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Skiing in Grindelwald - Jungfrau ski region Lively alpine village with access to 206km of pistes

6 days for the price of 5 - save up to £37pp and enjoy the full extent of the 206km of the glorious Jungfrau ski region

The village of Grindelwald nestles beneath the mighty Eiger, whose north face overlooks the main ski area at Kleine Scheidegg. It's the 'end of the road' so there's no through traffic. Grindelwald is a lively spot, but with a relaxed atmosphere and everything seems geared towards ensuring that the guests enjoy their stay.

The village has long been a popular choice with the British although you will hear many different languages as you wander along its bustling main street lined with shops, cosy stüblis and wooden chalets. As well as the vast ski area of Kleine Scheidegg-Männlichen, there are also the sunny slopes of the 'First' area.

Grindelwald hotels

Altitude: 1030m-2501m
Pistes: 206km
Runs: 26 blue, 37 red, 14 black

Ski runs

Jungfrau ski region Some of the finest skiing in the Alps is spread out below the mighty Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains which tower 4,158m above the vast 206km ski area. The most convenient slopes for Grindelwald are to be found on the First and Kleine Scheidegg-Männlichen mountains, but the entire Jungfrau area is available to you with just one lift pass!  For more details of this vast ski area see our Wengen and Mürren pages.

Grindelwald First ski area The fast six seater gondolas start in Grindelwald immediately opposite the Hotel Sunstar. This is a sunny and attractive ski area with open, south facing slopes and a high point of 2,500m (Oberjoch). A series of interconnecting lifts and runs offer 50km of prepared pistes and there are three different 8km runs back down to Grindelwald. The gondolas stop at Bort and Schreckfeld and both have excellent restaurants with sun terraces and spectacular views across the valley towards the Eiger and Wetterhorn mountains. The First is great for adventure: experience the 'First Flyer' zip wire or take a scenic walk along the amazing Cliff Walk by Tissot. Snowboarders will enjoy the half pipe and White Elements snowpark and skicross is also available. 

Kleine Scheidegg- Männlichen ski area This superb ski area is situated between Wengen and Grindelwald and is reached by frequent trains from the two villages in 25 minutes. Ski runs fan out from Kleine Scheidegg in different directions, well suited to the beginner or intermediate skier, or you can take the four seater express chair lift up to the Lauberhorn at 2,472m where there are more challenging runs. At Fallboden there is a wonderful ski run below the north face of the Eiger. Take the lift up to Eigergletscher and try the 'Black Rock' run or the exhilarating piste that answers to the name of 'Oh God'! From Kleine Scheidegg you can also work your way across to the Männlichen (2,230m) with a series of long runs and various lifts, stopping en-route for a drink or a bratwurst at one of the snow bars. On the Mannlichen, there are wide open slopes above the tree line and some steeper slopes with moguls. You can also continue on the 8km run all the way down to Grindelwald Grund.  

Mountain restaurants of the Jungfrau  At Kleine Scheidegg the restaurant is particularly good with a large sun terrace and spectacular views of the Jungfrau. The unique 'rostizas' are well worth trying and you will also find the lively 'tepee' bar, a popular meeting point. The terrace of the restaurant up at Eigergletscher also affords stunning views and good food. Just above Scheidegg is the Grindelwaldblick restaurant - take the Lauberhorn chair lift and then ski the piste that leads down to the restaurant. The two restaurants at the Männlichen are amongst the best, with plenty seating inside and out. On the Grindelwald side there's the Brandegg restaurant with recommended apple fritters. 

Resort facilities

Ski hire Our recommended sports shop is just a few minutes' walk from the hotels. Lift passes are bookable in advance.

Ski school Lessons morning and afternoon Monday to Friday. Private tuition can also be booked in advance and is available any day of the week, including Sundays.

Sports centre Modern sports complex with swimming pool, ice rinks for skating and curling (free of charge for our guests), climbing wall, gym and games room.

Kindergarten Daily 08.30 - 17.00 for children from age 4 weeks to 8 years. There is also a ski kindergarten (the Bambini ski school) mornings from Monday to Friday which can be followed by a supervised lunch and then an afternoon's supervised play at the Kinderclub.

Toboggan Some of the best tobagganing can be found in the Jungfrau region, with a network of scenic and exciting runs linking Mürren to Wengen to Grindelwald. There's a popular 8km toboggan run from the rustic restaurant up at Bussalp which is reached by PostBus from the village. Try the full 15km run from Faulhorn - the longest in Europe - or head to Männlichen for the fantastic sledge run to Holenstein. You can buy a local day pass or an unlimited sledging pass for the whole region from 108 Sfrs for 2 days. If you hire your sledge from an Intersport shop, you can drop it off at any other in the region. You can also try night tobogganing on the illuminated 'Eiger Run', maybe combined with a cosy fondue at the mountain restaurants at Brandegg or Alpiglen. 

Winter walking Over 80km of paths kept open all winter. Take the train up to Kleine Scheidegg and follow the path down to Grund. There is also a path from Männlichen to Scheidegg and First-Waldspitz-Bort for the more active walker. Details and map are available from the hotel reception desk. The Jungfrau hiking and sledging pass allows unlimited travel on the local transport system for non-skiers (plus half price for Eigergletscher to Jungfraujoch and Mürren to Schilthorn) - £193 per adult for 6 days. 

Ski bus Free ski bus linking hotels with the Kleine Scheidegg railway, Männlichen and First stations. Very frequent service and skis can be taken on the bus.

Après ski

The après ski scene is lively and abundant, extending from the informal to the sophisticated. Grindelwald has an easy going, relaxed atmosphere with stüblis, bars, discos and live music. There really is something for everyone here. The Mescalero is a popular venue for music and dancing as is the Gepsi Bar and Le Plaza Club whilst the Espresso Bar is another popular après ski spot. The rustic Challi Bar close by the station has a 'gemütlich' ambience and usually live music. The bar at the Grand Hotel Regina offers a more sophisticated atmosphere. Try the hot chocolate and pastries at the C & M or take a horse drawn sleigh ride out into the countryside. There is a bowling alley and you could even watch an exciting ice hockey match at the sports centre.

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Rest stop in First ski region Grindelwald is famous for its toboggan runs Männlichen ski area The exhilarating First Flyer Skiing with a backdrop of the Wetterhorn and Schreckhorn The world's first solar powered ski lift