Guidebook

Freeriding Mürren: Switzerland’s Prettiest Ski Town

14 freeriding routes for fresh powder and plenty of thrills in Mürren.

Description

A picturesque, historic ski resort in the centre of Switzerland, the quiet, car-free cobbled streets and traditional Swiss wooden chalets give Mürren its chocolate-box character. As the town has managed to resist the large scale development that other popular Swiss resorts have undergone in recent decades, staying in Mürren feels like going back in time.

Perched on a cliff in the renowned Jungfrau skiing region, Mürren affords amazing views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau peaks, and even the most experienced skiers will be challenged by the extensive advanced on and off-piste options, focussed around the 2970m Schilthorn mountain. Here’s a collection of 14 freeride routes to get you to the best powder in the area. For a great adrenaline rush try the James Bond run!

Sources:
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/ski/resort-guides/Ski-Murren-resort-guide/ https://www.ultimate-ski.com/ski-resorts/switzerland/murren/ https://www.onthesnow.com/bernese-oberland/muerren-schilthorn/ski-resort.html

Kandahar off piste
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Kandahar off piste

Grindelwald, Wengen and Mürren
141 m
36 °
NE
8 m
0.6 km
A short, sharp, steep descent that can hold waist deep powder
Difficult
Private
Blumental
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Blumental

Grindelwald, Wengen and Mürren
231 m
30 °
E
15 m
0.9 km
A short hike accesses a large bowl for some great off piste
Difficult
Private
Tschingelchrachen
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Tschingelchrachen

Grindelwald, Wengen and Mürren
355 m
36 °
S
0 m
1.0 km
A steep narrow couloir that is not for the faint hearted
Severe
Private
Line of the chairlift
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Line of the chairlift

Grindelwald, Wengen and Mürren
226 m
35 °
NE
0 m
0.9 km
A descent with a number of potential drop offs before heading into the trees
Moderate
Private
Extended line of the chairlift
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Extended line of the chairlift

Grindelwald, Wengen and Mürren
348 m
28 °
NE
12 m
1.5 km
An exciting descent down the line of the Winteregg chair for experienced skiers
Difficult
Private
The old T-Bar line
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The old T-Bar line

Grindelwald, Wengen and Mürren
372 m
37 °
E
0 m
0.8 km
Good undulating terrain, ideal for first forays off piste
Moderate
Private
Riggli route
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Riggli route

Grindelwald, Wengen and Mürren
122 m
31 °
NE
2 m
0.5 km
Short and descent that holds good snow
Moderate
Private
Maulerhubel
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Maulerhubel

Grindelwald, Wengen and Mürren
131 m
25 °
S
0 m
0.5 km
A great starting point for going off piste
Easy
Private
The Wall
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The Wall

Grindelwald, Wengen and Mürren
190 m
34 °
N
2 m
0.6 km
A steep and often deep run for experienced skiers
Severe
Private
Engetal off piste
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Engetal off piste

Grindelwald, Wengen and Mürren
209 m
33 °
NW
0 m
0.6 km
Some of the best off piste turns in the area
Moderate
Private
Reservoir run
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Reservoir run

Grindelwald, Wengen and Mürren
138 m
29 °
SE
0 m
0.5 km
Great off piste turns possible down either side of a ridge
Moderate
Private
The Hog's Back
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The Hog's Back

Grindelwald, Wengen and Mürren
122 m
34 °
E
0 m
0.4 km
A steep snow field with often very deep powder
Moderate
Private
James Bond run
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James Bond run

Grindelwald, Wengen and Mürren
305 m
35 °
NE
0 m
0.7 km
A thrilling descent that James Bond would be proud of
Severe
Private