Wengen

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Resort Features
Country: 
Switzerland
Altitude: 
1,275m
km of Piste: 
213km
Range: 
945m-2970m
Beginner Rating: 
Intermediate Rating: 
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Total Runs: 
161
Black Runs: 
18
Red Runs: 
49
Blue Runs: 
33
Advanced Rating: 
3

There are nursery slopes in Wengen and just above Grindelwald, including the new blue piste at Oberjoch, a 'slow speed zone' (Grindelwald). Quick progress will be made with lessons from the excellent English speaking Ski Schools.

Intermediates
The full area Jungfrau Top Ski Region ski pass covers 213kms of pistes, providing almost unlimited scope for intermediates on a range of relaxing runs or more testing routes down the Kleine Scheidegg mountain. Highlights include the 8km run from Oberjoch down to Grindelwald and the powder slopes from the Eigergletscher to Wengernalp.

Advanced
Experts can try the famous Lauberhorn World Cup downhill piste, or the fearsome Black Rock run which starts at the base of the Eiger. If you can cope with any more then there is the famous black, almost vertical 'Kanonenrohr' in Mürren.

Snowboarding
There are two half-pipes in the region, a jumpers corner in Wengen, a terrrain park at Schreckfeld and excellent runs for beginners.
Look out for the 78th Lauberhorn ski race in January 2008.

Family
This is an attractive and reassuring village for families. Please call for details on childcare in the resort.

Après Ski
A good variety to suit all tastes from quiet and informal cafés to lively bars.