The slopes

  • Extent 3 out of 5
  • Fast lifts 4 out of 5
  • Snow 2 out of 5
  • Queues 2 out of 5
  • Terrain p'ks 3 out of 5
  • Expert 2 out of 5
  • Intermediate 4 out of 5
  • Beginner 3 out of 5
  • Boarder 3 out of 5
  • X-country 2 out of 5
  • Restaurants 3 out of 5
  • Schools 3 out of 5
  • Families 2 out of 5

The resort

  • Resort charm 4 out of 5
  • Convenience 2 out of 5
  • Scenery 5 out of 5
  • Eating out 3 out of 5
  • Apres ski 3 out of 5
  • Off-slope 4 out of 5

Gallery

  • Grindelwald JVA0807

Key facts covers:

  • Jungfrau region

Key facts

Resort1035 m
Slopes945-2970 m
Lifts45
Pistes213 km
Price index145

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Grindelwald

Switzerland

Grindelwald JVA0807

The upside

  • Dramatically set, beneath the north face of the Eiger
  • Lots of long intermediate runs
  • Pleasant old village with long mountaineering history
  • Fair amount to do off the slopes, including splendid walks

The downside

  • Slow, queue-prone trains and gondola to access the main slopes
  • Few challenging pistes for experts
  • A long trek to visit Mürren
  • Natural snow-cover unreliable (but substantial snowmaking now)
  • Village gets little midwinter sun
  • Latest user reviews

    We had some lovely days in Grindelwald this February.…

    Caroline Kilner 27 Feb 2007 

    We have returned to Grindelwald five years running,…

    William Anthony 21 Feb 2006 

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    News – 2018/19

    Most new developments are on hold while the lift company concentrates on its huge ‘V-Cableway Project’ which includes two much-needed fast new gondolas from Grindelwald Grund. This has finally received all necessary permissions and construction work has started but no new lifts will open for 2018/19. For the 2019/20 season, the slow 40-year-old 4-seater gondola from Grindelwald Grund to Männlichen is due to be replaced by fast new 10-seater. And for 2020/21, a 28-person gondola is due to open from Grindelwald Grund to Eigergletscher.

    News – 2017/18

    More snowmaking was installed for 2017/18 on the pistes between Männlichen and Kleine Scheidegg.

    Summary

    For stunning views from the resort and the slopes, there are few places to rival Grindelwald. The village is nowhere near as special as Mürren or Wengen, just over the hill, but it does provide direct access to Grindelwald’s own First slopes.
    The main access lifts are appalling, taking half an hour to ride even if you don’t have to queue (for the gondola) or wait (for the train). Grindelwald regulars accept all this as part of the scene – though they won’t have to when the planned new gondolas are in place.

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    The slopes

    • Extent 3 out of 5
    • Fast lifts 4 out of 5
    • Snow 2 out of 5
    • Queues 2 out of 5
    • Terrain p'ks 3 out of 5
    • Expert 2 out of 5
    • Intermediate 4 out of 5
    • Beginner 3 out of 5
    • Boarder 3 out of 5
    • X-country 2 out of 5
    • Restaurants 3 out of 5
    • Schools 3 out of 5
    • Families 2 out of 5

    The resort

    • Resort charm 4 out of 5
    • Convenience 2 out of 5
    • Scenery 5 out of 5
    • Eating out 3 out of 5
    • Apres ski 3 out of 5
    • Off-slope 4 out of 5

    Gallery

    • Grindelwald JVA0807

    Key facts covers:

    • Jungfrau region

    Key facts

    Resort1035 m
    Slopes945-2970 m
    Lifts45
    Pistes213 km
    Price index145

    Linked resorts