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Wengen Ski Resort Guide

Wengen, Switzerland

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length70 miles
Highest Lift7,612ft
Resort Height4,101ft
 Nearest AirportsBerne and Zurich
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The ski area of Wengen is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 4,101ft, with 70 miles of marked runs.


Wengen is part of the Jungfrau Region ski area with access to 367 miles of downhill skiing, with 131 marked pistes, served by a total of 66 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Wengen itself (70 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Jungfrau Region ski resorts of Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen and Mürren.

With ski lifts as high as 7,612ft, snow cover is generally reliable.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Wengen is highly rated by Snowboarders and there is a Snow Park in Wengen.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Wengen is 7 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Lauberhorn'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Wengen?

The next notable snow forecast is 2in, expected on 24 May.

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Snow Forecast by day for Wengen

Ski Area Stats

Wengen Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 7 14 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
1741 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 8 14 miles
Total Length
70 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
11 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Jungfrau Region Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Number of runs
Total Length
367 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Wengen Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift7,612ft
Lowest Trail4,167ft
Resort Altitude (Wengen)4,101ft
Max Vertical3,510ft

Ski Slope Aspects

N, E, S, W

Wengen has ski slopes facing north, south, as well as east and west, offering both sunny and sheltered skiing.

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Wengen
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Rental in Wengen

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Ski Lessons in Wengen

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To choose a Ski School, and book Group Ski Lessons or a Private Instructor, see Wengen Ski Schools and Wengen Ski Instructors.

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Location and Map

Where is Wengen?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Lauterbrunnen, Interlaken-Oberhasli.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Wengen is Berne, 70 minutes drive away.

Zurich, Basel, Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Geneva, Lugano, Sion, St. Gallen-Altenrhein and Annecy airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 19 ski lifts are able to uplift 20,200 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 31 miles of ski runs, with 150 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Wengen open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is late November, and usual closing is Mid April .

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Trail Map

Wengen Trail Map

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