|Piz Gloria image via Wikipedia|
Though Mürren has the best snow in the
area, its pistes are small-scale and not defined. The Schilthorn is the main
event, accessed by two cable-cars and familiar to all Bond fans as Piz Gloria
in On Her Majesty's Secret Service. All because it is not easily raided, it
makes an perfect villain's hideaway, but as a ski mountain it has serious
limitations. The most important is the black factor: the starting point is
severely steep and quite bumpy if it has not been groomed, while the
Kanonenrohr (gun barrel), the sole route back to Mürren, is rocky and readily
closed with poor snow conditions, which means that everyone has to download
from the mid-station. Add in the wind element, which frequently closes the
cable-cars, and the odds on skiing the Schilthorn on any given day are not that
The red and blue runs are your other options from the Allmendhubel, reached by train and draglift from the village center, to Winteregg, and the enjoyably open slopes on the Schiltgrat, mulct for a modest cruise before lunch but not precisely the stuff of day-long challenge. When the snow does fall, the powder shots are magnificent, with runs off the back of Schilthorn, into the Blumental and down across the forest to Gimmelwald.
Mürren has first-rate mountain huts, all of them serving Swiss specialities - air-dried meat, rosti and sausages. As its name points out, the Sonnenberg is a favorite with sun-seekers, but the Suppenalp is more ambient. Greatest of all for food and friendliness is Pension Gimmelwald located at the Stechelberg mid-station.
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