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Grindelwald in Switzerland Resort Guide

Grindelwald is part of the Jungfrau Top ski Region, shared with Murren and Wengen. It both shares a ski area with Wengen - the Kleine Scheidegg and Mannlichen which is accessed by cog railway from Grindelwald or a 4 person gondola from the 'suburb' of Gmund, and has its own ski area, First, which is reached by a 6 person gondola from the village. First has about a quarter of the Jungfrau's skiing - 6 lifts serving 45km (28 miles) of runs, whilst the joint area with Wengen is the Jungfrau's largest having 22 lifts serving 100km (63 miles) of trails. The third sector, M�rren's Schilthorn, slightly smaller than the First ski area, is also included on the pass but is not ski linked - it's either a long - if spectacular - rail or coach link. Beginners and children are however likely to spend their first few days at the Bodimi Nursery slopes which are home to Grindelwald's ski school and easily reached by ski bus from the village centre. There are two beginners' lifts here. Intermediates will find the most to attract them above Grindelwald and in the Jungfrau as a whole. One of the best run is the long 8km (5 mile) descent from Oberjoch back to Grindelwald. The powder slopes from the Eiger's glacier are also wonderful if you reach them first! There are fewer runs for experts but the legendary Lauberhorn World cup downhill has to be ticked off your 'wants' list, although the Black Rock and 'near vertical' Kanonenrohr are arguably more intimidating. The mountaineering Centre and the ski school offer guiding to the various off piste, powder snow and glacier descents. Night skiing is possible on the Aspen ski lift where devalkarts (snow go-karts) are also rented. Depending on the conditions cross-country skiers will find between 30 and 35 KM (around 20 miles) of cross-country tracks in the Grindelwald Valley, starting next to the sports centre in the village. Use of the trails is free but those who make a lot of use of them are encouraged to purchase a 'cross-country sticker' for 30 SF to help with their maintenance.


Accomodation & Après Ski

Grindelwald is a stunningly pretty village with a great selection of shops, cafes and bars to explore. The visitor card gives free access to the sports centre’s swimming pool and ice rink, plus a reduction on the price for the sauna area and bouldering area. The gourmet restaurant at Hotel Belvedere is very popular with both hotel guests and visitors try to get a window table for incredible views to the Eiger. The relaxed C und M Café Bar serves lovely pastries and coffee during the day and local specialities with fine wines in the evenings.

Other activities include
The Jungfraubahn known as The Jungfrau Railway
Winter Hiking
Indoor Swimming Pool
Mini Golf
Indoor sports centre - rope park, pool, sauna, ice-rink
Cross country skiers can explore the 30km of trails in the area, and walkers have 100km of winter footpaths to enjoy

 


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Resort Statistics

  RESORT HEIGHT 1035    VERTICAL DESCENT 1900    OPENS Dec - April, May - Oct
  TOP STATION 2950    DRAG LIFTS 16    EXPERT RATING 7
  BOTTOM STATION 1050    CHAIR LIFTS 16    INTERMEDIATE RATING 9
         GONDOLAS/CABLE CARS  8    BEGINNER RATING 6

Lift Pass Prices From

Jungfrau Region

  • Adult One Day Pass : SFR 69
  • Adult Six Day Pass : SFR 386
  • Child One Day Pass : SFR 35
  • Child Six Day Pass : SFR 169

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