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