Grindelwald wintertime activities and attractions
Wintertime in Grindelwald is the perfect place for a ski vacation in the Swiss Alps. One of Europe’s most popular ski resorts, Grindelwald is located in the Jungfrau Region and shares slopes with Wengen and Murren. Winter sports are a popular pastime in this quaint mountain resort because of the excellent skiing conditions provided by the Eiger, the Mönch and the Jungfrau mountains. With over 44 ski lifts, mountain railways, gondolas and aerial cableways, Grindelwald skiers have no problem reaching their favorite ski slopes. The ski lifts have recently been updated to move passengers quicker up the mountain so they can enjoy their favorite winter sport. Grindelwald has a number of slopes that are suitable for all experience levels including slopes for beginners and experienced skiers. The longest run in the Alps is 15 km long and runs from Faulhorn to Bussalp and ends in Grindelwald.
Snowboarding is another popular winter sport that visitors to Grindelwald enjoy. The First ski area has an excellent snowboard terrain park and a Superpipe that has a 5.5 meter radius making it one of the largest and best half-pipes in Switzerland. There are four toboggan runs with the longest run traveling approximately five miles down the mountain. Enjoy cross-country skiing, snow tubing and ice skating in addition to experience the excitement of heliskiing.
Visitors can also enjoy winter hiking while vacationing in Grindelwald. Exploring the well-maintained mountain trails during the winter provides breathtaking views and challenging climbs. Beginners will enjoy the village promenade at 800 meters above sea level while more experienced hikers will enjoy the summit hike that reaches 2,600 meters above sea level.
While on the slopes, skiers can enjoy one of the many mountain restaurants and ski bars that are located on the mountains to enjoy warm drinks and delicious meals. If the weather turns bad, you can still visit the indoor sports center to visit the ice rink or the curling hall. There is also a wellness center located onsite that provides various treatments in addition to the sauna, foot-spa and steam bath.
A Grindelwald hotel is the perfect location for a winter vacation in the Swiss Alps. All of the comforts of home plus the added luxury of a well-appointed room and attentive staff make a Grindelwald winter holiday the perfect Switzerland family vacation.