Ski holidays Grindelwald

Grindelwald Ski Resort Guide

Why Ski in Grindelwald?

Grinlewald’s setting in the shade of the North face of the Eiger, is one of the most iconic mountains in the world. In the summer the village is alive with mountain climbers and base jumpers, but the winter it’s left to us skiers and snowboarders to enjoy.

It’s an attractive old village, which is one of the best places to view the mountains that surround it. As a consequence the village see’s little sunlight in January.

Many visitors will ski also in Mürren and Wengen when staying here and this is part of the fun. It was the British who bought the railways to part of Switzerland to enable skiing to first start here. Many of the slopes can be reached on single gauge tracks that pick their way up the mountain. A bit of a trek to reach Mürren but worth the effort we think.

We offer a variety of family run hotels, many having been in the same family for generations.

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Grindelwald Piste Map
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  • Weekly Snowfall
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Based on weekly average snowfall data November 2000 - April 2018

Pistes

  • Total Runs
    76
  • Km of Piste
    165km
  • Black
    19
  • Red
    34
  • Blue
    23

Altitudes

  • Resort Altitude
    1034m
  • Highest Piste
    2971m

Expert Ratings

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Snowboarding

Beginners skiing in Grindelwald

There are nursery slopes in Wengen and just above Grindelwald. Quick progress will be made with lessons from the excellent English speaking Ski Schools.

Intermediates skiing in Grindelwald

The full area Jungfrau Top Ski Region ski pass covers 213kms of pistes, providing almost unlimited scope for intermediates on a range of relaxing runs or more testing routes sown the Kleine Scheidegg mountain. Highlights include the 8km run from Oberjoch down to Grindelwald and the powder slopes from the Eigergletscher to Wngernalp.

Advanced skiing in Grindelwald

Experts can try the famous Lauberhorn World Cup downhill piste, or the fearsome Black Rock run which starts at the base of the Eiger. If you can cope with any more then there is the famous blac, almost vertical “Kanonenrorh” in Murren.

Snowboarding in Grindelwald

There are two half-pipes in the region and a jumpers corner in Wengen and excellent runs for beginners, including the Overjoch in Grindelwald.

Getting to Grindelwald

If you book a package holiday to Grindelwald, your transfers will be included but if decide to book just the accommodation through us, we can add a bus transfer through Fly-bus.ch.

The nearest airport is Zurich which is one of EasyJet’s cheapest routes for skiers. Fly-bus.ch operate 5 daily transfers between Zurich airport and Grindelwald in the winter (see table below) The costs are around £50 return and takes 2.5 hours. The price includes 1 piece of luggage and 1 piece of hand luggage, ski carriage is free. For groups of 15 or more additional discounts are available.

Winter 15 Dec 2018 – 31 Mar 2019
Mon to SunSat + SunSat + SunSat + SunSat + Sun
Zurich AirportLeave08:0510:3512:3515:3517:35
Interlaken Ost stat.arr.10:15 12:4514:4517:4519:45
Grindelwald Grundarr. 10:4513:1515:1518:1520:15
Grindelwald Grundarr. 10:5013:2015:2018:2020:20
 
Sat + SunSat + SunSat + SunSat + SunMon to Sun
Grindelwald DorfLeave06:4508:4511:4513:4516:45
Grindelwald GrundLeave06:5508:5511:5513:5516:55
Interlaken Ost stat.Leave07:2509:2512:2514:2517:25
Zurich Airport arr.09:3011:3014:3016:3019:30

Après ski in Grindelwald

A good variety to suit all tastes from quiet and informal cafes to lively bars.