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Mountains for All
Enriching quality of life through year round mountain activities, especially with life-enhancing snow-sport activities, in the interests of health and well-being.

Assisted Mountain Activities in Wengen

Overview

Wengen is truly an iconic winter and summer destination! What more magical and moving is it to be staying within touching distance of the famous Eiger Mountain! There is something really for everyone; no matter what your age is! Although car-free in the winter, it is still possible to get around (wheelblades.ch) make a great difference if you are a wheelchair user or have a young child in a push-chair. The ski area is so easy to reach and there is an excellent beginners area just a step from the lovely hotels.

Such a warm welcome awaits you! Even curling is possible if you are in a wheelchair and with the long toboggan run; link to Grindelwald and the neighbouring Schilthorn experience above Mürren, it is such a super place to go.

The only real drawback is the lack of fully adapted bathrooms for wheelchair users - although, some do not find any problems and happy to adapt to their surroundings (everyone has different needs to it is always worth asking us). However, if you are game and happy to just be a part of the majestic environment around you, then give it a go!

Who Benefits

If you, a friend or family member have any of the following then Wengen might work brilliantly for your ski or summer holiday. This is by no means an exhaustive list (it would be impossible to include every condition) but many have similar or common factors. As often someone may have a condition that we have not yet come across please do ask us if you are interested in the resort and we can try to help.

  • amputee
  • autism
  • aspergers
  • cancer
  • cystic fibrosis
  • cognitive
  • cerebral palsy
  • down's syndrome
  • duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • hearing impaired
  • hemiplegia
  • orthopaedic
  • paraplegic
  • parkinson's disease
  • multiple sclerosis
  • learning difficulties
  • muscular dystrophy
  • stroke
  • transplant
  • rett Syndrome
  • visually impaired

We do advise that if you have any health issues that might be affected by extreme temperatures; altitude or have had surgery or an on-going physical / neurological condition that might be or could be affected by being moved at speed, over rough or uneven terrain or being on or in a ski lift please do contact us for more advice before going ahead and booking your holiday. Another resort might work better for you.

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Places to Stay in Wengen

Wengen has a great selection of hotels, apartments and chalets suitable for all visitors. Accessible accommodation in Wengen is also available for wheelchair users (dependent on type of wheelchair) and those with limited mobility.

If a place is listed below it will have been visited by Ski 2 Freedom or will be personally known to us. However, any accommodation listed on this page is by no means all that is available in the resort. To have a full list of places, please contact us, and if possible please state your preferred requirements.


See our note above. It will take time but the Foundation is trying to improve things a bit but each hotel has such charm and character and will help you in anyway they can - so sometimes just a little compromise may be needed!



Hotel Silberborn - ★★★★

Suitability Information

Suitability

  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Reduced mobility
  • Family friendly
  • Ski in
  • Ski out

To request further in-depth and comprehensive information on Hotel Silberborn contact us.

Hotel Caprice - ★★★★

Suitability Information

Suitability

  • Reduced mobility
  • Ski in - Ski Out

To request further in-depth and comprehensive information on Hotel Caprice contact us.

Sunstar Alpine Hotel Wengen - ★★★★

Places to Stay in Wengen

Wengen has a great selection of hotels, apartments and chalets suitable for all visitors. Accessible accommodation in Wengen is also available for wheelchair users (dependent on type of wheelchair) and those with limited mobility.

If a place is listed below it will have been visited by Ski 2 Freedom or will be personally known to us. However, any accommodation listed on this page is by no means all that is available in the resort. To have a full list of places, please contact us, and if possible please state your preferred requirements.

Wengen has some beautiful hotels but although some are wheelchair accessible none have fully adapted bath or shower rooms for wheelchair users. However, we have had a number of wheelchair users staying in Wengen and it is a question of how you can adapt to the facilities on offer. We are more than happy to discuss the options for any of the hotels featured. Some may well suit those who have a young child in a wheelchair or who perhaps use a wheelchair outside but have some mobility within a hotel.

Sunstar Alpine Hotel Wengen

wengen.sunstar.ch
Email: wengen@sunstar.ch
+41 33 856 52 00

  • Best location
  • Not wheelchair accessible – would suit family with very young child in wheelchair or wheelchair user outside of hotel
  • Suitable for all other life-changing conditions
  • Rooms valley view quieter
  • Family Duplex Room
  • Junior Suite
  • Tea and Coffee making facilities including kettle
  • Newly renovated restaurant
  • Food and cuisine dedicated to using as much local produce /Swiss produce as possible
  • All food allergies catered for
  • Oliver Kienzler takes guided groups
  • Every Tuesday possibility to take a guided torch lit walk and enjoy a typical Swiss raclette evening after in the hotel’s Hütte
  • Very family friendly
  • Swimming pool open 7.00 am until 8.00 pm for everyone; from 8.00 pm until 10.00 pm parents and adults only to enjoy a calming and romantic candle lit pool area!
  • Mini bar in each room is complimentary
  • Open summer and winter seasons

Wengen Photos

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Mountain Activities - Sporty and Fun

Mountain based activities, whether sporting or non-sporting, summer or winter, are empowering elements to life but please note that many may not be suitable for your condition or specific need. Activity providers, guides and instructors will often go out of their way to accommodate the needs of everyone but please understand if they are unable to do so for you. Always worth making further enquiries either via the organization responsible, the tourist office or Ski 2 Freedom.

