Ski holidays in Grindelwald

Traditional village with fabulous skiing at the foot of the mighty Eiger

  • Ski from an altitude of 2,970 metres in the Jungfrau Ski Region
  • 211 kilometres of pistes across the whole ski area
  • 27 blue, 36 red and 19 black runs
  • Excellent non-ski activities including winter walking and sledging 

Grindelwald is Mecca for fans of all winter pursuits, with immaculately groomed pistes, prepared hiking paths, sled runs and even zip lines included in the area pass - thrill seekers will love the First Flyer and Glider zip lines. The village is in a pretty spectacular location in the valley, beneath the towering north face of the Eiger, surrounded by mountains. Access to the large ski area of the Jungfrau region couldn't be easer using the excellent network of mountain trains, buses and cable-cars. You'll be carving your way around the three linked ski areas in no time: Grindelwald-First, Grindelwald-Wengen and Mürren-Schilthorn. You can even tackle the challenging Lauberhorn race run, have lunch in Wengen, and still be home in time for tea. 

Skiing and Snowboarding in Grindelwald

Investments into the modern lift network has made getting around even easier from the Grindelwald Terminal station. The Eiger Express gets you to the glacier in record time and links up to the railway to take you up to the Jungfrau - Top of Europe (payable locally). While the Männlichen gondola leads to a network of some of the longest cruisy runs in the region and access to the Kleine Scheidegg and Wengen ski area areas. We'd still recommend travelling the more traditional way on the scenic cog railway, especially if you're heading for some high altitude skiing from the Schiltorn in Mürren.

Where to stay in Grindelwald

Check out our selection of hotels in Grindelwald. Whether you're after somewhere modern, authentic, traditional or family run we've got a great choice of accommodation to suit you. You can be sure to receive a warm welcome and classic Swiss hospitality when you arrive. 

Bars and restaurants in Grindelwald 

There are lots of restaurants to choose from in Grindelwald as well as mountain lodges to stop off at for lunch on the slopes. In town you'll find everything from traditional Swiss raclette to authentic Indian food. In the centre for town you'll be sure to find a great atmosphere, bar's with terraces to enjoy a drink in the sun and even a little après. 

Whats included in an Inghams holiday to Grindelwald

With an Inghams holiday you'll have flights, transfers and accommodation included. You can also pre-book optional extra's like equipment hire, lift passes and tuition, please see the 'Ski extras' tab below for more information on these. 

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Ski hotels in Grindelwald

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  • 42 Rooms
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A classic Swiss hotel decorated in a traditional chalet-style, the Hotel Kreuz & Post offered on a half board basis offers delicious meals and has a great location just 100 metres to Grindelwald train station. The staff are welcoming and there is a great wellness area to relax in after a long day of skiing, as well as access to the local sports centre and pool.

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  • 49 rooms
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A welcoming hotel enjoying a convenient location for resort amenities and ski area. The Jungfrau Lodge offers good value, simple accommodation and a friendly atmosphere on a bed and breakfast basis.

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A lovely family-run hotel right in the centre of Grindelwald, the Eiger Mountain and Soul Resort available on a bed and breakfast basis, is a particular favourite in our programme for its excellent standards of accommodation and cuisine as well as its friendly welcome, range of spa facilities and efforts to connect with nature.

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This well-equipped hotel is beautifully-furnished throughout in an attractive Alpine style. It has spacious public areas, excellent leisure facilities including indoor pool and extensive wellness area, and offers high standards of service and cuisine on half board. 

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The Belvedere is a superior family-run hotel, and a firm favourite with Inghams guests, offering high standards of comfort and cuisine - available on a half board basis.

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  • 217 rooms
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Located directly opposite the ‘First’ gondola, the Sunstar is a spacious hotel offering an excellent range of facilities in a convenient location for the skiing and resort amenities. Available on either bed and breakfast or half board.

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  • 69 rooms
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This family run hotel offers great food, cosy accommodation and has a central location with hassle free ski links. You are a short distance from the town centre and public transport. The staff personally value each guest and will assist you in making your holiday the best it can possibly be. Available on either a bed and breakfast or half board basis. 

Ski and Snowboard Information
Skiing levels
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

Beginners skiing in Grindelwald

Ski school meets at Bodmi nursery slopes at the top of the village and the wide blue runs of sunny ‘First’, Grindelwald’s own ski area, are excellent for gaining your confidence.

Intermediates  skiing in Grindelwald

There's a great variety on offer, including the long red runs on First and at Kleine Scheidegg and the more challenging tree-lined reds of Männlichen, the latter also giving access to the longest runs in the region, ending in Grund.

Advanced skiing in Grindelwald

Excellent possibilities for experienced skiers, including the 12 kilometre Lauberhorn race run. Take the Black Rock piste which starts at the foot of the Eiger to test your technical abilities. 

Snowboarding in Grindelwald

First is a mecca for boarders, with a warm-up park on Oberjoch, plus the ‘White Elements’ terrain park and half pipe at Bärgelegg. Much of the terrain is suitable for boarders, although beware there are a few flat bits here and there. 


