The Wengen Challenge

Corporate Ski Weekend

Wengen 3-6 March 2016

The aim of the Wengen Challenge is to provide a fun time for employees keen on skiing while providing an opportunity to improve skills in the beautiful surroundings of the Bernese Alps. Experienced Swiss ski racing instructors will be on hand to introduce/refine technique through gates and, we believe, whatever the racing results, all candidates will have enjoyed themselves and improved their skiing ability.



Wengen, at 1,300 metres, is situated in the Bernese Alps and has to be the one of the most beautiful Alpine resorts. It is only accessible by a funicular railway, the train having to climb the steep mountainside to the car free resort. The same train continues beyond Wengen to Kleine Scheidegg at 2,100 metres and other lifts to the Eiger glacier and the start of the famous Lauberhorn downhill race.

Wengen website:

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Hotel Regina
Hotel Regina

The Regina Hotel has been selected because of its close proximity to the railway station and village and because of its 4 star comfort and cuisine. The rooms have stunning views across the Lauterbrunnen Valley and up to the Jungfrau and Silberhorn mountains. The hotel, which has been in the Meyer family for generations, is currently run by the charming Guido and Ariane who are guaranteed to make the stay very enjoyable and memorable.


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The Regina Hotel will arrange for guests to be collected from the station. There will be a welcome drink at 7 pm followed by dinner. In the intervening period guests are advised to hire skis, boots and helmets so that they can get off to a hassle free start the following day. If there are specific requirements for a particular brand of skis please advise in advance in order for them to be reserved. Ski passes for the three days will be given out to all concerned prior to dinner.

Training and guiding

On Friday, guests, in groups of no more than five, will be offered a 3-hour session of professional ski race training through gates as well as on or off piste guiding for those less inclined to take on race training.

Wengen Ski School website:

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The Races

On Friday evening there will be a floodlit fun parallel slalom in the village and on Saturday, a giant slalom (2 runs) commencing from the Lauberhorn Downhill start hut. A trophy will be awarded to the corporate team with the best overall time as well as individual awards.

A full programme showing times and activities is shown below.

Homeward bound

On Sunday, there will be an early lunch in order to allow sufficient time for catching trains and planes home.

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mountain train

It is recommended that flights from London be taken to Basel as it has the most direct connections to Interlaken, Lauterbrunnen and Wengen.

There is for example a BA flight departing on 3rd March from Heathrow to Basel at 11.30 and arriving Basel at 14.25 (Swiss time). Returning on Sunday 6th March, there is a flight departing Basel at 17.15 arriving Heathrow at 17.55. Usually the earlier flights are reserved, the lower the charges.

Websites: British Airways · Swiss · EasyJet · SBB (train & bus)

Vouchers for travel by train from and to Basel (or Geneva or Zurich) will be issued in advance.

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Thursday 3rd March

PMArrival in Wengen
Organise rental of ski equipment
19.00Welcome drinks at Regina Hotel followed by

Friday 4th March

10.00-13.00Race training or on/off piste guiding
13.30Lunch at Alpine restaurant followed by
Free skiing
18.30Floodlit fun parallel Slalom race on training slope in the village
20.00Dinner at Regina

Saturday 5th March

10.00Giant Slalom Race - 2 runs on 1st section of Lauberhorn Race piste
13.30Lunch at Alpine restaurant followed by
Free skiing
1900Gala Dinner and prize giving

Sunday 6th March

AMFree skiing
12.00Lunch at Eiger Hotel (adjacent to railway station)
13.00-Trains for return journey
Eigernordwand lift
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The organisers live in Switzerland and have been involved in ski racing and training for over 20 years. Liz Moore instigated the European International Schools Ski Race event in Wengen ( and each year has fielded up to 180 children during the past decade. She was also appointed to organise the Downhill Only Club's invitation in respect of the Amateur Inter Club Championship ski races held in Wengen in 2011.

Contact Us

Michael & Elizabeth Moore
Chalet Traumli
3823 Wengen
Tel:+41 33 855 4900
Mob:+41 79 668 3690
Mob:+41 79 421 3194