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Wengen Resort Overview

Wengen village is located at 1,274m with the highest ski lift touching 2,343m. The resort is located amidst the astounding Bernese Oberland and offers access to the extensive Jungfrau ski region, boasting 206km of diverse, skiable terrain.

Charming and traditional, the car-free resort offers a variety of attractive accommodation, ranging from cosy chalets to luxurious hotels. The resort is renowned for its reliable snowfall and typically enjoys a consistent layer of snow at the village level throughout the majority of the ski season, usually stretching from mid-December to mid-April.

Skiing in Wengen

Wengen presents remarkable skiing opportunities for skiers of all abilities. The resort offers two lift pass options; a beginner’s ski pass which allows newcomers to explore gentle slopes accessible by several lifts, and a Jungfrau Region ski pass, which grants access to the 45 lifts and 206km of pistes across Wengen, Grindelwald and Murren.

The resort offers a range of gentle, broad slopes for beginners, including nursery slopes in the heart of the resort. The Figeller and Wengernalp are some of the best runs in the resort for beginners. Intermediate skiers will enjoy the countless runs across the Jungfrau ski area, with our top pick being the long blues down from Kleine Scheidegg.

Wengen also offers some thrilling high-altitude skiing and challenging terrain for advanced skiers, particularly from the top of Lauberhorn, the longest downhill race in the World Cup circuit. If the 206km of pisted terrain doesn’t satisfy you, there is also some exhilarating off-piste skiing to be discovered around the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau.

Is Wengen Family-friendly?

Wengen is an exceptional ski resort for families. The car-free resort has a safe, pedestrianised centre and offers a range of ski-in-ski-out accommodation, with numerous self-catered options available. The resort caters to skiers of all abilities and features plenty of family-friendly amenities, including child-friendly restaurants, outdoor ice rinks and free sledging areas. Wengen also offers family lift pass deals and discounts for children under the age of 16.

Après-Ski Scene in Wengen

Wengen boasts a vibrant centre with a healthy selection of shops, bars, restaurants, and cafes. The après ski scene in Wengen is cosy and family-friendly. The Tanne Bar and Rocks Bar are particularly popular, offering a warm and lively atmosphere.

Dining in Wengen

Wengen is home to a variety of excellent eateries, both on and off the slopes. In the resort, the Da Sina Pizzeria serves delicious Italian cuisine in a cosy setting, whilst Hotel Bernerhof offers a gourmet menu with traditional Swiss dishes. If you fancy lunch with a view, there are several mountain restaurants to choose from, including the Eiger Restaurant at Kleine Scheidegg and the Berghaus Mannlichen.

How to Get to Wengen

The quickest way to get to Wengen from the UK is to fly to Bern Airport, which is a 1h45m transfer from Wengen. Other nearby airports include Zurich Airport (2h30m) and Geneva Airport (3h). If you are travelling by train, Interlaken is the nearest station (45m transfer). If you choose to drive to Wengen, there are parking facilities available in Lauterbrunnen with a connecting train to the resort.

Wengen Insider Tips

  • Grab a drink at the Crystal Bar, located at the Hotel Crystal – it’s a hidden gem with an extensive cocktail list!
  • In Wengen, apart from skiing and walking, electric taxis are the only mode of transport in the resort.
  • Sample the largest wine list in the resort at Hotel Schönegg’s Wine Lounge!
  • Head to the top of Lauberhorn, the highest point in the ski area, and enjoy a meal with a panoramic view at the Lauberhorn Restaurant!


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