Ski holidays in Grindelwald

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

This traditional mountain village is set amidst spectacular scenery at the foot of the towering north face of the Eiger. Easy access via mountain train, gondola and cable-car to the ‘Jungfrau’ ski region including the pistes linking Kleine Scheidegg and Männlichen means that you can tackle the challenging Lauberhorn race run, have lunch in Wengen, and be home in time for tea. Or spend the day cruising the long red runs at ‘First’, Grindelwald’s own ski area. Non-skiers have fantastic winter walking possibilities with the non-skiers lift pass, whilst the friendly village has numerous shops, bars and cafés.

New improved access to Männlichen and the ski area.

Grindelwald-Männlichen (GGM)

With the modern gondolas for up to ten people the journey to the top station at 2225 metres above sea level, takes only 19 minutes instead of 30 minutes. The Berner Oberland-Bahnen (BOB) trains now stop at the new Grindelwald Terminal station with the direct link to the new GGM-valley station. With the Männlichen aerial gondola, guests can enjoy improved first part of the new V-Cableway valley station terminal.

Eiger Express 

From 2020, the new Eiger Express cableway will take you from the Grindelwald terminal to the Eiger Glacier station in just 15 minutes. Shortening the journey to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe by 47 minutes. More time to experience the majestic backdrop with breathtaking views at 3,454 metres above sea level and enjoy attractions such as the Ice Palace, Alpine Sensation and Snow Fun Park.

The state-of-the-art 26-seat cabins will take you very close to the north face of the Eiger, 1,800 metres high with a fascinating view of the mountains.

Added value

Free child helmet when booking skis and boots

Free Child lift passes up to 5 yrs

  • from£789pp
  • 49 rooms
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A welcoming and hearty hotel enjoying a convenient location for resort amenities and ski area. The Jungfrau Lodge offers good value, simple accommodation and a friendly atmosphere.

  • from£919pp
  • 50 rooms
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A super family-run hotel right in the centre of Grindelwald, the Eiger is a particular favourite in our programme for its excellent standards of accommodation and cuisine. 

  • from£859pp
Eiger Lodge Grindelwald Exterior

The Eiger lodge has a fantastic location and is just a couple of minutes' walk to the Grindelwald Terminal and Eiger Express V-Cableway linking the ski areas. The new lodge is modern and clean and offers a variety rooms on a bed and breakfast or half board basis.

  • 48 rooms
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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.

  • from£1319pp
  • 55 rooms

The Belvedere is a superior family-run hotel, and a firm favourite with Inghams guests, offering high standards of comfort and cuisine and receiving consistently good feedback.

  • from£1339pp
  • 217 rooms

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. 

  • from£1009pp
  • 69 rooms

This family run hotel offers hearty service and food in a prime central location with hassle free ski links. You are a short distance from the town centre and public transport. The staff here personally value each guest and will assist you in making your holiday the best it can possibly be. 

  • from£1308pp
  • 42 Rooms
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A classic Swiss hotel decorated in a traditional chalet-style, the Hotel Kreuz & Post 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.

Ski and Snowboard Information
Skiing levels
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 12km Lauberhorn race run! 

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. 

Mountain facts
Area 210 km
Resort Altitude 1034m
Ski Alt. From 1034m
Ski Alt. To 2971m
Longest run 9 Km
Lifts Chairlifts 20, Cable car 4, Draglifts 10, Gondolas 2, Rack Railway 3
Lift Ski LockersNo
Whole Area Pass Lifts40
Night Skiing IncludedYes
Snow Cannon Coverage60%
Cross Country Trails

14km Grindelwald, 100km (whole) of well marked trails. non skiers walking pass available to pre-book.

Night Skiing

Occasional floodlit skiing on Bodmi nursery slopes (supplements may apply)

Off-piste OptionsYes
Off-piste Restrictions

Guide essential

Slope DirectionN, E
Things To Do
  • A full programme of après-ski events
  • 'World Snow Festival (Snow Sculpture) (20-25 Jan)
  • 'First Flyer' - Europe's first aerial cableway
  • The longest toboggan run in Europe (15km)
  • A superb network of winter walking trails with wonderful views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains
  • Excellent train links to Brig, Interlaken, Thun and Berne for sightseeing
  • Swimming pool
  • Ice skating, curling
  • Indoor rope park
  • Bowling, sleigh rides, ice climbing
  • Scenic sightseeing helicopter flight tours of the Jungfrau region 
  • Resort bus is free with a guest card
Ski Extras

Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

Save up to £131 per person

Book your lift pass with us and we’ll give you 50% off equipment hire or carriage. See our Ski Bundle page for details. 


Lift Passes Days Senior
Whole Area Pass 6 £289 £321 £245 £153
Non-Skier Pass 6 £206 £206 £206 £103

Jungfrau Area Pass covers Wengen, Grindelwald, Mürren and Schilthorn area. Non-skiers pass covers consecutive days rail travel within the Jungfrau region (supplements apply for Jungfraujoch, approx. Sfr60, and Schilthorn, approx. Sfr40 return). Children under 6 go free on lifts if accompanied by a parent, but require a ‘piccolo pass’ if in ski school (approx. Sfr25 for 6 days - pay locally).


Equipment (6 days) Description Red Black
Adult Skis £140 £183
Ski Boots £88 £109
Snowboard&Boots £213 £274
Youth (10-15yrs) Skis & Boots £110 -
Snowboard & Boots £110 -
Child (2-9yrs) Skis & Boots £69 -
Snowboard & Boots £69 -

Please see here for a description of hire categories.

Tuition Days Times Adult Child
Ski 3 10am-1pm £196 -
Ski 5 10am-1pm - £212
Snowboard 5 10am-1pm £212 £212

Ski tuition starts Mon, 10am - 1pm daily. Group sizes 3-6 guests (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.

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.

Useful Information
Information about Grindelwald
Resort Code CHGR
Time difference GMT+1
Currency CHF
Latitude 46.624369
Longitude 8.034633
Travel and Transportation

Flights depart Saturdays & Sundays

To Zurich*

From Gatwick*

Transfer 3hrs 30mins by Rail. Change of 2 trains is required on a way to/from the resort.

To Geneva*

From Gatwick
Isle of Man

Transfer 3hrs 30 mins by Coach (Sat only) or Rail. Change of 2 trains is required on a way to/from the resort.

*Transfer by Swiss rail, supplement applies.

Rail from UK and Self drive available.

Car hire available: No

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

Good to know

  • High altitude skiing & guaranteed snow
  • Extensive skiing with links to Wengen & Mürren
  • Friendly village set in spectacular scenery
  • Transfer by coach or rail from Geneva on Saturday and rail other days
  • Transfer by rail from Zurich 
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