excellent location and
spa facilities, is a popular choice with our guests.
Location Situated right in the centre of Wengen
and opposite the little mountain railway up to the
ski area and just one minute’s walk (100m) to the
Bedrooms 70 Twins and singles have bath or
shower, cable TV, telephone, safe, radio, hairdryer,
tea/coffee-making facilities and minibar. North-facing
twins have village views, whilst south-facing rooms
enjoy views towards the Jungfrau and also have
Meals Hot and cold buffet breakfast with eggs and
bacon and 5 course evening meal with choice of main
course (always a vegetarian option). Dinner may
occasionally be a buffet. Weekly and Christmas/New
Year gala dinners included. V
Facilities Wellness area, which has fantastic views
of the mountains, has steambath, bio-sauna, kneipp
and indoor and outdoor whirlpools (FREE). Under
14yrs must be accompanied by an adult when using
the spa facilities. Massage treatments (pay locally);
lounge and cosy bar with open fire; attractive
dining room, à la carte restaurant; boutiques and
hairdresser; sound-proofed bar with music; Wi-Fi
and public PC with internet access (FREE); lift.
Wengen Resort Info
Wengen, which shares the Jungfrau pass with Grindelwald and Murren, is most famous for its dramatic downhill course, the 'Lauberhorn'. It's also known as one of those classic Swiss ski resorts that is relaxed and has stunning scenery. Don't come here solely to bash as many pistes as possible. Wengen is traffic free and only accessible only by train from Lauterbrunnen. Many skiers will then take the train on up to Kleine Scheidegg, so a good knowledge of the timetable is vital to avoid queues although the newly renovated cable-car to Mannlichen provides a quicker alternative into the main area. As with Grindelwald, the views of the Eiger and the surrounding mountains are awesome. Both resorts share the problem of unreliable snow, as the pistes don't go much higher than 2000m. The skiing is very good for intermediates and beginners and the ski schools are excellent. Advanced skiers and boarders don't have too many pistes to try, but off-piste is adequate.
Many people go to Wengen simply for the atmosphere. It's sedate, stress- and traffic-free and 'old-school'. The village has excellent hotels that provide most of the dining, with some superb mountain eateries to boot. Nightlife is fairly restrained but non-skiers have plenty to occupy themselves with. In particular there is the option of the train, providing access to the valley below, to Murren, and to Interlaken. When the weather is fine, many people are happy just to sit out, enjoy the scenery and soak up the ambience of the place. It isn't just skiing in Wengen, you know.
More Wengen resort information
Wengen Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 06 Dec 2013|
|Last snowed|| 06-Dec-2013|
|Fresh snow||3 cm|
|Lower slopes||20 cm|
|Upper slopes||60 cm|
|Runs to resort||Closed|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||Resort open for weekend skiing|
Snow Overview - Switzerland (snow news updated 06-Dec-2013)
Many Swiss resorts are already open for skiing and snowboarding with excellent riding on packed snow cover under sunny skies this week. The temperature had dropped by the end of this week, providing firmly packed snow on the groomed runs, and the temperature is forecast to remain low over the weekend before climbing again next week. The greatest snow depth in Switzerland is reported on the higher slopes at Saas Fee (25/275cm), where there is more than 2.5 metres of snow on the slopes.
There is further good news for fans of skiing in Switzerland as more resorts will open this weekend.
Crans Montana (10/50cm) will open for snowsports on Friday 6th December.
Champery (10/50CM), on the Swiss side of the Portes du Soleil ski area, Nendaz (10/90cm) and Lenk (15/50cm) will open for the season this Saturday 7th December.
The Jungfrau area, including Grindelwald (25/71cm), Murren (25/65cm) and Wengen (20/60cm), will be open for weekend skiing 7/8th December.
Les Mosses (10/20cm) is already open for snowsports although with only one piste available. Leysin (10/20cm) will open for snowsports this weekend, on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December.
European Weather Outlook
The weather over the weekend and into next weekend is forecast to remain sunny for the majority of European skiing destinations. The good news is that mid-mountain temperatures should remain around freezing over the weekend, although it is set to get mild again next week.
Strong winds have affected the Scottish resorts this week, with some damage reported at Nevis Range. Some fresh snow could land over the weekend.
Fresh snow has already been reported in Norway and Sweden too, and more snow could land over the weekend.