Grindelwald is situated at the end of the valley of the river Schwarze Lütschine, at the base of the famous Eiger and the impressive Wetterhorn. It's an excellent location for all sorts of outdoor activities. There are slopes for all experience levels, plus plenty of snowy activities for those who don’t ski, such as sledding, hiking or snowshoeing.
It shares a ski area with Wengen, but also has its own First ski area. Famous for the Eiger with it's break taking north face, Grindelwald celebrated its 850th birthday in 1996 and the 60th anniversary of the First mountain railway in 2007.
The Swiss Ski Resort of Grindelwald is part of the Jungfrau Region ski area with access to 378km of downhill skiing, with 131 individual pistes, served by 66 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Grindelwald itself (213km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Jungfrau Region ski resorts of Lauterbrunnen, Mürren and Wengen. Grindelwald is directly linked by Ski Lift to the ski areas of Wengen.
Grindelwald is best suited to intermediate skiers and snowboarders with some terrain for beginners but little of interest for advanced skiers.
- Max Vertical: 1900m
- Highest Lift: 2950m
- Lowest Piste: 1050m
- Resort Altitude: 1050m
- Pistes: 50
- Downhill Pistes: 213km
- Cross Country Pistes: 17km
- Ski Lifts: 20