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Jungfrau Ski region pt. 2

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@Glosterwolf, welcome to snowHeads! snowHead

You didn't say where you are staying - Grindelwald, Wengen or Mürren (or even possibly Lauterbrunnen)?

Will your wife be having any lessons during the week?

As it happens I'll be arriving in Wengen on 26th Dec, so if you want to we could meet up for a ski one day either in Wengen or elsewhere if you're not staying in Wengen. snowHead
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Glosterwolf wrote:
Hi all, been lurking on SH for a short while but thought I'd make my first post after reading back through most of this thread to get an idea what to expect regarding conditions and how busy it will be when we will be visiting 26th Dec - 2nd Jan

We are a family of 4 who all started skiing in 2018. It consists of me, a 39 yo advanced intermediate skier who tends to ski on the limit of my ability. My wife who is a steady beginner intermediate. My 10 yo daughter who is a solid intermediate who will do small jumps, headstrong, can see her being keen to go off-piste. My 7 yo daughter, fearless, aspiring amateur racer, Gloucester ski club member. Me and my daughters are regulars at the Gloucester artificial slope.

This will be our third ski holiday and first since COVID. Hoping it will be a bit more successful than the first where my wife slipped and broke her coccyx before getting skis on and the second where my youngest got suspected COVID on the third day! Laughing

We will want to explore the area as a family on the first couple of days but any suggestions for the rest of the week would be very welcome.


Which village are you staying at?
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The weather’s getting much cooler now, and the cows have all come down from the pastures above the village.



Wengen is still reasonably busy, but we're definitely winding down towards low season.
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@Alastair Pink, @Chris Brookes, Hi,

Not getting alerts for some reason, better check settings.

We are staying in Wengen opposite Residence Brunner.

Would be nice to meet up one day later in the week.

So far I have only emailed Bob Eastwood at DHO about the younger daughter joining in with the coggins but there are question marks over it being a bit early for her.

In my mind this trip is a taster to see if we want to make Wengen our regular resort. If so next season we would be looking at joining DHO, getting season passes and driving down a few times each season.

We are booked to go to Les Diableretes in February this year due to having flights to Geneva I need to use up which is why I can't make the commitment this season even if we fall in love with it, probably a good idea to try somewhere else first anyway.

If I could book all the girls on 3 half days that would be ideal really but I am aware that might not be possible.


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@Glosterwolf, Hi
Good idea about contacting Bob Eastwood at the DHO re Coggins for your daughter. You probably know that anyone can have a taster day skiing with the DHO led group for free, normal morning meeting place is just outside the DHO office by the Eiger steps.

The Jungfrau region skipass of course covers you for Mürren and Grindelwald as well as Wengen, so if you wanted to meet with me on one of the days after you've found your way round the Wengen slopes I could show you one of the other slopes, probably Mürren as you'll want to visit the Schilthorn with its James Bond connections. Madeye-Smiley

I'll PM you my mobile phone number. snowHead
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Fascinating article about the snow farming at Birg. 95,000 cubic metres of snow was collected at the end of last season. Of this, about 15% has melted, but this still leaves enough to create a piste and a snow park. Target opening date is 5th November.

https://www.jungfrauzeitung.ch/artikel/203419/

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Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
@Glosterwolf. If you need any info on Mürren (the better village by far...lol) then fire away.
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@Chris Brookes, I was quite close to booking a place belonging to Beat Von Allmen in Murren actually, so I did do a fair bit of research on it. S/The impression I got was that it is slightly more charming than Wengen but more remote and that is what put me off when considering the rediculous amount of luggage the girls usually conjure up Laughing . I haven't booked anything for Easter yet, still worth a visit then?
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Glosterwolf wrote:
@Chris Brookes, I was quite close to booking a place belonging to Beat Von Allmen in Murren actually, so I did do a fair bit of research on it. S/The impression I got was that it is slightly more charming than Wengen but more remote and that is what put me off when considering the rediculous amount of luggage the girls usually conjure up Laughing . I haven't booked anything for Easter yet, still worth a visit then?


Yes, Nancy and Beat own SnowBird chalet though quiet expensive (imo) and can be a trek when you have young children. Plenty of other apartments available in Mürren and more central to the lifts. Mürren is car-free, higher elevation, snow sure, superb on/off piste skiing (though small) plus amazing views.
'Remote' to me is heaven but totally understand. I would say though having large amounts of luggage isn't an issue when visiting. Load it underneath the cablecar in Lauterbrunnen and then collect it at the Mürren station. You can then arrange for it to be delivered to your accommodation!
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Where is the best place to look for appartments, I have only been checking booking and airbnb. Haven't seen much availability on there, girls are a bit young still for 2 hotel rooms.
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Glosterwolf wrote:
Where is the best place to look for appartments, I have only been checking booking and airbnb. Haven't seen much availability on there, girls are a bit young still for 2 hotel rooms.


https://chalet.myswitzerland.com/holiday-rentals/muerren/

https://muerren.swiss/en/winter/eat-and-stay/apartments/

https://www.topapartments.ch/en/muerren.html
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@Glosterwolf, A few agencies:

https://www.wengenapartments.com/
https://www.interhome.ch/
https://www.alpineholidayservices.ch/
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I’ve tentatively made a booking for Grindelwald in late January. Wengen seems to get the tick from many on here for being the smaller / more charming option but accommodation options there were more expensive than Grindelwald.

This will my first time skiing or visiting the area.
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@Raven, for future reference for the last few years I've always stayed at the hotel Edelweiss in Wengen. Very good value for Switzerland. If you want to eat there in the evening they do an excellent 4 course meal for CHF35.
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 Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Have no fears about your location in Grindelwald @Raven, Grindy is lovely and you are in the correct place for access to the new state of art lifts.
The First (stands alone) area is a small sunny delightful area above Grindelwald.
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