The Mürren-Schilthorn winter sports region boasts the Bernese Oberland's first mobile training station for avalanche search equipment.
On their way up the glorious Schilthorn, also known as the Piz Gloria, the cable cars of the Schilthorn cableway travel along 7,000 metres of cable and surmount an altitude difference of 2,103 metres in a journey comprising four stages: from Stechelberg to Gimmelwald, Mürren and Birg, before finally reaching the summit.
To this day, climbing the Eiger North Face is considered one of the most difficult mountaineering feats. One gazes at it respectfully and admires the tenacity and courage of the early alpinists who climbed mountain after mountain with little of the modern equipment we have today.
The piste from the Schilthorn to Lauterbrunnen is almost 15 km long, making it one of the longest in Switzerland. At the end of January each year, a hellish racing spectacle is enacted here. The descent is open to experienced skiers all winter.