Jungfrau Region resort review

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 “Good riding areas”

Mountain stats

Top lift:3454m
Vertical drop:2590m
Bottom lift:2590m

LiftsLift count : 7 x Gondolas   22 x Chairlifts   12 x Drag-lifts   14 Funicular and Cable cars

195miles (314km) of pistes

Total Pistes:195
Longest Piste:9miles (15km)

passes Pass (Low/High Season) : £38.59 Day, £176.15 Week

Three hours south of Zurich is the popular region of Jungfrau, is home to three rather impressive resorts offering almost two hundred miles of marked piste and miles of good off-piste. Grindelwald, Wengen and Murren, which are all closely linked by an impressive array of funicular trains, cable cars and other lifts, are reached at first via the sprawling town of Interlaken. These three ridable areas are similar in character. On the slopes there are great snowboarding possibilities, but off the slopes, they are stuck-up and expensive. All three offer some amazing snowboard terrain, particularly off-piste. One thing that is apparent here is the area's attitude towards the environment, which means a lot of the wooded sections are out of bounds. Wengen is the most stuck up of the three areas and in the past, has boasted about it's ride area called the Snowboard Valley, but most of the time the management can't be bothered to build it - in truth, Wengen seems to prefer fur clad skiers with pink gins. Grindelwald offers some good intermediate riding, but suffers very long lift queues, while Murren has the least crowded slopes  READ NEXT: Freeriding, terrain parks and Pistes