- 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 - 09 Dec 2013|
|Last snowed|| 06-Dec-2013|
|Fresh snow||3 cm|
|Lower slopes||20 cm|
|Upper slopes||60 cm|
|Runs to resort||Packed|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||Good skiing on firmly packed runs|
Snow Overview - Switzerland (snow news updated 09-Dec-2013)
A number of Swiss resorts opened over the weekend, either for weekend riding or daily for skiing and snowboarding. This has increased the spread of resorts open for skiing in Switzerland although the conditions are overall similar; the snow cover is very good due to the excellent early season snowfall although it has been sunny over the last week and areas of high traffic are becoming polished. Expect good skiing on firmly packed runs, with the best conditions available on the upper slopes.
Saas Fee (25/275cm) reports the deepest snow base in Switzerland on their upper slopes, although Andermatt (37/200cm) and the Gstaad area (5/240cm) report over two metres of snow high up, while Zermatt (40/190cm) is not that far off two metres.
The skies are forecast to remain bright and sunny all week across Switzerland, with mid-mountain temperatures remaining around freezing.
European Weather Outlook
The sunny weather looks set to continue in Europe with France, Switzerland and Austria all expecting clear skies and dry days throughout next week. Temperatures could also rise to above 5C in some places.
While very little snow is expected to fall anywhere in Europe this week Bulgaria could receive light snow during the middle of the week in preparation for opening day at Bansko next weekend. There is also some much-needed light snow forecast for Oppdal in Norway.