Car: not necessary
Lauterbrunnen valley, the valley of the waterfalls, is a wide glaciated valley with steep cliffs on either side giving access to the mountains of the Jungfrau region. It was the inspiration for Tolkien's 'The Hobbit'. The famous Trummelbach falls inside the Jungfrau are 400 m from our front door. 30 mins walk along the valley brings you to Stechelberg with good food and access to superb mountain walking. Access to Murren and the Schilthorn with it's revolving restaurant is 15 mins walk away. A similar walk in the other direction along the stunning valley takes you to the Lauterbrunnen shops, restaurants, banks and post office. Lauterbrunnen station gives access to the car-free mountain village of Wengen and the Jungfraujoch. Interlaken, 20 mins away with its wide variety of shops is also the railway terminus for journeys from the rest of the world, and the airports of Zurich, Basel, Geneva and Berne. In less than three and a half hours you can be at our front door. Car travel from the airports is easy (2 hrs from Zurich).
Ski: Good quality skiing, snowboarding and sledging can be had all around us. The Schilthorn black runs start at 2970 metres at the top of the highest winter sports arena in the Bernese Oberland; in Grindelwald there is the longest sledge run in the world at 15 kilometres; and there is the Schreckfield Superpipe, one of the world's biggest halfpipes. There are good children's slopes at Wengen and Murren, with a creche. A wide range of pistes to suit all abilities can be found everywhere. Ski and snowboard schools are located at Wengen and Murren, providing individual and group tuition for all levels and most languages, including English, and some English instructors.