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Grindelwald Resort Overview

Located in the heart of the Swiss Alps, Grindelwald village sits at 1,035m with the highest lift reaching 2,970m. This idyllic resort is a gateway to the expansive Jungfrau ski region which offers 213km of diverse, skiable terrain.

Built in the 19th century, Grindelwald is anything but a purpose-built resort. With its traditional Swiss chalets and rustic hotels, the resort offers a range of accommodation options from ski-in-ski-out hotels to self-catered apartments. The long ski season typically runs from mid-November to early May, promising good snow coverage throughout the winter.

Skiing in Grindelwald

Grindelwald offers a skiing paradise for all abilities. The resort provides access to 213km of pisted terrain to explore, including 33km of easy slopes, 84km of intermediate and 16km of difficult runs.

Beginners can feel at ease on the gentle nursery slopes at Bodmi, while intermediate skiers have a plethora of blue and red runs to choose from across the Jungfrau region. The long, sweeping blue run down to Brandegg is a particular favourite.

For advanced skiers, the Lauberhorn World Cup downhill run is a must-try, as is the black Oh God piste which lives up to its name! Off-piste enthusiasts can enjoy the notable White Hare route, while freestyle skiers and snowboarders will appreciate the well-maintained snowpark at Oberjoch.

Is Grindelwald Family-friendly?

Grindelwald is an excellent ski resort for families, offering a wealth of activities both on and off the slopes. The pedestrianised village centre is safe and welcoming,and the range of accommodation options caters to all family sizes and budgets. Apart from skiing, the resort offers a thrilling sledge run, an ice sports centre and the Fun Park at Bodmi is a hit with the kids.

Après-Ski Scene in Grindelwald

Grindelwald’s après ski scene is mixed, with a variety of venues to suit all tastes. The Challi Bar is the go-to for live music, while Avocado Bar offers a cosy setting for a quiet drink. For late-night dancing, Mescalero is the place to be.

Dining in Grindelwald

Grindelwald is home to numerous excellent eateries. Barry’s Restaurant offers delectable international and Swiss cuisine, while Restaurant Belvedere serves up gourmet dishes with stunning mountain views. For authentic Swiss fondue, head to Onkel Tom’s Hütte.

How to Get to Grindelwald

The closest airports to Grindelwald are Bern (70km), Zurich (140km), and Geneva (230km). The Swiss rail network provides a convenient and scenic way to reach the resort, with trains running directly from Zurich and Geneva airports. If you prefer to drive, Grindelwald is easily accessible by well-maintained roads.

Grindelwald Insider Tips

  • Enjoy a drink at the Glacier Bar, located at the foot of the mighty Eiger North Face.
  • Take a trip on the unique First Flyer zip line for a thrilling aerial view of the resort.
  • Try the delicious homemade cakes at Café 3692.
  • Head to the top station of Firstbahn and take in the stunning views from the cliff walk.


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