Mürren Ski Resort

Mürren is a top Swiss destination and has a big history in British skiing. The small ski area packs a punch and the scenery is as spectacular as it gets.

The car-free village of Mürren has an amazing location, across the valley from Wengen and is where skiing as we know it today was more or less invented. Sir Arnold Lunn organised the first ever slalom race here in 1922 and 12 years earlier his father, Sir Henry, persuaded the locals to open the railway in winter so that he could bring the first winter package tour here.

Mürren – Schilthorn is the highest ski area in the region and although it is relatively small, there is good variety and some serious challenges for advanced skiers – none more so than the icon Schilthorn run. The option to explore the extensive intermediate slopes of Wengen and Grindelwald is also available.

The strong association with British skiing sees Ski Club Members return year on year. So why not take advantage of our new Ski Club Reps Service – in resort this winter from January until March.

Also don’t forget to join the Ski Club's Mürren Facebook Group to meet up in resort with our ever expanding community of like-minded skiers and boarders and for the very latest conditions updates.

Our Mürren Resort Ratings

  • Beginner ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Intermediate ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Advanced ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
  • Snow Reliability ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Fast Lifts ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Resort Activities ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Après ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Value ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
Pros

Beautiful car-free village with amazing scenery – perfect for families

Higher slopes very snowsure and lots of recent investment in snowmaking lower down

Some great challenges for advanced and expert skiers/boarders, including a great snowpark

Loads to do away from the slopes

Cons

Limited extent of the ski area if upper slopes are closed

Tough for complete beginners, especially on return runs to the resort

Quiet village with limited nightlife

A day trip to Wengen involves several trains

Mürren Skiing and Snowboarding

The lower slopes are a good mix of sunny blues and reds with the Kandahar black providing a real challenge – although slightly less so now it is groomed every night as gone are the big bumps. These are below the treeline so are great in bad weather, but the snowsure higher slopes can close or be fairly inhospitable in bad weather.

  • Total Pistes: 51km (206km in Jungfrau Region)
  • Blue: 37%
  • Red: 45%
  • Black: 18%
  • Lifts: 16 (49 in Jungfrau Region)
  • Altitude: 796m – 2970m

For Beginners

There is a small beginner area with a magic carpet and rope tow in the village, on a sunny slope by the Jungfrau Hotel, right next to the excellent Swiss Ski School and it is ideal for first timers. Up the hill lie the main nursery slopes at Allmendhubel, up the funicular. These are a little on the steep side, but are secluded and quiet. From there, you have easy blue runs to graduate to in each sector.

For Intermediates

The Engetal blue below Birg is a good easy cruise and it always has great snow. Lower down, the best easy cruising run on the lower slopes is the north-facing blue down to Winteregg – which is now fully equipped with snowmaking. For skiers looking for fast turns and steeper pitches, the Finel and Gimmeln reds off the Schiltgrat chair are the runs to hit. A day trip or two to Wengen or Grindelwald is also well worth it.

For Advanced/Expert & Off Piste

The steep but now groomed black run from the top of the Schilthorn is a must for any advanced skier. There are also several steep, groomed (new in 2018 was the 88% Direttissima black) and mogul runs at Birg, as well as some great off piste from the Schiltgrat ridge, where steep and shady routes drop down into the Blumental bowl. The potential for ski touring or more adventurous runs from the Schilthorn is almost limitless, but a guide is recommended for these tough routes.

Mürren Piste Map

The local area map can be downloaded here. If you're looking to spend a day or two in Wengen or Grindelwald, then the Jungfrau Region piste map covering both resorts can be downloaded here.

Mürren Ski Pass Prices

For short trips, skiers and boarders are most likely to only need the local pass, covering the 51km of slopes in and around Mürren. Keen piste bashers or those looking for day trips to Wengen or Grindelwald should consider a Jungfrau Region pass – which covers the entire 206km network of pistes. Pre-book you passes online three weeks in advance to save 20% on the prices listed below – visit the website here. Note that these prices may change, so check with the resort for the latest or give the Ski Club’s expert info & advice team a call on 020 8410 2009.

Season passes cost 666 CHF if bought before 16th December 2018, before rising to 999 CHF. The season pass also covers the resorts of Wengen, Grindelwald, Gstaad, Adelboden and Meiringen – for more information visit the Top4 Skipass website.

Category

Day Ticket

3 Days

6 Days

Mürren Only

Adult

65 CHF

174 CHF

290 CHF

Junior (16-19)

52 CHF

139 CHF

232 CHF

Child (6-15)

33 CHF

87 CHF

145 CHF

Senior (62+)

59 CHF

157 CHF

261 CHF

Jungfrau Region

Adult

74 CHF

204 CHF

356 CHF

Junior (16-19)

59 CHF

163 CHF

285 CHF

Child (6-15)

37 CHF

102 CHF

178 CHF

Senior (62+)

67 CHF

184 CHF

321 CHF

Mürren Season Dates

30th November 2019 - 19th April 2020

Mürren Resort

You can't fail to be struck by Mürren’s beauty and tranquillity. Paths and narrow lanes weave between little wooden chalets and a handful of bigger hotel buildings - all normally blanketed by snow. Mürren's traffic-free status has been somewhat eroded but even Wengen seems busy by comparison.

For Families

Mürren is perfect for a quiet family holiday, not least because of the relaxed, safe and snowy car-free village, but also the off slope facilities. The sports centre has been improved significantly in the past few years, whilst ice skating and curling remain popular on the ice rink. The several tobogganing routes are a major attraction, with sled hire available from all hire shops.

For Après

Après ski is mellow in Mürren, but the Gondelbar outside the Jungfrau is a great place to grab a drink at the end of a sunny ski day, or head to the cosy Jägerstübli bar in the Bellevue Hotel if the snow is falling. Later on head out to the remodelled Tächi Bar in the Hotel Eiger, which gets lively at weekends and particularly during the week of the Inferno Race. 

How to get to Mürren

The efficient and comfortable Swiss Railway system is by far the best way to reach Mürren. There are several changes required, but Basel and Zürich are around three hours away and Geneva is a little over four hours from the resort. Driving is a good option for weekend visits - the drive takes a little less time and parking is easy at both Lauterbrunnen and Stechelberg in the valley.

  • Basel airport: 3 hours
  • Zürich airport: 3 hours
  • Geneva airport: 4 hours
  • Calais: approximately 10 hours driving (544 miles)

Mürren Contact Details

Good For

Ability
  • Advanced
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
In Resort
  • Family Friendly
  • Off The Slopes
  • Village Charm
On Slope
  • Fast Lifts
  • No Queues
  • Snow Reliability

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