Jungfrau Opening Season 2019/2020
30th November 2019 - 19th April 2020
Two valleys, three mountain ranges and around 206 kilometres of perfectly prepared pistes. In the Jungfrau ski region snow fans can enjoy activities of all types and be in their element. The winter paradise by the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau offers skiers and snowboarders everything their hearts desire: gentle slopes, steep drops, snow and fun parks, racing tracks and powder parties.
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As soon as the first snow falls, the PistenBullys ride on First to build the Snowpark Grindelwald-First. The terrain has already been preformed so that in a few days the 130-metre halfpipe and two parks with different degrees of difficulty emerge. The snowboard and freeski community can slide over the straight box or take off from the corner and from other kickers there. What a comfort: In 1989, the scene had to build its own obstacles, which took weeks of shovel work.
Lauberhorn race track
From the start of the winter season to the race in mid-January, the Lauberhorn downhill track is taboo. Those in charge of the race do everything they can to make conditions perfect on race day. After the race, however, good skiers can try the original downhill course. From the start house, they travel in the tracks of the stars: over the Traverse Schuss to the deactivated Hundschopf, under the "Wasserstation" through to the Hanneggschuss and finally to the finish. And if they want, they can do it day after day.
In the shadow of the Eiger with a dash into the valley: The Eiger Run is a spectacular sledging run by day with a gradient of up to 36 per cent. However, the 3.5 kilometre stretch from Alpiglen to Brandegg is even more exciting at night. The Wengernalpbahn also travels to Alpiglen in the evening – in just five minutes and as often as you like with the "Eiger Run Evening Ticket". The burned calories can be quickly regained with a fondue in the Alpiglen or Brandegg alpine chalets, where you can stay up all night – right next to the illuminated sledging run.
An incline of up to 42 per cent, over 1000 metres of difference in altitude in two and a half minutes, the longest skiing descent in the world and the race with the fastest passage in the World Cup (over 160 km/h!): the Lauberhorn descent is full of superlatives, but numbers can only roughly describe the dangerous downhill race. Anecdotes such as this one are better: Bode Miller crashed in 2007 after the jump into the extremely steep target slope, skidded over the finish line – and won.
First Flyer Winter
The golden eagle swoops down on its prey at over 300 kilometres per hour. In horizontal flight, the dove can reach up to 120 kilometres per hour. And humans? Thanks to the Tyrolean "First Flyer", they can compete with the fastest birds. Perfectly secured in the stable harness, 4 people whiz along the 800 metre long steel cable from First to Schreckfeld at up to 84 kilometres per hour. In some places, they hover approximately 50 metres above the snow. Even the golden eagle would be envious.