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.
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.
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.
There are nursery slopes in Wengen and just above Grindelwald. Quick progress will be made with lessons from the excellent English speaking Ski Schools.
The First mountain restaurant conveniently runs a day nursery, please call for more details.
There are two half-pipes in the region and a jumpers corner in Wengen and excellent runs for beginners, including the Overjoch in Grindelwald.
A good variety to suit all tastes from quiet and informal cafes to lively bars.