Mary CreightonThu, 06/03/2014 - 5:43am
OK, it’s not a lift; it’s a train. But the journey from Wengen to the shoulder of the north face of the Eiger opens up many riding opportunities, including a 2.76 mile run down the World Cup’s longest downhill course: the Lauberhorn. We board the train in Wengen at 1274m.
It’s a very traditional ‘no cars’ resort and Brits have been visiting since the Downhill Only Ski Club started up here in 1925. The train is basic but immaculate. More reassuringly, it clings to the mountainside on a sturdy cogwheel system.