Swiss ski resorts have it all – majestic mountains, superb ski schools and plenty of great slopeside restaurants. And none more so than Wengen in Switzerland’s spectacular Jungfrau region. Wengen itself is a typical Swiss mountain village, which means unique, laid-back village atmosphere, traditional chalet-style buildings and bags of character. Wengen’s particular atmosphere is added to further by its proximity to two of Europe’s most well-known & recognisable mountains – the Jungfrau and the Eiger. Aesthetics aside though, there’s more to Wengen than meets the…Continue Reading “Wengen – The Lowdown”

Grindelwald was Tolkein’s inspiration for the Lord of the Rings’ landscape and the name of one of J. K. Rowling’s most notorious wizards. We all love a story with a touch of magic, and this Swiss village is right out of a fairytale. The town itself is exactly how you’d picture a Disney-esque village in the mountains to be. There are so many gingerbread-house style chalets, that Hansel and Gretel wouldn’t know where to look. The hospitality here certainly puts their witch to shame though…Continue Reading “Once Upon A Time In Grindelwald”

Working in the ski industry we have a lot of chats with people who describe some of the lesser-known resorts as hidden gems or national treasures. Hidden gems is pretty obvious, but what is a national treasure?  Stephen Fry? The Beatles? The Crown Jewels?  Obviously we looked to Google to translate for us: Engelberg offers high and distinctive mountain skiing with great off-piste, and welcoming accommodation in a town-like setting. What’s Engelberg like? The resort bears similarities to somewhere like Chamonix in that it’s a more…Continue Reading “Engelberg, Switzerland – our National Treasures”

  One of our favourite things about skiing holidays is finding that “hidden gem”. The run that’s perfect after a fresh dump of snow, the restaurant that serves the Strudel with the vanilla cream, or that après bar that shoots Jäger from the ceiling. And so on. In a new series, we’ve decided to talk about some of our favourite hidden gem resorts. These are the resorts that may not be as well known as a St. Anton or a Tignes, but will still give you a…Continue Reading “Our Hidden Gems – Grindelwald, Switzerland”

Few ski areas in the world can compete with the setting that the Jungfrau can offer. Overlooked by the three peaks of the Jungfrau, Monch and Eiger, it is no wonder that this is a popular destination year round for tourists. The Jungfrau is comprised of the resorts of Grindelwald, Wengen, Lauterbrunnen and Murren and is often overshadowed by the bigger name Swiss resorts like Verbier, Zermatt and Saas Fee. So what would make you opt for the Jungfrau over these other great resorts? After…Continue Reading “Jungfrau, Switzerland: Our guide”