Hi, does anyone know of any chairlifts in the Jungfrau region that would be worth a trip? I remember going on lots as a child but last year when we were there I don't remember seeing any but I'd like my kids to experience one,
Thanks! BTW I should say we will be there in August.
The Iceflyer chairlift is in Mt. Titlis (been there last week).... Not sure if anything there on Jungfrau. Maybe Arno / Annika can tell better as I could not visit the Jungfrau due to lack of time.
Hi Joey -
I can show you where they are, but not details of operating information.
This will give a general overview, showing major summer ski lifts.
If you were going in April or May, many would not be running. August ought to have some; major tourist time.
For detail, start with mapsearch.ch, in the menus turn on traffic and turn off all but mountain transport:
For the ultimate in detail- Swiss topo:map.geo.admin.ch/?topic=swisstopo&lang=d e&bgLayer=ch.swisstopo .pixelkarte-farbe&X=162490.00&Y=63 8520.00&zoom=6
For hours of operation....the major cableways are in the timetable.
Don't know about the chairlifts. Perhaps an e-mail to Wengen Tourism or Grindelwald tourism (for example) might help. And, I am sure that Arno and Annika will have all those details memorized ;-)
Off hand, I'd also consider the Grindelwald-Männlichen lift. It is not a chair lift, but I recall very small "cabins" for, perhaps 4 people. May not run in May
No chair lifts in Jungfrau region but two lifts with small compartments (fits 4)
Grindelwald to Männlichen,begins summer season on 28 May
Grindelwald to First,begins summer season on 30 April
Thanks...at least I guessed right on one of them. ;-)
PS - On another note -
I had hoped to be able to respond to your request about information on the Ogi's start up on first days of the summer season. I had booked for June 3.
Looks like I'll have to postpone the pleasure. Some medical issues in the family. Hopefully, they be resolved in time for a trip in the Fall.
So, if you check them out, please post. ;-)
So sorry to hear of the medical issues, best wishes for a rapid and successful conclusion.
Ogi's start up on first days of the summer season? Don't understand the question.
At the Schönegg.
Ah yes, do not yet have the Ogi name "attached" to Schoenegg in my brain.
Will be in Wengen for a couple weeks beginning end of August (renting chalet) and Schoenegg restaurant is definitely on the list!
There's a chair lift in the nearby Kiental: kiental-sesselbahn.ch. So not the Jungfrau region, but if you like chair lifts it's worth the trip; and it's a wonderful valley as well.
Thank you all - I hope to make the trip to the Kiental one. So much to do...
Isn't it a pity that, as far as I can tell, none of the Jungfrau Region chairlifts is operational for walkers in the summer season? The chair from Arven up to Kleine Scheidegg would be particularly useful and there are lovely views from the top of the Lauberhorn chair from Kleine Scheidegg. Only a short walk from there are good panaramas from the nearby top station of Wixi chair and the Lauberhorn race start hut. See the 360 webcam at http://panocam.skiline .cc/lauberhorn . By the way, Grindelwald - First is at least a six seater gondola and the present Grund - Mannlichen 4 seater is expected to be replaced soon. Gone are the days of the sideways chair-with-a-hood which took 35 minutes (winter timing) up to First and you were given a big Gaberdine coat for protection.
The smaller lifts are ski lifts which only operate in winter. Not enough demand in summer I guess.
It's an interesting point and a bit like, "There's no demand - you're the tenth person to ask today." A direct link is planned between Rothenegg-Grindelwald-Grund and EigerGletscher as well as a replacement gondelbahn from the same base station to Männlichen (see www.jungfrau.ch/en/tou rism/news-events/v-cableway/the-v-cableway-project/). When all that happens it will be interesting to see if any of the chairs (but not, of course, purely ski lifts) open in summer as well as winter.
I certainly hope so. Although I'm not a big fan of building lifts everywhere, once they're there it's certainly nice if one can use them. Chair lifts in summer have become scarce.
When we go up to Maennlichen we usually go up in the big gondola from Wengen but return in the 4-seater down to Grindelwald. While views from the top are the main experience I really like the ride down as the views from the little cable car cabin are special. After all what can you really see from the crowded middle of an 80-seater gondola? It would be a pity if all those small cable car rides were replaced.
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