Swiss Jungfrau Ski Region Extends Season To May 1st
Started by J2SkiNews in Ski News 14-Mar-2022
J2SkiNews posted 14-Mar
The Jungfrau ski region which incorporates the skiing in spectacular scenery above the resorts of Grindelwald, Murren and Wengen has announced it is extending its season to May 1st.
It has joined a growing number of ski areas worldwide saying they intend to stay open in to May including Breckenridge and Vail in Colorado, Ischgl in Austria and Niseko in Japan. For some of these it gives skiers and boarders a longer season to get back on the slopes as pandemic restrictions continue to ease.
The detail is that the Eigernordwand Chairlift and ski runs will now stay open to May 1st having had the season there extended. The Grindelwald-Kleine Scheidegg ski area will also stay open longer, until April 24. There are also extended opening times for the Grindelwald-First ski area, now open until April 18 while the Männlichen ski area closes April 18 as planned.
The New Eiger Express lift (pictured top) that connects the resort of Grindelwald with the Eigergletscher (Eiger Glacier) station and Jungfraujoch Top of Europe (Europe's highest railway station) continues running all year round and provides visitors with the chance to ski or sightsee during the spring months.
The decision to keep the Eigernordwand Chairlift running all the way through until Sunday May 1st has been made possible thanks to the new Eiger Express lift providing access to the area.