© 2011 Aaron Majestic views as the fog rolled in - Eiger, Monk and Jungfrau (left to right)

Skiing at Mürren in the Jungfrau region with The Nebletts

On Saturday we headed down to Mürren in the Jungfrau Region for some sledging and skiing with our friends, the Nebletts. Jungfrau means “young lady” in German. It is a little over a 2 hour drive from Zug. From Mürren, one can see the Eiger, Monk and Jungfrau. It was a perfect day – a little sun, light snowfall, great temperatures (a little cold as we closed out the day), great company and fantastic food for lunch. The upper-most slopes were closed due to the Inferno Race, but there was plenty of room to venture off. Next time we’ll get a hotel room and ski out in the morning for extra time!

Mürren is at 1650m in elevation on top of one of the ridges of the mountain. Very few motorized vehicles are allowed in the village. The ones we did see were transporting equipment for those that were lodging on the mountain. To get to this village, we took two gondolas up the side of the mountain and then a cogwheel up even higher to get to the ski runs.

Kim and Katelyn rented a sledge to enjoy some of the longest sledging runs available. They soon learned the trick of steering by leaning one way or another (learned the hard way by sledding over the side of the path). Listen closely to the video – Aaron says “see ya guys” (because he had been by there previously and knew it wasn’t a sheer cliff that would send them to their demise). Kim pulled Katelyn along the traversing paths so Katelyn could snap some photos and narrate the journey. This is the first time any of us have sledged here, and we’ll do it again as a family for sure!

Aaron and Zach enjoyed some great skiing. This was Zach’s first time on a mountain and he picked it up so fast they were doing blue and red runs most of the day (in America – Green=Easy, Blue=Medium, Black=Hard; in Switzerland – Blue=Easy, Red=Medium, Black=Hard). Aaron sprained his thumb while trying a steep slope, but a very minor inconvenience. Zach learned how to get up from a face plant in powder – took a while, but he’s now a pro!

And, we all returned in one piece – a success for the first ski outing in the Alps of Switzerland!

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Comments

  1. Dave Roeder
    Posted January 25, 2011 at 6:11 am | #

    Great photos! Nice work on the reflection photo Katelyn!

  2. Tammy Herbes
    Posted January 26, 2011 at 5:29 am | #

    WOW!!!! Amazing photos!
    Kim, you are the bravest woman I know. To drive on those roads, curvy, steep, narrow, and then to sledge also.

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