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Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen Ski Resort Guide

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Rated: 2/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Snowboarders and Snowfall.
Total Piste Length213km132 miles
Highest Lift2,971m9,747ft
Resort Height800m2,625ft
 Nearest AirportsBerne and Basel
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Lauterbrunnen

The Swiss ski resort of Lauterbrunnen is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 800m2,625ft, with 213km132 miles of marked runs.

Summary

Lauterbrunnen is part of the Jungfrau Region ski area with access to 591km367 miles of downhill skiing, with 131 marked pistes, served by a total of 66 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Lauterbrunnen itself (213km132 miles of 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 ski lifts as high as 2,971m9,747ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

Skiing

Lauterbrunnen offers good sking, particularly, for Expert and Intermediate skiers.

Snowboarding

Lauterbrunnen offers some good boarding and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Lauterbrunnen.

Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Oh God'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Lauterbrunnen?

The next notable snow forecast is 4cm2in, expected on 2 December, with around 18cm7in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Ski Area Stats

Lauterbrunnen Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
2246km29 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
3598km61 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
2369km43 miles
Downhill
Total Length
213km132 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
55km34 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
15

Jungfrau Region Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Pistes
Number of runs
131
Downhill
Total Length
591km367 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
66

Altitudes

Lauterbrunnen Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,971m9,747ft
Lowest Piste800m2,625ft
Resort Altitude (Lauterbrunnen)800m2,625ft
Max Vertical2,171m7,123ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Lauterbrunnen
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Ski Hire in Lauterbrunnen

Ski Hire Shops in Lauterbrunnen.

For more information, see our page about Lauterbrunnen Ski Hire.

Location and Map

Where is Lauterbrunnen?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Jungfrau Region, Interlaken.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Lauterbrunnen is Berne, 60 minutes drive away.

Basel, Zurich, Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Geneva, Sion, Lugano, St. Gallen-Altenrhein and Annecy airports are all within three hours drive.

Berne is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 15 ski lifts are able to uplift 9,200 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 10km6 miles of ski runs, with 26 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Lauterbrunnen open?

 Lauterbrunnen is reported Closed, but was expected to open : 1 December 2021.

 Closes : 31 March 2022.

Usual opening is mid November, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Piste Map

Lauterbrunnen Piste Map
Lauterbrunnen

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Lauterbrunnen, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Tourist Office Website for the latest.

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