Things to do - general


Home to the world’s longest sledding ride (15 km), the magnificent Mount Eiger and the starting point to Jungfrau Joch, Grindelwald is a picturesque Swiss village with beautiful surrounding peaks that will take your breath away.

This mountainscape and the numerous lookout points and activities make Grindelwald one of the most popular and cosmopolitan holiday and excursion destinations in Switzerland, and the largest ski resort in the Jungfrau region.

Choose from 70 km of winter walking trails with views across five four-thousand-metre peaks and majestic glaciers, as well as 50 km of toboggan runs, including, at 15 km, the longest toboggan run in the Alps from the Faulhorn into the valley. Naturally Grindelwald also has many further winter sports on offer.


December 14, 2019 – April 19, 2020

Ski area

The two ski regions of First and Kleine Scheidegg – Männlichen – Wengen offer 160 kilometres of pistes with around 30 lifts reaching up to an altitude of 2300 m. The Schilthorn near Mürren, also part of the Jungfrau region ski area, even reaches 2971 metres. But the most spectacular piste of the region is without doubt the Lauberhorn piste near Wengen, popularised by the World Cup circus.


Grindelwald features the only 5 star hotel in the region but it also offers a great selection of 4 star hotels and some 3 star.


Of the 3 main Jungfrau region villages, Grindelwald has the most bars, restaurants and nightlife by a long shot. This should be your base if après ski and nightlife are important to you. There are 7 bars in Grindelwald, many of them in hotels.

Top Events

  • World Snow Festival – during the course of a week, Swiss and international teams of artists hew and construct figures and sculptures from metre-high snow blocks that have been provided (January).
  • “Velogemel” World Championship – every year a world championship on snow bikes takes place in Grindelwald (February).
  • Snowpenair – Snow Openair, always held at the end of the winter season on the Kleine Scheidegg (March).
Languages spokenGerman, French, Italian
Currency usedCHF (Swiss Franc)
Transfer time

Train to Grindelwald from:

Interlaken Ost: 30 min (direct)

Bern airport: 1.5 hrs

Zurich airport: 2.5 hrs

Geneva airport: 3.5 hrs

Resort altitude1,034m
Linked ski area

Jungfrau ski area (3)

Grindelwald - Wengen

Grindelwald - First


Skiable area

206 km of runs, a snowpark, half-pipe.

Number of lifts44

Trail maps

Jungfrau ski area trail map

Jungfrau ski area trail map


Where to stay in Grindelwald

Eiger Selfness Hotel

Eiger Selfness Hotel

Nightly ski package incl lift pass – Eiger Selfness Hotel.Read ReviewsOpening dates: More info
Hotel Belvedere

Hotel Belvedere

Price per person from $451
Nightly ski package incl lift pass – Hotel Belvedere.Read ReviewsOpen: 01 Dec 2019 &# More info
Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof

Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof

Price per person from $477
Nightly ski package incl lift pass – Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof.Read ReviewsOpen: 14 More info

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