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Lauterbrunnen - Ski Area Guide

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Ski Resort in Jungfrau Region, Swiss Alps - 213km132 miles of Piste (800m2,625ft to 2,971m9,747ft). Rated: 2/5 (from 6 ratings)

Located on the valley floor between Murren and Wengen this is the ideal resort for those wanting real choice with their Jungfrau Region Pass, especially as it includes Interlaken further down the valley.

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Who is Lauterbrunnen good for?

Ratings for Lauterbrunnen
Intermediate Skiers

Lauterbrunnen Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Lauterbrunnen
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
2246km29 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
3598km61 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
2369km43 miles
Number of runs
Total Length
213km132 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
55km34 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Jungfrau Region Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Jungfrau Region
Number of runs
Total Length
591km367 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Lauterbrunnen Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Lauterbrunnen
Max Vertical2,171m7,123ft
Highest Lift2,971m9,747ft
Lowest Piste800m2,625ft
Resort Altitude (Lauterbrunnen)800m2,625ft
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Lauterbrunnen Summary

The Swiss Ski Resort of Lauterbrunnen is part of the Jungfrau Region ski area with access to 591km367 miles of downhill skiing, with 131 individual pistes, served by 66 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Lauterbrunnen itself (213km132 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, Mürren and Wengen.

With ski lifts as high as 2,971m9,747ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

There are three Airports within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Lauterbrunnen are perfectly feasible. Berne Airport is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Skiing in Lauterbrunnen

In an average winter adequate snow down to Lauterbrunnen only happens in January and February, when skiers can make one of the world's biggest vertical descents down the route of the Inferno race, over 2,200 metres from the Schilthorn, the famous revolving restaurant above Murren which featured in the James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service (and indeed was only completed thanks to cash from the film company). There are no ski lifts in the valley itself so each morning guests normally decide whether to go up to the Wengen/Grindelwald side, or the Murren side, or indeed take the day off and head down to Interlaken - all are included on the Jungfrau lift pass. On the Mürren side the most famous runs for advanced skiers are down from the Schilthorn, the main one 6km (4 miles) back down to Mürren. If you're staying for less than three days be aware you have to pay to descend in the cable car from here, those who ski save the fare! Longer stayers get the descent included in their pass. Another good run is the Happy Valley - smooth and fast and easily reached from the cable car.

An off piste and heli-ski paradise surrounds you in Lauterbrunnen. The Mountaineering Centre (offices in the mountain ski centres and Interlaken) and the ski schools offer guiding to the various off piste powder snow and glacier descents, whilst a heliski operator based in Interlaken (see Interlaken entry) can take you to mind-numbiungly wonderful descents of between a world beating 2-3000 metres when conditions are good.

Lauterbrunnen offers good sking, particularly, for Expert and Intermediate skiers.

Snowboarding in Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen offers some good boarding and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Lauterbrunnen.

Lauterbrunnen Aprés Ski

There are a few hotel bars in Lauterbrunnen but you have the option of popping down to sample the huge choice in Interlaken or staying on the mountain after the lifts close in Wengen or Murren and getting a late train down (but be sure you catch the last one, Cinderella, or it's a long, cold walk). If you opt for Murren the Eiger Bar is popular and the Palace Hotel has an up market cocktail bar and disco. The Tachi disco (do not mis-pronounce) is more laid back.

Lauterbrunnen in brief

Lauterbrunnen Ski Resort is:
Ok for Expert Skiers.
Good for Intermediate Skiers.
Ok for Beginners.
Good for Snowboarding.

Lauterbrunnen Season Dates

 Closes : April 14, 2019.

Usual opening - Mid Nov.

Usual closing - Mid April.

NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Lauterbrunnen.

Lauterbrunnen Webcams

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Lauterbrunnen Piste Map

Lauterbrunnen Piste Map

Where is Lauterbrunnen?

Map showing location of Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen Snow Making

Snowmaking :- Lauterbrunnen is able to augment natural snow, on 10km6 miles of ski runs, with 26 Snow Cannons.

Lauterbrunnen Ski Lift Capacity

Ski Lift Capacity :- The 15 Ski Lifts of Lauterbrunnen are able to uplift 9,200 skiers / snowboarders per hour.

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