The mountains around Interlaken Switzerland are stunning in scale
Interlaken Ost railway station is the start of many a spectacular adventure in the Jungfrau ski region
The train ride up to the Sphinx observatory on the Jungfrau is almost as amazing as the skiing!
Interlaken is home to several 'old world' 5-star hotels like the Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel
Interlaken is surrounded by sensational skiing like at Mürren Schilthorn
Interlaken streetscape near the Interlaken Ost train station
Enjoy Swiss skiing perfection in the Jungfrau Ski Region from Interlaken
Interlaken is full of activities in winter including an outdoor ice skating rink
From Interlaken two trains get one to the superb Kleine Scheidegg ski area
Jungfrau Ski Region high above Interlaken
Another Interlaken 5-star - the Lindner Grand Hotel Beau Rivage
From Interlaken one can sample the delights of skiing down to Grindelwald
The ski resorts of Mürren Schilthorn & Wengen Grindelwald are separated by the Lauterbrunnen valley, but are connected by train
The Schilthorn provides the most challenging ski terrain from Interlaken
Train travel to & from Interlaken & up into the Jungfrau ski region is simply wonderful
Train travel travel made easy for skiers from Interlaken
The ancient train to Muerren is a delightful ride
Car free Mürren near Interlaken
The Sphinx observatory perched atop glaciers is accessible from Interlaken
The ski village of Wengen is near Interlaken


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Interlaken Ski Resorts

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The iconic Swiss resort town of Interlaken provides the gateway to some of Switzerland's most spectacular scenery, most incredible ski resorts & most unbelievable rail journeys. The town is a better value alternative to the nearby ski resort villages of Murren, Wengen or Grindelwald in winter.

For a quick glimpse into the area, see the Interlaken regional map here.

Pros & Cons for Interlaken


  • Convenient transport hub for numerous Swiss ski resorts;
  • Relatively cheap high-end accommodation in winter;
  • Loads of sightseeing & non-ski activities;
  • Extensive range of shops, restaurants, services & markets;
  • Easy to get to from Zurich or Bern;


  • Travel times to & from some of the ski resort bases (particularly Muerren) can make for quite a long day if trying for first tracks;
  • Whilst being surrounded by huge mountains is wonderful, the downside is much of Interlaken is in shadow during winter!

Pro or Con (depending on your perspective!)

  • Not a car friendly area - best to take the train everywhere here.
  • You will have to travel up into mountains to get some sun (nice problem to have);
  • Low elevation so may, or may not, have snow (but will be cold!).

Interlaken Accommodation

The town of Interlaken is perfect for a central location to ski the Jungfrau region & also to save a few pennies. You can stay in a magnificent modern youth hostel near the Interlaken Ost train station, 5-star grand hotels & everything in between.

Search & book all Interlaken accommodation here.


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Tours near Interlaken

Single-Base, Multi-Ski-Area Tours

Mürren Jungfrau Ski Tour
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Ski Days
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Customise your dates to ski 6 days with local guides deep into the heart of the Swiss Alps & across multiple valleys through the Jungfrau Region exploring Mürren, Grindelwald First and Kleine Scheidegg-Männlichen. Enjoy skiing some of the best terrain of your life in one week.
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USD 3,495
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