Wengen ski holidays
Established in 1889 the Swiss ski resort Wengen lies at 1274 metres altitude in the Bernese Oberland region of the Swiss Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2320m the area is not snow sure. Over 150 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 50km of trails, which equates to around 50 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Wengen is Bern / Berne at a distance of 70km or approximately ? minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.
Alpine Downhill Runs
0 runs 0km
8 runs 22km
17 runs 66km
7 runs 7km
Skiing in Wengen
47 pistes and trails means approximately 110km of runs. 19 Wengen lifts have capacity to transport 22700 per hour. The longest run in the Swiss ski resort is over 12km.
The mountain has 0% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 17% intermediate, 36% advanced slopes and 14% for experts - the most difficult piste is the 4.5km Lauberhorn run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. There is no night skiing.
Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Snowboarding in Wengen
Of the 19 ski lifts, 5 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Wengen is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 0 terrain parks and 0 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 0 metres), 0 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.
Rating for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Wengen Apres Ski
Off-Slope activities include:
6 apres ski bars 18 restaurants 0 bowling 2 night club 1 cinema 2 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 2 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 5 saunas 2 hot tubs 4 solariums 5 masseurs 1 indoor ice skating 2 outdoor ice skating 1 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 1 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 50 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 0 museum 1 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Curling, Helicopter Flights, Flying, Ski Bob, Trip to Europe's Highest Rail Station.
Rating for apres ski gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
"Wengen" by any other name
The Swiss resort is also known as Wengen Kleine Scheidegg, Männlichen, Lauberhorn and has common misspellings:
The direction which the various Wengen slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Wengen has slopes facing N S E W.
Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Wengen reviews, 3.8 star rating and information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.