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Switzerland - Wengen

Overall Rating: 5
Switzerland - Wengen
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Accomodation 3.00 Town 4.00 Local facilities 4.00 (i.e. restaurants, hire shops) Slope conditions 5.00 Lift system 5.00 Skiing / Snowboarding experience 5.00 Apres-ski 3.00

Lifts

Drag: 13
Chair: 20
Gondola: 2
Cable Car: 4

Resort Facts

Ski Area: 213km

Base Altitude: 1274m
Summit Altitude: 2320m

Nearest Airports: Zurich (148km), Geneva (227km)

Connected Resorts: Grindelwald, Murren

Resort Website: www.wengen.ch

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Matt_skier
9 Reviews
" The best groomed pistes I have ever seen " Switzerland - Wengen 5 Review date: 08/09/2014 Date of trip: March - 2011 I did a week in Wengen fairly late on in the seaso...
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Accomodation 3 Town 4 Local facilities 4 (i.e. Restaurants, hire shops) Slope conditions 5 Lift system 5 Skiing / boarding experience 5 Apres ski 3
I did a week in Wengen fairly late on in the season, but the snowfall had been good so there was some great early spring skiing to be had. In fact the pistes seemed groomed to perfection, including the legendary Lauberhorn downhill which I skied several times throughout the week. If you take a trip to Wengen then that piste is a must!

The Wengen ski area is in theory connected with Murren and Grindelwald, although the three resorts are fairly far apart. Murren is not connected by a lift, you either have to take the bus from Lauterbrunnen (bottom of the funicular) to Stechelberg, or a cable car and then train. Therefore it is the best bet to take a day to specifically head over to Murren.

Grindelwald Grund can be skied to from the Wengen side via the long 22 blue (which anyone can ski), but when you reach the bottom there is a short bus ride to the main centre of Grindelwald where you take the Gondola up.

As for the skiing most runs are suited for the intermediate, the majority of which are red, and the slopes are very well maintained.

Wengen town (which is pedestrianised) offers the traditional and charming feel of a well known Swiss resort. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from, although nightlife is limited. Most people seemed to stay within their hotel complexes in the evening, as the streets seemed very quiet after 8pm (so well suited for families).

If I had to name a negative it would be the amount of travelling around you seem to do - mountain trains, bus rides and long cable car rides means that you have to plan where you are going for the day in advance.
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