What’s new in the Jungfrau Ski Region for Winter 2015-2016

This winter season skiers and winter walkers will be able to enjoy the awe-inspiring panoramic views of the Jungfrau Region from a new perspective with brand new winter walking routes, including the thrilling new First Cliff Walk by Tissot. Further investment in snow-making facilities will extend the ski slopes between Kleine Scheidegg and Wengernalp, and Grindelwald will become one of the few wintersports areas in Switzerland with a half pipe.

A series of exciting events and a host of fantastic offers have also been announced for the 2015-16 winter.

What’s new!

New First Cliff Walk by Tissot – a summit attraction at Grindelwald-First
The thrilling new First Cliff Walk summit trail is guaranteed to give you butterflies. The narrow cliff-side walkway, suspension bridge and a vantage platform offer spectacular and unnerving views out towards the Eiger and down the extreme cliff face. Via a spiral stairway visitors can reach the First sun terrace, from where a 45-metre-long vantage platform provides breath-taking views of the mountainous surroundings. The First Cliff Walk is free to visitors.

New Royal Walk on the Männlichen
The new Royal Walk summit trail provides the crowning glory to a day out in the Männlichen region. Visitors can learn fascinating facts about the UNESCO World Heritage Jungfrau-Aletsch and learn the knots used in Alpine climbing along with other facts in the area. The new 20-minute trail is accessible throughout the winter and leads to a viewing platform shaped like a crown.

New Halfpipe in the White Elements Park
Construction work is in full swing for the planned halfpipe due to open this winter in the White Elements Park at Grindelwald-First. The White Elements Snowpark is one of the largest in Switzerland and offers freestyle fun on all levels. With a length of 650 metres, it has several lines with plenty of rails, obstacles and boxes for different grades of difficulty.  The new halfpipe will be approximately 130 metres long and 5.7 metres high making the freestyle area Grindelwald-First even more thrilling.


Further investment in providing slopes with artificial snow
Further investment in technical snowmaking will continue this coming winter season in the Jungfrau ski area. The ski slopes between Kleine Scheidegg and Wengernalp will be extended and become even more snow sure with artificial snow-making now covering 60% of the Jungfrau pistes.

Don’t miss out in the Jungfrau Ski Region this season

Capture the winter fun and win with the Jungfrau Winnercard

The Jungfrau Ski Region has introduced a Winnercard that will track skiers and snowboarders around the mountain recording vertical drop, speed and distance travelled and create a holiday album with photos, films, stats and rankings in any friendly competitions. Holidaymakers can pre-register for a free Winnercard online and will find the various photo and movie points on the mountain where a quick swipe with their ski pass will activate the cameras. They can also collect ‘badges’ on the card for the number of consecutive days skied, lifts used in a day and various other point-building activities. Those that get the ‘3-day-skiing’ badge will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win a week’s winter holiday in Interlaken. For more information and to register for a free Winnercard visit: www.jungfrau.ch/winnercard
Lauberhorn Live – the world’s longest World Cup downhill ski race
After the legendary Lauberhorn race has finished (the 2016 race will be on 16th January) the world’s longest World Cup downhill piste will be open to the people. Skiers and snowboarders can test their skills in key areas such as the Russi Jump, the Hundschopf, the Alpweg with the Kernen-S, the Haneggschuss and the famous finishing ‘S’. Pick up your personal starting photo at the start with a Winnercard.

Test out the ski cross piste
Skiers can try out the Olympic sport of ski cross for themselves – on an 800-metre-long course at the Schilt chairlift on Grindelwald-First. Waves, dips, steep-banked curved and of course jumps are all waiting for the skilled and the fearless.

Top of Europe Ice Magic in Interlaken

Interlaken will open their unique ice-skating experience on 19th December 2015. The center of the town will be transformed into a winter wonderland on ice from December to February with four interlinking ice rinks, runways, skating, curling and cosy restaurants.
The world’s longest sledge run
The Grindelwald-First region boasts the world’s longest sledge run, no fewer than 15 kilometres long. The hike up to the Faulhorn is rewarded by the fantastic sledge run via Bussalp.

New winter season offers for 2015-16

Free one-day lift passes for children on Saturdays
If one adult buys a day or afternoon pass  on a Saturday then three children aged 6-15 can claim an identical pass free of charge.* Adult lift passes are available from 63CHF (£41) for one day.

Winter special offer: 2 for 1 on accommodation and sportpass packages
This 2 for 1 package includes two nights’ accommodation including breakfast and a three day Jungfrau Sportpass. Guests can choose a hotel from any category and bring a friend along for free. The package can only be booked online at www.jungfrau.ch/2for1 and is valid during the following periods: 12 – 18th December 2015, 2 – 29th January 2016 and from 5th March to the end of the 2015/2016 winter season.

Save 50% on the Jungfrau Top of Europe – the highest altitude railway station in Europe
The Jungfraujoch –Top of Europe experience is the highlight of every trip to Switzerland. Europe’s highest altitude railway station is located at 3454 metres above sea level. Holders of a valid Jungfrau or Grindelwald-Wengen Sportpass or a Hiking & Sledging Pass valid for three or more consecutive days can save 50% and purchase the Top Ticket at the special price of CHF 59 (£39).

Try the First Flyer for free!
With 800 metres of steel cable, heights of up to 50 metres above the ground and speeds up to 84 kilometres per hour – the First Flyer zip line promises no lack of thrills. And it gets even better: holders of a valid Jungfrau or Grindelwald-Wengen Sportpass (valid for 1-day or longer) can ride the First Flyer free of charge.

Winter event dates for the diary

18th – 23th January World Snow Festival
Join the celebration of ice art at the World snow festival in Grindelwald on the natural ice rink.

5th March – Take part in the ‘Horn-Sledge’ races, Alpigle.
This rustic sport is growing in popularity and is the ultimate kick for both participants and spectators. Keep an eye out for pilots that might stray from the course on this fast-paced ride! Entry fee: CHF 50

2nd April 2016 – Get your dance on at SnowpenAir, Switzerland’s biggest winter music event.
The high-altitude event in Kleine Scheidegg and can only be reached by a journey on the beautiful mountain railway where national and international bands will play at 2061m. The line-up for the 2015 event will be announced soon. For more details and to purchase tickets visit: www.jungfrau.ch/snowpenair

26th March 2015 – ‘I’m a Treasure Get me out of Here!’
Guaranteed sky-high treasure hunting fun and the opportunity to find some incredible prizes. A collection of treasure chests containing a stash of prizes are hidden in the snow in a specific area. As soon as the klaxon sounds, the treasure hunters are let loose with tools to find and dig them out. The incredible range of prizes includes skis, iPads, Jungfrau Ski Region season lift passes, GoPro cameras, travel vouchers, helicopter tours and a car! Full details of the prizes and how to enter will be released soon.

By 12th December, Grindelwald-First, Männlichen and Mürren–Schilthorn will all be open, with Kleine Scheidegg opening on the 5th December.

For more information about snow holidays in the Jungfrau region please visit: www.jungfrau.ch


*This offer cannot be combined with any other discounts