The Kleine Scheidegg Männlichen ski region, also called Wengen Ski Region, in Switzerland’s spectacular Jungfrau, has over 110 kilometers of prepared slopes. The car-free town of Wengen is reached by train from Lauterbrunnen. Or from Grindelwald side, a long gondola accesses this terrain at Wengen, with several quads and six passenger chairs with bubble covers that serve this extensive terrain.
Located directly under the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau, this section of the Jungfrau ski region is super scenic as you ski in the shadows of the famous Eiger’s North Face, looking across the Lauterbrunnen valley at the Schilthorn, with the Monch and Jungfrau towering above you.
Fun attractions on Wengen’s slopes beside the 60 miles of prepared trails, include Speed Checks, snow parks, and beautiful Swiss chalets for lunch and drinks. The Eiger Glacier restaurant is a great find, tucked behind the Jungfraujoch train station with amazing views of the glacial ice, plus homemade pastries and chocolates at 7,612’.
Kleine Scheidegg-Männlichen has mega off-piste adventure too – powder fields and sweet lines, like the White Hare in the shadow of the Eiger’s North Face. We can’t begin to describe the vast terrain here, you have to ski it to believe it and hire a guide to explore beyond the prepared pistes and escape from the crowds.
The world-famous Lauberhorn World Cup Downhill -hosted in Wengen -is the longest in the world descending 2.6 miles (4.2 kilometers) all the way to Wengen, racers reach the fastest speeds of any Downhill in front of 10,000 fans at this annual January World Cup classic.
You can ski the Lauberhorn Downhill from the Start Bar, through electronic timed starting gates, and carve the steep Slalom course further down. Expect the Downhill race course to take longer than the World Cup racers’ time of two and a half minutes to descend this long twisting, thigh burning descent down to the World Cup stadium and Finish Line where you can have your photo taken with World Cup winners (a cut out of Bode Miller) and compare your time with the score boards.
Wengen is a beautiful Swiss ski village at the base. This pretty car-free Swiss alpine town is ideal for lodging during your Jungfrau ski holiday. At 4,180’ reached only by train, the views of the Alps and the Lautebrunnen waterfalls are grand, Wengen has the best Jungfrau ski lodging, excellent four star hotels accommodating skiers, in walking distance to the train station, fun shops, an ice rink and après ski.
Grindelwald, Wengen and Mürren are known world-wide for exceptional snow, super scenic ski trails, off-piste terrain, and delightful chalets, hotels and restaurants for après ski in the ski villages. A ski visit to the Jungfrau ski region in Switzerland will make your top ten ski trips ever for scenery, terrain and lodging. You can combine a trip here with a visit to nearby Haslital and Engelberg Titlis as well.
Jungfrau Stats: 9,744′ highest summit at Schilthorn, 6,888′ vertical, 44 lifts connecting four Swiss towns with gondolas, cable cars and trains, 224 kilometers of trails. The other two ski areas of the Jungfrau are The Wengen’s Kleine Scheidegg-Männlichen – the largest, and Grindelwald-First which is the most family friendly terrain.
Traveling to The Jungfrau: Fly into Zurich, take the Train to Lauterbrunnen, then Grindelwald, Wengen or Műrren, about 2 hours.