Mürren Schilthorn Ski Resort

Mürren Schilthorn ski resort Switzerland
Freeride powder below Birg at Mürren Schilthorn ski resort
Mürren cable car heading up to Birg during a blizzard
Mürren Schilthorn skiing
The train to Mürren from Grütschalp is part of the Jungfrau ski region magical mystery tour
The amazing Lauterbrunnen valley separates Murren Schilthorn & Grindelwald Wengen ski resorts
The Thrill Walk along the cliff below Birg definitely has a few thrilling moments
Muerren Schilthorn skiing
Uncrowded lifts & pistes at Murren Schilthorn midweek
The Schilthornhutte buried mid mountain
The summits of Birg & Schilthorn plus its exciting terrain
Skiing toward Sonnenberg above Mürren
The shrouded view toward the Jungfrau on the way down from Schilthorn
Satisfyingly empty ski terrain near the Muttleren chair on the Schilthorn
Nice advanced ski trail (#9) off the back off Birg on Schilthorn.
Schilthorn (Piz Gloria) summit (2970m) & its delightfully steep ski terrain
The ski-in Iglu Bar under the Riggli chairlift
Beware of the crazy sledders screaming down the trail to Lauterbrunnen
Mürren is the place to stay
Ski Mürren Schilthorn in the Jungfrau ski region, Switzerland

Mürren Schilthorn Ski Resort

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Jungfrau Ski Region

Grindelwald Wengen
Interlaken
Jungfrau

     Mürren Schilthorn Ski Trail Map
  • Mürren Schilthorn Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    796m – 2,970m (2,174m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    7-12m
  • Lifts (72)
    Murren Schilthorn only
    3 x cable cars
    1 x funicular
    1 x train
    7 x chairlifts

    Jungfrau Ski Region – 72 lifts
  • Opening Dates & Times
    Late Nov to mid-April
    8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 60km
    Longest run – 15 km
    Advanced - 23%
    Intermediate - 45%
    Beginner - 32%

    Jungfrau Ski Region – 206km
  • Lift Pass Price
    Day Ticket 19/20
    Mürren-Schilthorn only
    Adult – CHF66
    Child - CHF33
    Child u/6yr – Free

    Jungfrau Sportpass
    (incl. Grindelwald Wengen)
    Adult – CHF75
    Child - CHF38
    Child u/6yr – Free
    Jungfrau Trail Map
  • Jungfrau Ski Trail Map
    Grindelwald Wengen Ski Trail Map
  • Grindelwald Wengen Ski Trail Map
    Jungfrau Railway Map
  • Jungfrau Railway Map

Mürren Schilthorn Ski Resort Switzerland

Muerren Schilthorn is a massive beast of a ski resort rising spectacularly above the Lauterbrunnen valley near Interlaken. Part of the expansive Jungfrau ski region, Mürren Schilthorn provides all the thrills that any freerider could ask for! Non-skiers will enjoy the multiple activities available. Information about this European ski resort is coming soon.

Pros & Cons for Mürren Schilthorn Ski Resort

Pros

  • High elevation terrain & immense skiable vertical of 2,174m;
  • Incredible off-piste freeride terrain;
  • Uncrowded, no lift lines;
  • Amazing Swiss Alps mountain scenery;
  • Some of the world’s most spectacular cable car rides;
  • Good range of piste trails for intermediates & above;
  • Quiet car free villages above the valley;
  • Loads of non-ski winter activities for the non-sliders amongst us;
  • Easy public transport access by train.

Cons

  • Terrain, trails & lift placements are complex making navigation for first time visitors a challenge;
  • Critical cable cars from Mürren to Birg & Schilthorn run on a timetable rather than constantly, imposing needless wait times;
  • Lift infrastructure is dated & chairlifts are all low capacity (mostly doubles);
  • The one valley trail to Lauterbrunnen becomes a narrow icy road near the bottom – intermediates beware!

Pro or Con (depending on your perspective!)

  • Main resort village of Murren only accessible by train & cable car which can be awkward for those with excess luggage;
  • Limited accommodation in Mürren;
  • Freeride terrain is imposing & some skiers may require a guide – at least initially .
  • Mürren is a car free village – so no driving direct to the chalet, but oh the blissful quiet!

Mürren Schilthorn Skiing & Snowboarding Terrain

The Mürren Schilthorn skiing & snowboarding terrain ranges from astounding on a blue bird powder day to potentially frightening during a blizzard. The stats tell one tale – a skiable vertical of 2,170m, 58km of trails, longest ski trail of 15km, summit height of 2970m all served by a train, funicular, 3 cable scars, chairs & a few other odds & sods. The reality computes with the stats but it is not until one gets to the Lauterbrunnen valley that the true scale & potential of the ski resort becomes clear.

See the Mürren Schilthorn ski trail map here.

The ski terrain on-piste is best suited to intermediates & above. The trail network & ski lift placement is complex for the first-time visitor, so have a good look at the trail map before committing to anything. The 15km Inferno run (from the summit of Schilthorn all the way down to Lauterbrunnen) competition occurs in late January every year. It is possible to ski it at other times in one hit but there are some long flats & short uphill sections that are best avoided. Better to ski it in three parts and utilise the Muttleren & Maylerhubel chairlifts to get the best pitch all the way down.

Off-piste, the freeride terrain is amazing for advanced & expert riders. A vast array of steep alpine chutes, bowls, ridges & cliffs are available for the intrepid. Scoping out the terrain in good visibility is essential, particularly the entry points below the Schilthorn, around Birg (into the Blumental) & beyond the Kandahar chairlift down toward Winteregg.

Ski lifts in the resort, unlike Grindelwald Wengen across the valley, are neither super modern nor super high volume, but that reflects the relatively low skier numbers here & is also indicative of the terrain requiring cable cars to ascend the more precipitous sections.

The Jungfrau Ski Region resort includes masses of terrain across the valley from Muerren accessible by train from Lauterbrunnen. See the full Jungfrau ski region trail map here .

Mürren Schilthorn Accommodation

The car free village of Mürren is the perfect spot to explore the ski region for an extended period. In the heart of the action, Muerren provides the quickest access to the ski slopes of the Schilthorn.

Search & book all Mürren ski accommodation here.

Below Murren, the important village of Lauterbrunnen sits in the bottom of the deep valley, frozen waterfalls clinging to cliffs above it. It is spectacular location, albeit with limited sun in the depths of winter. The village is well-placed to ski the resorts on either side of the valley. Lauterbrunnen’s railway station is the arrival point for trains from Interlaken & the starting point for trains to Wengen & beyond. The cable car to Mürren extends up from across the road. The long valley trail from Winteregg ends in Lauterbrunnen at the cable car station.

Search & book Lauterbrunnen accommodation here.

The town of Interlaken is good for a central location to ski the entire Jungfrau region & also to save a few pennies. You can stay in a magnificent contemporary Interlaken Youth Hostel near the Interlaken Ost train station, 5-star grand hotels like the & everything in between.

Search & book all Interlaken accommodation here.

Review

The Powderhounds reviewed Mürren Schilthorn in 2019, stay tuned for our info, photos and insights.

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Tours in or near Mürren Schilthorn

Single-Base, Multi-Ski-Area Tours

Mürren Jungfrau Ski Tour
CUSTOM GUIDED SKI TOUR | PRIVATE
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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