May 31, 2012551 Posts
There are two pieces of good news for skiers from the famous and spectacularly-scenic Swiss Jungfrau region next winter.
Firstly, the area above Interlaken, home to the resorts of Grindelwald, Wengen, Lauterbrunnen and Murren, has announced it will be holding prices at last season's levels.
Secondly Wengen will be upgrading its old Wixi double chairlift to a six-seater chairlift with pull down weather-protection hoods in a fetching yellow colour. Uplift capacity on the route will increase from 1200 to 1800 people per hour which is good news as the lift is reported to be one of the most popular in the entire Jungfrau region, providing access to some of the most popular sunny, south facing but still snow sure pistes. Indeed when the decision to build the new lift was made in 2009/10 it was the only lift in the entire region that had seen an increase in passenger traffic (by 20%) in the whole Jungfrau pass area.
As well as the new lift a new bridge over the Wengernalp Railway line is being built to handle the growing skier and boarder traffic. The new bridge will be will be replaced by a new 20-metres wide and 35-metres long when complete.
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