Filter activities by season:

  • air boarding
  • archery and shooting
  • bobsleigh luge and skeleton
  • bowling
  • bouldering
  • canoeing rafting and kayaking
  • climbing - ice
  • climbing - rock
  • climbing - indoor
  • curling
  • cycling
  • donkey trekking
  • e-bikes
  • fat bikes
  • fishing
  • glacier skiing
  • golf
  • horse riding and trekking
  • horse sleigh rides
  • hot air ballooning
  • husky dog rides
  • ice diving
  • ice driving
  • ice fishing
  • ice hockey
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • off road buggies
  • paragliding
  • piste basher driving
  • rafting
  • roller coaster
  • sailing and rowing
  • ski bikes
  • ski jumping
  • skidooing
  • skiing - alpine and downhill
  • skiing - biathlon
  • skiing - cross country
  • skiing - freestyle and boarder x
  • skiing - heli skiing
  • skiing - off-piste and ski touring
  • skiing - ski joering
  • snakeglisse
  • snow park
  • snow shoe walking
  • snowboarding
  • skiing - telemarking
  • tennis
  • tobogganing
  • tubing
  • via ferrata
  • walking and hiking
  • yooner
  • zip line

For more information on mountain activities in Wengen please contact us.

Mountain Activities - Relax and Rejuvenate

Filter activities by season:

  • baroque churches
  • christmas markets
  • clinical and medical treatment
  • family fun time
  • farming and cheese production
  • film location
  • food and gastronomie
  • gentle walks
  • history and local culture
  • hydro therapy
  • literature
  • local markets
  • mountain tramway
  • music festivals - classic and jazz
  • music festivals - rock and pop
  • painting and sketching
  • photography
  • polo
  • spa and wellness
  • wildlife
  • wine tours
  • yoga

For more information on mountain activities in Wengen please contact us.

Ski Schools and Assisted Sport Providers in Wengen

Active Motion

Providing all you need for your trip to Wengen. Based in Interlaken this amazing organisation offers instruction and equipment for anyone wishing to do adaptive or assisted skiing if they have a disability, additional need, life-changing or life-challenging condition (physical, cognitive, degenerative, genetic, sensory, congenital, audio, trauma, neurological or mental) .

ESS Wengen

Have some instructors who have helped out with Down's Syndrome and development conditions. They are also great for those who wish to have an empathetic person to ski with perhaps after a stroke or ski accident or, perhaps when a person just needs a bit of time out on the mountain to relieve stress and anxiety.

www.skiwengen.ch

Please do contact us to discuss your needs and requirements and we ensure you have the best instruction whilst you are in Wengen.

Equipment Available

Please contact the ski school for more information on booking lessons and equipment hire.

  • Audio Equipment
  • Dual Ski
  • Dual Ski Piloted
  • Sit ski rental
  • Stabilisers - 3 track and 4 track
  • No sit skis held in resort - obtained from local club
Learn more about adaptive equipment

News and Blog Articles

All the news, feedback articles and press releases illustrate how Wengen helps to enhance people’s lives. Also, in many cases, showing how Ski 2 Freedom works in close association with Wengen to help raise awareness of the empowering benefits of mountain activities such as skiing and promoting accessible, social and inclusive tourism.

If on reading our Wengen page, you have your own experiences and feedback of the resort (winter or summer) that you would like to share or feel would be encouraging to others, please do not hesitate to send them to us for inclusion on both our website and social media – photos and film clips also welcome.

News about Wengen

Blogs about Wengen

Access to Our Full Comprehensive Portfolio

Ski 2 Freedom Foundation would like to make it clear that we regard everyone as an individual and that no two people will have the same needs and requirements. Therefore please note that what you see on this page regarding assisted or adaptive skiing and accommodation, may not be suitable for you, or someone you know. However, if you think this destination would be a good ski resort for you, then please contact us to discuss your personal requirements and we will endeavour to see if the resort will meet these.

We hope that you have found the information on this page helpful and a chance to make a decision on where to go for your winter holiday. However, we know that often much more discussion is required and therefore we invite you to contact us as we hold extensive information on all our ski resorts – please contact us.

Our information has and is obtained by means of extensive personal research at a cost, often to the Foundation, we only give this out to those that request it and is not for general public use. For our beneficiaries this information is free but for a company or organisation we make a nominal charge via donation.

Ski 2 Freedom provides specific information on the activities for skiers with a disability, additional need or life-challenging illness, etc. plus useful extras such as wheelchair accessible places to stay; so we are not going to also reproduce amazing information and advice on ski resorts which has been collected by ski journalists, skiers and ski companies which are dedicated to this service - what we can do is to link you to these sites which may well give you some extra background information on a specific ski resort and help you make up your mind as to where you might go!

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