Lauterbrunnen is not a ski village, but it's in a very convenient position to get to Murren, Wengen and Grindelwald, so you have a choice of three, instead of just one. I've been about 10 times and always stay in the Hotel Silberhorn. The rooms are good and there's a buffet breakfast and a 5 course dinner. There is also a good ski room with boot heaters. It's cheaper than France and everyone speaks English. Leave the hotel, walk 200m and you're in the mountain railway station or the cablecar station for Murren. All villages are joined by mountain railways which are covered in the lift pass, as is the train to Interlaken (8 miles) for retail therapy. The scenery is the best in Europe. All the villages have their own websites, so do a search and look at the photos. Suitable for families and older folks, if you want lively bars and clubs, forget it. See the Eiger, Jungfrau, Munch and fabulous views from the top of the Schilthorn revolving restaurant. None of it is 'purpose made', all villages are traditional, so the pistes are not like Tignes, they are natural too. You will not be disappointed! We went somewhere different every trip until we went here in 2000, and we haven't been anywhere else since.