In mid-May 2019 it was decided to continue the Top4 ski pass without the Mürren-Schilthorn ski area. After discussions with the Schilthornbahn, the partners have come back to their decision and in the winter sports season 2019/2020 will continue to accept the Top4 subscription in all subareas.
Buyers of the Top4 ski pass can now ski at no extra charge in the Mürren-Schilthorn area.
Over 1 Million Skier Visits for the Jungfrau Ski Region
In the 2018/2019 winter sports season the Jungfrau Ski Region recorded 1.05 million ski visits and increased the number of visitors by 5.9 per cent compared to the 2017/2018 season.
After the challenging start to the 2018/2019 winter sports season, more ski visits were registered over public holidays as well as during the main holiday season in the Jungfrau Ski Region than during last year’s season. Not least, the long-lasting good weather and the excellent snow conditions in February contributed to the positive result. With 1,045,955 skier visits from the beginning of the season up to 28 April 2019, the entire Jungfrau Ski region recorded an increase of 5.9% on the winter sports season 2017/2018. However, visitor numbers are still lower than in the successful winter sports season of 2007/2008.
Biggest growth for Grindelwald and Wengen
The Jungfrau Ski Region consists of the sub-ski areas of Grindelwald-First, Kleine Scheidegg-Männlichen and Mürren-Schilthorn. Overall, the areas of Grindelwald and Wengen recorded the largest increase in visitors. In the First area, 6.2 per cent more winter sports enthusiasts were registered than in the previous year. In the Kleine Scheidegg-Männlichen area, a total of 607,333 guests enjoyed their skiing in front of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, an increase of 7.6 per cent. In Mürren 226,807 skier visits (+ 1.9%) were registered for the Schilthorn area.
What does Climate Change will mean to a Mountain Nation such as Switzerland by 2060. From Swissinfo.ch – Climate Change in forty years in Switzerland will mean over 40C in the cities, long droughts and not too much snow in winter, Switzerland will be looking as a Mediterranean country. This will have consequences in this land-lock country.
By 2060 the typical weather forecast on a summer day can describe 45C in the cities and twenty days of sustained heat. MeteoSwiss (the federal department of meteorology and climatology) has devised different climate scenarios for Switzerland, in conjunction with the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ) and publish edit in a report in mid-November. Peter Binder, the head of MeteoSwiss summarised that “Switzerland will be a hotter and drier place”.
Adelboden Lenk Kandersteg: What is going on for the 2018-19 ski season. Adelboden Lenk Kandersteg is located in the Bernese Oberland region, between the region’s capital Bern and Interlaken. It is an area of immense beauty, not known by everyone, but that itself makes it special.
So what to look forward if you are visiting this season?
With 210 km of pistes and slopes for all ages and abilities. This region is in the top 3 places for skiing in Switzerland and has secured the FIS World Cup every year.
One thing you should try, is going Ice walking in the UNESCO-listed Oeschinen Lake. Switzerland’s famous Oeschinen Lake freezes over in winter, allowing visitors to walk on one of the world’s most majestic lakes located within a World Heritage Site. The vistas here are awe-inspiring and it is such a winter wonderland that rivals any top natural sights you could have ever seen!
This is the location of the largest snow igloo restaurant in Europe – If you love cheese, a trip to the Fondue igloo is a must! The restaurant has a cosy and romantic atmosphere within its icy halls, decorated with ice statues and rustic tables with warm blankets to wrap up. The fondues are hearty, made with local cheese produce. The restaurant has an adjacent igloo hotel, where you can stay the night!
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