Grindelwald & Wengen Ski Resort are part of the Swiss juggernaut known as the Jungfrau Ski Region that includes Muerren Schilthorn and the resort town of Interlaken all under the one lift pass. The numbers for the region are as staggering as the views from the top of Europe at the iconic adventure platform at Jungfraujoch at 11,332 feet (3454 meters) above sea level.
The Jungfrau Ski Region offers 132 miles (214 km) of groomed slopes, a mind-blowing 7,132 foot (2,174 meters) vertical drop, and a leg-burning longest run of 9 miles (15 kilometres) serviced by 66 lifts.
The train rides and alpine scenery of the Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau, and Lauberhon have to be experienced to be believed and when you combine the great skiing, villages, and winter activities it makes the region one of the best ski areas of Switzerland and the world.
The resorts offer three areas and include open endless red groomers, open powder off-piste, steeps, and beginner-friendly terrain. At Wengen, there is a family-friendly small, relaxed village surrounded by dramatic views if you lock up and down. Although famous for its high-speed World Cup Lauberhorn Downhill course, which is the longest and one of the toughest on the World Cup circuit, its gentle slopes are more suited to beginners and intermediates with one of the best beginner areas in Switzerland.
The famous mountain village of Grindelwald lies at the foot of the Eiger north face and offers a unique Alpine landscape. Helped made famous by James Bond in “Your Majesty’s Secret Service” the area was also featured in Star Wars Episode III: Mountain scenery for the planet Alderaan. The skiing is all that you could ask for out of the village and for thrill seekers you can try the World’s longest sledding run of 9 miles (15 km). Or a ride up to Grindelward-First and experience the 52 miles per hour (84 km) 2,624 feet (800 m) First Flyer where you are suspended by a cable and below you, there is nothing but air where you travel mountain and from First to Schreckfeld in sope places hovering approximately 164 feet (50 m) above the alpine meadows.