Wengen: 1,274m (4,180ft)
Geneva: 3hr 15mins, there is a coach to Lauterbrunnen and then a train.
small beer £1.80 bottle of house wine £7.50 cup of tea/coffee £1.50-2.00
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high altitude skiing
So what's it like?
A winter wonderland for skiers and non-skiers alike
Set amidst the spectacular scenery, Wengen is steeped in skiing history and was one of the first places to welcome the first English skiers. The pretty virtually traffic-free Wengen is accessed by a quaint mountain railway and has a unique village atmosphere with its chalet styled shops, bars, and restaurants. Wengen and the neighbouring resort of Grindelwald offer over 158kms of well marked pistes that cater for a range of abilities, the area is especially suited for intermediate skiers. For a surcharge on the lift pass, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Jungfraujoch the land of eternal snow, and the highest train station in Europe is a popular excursion.
60CHF hotel credit
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There are nursery slopes in Wengen and there is an excellent English speaking Swiss ski school. Once those basic skills have been honed, beginners can move onto the Klien Scheidegg.
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.
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.
A good variety to suit all tastes from quiet and informal cafés to lively bars. Recommended is Sina's Bar with live music, Tanne, the Crystal bar or Rocks bar.
· Sports centre with pool · Curling · Ice skating · Bowling · Snowshoeing · Paragliding · Guided walks · Tobogganing (50 kms)
Wengen has a variety of restaurants to choose from. Pizzas from approx. SFr18 · Fondue from approx. SFr25 · Try the Da Sina or the Lauberhorn Treff .
· Flood-lit ski and snowboard exhibitions · Cinema · Shopping · Train to the Jungfraujoch at 3454m · Piz Gloria revolving restaurant on the Schilthorn above Mürren · English church
From Geneva airportOne-way (arrival) from £193 pp. Return from £366 pp.
The pretty village of Wengen is a superb family resort with excellent facilities to care for children during the day. In Wengen, the Playhouse is an English speaking kindergarten taking children from 18 months to 7 years and is held at the Sport Pavilion. Its hours are 0900-1700 from Sunday to Friday and children can be dropped off at anytime. Its costs approx. 15 SFr for 1 hour and lunch costs 10 SFr, taken at the Sunstar Hotel (to be booked locally and price may vary). Grindewald has an English speaking kindergarten at the Bodmi nursery slope and at the top of the Mannlichen and First areas. Opening times are 0930-1600 Monday to Friday for children aged 3 to 7 years. Full day care is approx SFr 50 per day.