Grindelwald is one of the most magical ski resorts in the Swiss Alps. The views from both the village and ski slopes are simply stunning. Sitting beneath the towering north face of the mighty Eiger, this is a destination steeped in mountaineering history. The main central buildings are built mainly in a traditional style and the cog railway and station add to an old world charm.
The Jungfrau ski area, of which Grindelwald is a part of, offers over 200km of ski slopes. The ski domain is split between 3 distinct areas, Kleine Scheidegg, First and Mürren. The largest, Kleine Scheidegg has 110km of ski slopes, 30 km of toboggan runs and lies right at the foot of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. The world-famous Lauberhorn World Cup downhill starts here and leads down to Wengen over a distance of 4.2 km.
Over 60km of prepared slopes and 40km of winter footpaths and toboggan runs coupled with a magnificent panorama of the north faces of the Bernese Alps distinguish the Grindelwald-First ski area. The "White Elements" snow park is very popular, as is the ski slope, with a 30 km speed limit, reserved specifically for slower skiers. First is reached by gondola from Grindelwald and offers the most fabulous views.
The bodmiARENA is the perfect beginner area and located in the center of Grindelwald. Operated by the Swiss Skischool Grindelwald, it offers a vide variety of activities. Besides learning how to ski, you can also enjoy some sledging, snowtubing or just have fun in the snow. This is the perfect place for a fun day in the snow with your family!
The third area, Mürren, is another magical winter playground. Here you can stand atop the 2970m high Schilthorn peak in the early morning, surrounded by breathtaking Alpine scenery and a freshly groomed piste stretching out before you down into the valley. You might want to pinch yourself, but this is real and you’re in for a treat! The region Mürren–Schilthorn offers an extensive network including some 50 kilometres of perfectly prepared runs linked by a modern lift system.
For those who prefer their winter adventures away from the ski slopes, the Jungfraujoch lies at the heart of the Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here snow and ice are 100% guaranteed. Ride the train literally inside the Eiger mountain to appear at the Jungfraujoch 3,454 metres above sea level and seemingly on top of Europe. Here there is The Sphinx viewing building, the Ice Palace and the plateau for walks in eternal snow.