Grindelwald © Hakim Valiton
The holiday destination of Grindelwald is a picturesque,
traditional mountain settlement at the foot of the Eiger Mountain,
surrounded by spectacular alpine landscapes. Popular as both a
summer and winter holiday spot, it offers miles of slopes and
hiking trails across the Alps, and for non-skiers there are a huge
variety of winter activities, from tobogganing to groomed winter
hiking tracks. For skiers there are three distinct areas to choose
from, with slopes for beginners, intermediates and the challenges
of the Eiger glacier for the experienced; as well as lift links to
Wengen and Mürren, making this one of the best holiday resorts
from which to explore the Jungfrau region.
Skiing in Grindelwald is best suited to intermediates, and there are plenty of long, gentle runs to keep them busy. There are plenty of options for true beginners as well at the Bodmi Nursery slopes. While advanced skiers won't find much, Grindelwald boasts the famous Lauberhorn World Cup downhill run, as well as the near-vertical Kanonenrohr. The resort is part of the Jungfrau region, and shares mountain space with Wengen. There are roughly 12 miles (20km) of cross-country tracks.