There are some highly impressive, not to mention imposing, mountains in the Jungfrau Region; Mönch, the Eiger and the Jungfrau itself. This all combines to create a very attractive area to experience some thrilling downhill action and the wide range of runs ensures that skiers have a huge range of skiing options open to them.
With pistes totalling over 200km, 100km of walking trails and 50km of exciting sledge runs, there is also a whole range of new events and features this coming season which adds even more to this areas charm and appeal.
The season is set to begin in the Jungfrau Region on 7th December in the Kleine Scheidegg area with the remaining areas opening on 14th December.
Kleine Scheidegg: 7th December 2013 to 21st April 2014
Grindelwald-First: 14th December 2013 to 30th March 2014
Männlichen: 14th December 2013 to 6th April 2014
Mürren-Schilthorn 14th December 2013 to 21st April 2014
Depending on snow, some areas may open on weekends from 16th November 2013.
Webcams have long been a source of excitement before a ski holiday with daily checking of conditions via these cameras part of a routine for many holidaymakers from December before heading out to the slopes. This year sees the installation of three new HD cameras in the Jungfrau Region to view the weather and snow conditions in all their glory. The new cameras are situated in Kleine Scheidegg-Lauberhorn, Grindelwald-First and Männlichen. Visit www.jungfrau.ch/webcams to see the latest weather and conditions.
Social skiing online
That end of the day conversation in the chalet about who went where, who went fastest and who did the hardest run is about to get a whole lot more competitive in Jungfrau this winter. The Jungfrau Winnercard has been updated for 2013/14 to bring the skipass from the jacket pocket to the Jungfrau website, allowing skiiers to create a personal diary charting experiences and videos to share with as few or as many as you would like.
The website also offers regular competitions alongside the chance to earn badges for accomplishments on the slopes such as distance skied or metres descended. Another great new feature is the Jungfrau Winnercard ski movies; simply touch your ski pass on the sensors in the Kleine-Scheidegg Männlichenor Mürren-Schilthorn ski areas and the journey down is tracked by cameras before being uploaded to your Jungfrau Winnercard online profile.
Action-packed events calendar
As usual in the Jungfrau Region, there will be a number of events through the season certainly worth showing up for. Alpine ski races are, of course, at the centre of things in Wengen and this year is the 84th World Cup Race on the Lauberhorn, one of the classics (17th to 19th January). The following week it is time for Grindelwald to take centre stage with the 32nd World Snow Festival, a celebration of ice art on the natural ice rink (20th to 25th January). High octane freeskiing arrives later in the season with the Whitestyle Open (7th to 9th March) which will see top skiers compete for CHF 10,000 (approx.. £7,000), plus skiers in the resort on holiday can trial the latest skis.
Jungfrau announces Deep Purple headliner
The Jungfrau region has announced rock legends Deep Purple as the headline act of SnowpenAir, Switzerland’s biggest winter music event. Due to be held on 5th and 6th April 2014, this event in Kleine Scheidegg can only be reached by a journey up the beautiful mountain railway. Tickets cost 110 CHF and the combi-ticket includes the return train ride from Interlaken Ost to Kleine Scheidegg (2nd class). For more details and to purchase tickets visit www.jungfrau.ch/snowpenair
Deals for this season
Children ski for free on Saturdays, with two children skiing for free for every adult ski pass bought. If ski hire is purchased from Intersport Rent-Network then the children also get ski hire for free.
Buy a Jungfrau Sportpass (2-10 days) more than 21 days in advance of arriving in the resort and receive a 20% discount off the price. Discounts are automatically applied on the website. A 6 day pass is usually CHF 323 (approx.. £225), lowering to CHF 258.40 (approx.. £180) when the discount is applied.
Early and late season short stays include a ‘2 for 1’ offer when an adult books a package. The 2 night packages with breakfast included and a 3 day Jungfrau Sportpass are available from 7th to 20th December 2013, 4th to 24th January 2014 and 8th March 2014 up to the end of the season. More information is available at www.jungfrau.ch/2for1
For more information about snow holidays in the Jungfrau region
please visit www.jungfrau.ch .
The Jungfrau Region is found in the heart of the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland. Nestled at the foot of the mighty Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau massif, the region offers a unique and diverse array of natural attractions within a compact area. These include Lakes Thun and Brienz, a high-Alpine glacier world, quietly flowing rivers, thundering waterfalls and a variety of accommodation options from simple hostels to luxury hotels. Jungfrau Railways travel to the unique natural wonders in the UNESCO World Heritage of the Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch as well as uniting seven spectacular mountain transport systems under one management. Nature lovers and railway and aerial cableway fans are guaranteed to be in their element in the Jungfrau Region. www.jungfrau.ch
The Jungfrau Railway network includes:
– Interlaken Ost – Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald
– Grindelwald – Kleine Scheidegg – Lauterbrunnen
– The highlight: a day excursion Kleine Scheidegg – Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe
– Wilderswil – Schynige Platte (from 1 June 2013)
– Grindelwald – First (from 4 May 2013)
– Interlaken Ost – Harder Kulm (from 20 April 2013)
– Lauterbrunnen – Grütschalp – Winteregg – Mürren