Murren Ski Resort

Mürren is one of the prettiest ski resorts in the Alps. The breath-taking scenery includes Jungfrau Region’s three most famous peaks and fantastic views of the Bernese Oberland from the rotating Piz Gloria restaurant at the summit of the Schilthorn.

Perched on the edge of a cliff, Mürren (in English, without the umlaut, the name is usually simplified to "Murren" although "Muerren" is more grammatically correct) is accessed by cable car, so just getting to the resort is quite an experience. The reward is an incredible view of the cliffs and peaks of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau mountains which dominant the landscape.

Murren shares the medium-sized Jungfrau ski area with Wengen and Grindelwald on the other side of the valley, but it takes about an hour to make the crossing (descend on skis or by cable car from Murren to Lauterbrunnen then take the cog railway up to Wengen). Fortunately, Murren's own ski area, whilst very small, has something for everyone, including challenging black runs and off-piste for advanced skiers and freeriders. The top lift reaches an impressive 2970m, and the resort itself is at 1650m, so snow conditions are usually good, at least higher up. The run down to Lauterbrunnen at 795m is not always skiable, but when it is, it's the final leg of a continuous 2000m vertical descent.

But judging Murren by the size and height of its ski area rather misses the point. No statistic can measure the beauty of its mountain scenery, the charm of its wooden chalets, and the sense of tradition that permeates its narrow car-free streets. This is one of the cradles of Alpine skiing. Slalom racing was invented in Murren in 1922 by Arnold Lunn who campaigned for it to be recognised as an international sport in the days when downhill skiing was considered suitable only for those too feeble to ski cross-country! Murren has had a long association with the British ever since and attracts a discerning clientele who come year after year to ski and socialise. The highlight of the season is the Inferno race in late January. 

Sir Arnold's Lunn's son Peter came to Murren every winter and continued skiing until the ripe old age of 96. He died on 30 November 2011, but his description of Murren's ski area lives on. "Our runs are quite challenging, and they make you think. Murren always gives you a game."

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Murren Statistics

  • CountrySwitzerland
  • StateBernese Oberland
  • RegionJungfrau
  • Base1,400 metres
  • Summit2,971 metres
  • Vertical1,571 metres
  • Ski area extent53 km
  • Beginner15 km
  • Intermediate33 km
  • Advanced5 km
  • Longest run km
  • Number of ski lifts13 
  • Cable cars
  • Funiculars
  • Chairlifts
  • Surface lifts
  • Riders per hour10,500 
  • Day lift passSfr 36
  • 6 day lift passSfr 190

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Recommended Hotels in Murren

  • Eiger Swiss Quality Hotel Mürren

    Eiger Swiss Quality Hotel

    The 4-star Eiger Swiss Quality Hotel in Mürren commands lovely views of the area. Guests can experience fine dining and relaxing spa services. 

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  • Hotel Edelweiss Mürren

    Hotel Edelweiss

    The 3-star superior Hotel Edelweiss is in a quiet position in Murren and offers comfortable accommodation and carefully prepared regional dishes. 

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    Hotel Jungfrau

    Hotel Jungfrau is a 3-star hotel in Mürren.  Guests can experience authentic home cooking in the restaurant Gruebli and quick access to the ski slopes.

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    Hotel Alpenruh

    Hotel Alpenruh is a 3 star hotel in Mürren, the mountain village in the Bernese Oberland region. Guests can experience fine dining in an authentic Swiss hotel.

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    Blumental Hotel

    The 3-star Hotel Blumental is in the centre of Mürren. The hotel offers a real sense of Swiss tradition with its easy country-house style.

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    Alte Backerei

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Ultimate Ski Features & Promotion

  • Kandahar Inferno Downhill Race

    The Inferno Downhill Race

    The Kandahar Inferno downhill race, held annually in Murren is the largest amateur ski race worldwide with over 1850 entrants. For those who succeed and cross the finish line, the exhilaration and sense of achievement is unmatched.