Mürren’s ski school is very highly regarded and there are few better places to get a first experience of winter mountain holidays. There are several beginner areas with the nursery slopes at Allmendhubel, accessed via the funicular, particularly popular. There are more easy trails down to the village and on the Birg-Engetal slopes.
Mürren’s local ski slopes are fairly limited in extent for an internationally famous resort, with only 53km of runs, about two thirds of them rated as red intermediate runs, and most people believe that these are steeper than most . So it’s a rare case where copious kilometres of wide, gentle motorway pistes are not the norm and those who want to spend their days cruising this type of terrain should apply elsewhere. On the other hand the Jungfrau Regional pass does increase the terrain on the ticket to 213km, much of the extra offered by largely lift-linked Wengen and Grindelwald’s ski areas across the valley. The only problem is that it’s a bit of a hike by cable cars and mountain railways to reach the rest of it - a pleasant enough journey but not one you’re likely to want to try more than once or twice in a week.
Mürren’s advanced level skiing looks severely limited in the stats with six black runs totalling 11km of groomed steep runs. But that hides the fact that the ski area offers old school off piste terrain in abundance and has attracted lovers of what today is called freeriding for the best part of a century. The skiable vertical, conditions permitting, down to Lauterbrunnen is one of the world’s biggest and there are multiple routes down including the famed 15.8km long, 2175 vertical metre descent that is the route of the annual Inferno race each January, the world’s longest race. There are many other famous runs including at least three down from the Schilthorn at the top of the slopes, but tackling these with a local mountain guide is essential. Particularly challenging runs, usually unpisted and home to huge moguls, include the steep Schilthorn piste, Kanonenrohr and Kandahar. Ski touring and heliskiing are also popular here.
Snowboard / Freestyle Skiing
Mürren has plenty to offer boarders and skiers – both freestyle and freeriders, with most of the terrain accessed by chairlifts and cable cars. In the freestyle category the resort’s terrain park is located near the Schiltgrat chair, close to the village and the cable car station and is home to a halfpipe, jumps and a quarterpipe. Freeride opportunities are huge with numerous lift-served routes on the mountain and many famous and infamous off piste routes too for which a guide is required.
Mürren’s mountainous terrain does not lend itself to cross country skiing, but there’s a sunny 2km trail at Blumental, high above Mürren, known as the Mürren -Sonnenberg run. Both classic and skating cross country techniques are catered for . There are longer runs in the valley below (snow cover permitting) including the 12 km Lauterbrunnen – Stechelberg route which follows the banks of the Weisse Lütschine River to the far end of the valley.
Mürren's elevation hits 300m so there's high altitude skiing here and it's home to famous Inferno race.
The mountainous terrain does not lend itself to cross country skiing, but there’s a sunny 2km trail at Blumental, high above Mürren, known as the Mürren -Sonnenberg run. Both classic and skating cross country techniques are catered for . There are longer runs in the valley below (snow cover permitting) including the 12 km Lauterbrunnen – Stechelberg route which follows the banks of the Weisse Lütschine River to the far end of the valley