Wengen is a ski resort for those who want to have a relaxed vacation and admire the old style charm of this traditional Swiss village. The people of Wengen match their village: both are sunny and inviting, and welcome visitors. Cradled in the midst of the magnificent the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau mountains, in the Lauterbrunnen Valley of central Switzerland, Wengen is one of the world’s most beautiful ski vacation resorts.
There are plenty of ski runs of all levels here and the views of the Eiger and surrounding mountains are simply awesome. Almost half the runs of this picturesque ski resort are for intermediates, while the rest cater to beginners and expert skiers. Advanced skiers and boarders may not have very many trails to challenge them but the off-piste is enjoyable. Wengen is linked to the rest of the Jungfrau skiing region but offers 98 km of its own trails. The region boasts of 213 km off piste the longest run being of sixteen km, challenging for even seasoned long-distance skiers.
Wengen is also the location for the renowned Lauberhorn World Cup downhill course – the longest and one of the most beautiful. More than the exhilarating skiing it has to offer, Wengen is famed for its stunning scenery, stress free ambience and crisp fresh air. It is a traffic free ski resort that can only be accessed by train from Lauterbrunnen. The newly renovated cable-car to Mannlichen provides a quick alternative into the main area.
Wengen offers excellent food, both international and traditional Swiss cuisine at its elegant hotels and lovely mountain eateries. The evenings are tranquil and revelers have the option of hitting the hotspots of Murren and Interlaken in the valley below by taking a train. Most visitors however prefer to just sit out in the open, soaking up the ambience and enjoying the views rather than staying inside a crowded club. Cultural performances of folk dance and music are also very popular. Wengen has plenty of other outdoor winter sports activities such as natural ice-skating, mountaineering, snowshoeing, paragliding and tobogganing. This ski vacation resort is perfect for families as it has nursery facilities, a ski kindergarten and a children’s ski school.