Winter Snow Sports
With access to three ski regions, Grindelwald-First, Kleine Scheidegg-Männlichen, and Mürren-Schilthorn, the resort boasts 213km of ski runs, which range in difficulty. Wengen is ideal for those just learning to ski with beginners slopes in the center of town and on Mannlichen and Kleine Scheidegg. It also offers challenges to the best skiers, with the Lauberhorn World Cup Race Track, one of the most varied and longest runs in the world.
Choose between the world wide renowned Swiss Ski and Snowboard School which offers professional instruction for all ages through either group or private lessons, and the Private Ski and Snowboard School, which offers a more personalized program for private lessons.
Intersport, Alpia Sport, and Molitor Sport offer a choice of equipment ranging from the basic collection to the latest premium collection.
Alpia SportOpposite the Train Station
Intersport Alpia (033 855 26 26): Situated on the main street just across from the train station, Alpia offers a good range of rental equipment from skis to snowboards to sledges.
Molitor Sport and FashionAt the end of the Main Street
Molitor Sport and Fashion (033 855 21 31): Situated at the far end of the main street, Molitor offers a good range of rental equipment from skis to snowboards to sledges as well as the latest trends in Fashion.
Skiset WengenOn the Main Street
Skiset (033 855 38 50): Situated along the main street, Skiset Wengen is run by a British family living in Wengen and offers a good range of rental equipment from skis to snowboards to sledges.
Schweizer Ski- und Snowboard Schule WengenMember of Swiss Snowsports- Wengen
The Swiss Ski and Snowboard School in Wengen is a member of the Swiss Snowsports Association and employs over 100 ski instructors. Group lessons take place from a minimum of 4 people to a maximum of 10 people with instructors usually able to speak English, German and French. During the busiest weeks of high season, the Swiss Ski School presents their “Snow Show”; action packed with lots of fun, and fireworks. This takes place usually on Monday at 9pm on the nursery slopes behind the ice rink. Please enquire for exact dates.
Group lessons with the Swiss Ski School in Wengen run Sunday to Friday and according to class level run from 09:00 or 10:00 – 13:00.
Kids village: Is it your first time on skis? Explore the skis and snow with playful and fun lessons with Snowli, the Swiss Snow League mascot.
Blue Prince: Get to know the skis and learn how to snowplough and turn through obstacles.
Blue King: Learn safe skiing on blue runs and how to use a T-bar ski-lift.
Blue Star: Learn how to ski parallel on blue slopes and ski around a race course.
Red Prince: Learn how to slide and stop in the traverse and fall line, and do parallel turns (skidded) on red slopes.
Red King: Learn to do short turns on easy slopes and ski on one ski; the outside ski.
Red Star: Learn parallel turns in a run of slalom gates, fakie (skiing backwards), waltzing, and single ski turns on the inside ski.
Black Prince: Learn short turns on difficult slopes, synchro-skiing and carving.
Black King: Learn various creative short turns and tricks.
Black Star: Learn Freestyle, Freeride and Race Skiing.
Privat Ski- und Snowboard SchuleWengen
The Privat Ski and Snowboard School offers private lessons for children and adults. It is recommended to book in advance during high season.