Lauterbrunnen - Ski Area Guide

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Ski Resort in Jungfrau Region, Swiss Alps (800m to 2,971m)

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.

 Lauterbrunnen Snow News

The next notable snow forecast for Lauterbrunnen is 15cm, expected on 1 May, with around 41cm forecast over the next 7 days. There is some snow currently indicated by the long-range (7 days+) forecast; but too far ahead to be relied upon.

Who is Lauterbrunnen good for?

Lauterbrunnen Ski Facts
Intermediate Skiers

Lauterbrunnen Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Lauterbrunnen
22Black Pistes (46km)
35Red Pistes (98km)
23Blue Pistes (69km)
55kmCross Country Pistes
15Ski Lifts

Jungfrau Region Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Jungfrau Region
378kmDownhill Pistes
66Ski Lifts

Lauterbrunnen Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Lauterbrunnen
2171mMax Vertical
2971mHighest Lift
800mLowest Piste
800mResort Altitude (Lauterbrunnen)


The Swiss Ski Resort of Lauterbrunnen is part of the Jungfrau Region ski area with access to 378km of downhill skiing, with 131 individual pistes, served by 66 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Lauterbrunnen itself (26 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 pistes above 2500 metres, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

There are four 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.

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

We have no confirmed season dates for Lauterbrunnen.


Usual opening - Mid Nov.

Usual closing - Mid April.

NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Lauterbrunnen.

Lauterbrunnen Webcams

The Webcams in Lauterbrunnen are not always up-to-date. Please check the date on the image to ensure you are seeing current snow conditions.

Lauterbrunnen Piste Map

Lauterbrunnen Piste Map

Map of Lauterbrunnen

Full Page Map of Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen Snow Making

Snowmaking :- Lauterbrunnen is able to augment natural snow, on 10km 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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