Mountain facts
Area 210 km
Resort Altitude 1034m
Ski Alt. From 944m
Ski Alt. To 2970m
Runs 27 36 19
Lifts Lifts 49
Lift Ski LockersNo
Night Skiing IncludedNo
Snow Cannon Coverage60%
Off-piste OptionsYes
Off-piste Restrictions

Guide essential

Walking14
Things To Do

Restaurants 

If you fancy fondue, burgers, pizza or pasta, you'll be sure to find something to meet your taste. Head to Café 3692 for a pastry or two, make your way to the Widderfeldhutte the highest hut on First for lunch and enjoy the local delicacies in resort for dinner.

Après, bars and nightlife

Whilst Switzerland is not renowned for its après scene, there are plenty of cosy mountain huts dotted around to enjoy a drink. In the resort itself there are a number of bars to relax after a day on the slopes. The Avocado Bar is a lively after skiing bar - throughout the winter season there is often a DJ or live music creating a great atmosphere. 

Shopping 

There are lots of shops selling souvenirs and postcards so you can remember your holiday in the Jungfrau. There are also plenty of supermarkets dotted around Grindelwald for groceries and essentials. 

Grindelwald Sportzentrum 

The Sportzentrum will keep you occupied when the snow is just too heavy to ski. Give your ski legs a break and go for a swim at the Sportzentrum. There is a swimming pool, a baby pool, spring board, waterslide and a wellness area with a range of facilities. Alternatively have a go at the indoor rope park where there are a number of challenges to undertake.  Guest with a hotel guest card can receive discounted entry to the sports centre.

Ice skating & curling 

The artificial ice rink in Grindelwald is open throughout the winter season, also located at the Sportzentrum and is a great activity for all the family. Alternately compete in a game of curling and test your ability to hit the target. 

Tobogganing 

Swap your skis or board for a toboggan and head down the longest sledding run in the world -Big Pintenfritz . The run is only accessible by foot, catch the gondola up to First,  follow the signposts to Bachalpsee and further up to the Faulhorn on this 2.5hr long walk, to be rewarded with a 15km descent into the valley.

If you don't fancy hiking head up the Männlichen cableway where you can sledge down to the village if the snow conditions are good enough. 

Walking 

There is a superb network of winter walking trails with wonderful views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. Catch the gondola up to First and follow the trail to the Gummihütte, the trail rolls along gently until reaching Lake Bachalp, where you will be met with impressive views of the Wetterhorn, Schreckhorn and Finsteraarhorn.

First Flyer & Glider

The ‘First Flyer’ is a unique activity which is basically a giant 800 metre zip wire spanning from First to Schreckfeld. Whizz down at speeds reaching 84 kilometres per hour – making for an exhilarating and scenic ride. 

Sightseeing

There are excellent train links to the surrounding areas including Lauterbrunnen, The Jungfraujoch 'Top of Europe' and Thun for a day of sightseeing off the slopes. 

 

Lift Pass
6 days Child
6 - 15 years
Youth
16 - 19 years
Adult
20 - 61 years
Senior
62+ years
Whole Area Pass £187 £251 £378 £348
Non-Skier Pass £137 £234 £332 £299

Lift pass information

  • Jungfrau whole area Pass includes Grindelwald-First, Männlichen, Kleine Scheidegg, Wengen, Mürren, Schilthorn ski areas
  • Travel by train from Interlaken ost and following stations and local bus services included in the whole area pass
  • Non-skier pass covers consecutive days rail travel within the Jungfrau region (supplements apply for Jungfraujoch, approx. CHF 60, and Schilthorn, approx. CHF 40 return). 
  • Children under 6 go free on lifts if accompanied by a parent, but require a ‘piccolo pass’ if in ski school (approx. CHF 25 for 6 days - pay locally).

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down. Correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.

Equipment Hire
6 days Category

Child

2 - 9 years

Youth

10 - 15 years 

Adult

16+ years

Skis/Snowboard Red £43 £74 £154
Black - - £202
Skis/Snowboard & boots Red £76 £122 £235
Black - - £302

Please see here for a description of hire categories.

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down. Correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.

Tuition
Tuition Days Child
6 - 14 years
Adult 15 years +
Ski  6 £281 £281
Snowboard   6 £281 £281

Tuition information

  • Ski and snowboard 6 days AM timings:  09:00am - 12:00pm
  • Group size: 3-6 adults or 4-8 children
  • Beginners lesson can be booked in the resort either as private tuition or group lesson if a sufficient number of guests require the same.

Levels of tuition

  • Beginner: never skied before
  • Level 1: advanced beginner; can control speed, snowplough and change direction on gentle slopes 
  • Level 2: low intermediate; snowplough turns and start to ski parallel
  • Level 3: good intermediate; parallel turns 
  • Advanced: fully confident on all slopes and looking to improve technique

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down. Correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.

Travel Information

Transfer time

  • Geneva Airport: approx. 3 hours 30 mins by coach (selected flights, Saturdays only) or approx. 3 hours 50 mins by rail, with 2 or 3 changes
  • Zurich Airport: approx. 3 hours 30 mins by Rail, with 2 or 3 changes

Rail from UK and self drive available.

Travel by Air

Flights depart on Saturdays to Geneva
Any day arrivals and flexible durations from January onwards

Good to know

  • Modern V Cableway lift network and Terminal station
  • 3 ski areas in one lift pass
  • Extensive skiing with links to Wengen & Mürren
  • Walking & Sledging non-skier pass available to pre book
  • Transfer by coach or rail from Geneva on Saturday and rail other days
  • Transfer by rail from Zurich 
  • Inghams rep based in resort
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