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Grindelwald

Grindelwald Ski Resort Guide

Grindelwald, Switzerland

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length213km132 miles
Highest Lift2,950m9,678ft
Resort Height1,050m3,445ft
 Nearest AirportsBerne and Zurich
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Grindelwald

The Swiss ski resort of Grindelwald is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 1,050m3,445ft, with 213km132 miles of marked runs.

Summary

Grindelwald is part of the Jungfrau Region ski area with access to 591km367 miles of downhill skiing, with 131 marked pistes, served by a total of 66 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Grindelwald itself (213km132 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Jungfrau Region ski resorts of Lauterbrunnen, Mürren and Wengen. Grindelwald is directly linked by Ski Lift to the ski areas of Wengen.

With ski lifts as high as 2,950m9,678ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

Skiing

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snowboarding

Grindelwald offers some good boarding and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Grindelwald.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Grindelwald is 13km8 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Oh God (27)'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Grindelwald?

The next notable snow forecast is 1cm1in, expected on 29 October.

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Ski Area Stats

Grindelwald Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
1529km18 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
2481km50 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
1650km31 miles
Downhill
Total Length
213km132 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
17km11 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
20

Jungfrau Region Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Pistes
Number of runs
131
Downhill
Total Length
591km367 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
66

Altitudes

Grindelwald Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,950m9,678ft
Lowest Piste1,050m3,445ft
Resort Altitude (Grindelwald)1,050m3,445ft
Max Vertical1,900m6,234ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Grindelwald
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Ski Hire

Location and Map

Where is Grindelwald?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Jungfrau Region, Interlaken.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Grindelwald is Berne, 70 minutes drive away.

Zurich, Basel, Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Geneva, Sion, Lugano, St. Gallen-Altenrhein and Annecy airports are all within three hours drive.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 20 ski lifts are able to uplift 42,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 90km56 miles of ski runs, with 150 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Grindelwald open?

 Open from : 27 November 2021.

 Closes : 18 April 2022.

Usual opening is mid November (Open weekends only in November), and usual closing is Mid April (Last week of the season open weekends only).

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Piste Map

Grindelwald Piste Map
Grindelwald

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Grindelwald, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Grindelwald Tourist Office for the latest.

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