Winter Ski Packages





Carl’s Swiss Ski Week

  with a South African flavour!   

Ski the slopes of Jungfrau from 16 to 23 February or 2 to 9 March 2019


Join host Carl Cronje for the third edition of this unforgettable ski week in the heart of Switzerland and at a very affordable rate. Carel, the owner of the Alpenrose Hotel and Gardens in Jungfrau is hosting this special week at his 3-star hotel which is conveniently located in the gateway to the famous Jungfrau mountains and ski slopes.

During the South African themed week, we will serve and showcase great South African dishes, food and wines next to the best on offer from Switzerland! Experience a fusion of South African and Swiss food and wines!

We have negotiated big discounts on ski passes, lessons and equipment hire on top of our special hotel rate for this week. All of our rooms have stunning direct views of the mountains with most rooms having private balconies. There are also a number of spacious family rooms as well as cheaper rooms with shared bathrooms.

7 Nights package for only CHF 399 

The package is per person and includes the following


  Accommodation in twin/double 3-star room, mountain views, Satellite TV and free WiFi.

 Coffee and Tea facilities in rooms.

 Daily Swiss Continental Breakfast

 Welcome dinner with a South African flavor – wines included.

 Swiss dinner night, incl fondue tasting and wines.

 Special Snow “Braai” dinner with gluhwein and drinks.

 Food and Wine pairing dinner – Swiss and European wines paired with delicious meals.

 Free Night sledging evening at Alpiglen and Brandegg*

Exclusive 15% discount on Jungfrau Ski Pass and Equipment hire (min 4 days needed).

(6 Days Pass for whole region with 15% discount is from CHF 305)

(6 Days Ski or Snowboard rental with 20% is CHF 180)

*Free night sledging excludes ski pass that is needed to get to Grund station where excursions starts from. You need your own sledge

*Triple and family share rooms are available.


Introducing Carl Cronje

Carl grew up in Roodepoort, South Africa and first travelled to France in 1997 after winning a return trip to any place in Europe. In 2005 he founded Expat Explore Travel with friend Jakes Maritz and they now run tour holidays around the world for nearly 20 000 travelers every year.

Owned and managed by Carl, the Alpenrose Hotel is his beloved flagship hotel. As a frequent traveller to the Jungfrau region for over 15 years, Carl fell in love with the beauty of the Alps. When the hotel came up for sale in in the summer of 2014, he grabbed the opportunity to bring the magic of this European wonderland to Expat Explore Travel and other guests.

Carl took it upon himself to personally oversee the refurbishment and renovation of the hotel as it was transformed into the Alpenrose Hotel & Gardens. The beautiful gardens around the hotel were landscaped by Carl, with plants sourced from Northern Italy and Switzerland. Meat, dairy and other fresh produce served in the Alpenrose are sourced from local butcheries, dairies and farms in and around Wilderswil.

The Alpenrose Hotel and Gardens – as seen on TV!

Constructed in 1897 and situated in the picturesque village of Wilderswil in the Swiss Alps, the Alpenrose Hotel offers the ideal Alpine adventure for couples, families and anyone else seeking a magical Swiss ski holiday.

The Alpenrose Hotel featured on South African TV in 2018 with a 13 episode Afrikaans reality TV Show on Via TV (channel 147), called “Die Alpenrose”. It’s about two young South Africans coming to work in the hotel during Winter with the cameras capturing all there adventures!

 Europe in winter is magical as it is, but in the Jungfrau region, 206 kilometres of ski slopes turns the Swiss Alps into a true winter wonderland! Snow is guaranteed in ski areas around Wilderswil such as Kleine Scheidegg-Männlichen, Mürren-Schilthorn and Grindelwald-First.

Boasting views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains, with Wilderswil train station just two minutes away, and Interlaken a mere bus ride away, Jungfraujoch and many top Swiss ski slopes can be reached easily from the hotel.

Guests have the option of dining at a traditional pub, or the charming restaurant, which serves affordable, delicious Swiss and international cuisine.



To make a reservation for this once in a lifetime experience, simply email us with the details of your group (Names, email addresses and a contact number) to 

We have various room types and can accommodate you in single, twin, double, triple or even 4-bed family rooms.

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Photos from the first Alpenrose Ski week during March 2017