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Grindelwald lies at the base of the Jungfrau ski region, with km of local slopes served by a fleet of increasingly modern lifts, affording access to terrain across two varied areas. Its main slopes are shared with Wengen and there is a separate area of sunny pistes on First. The ski resort also provides some of the best off-snow diversions of any in the Alps.
A trip up to Jungfraujoch is a must and in addition, the resort boasts Europe's longest sledging run and an extensive network of mountain walking trails.
You can also book onto our Instructor-Led Guiding in nearby Wengen this season! Don't forget to also join our community of like-minded skiers on the Ski Club's Grindelwald Facebook Group for the most up-to-date resort info. There are two new lifts in Grindelwald this season. The base station will also feature a car park with spaces, as well as a bar, a kiosk and a range of shops selling ski gear.
As a result of the upgrade it will take 47 minutes less to reach the ski areas and the Jungfraujoch. Lots to do off the slopes, especially for tobogganing and winter walking.
Slow train links between areas, but new gondolas will dramatically improve this. Low-altitude resort runs can struggle for snow, but snowmaking has helped. The major area of slopes is shared with Wengen and offers a mix of a few wooded runs and much more extensive open slopes — all served by fast lifts. The smaller First area is mainly above the treeline but offers sunny runs, great views and is also home to a top-class terrain park and ski cross course.
Note that several areas are designated as skier-free wildlife reserves, where you may well spot chamois. The Bodmi nursery slope at the bottom of First is scenic but not particularly convenient. Snow quality can also suffer from the sun and the low altitude, and fast skiers and tobogganers racing through are off-putting. Kleine Scheidegg has a better, higher beginner area and splendid long runs to progress to, served by the railway.
In good snow, First makes a fantastic intermediate playground. On the other side, nearly all the runs from Kleine Scheidegg are long blues or gentle reds — great cruising terrain. For tougher pistes, head for the top of the Lauberhorn lift, to Wixi or the north-facing runs from Eigergletscher served by the Eigernordwand six-pack — these often have the best snow late in the season.
The area is quite limited for experts, but there is some fine off piste if the snow is good. One of our favourite runs after fresh snow is the Bort Direct black run from First.
Heli-trips can also be organised to the high peaks above the Lauterbrunnen Valley. The local area map, covering both sides of the Grindelwald Valley can be downloaded here.
For shorter trips, skiers and boarders are most likely to only need the local pass, covering the km of slopes in Wengen and Grindelwald. For full details see the resort's website and note that these dates are subject to change. The central buildings are mainly in traditional chalet style, in keeping with the resort's long mountaineering history.
The village can feel very jolly at times, especially when events are going on in town or up on the slopes. Although the road through goes nowhere, traffic can sometimes be intrusive. It's not the most convenient place for families because of its spread-out nature. However, the sheer variety of off-slope activities make this a good bet for families not looking to spend their whole holidays on skis or on a snowboard.
Tipirama — a wigwam at Kleine Scheidegg, sometimes with DJs and live bands — is a fun place immediately after skiing. There are various mainly open air bars to stop in on the way down to Grund. The liveliest are the Rancher on run 22, which attracts a young crowd, the Holzerbar on run 21 and the Aspen Hotel a little further down the hill. Both the Mescalero in the Spinne and Plaza in the Sunstar are popular clubs. The efficient and scenic Swiss Railways system is the easiest way to get up to Grindelwald — just be prepared to change trains a few times.
Driving from the airports takes a similar amount of time, but it is a long trip from Calais — also be sure to pre-book parking in Lauterbrunnen during busy weeks. Continue Change settings. Grindelwald Ski Resort As a result of the latest news concerning the Coronavirus, please note that there is currently no rep service being offered in this resort. Pros Fantastic scenery dominated the the Eiger's North Face Big intermediate ski area Lots to do off the slopes, especially for tobogganing and winter walking Easy to get to using the train network.
Cons Slow train links between areas, but new gondolas will dramatically improve this Most of the challenges for advanced skiers are off piste Village can be shady in the heart of winter Low-altitude resort runs can struggle for snow, but snowmaking has helped.
Grindelwald Skiing and Snowboarding The major area of slopes is shared with Wengen and offers a mix of a few wooded runs and much more extensive open slopes — all served by fast lifts. For Intermediates In good snow, First makes a fantastic intermediate playground. Grindelwald Piste Map The local area map, covering both sides of the Grindelwald Valley can be downloaded here. Grindelwald Ski Pass Prices For shorter trips, skiers and boarders are most likely to only need the local pass, covering the km of slopes in Wengen and Grindelwald.
Grindelwald Resort The central buildings are mainly in traditional chalet style, in keeping with the resort's long mountaineering history. For Families It's not the most convenient place for families because of its spread-out nature.
How to get to Grindelwald The efficient and scenic Swiss Railways system is the easiest way to get up to Grindelwald — just be prepared to change trains a few times. Add to favourites Added. Share: Twitter Facebook Email. Ability Beginner Intermediate. Join the Ski Club's Grindelwald Facebook group and become part of an online community where you can chat with other members, arrange to ski together and post your photos, videos and updates from your trip.
Registered in England No. Day Ticket. Wengen and Grindelwald Only. Junior Child Jungfrau Region.
Grindelwald Piste Map / Trail Map
The Grindelwald resort guide summary is: Grindelwald has 30 lifts within its 50 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for beginner and intermediate levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 51 trail at Grindelwald. Grindelwald in Switzerland in the Bernese Oberland region is a large resort with 30 lifts 10 chair lifts, 13 surface lifts that offers skiers an incredible metres feet of vertical descent. Grindelwald has acres of terrain over 51 pistes with a total length of kilometers 98 miles.
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