Traveling to Grindelwald in the Jungfrau Fly into Zurich, it is a about a 3 hour train ride to Grindelwald via
Interlaken East or you can drive the 2 hours from Zurich as Grindelwald is a car
Jungfrau Ski Stats: 3 Ski Areas: Murren-Schilthorn, Klein Scheigegg-Mannlichen and Grindelwald-First.
Highest summit 9,744', Vertical: 6,888', 44 lifts with gondolas and cable cars,
224 kilometers (132 miles) of trails.
No matter where you ski in the Jungfrau region, you have amazing views of the
towering peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau all at over 13,000' in elevation
in the Bernese Alps. Grindelwald-First offers fantastic views of the
Wetterhorn - Grindelwald's House Mountain, and Titlis Peak in the
distance in Engelberg.
Grindelwald-First emanates from the
town of Grindelwald with over 60 kilometers of prepared slopes all offering
magnificent views of the Bernese Alps and the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau.
Grindelwald and First ski slopes are known for many miles of mellow cruising,
very family friendly terrain above tree line typically in the sun with dramatic
views. A long
four stage gondola from Grindelwald village (which can be a long wait at the
base on weekends and
holidays) takes you to the upper mountain where you will find several chairlifts
Well prepared wide-open pistes soften in the sun, and powder fields lie between
the marked runs. For free skiers and snowboarders Grindelwald has very playful
ski terrain, a big "White
Elements" snow park, a skier cross course, and for thrill seekers the First
Flyer is a racy high flying zip line style adventure included in all lift ticket
hire a mountain guide if you want to venture into some of the
neighboring valleys and snowfields beyond Grindelwald's prepared trails - to avoid cliffs,
slides, and hidden farm fences.
Grindelwald-First is also home to the longest sled run in the world. You take
the 4 stage Gondola from Grindelwald to First, then hike two hours on the Faulhorn to
8,812' for an amazing descent down the groomed sledging run
which continues 15 kilometers past signs, winter
hikers, farms, and mountain chalets where you can stop for lunch or schnapps.
The sunny Swiss ski resort of Grindelwald-First has the requisite on mountain chalets
with big sun terraces, like Bort located mid-mountain. Grindelwald is not a
car-free ski village like nearby Mürren and Wengen, its busier and not as alpine
elegant. Grindelwald is building new parking and a village center. Two new
gondolas, including a replacement of the old Grindelwald Grund-Mannlichen
gondola, and a new gondola toward the Jungfraujoch,
are proposed at $250 million - a citizen vote is planned for summer 2014.
A ski visit to the Jungfrau ski region in
Switzerland will make your top ten ski trips ever if you hit the weather right. You can combine a trip here with a visit to nearby
Haslital and Engelberg Titlis as well.