Interlaken - Jungfrau Region: Switzerland

Contact Details
Email Resort: Click here
Tour Operator: Jungfrautours
Fact File
Family Friendly Rating: 4/5
Rating: 4 out of 5 - Family friendly, some omissions
Height: 943m - 2971mkm
Piste Coverage: 200km
Runs: 200
Ski Lifts: 44
From Calais: 568m / 914km
Winter Resort: Yes
Summer Resort: No
Snow Report
Last Snowfall: 27/03/2010
Min Snow: 10
Max Snow: 175
Glacier: Yes
No. Runs Open: 31
Weather: sun/cloud
Snow Condition: good
Max Temp: 3°C
Min Temp: -2°C
Typical Prices
6 Day Ski Pass Prices
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Interlaken - Jungfrau Region, Switzerland

The Perfect Base For Your Jungfrau Region Ski Holiday

The Perfect Base For Your Jungfrau Region Ski Holiday Although the Jungfrau Region of Switzerland is made up of a number of resorts, Grindelwald, Murren and Wengen, the ideal winter location to enjoy the daily choice of starting at a different resort is to be located at Interlaken, perhaps better known in the UK as a summer destination. However, Interlaken is very popular in the winter because the town offers the choice of cinema, casino, a wide range of shops and very good communications to any one of the main skiing areas.

Although Grindelwald can be accessed by road, both Wengen and Murren are "traffic-free" and are served by a mountain railway. Indeed, it is the Railways of the Jungfrau Region which provide excellent and modern rail links to all three resorts giving skiers the option to stay down in the valley at Interlaken and a highly recommended hotel is the Metropole.

This hotel has its own swimming pool and wellness centre so where better to relax after a day on the slopes than a sauna and swim, followed by a drink at the elegant bar right outside the pool! You can enjoy your evening meal either on the top floor which commands an excellent view of the Monch, Eiger and Jungfrau mountains, or the splendour of the main restaurant with its wide choice of delicious dishes and great selection of wines.

So whether you are driving yourself by car (10 hours from Calais); taking a flight from the UK; or using the Eurostar to Paris and TGV to Bern, you arrive in Interlaken ideally placed for your skiing holiday within the Jungfrau Region.

Jungfrau Tours is a specialist in rail travel and can easily arrange tickets for your journey from London (or Ashford International) to Interlaken by Eurostar and TGV (see Travel By Train). In addition they can arrange your hotel accommodation as well. jungfrautours / info@jungfrautours.ch .

For those intending to fly to Switzerland using "budget air travel", again Jungfrau Tours can arrange rail transfer tickets from Zurich/Geneva or Basel and get a 50 per cent rail reduction.

Skiers using their own cars Jungfrau Tours can book accommodation at any one of 160 hotels in the Bernese Oberland from chalets and 2* hotels up to 5* deluxe. berneroberland-hotels .

The Jungfrau Region varies in height from 943m up to 2,971m with the towering peaks of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau Mountains attracting good snowfall and giving a winter season from December through to late April. There are 44 modern lift facilities giving access to more than 200km of ski runs and tracks with some downhill runs of 6km to 12km in length.

Wengen is not only where the British have been enjoying winter sports for more than 100 years, it has become international acclaimed for the famous Lauberhorn Race - the longest in the Mens' Downhill race calender - and for the 2006-07 season the race will be staged over the weekend of 12-14 January.

Murren stages the famous "Inferno Race" on the weekend of January 17 - 20 when skiers race from the Schilthorn (made famous in the James Bond film) down to the valley. This is both a testing a gruelling race but a spectacle well worth watching if you are on holiday.

Grindelwald is where Sir Arnold Lunn first started the British on the quest for snowsport winter holidays and although the resort is the only one of the "famous three" to be accessible by car, many holidaymakers prefer to leave their vehicles at Interlaken and take the train to the village. Snow chains must be carried and are sometimes needed after heavy falls of snow.

There is a unique winter experience at Grindelwald for those who "thirst or adventure" in the mountains right at the foot of the Eiger North face. One of the largest Igloo villages in the Alps has been opened there where you can experience an ancient Inuit tradition and spend a night in a cozy igloo surrounded by imposing mountains. The Igloo village has capacity for 30 with three romantic suites, a sauna, igloo-bar and is next to a tobogganing run. So you can make a quick getaway after breakfast!

New for the coming season at Grindelwald will be a "slow speed zone" at the First slopes above the resort. This area has been allocated for easy skiers and families with small children with the piste being cordoned off and reserved for slower skiers.

If you are into tobogganing then you are in for a treat in the Jungfrau Region. Runs extending for 50km and some being floodlit at night offer runs up to 15km in length with a 1,600m altitude difference. For children aged 6 to 15 years there is a 50 per cent discount for the coming winter off their ski passes.

SKI PACKAGES  Mini-Break for maxi ski fun! Bookable from 25.11.06 to end of season The Mini-Break package includes 2 nights accommodation with breakfast, a 2-day ski pass for the Jungfrau Winter Ski Region, ski bus and taxes. The offer is available at selected hotels in the Interlaken holiday region from Sfr 127 / Euro 85 per person in a double room.  Winter Break 7 days winter power Bookable from 23.12.06 to end of season The Winter Week package includes 7 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast, a 6-day ski pass for the Jungfrau Winter Ski Region, ski bus from Interlaken and taxes. The offer is available at selected hotels in the Interlaken holiday region from Sfr 520 / Euro 335 per person in a double room. Accommodation in the Jungfrau Region varies from a simple hostel to a 5-star hotel and tourist offices have all the details and can make your reservations.www.jungfrauwinter.ch

Accommodation options at Interlaken - Jungfrau Region

Below are some of our picks if you are planning a trip here.

Hotel Metropole
Hotel Metropole
The Editor stayed here in December 2006 and was very impressed with the standard of bedroom, cuisine, wine list and the friendly-efficiency of the staff. The Metropole commands excellent views of the three main peaks of the Jungfrau Region - Monch, Eiger and Jungfrau - and is located close to the to...

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