Set at the foot of the towering North Face of the Eiger, amidst spectacular scenery, Grindelwald is a traditional mountain village and one of the birthplaces of winter sports, including skiing. The town sits at an elevation of 1,034m and has a traditional look with mainly chalet style buildings. The scenery around Grindelwald is the towns biggest draw for a short break ski holiday, with the famous big three peaks – Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.
A highlight of the area is the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe - which is accessed by rail surrounded by glaciers and through a 7km long tunnel. The railway station is the highest in Europe at 3,454m and offers unique and breath-taking views of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Aletsch Glacier. The impressive new Eiger Express tri-cable car from Grindelwald Terminal to the Eiger Glacier station means to journey to the Jungfraujoch from Grindelwald is 47 minutes faster than it used to be.
There are a host of winter activities available in Grindelwald including 80km of toboggan runs, cross-country skiing, snowshoe walking, and sleigh rides.
Ski Holidays in Grindlewald await!
Ski Area Overview
There are three ski areas to explore, and it’s recommended to spend a day in each of them to make the most of your trip. Wengen and Grindelwald are on the local pass and Murren is on the Jungfrau pass and is about an hour and a half from Grindelwald by train. Boasting the most challenging skiing in the area its perfect for experts and strong intermediates.
On one side of town is ‘First’ which is Grindelwald’s own ski area and a great place for long cruisy red runs. On the other side skiers can ski the rest of the 214km Jungfrau region with easy access to Kleine Scheidegg via mountain railway and the new Eiger Express tri-cable car which whisks you up to the Eiger Glacier station in just 15 minutes.
The lift system has seen extensive refurbishment and replacement allowing skiers to move around the mountain much quicker than in the past. There is a lot of skiing below 2000m but the area is well served by snow cannons.
Flight + Transfer
232.3kg CO2 *
* Average kg of CO2e per person, based on a return journey from London Gatwick to Zurich, and shared minibus transfer.
Train + Transfer
7.7kg CO2 *
* Average kg of CO2e per person, based on a return journey from London St. Pancras to Grindelwald, and shared minibus transfer.
94.2kg CO2 *
* Average kg of CO2e per person, based on a return journey from the M25, via. the Dover ferry in a car carrying 4 people.
To reach the nearest station (Grindelwald), you'll need to take the Eurostar to Paris Gare du Nord, and change to Paris Gare de Lyon. Find availability and tickets at Tainline.
- Try the Lauberhorn Downhill course – one of the toughest and the longest, on the World Cup circuit
- Take the new Eiger Express to the Eiger Glacier station - Much quicker than in the past!