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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 Length132 miles
Highest Lift9,678ft
Resort Height3,445ft
 Nearest AirportsBerne and Zurich
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The Swiss ski resort of Grindelwald is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 3,445ft, with 132 miles of marked runs.


Grindelwald is part of the Jungfrau Region ski area with access to 367 miles of downhill skiing, with 131 marked pistes, served by a total of 66 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Grindelwald itself (132 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 9,678ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


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


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 8 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Oh God (27)'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Grindelwald?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Grindelwald.

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Snow Forecast by day for Grindelwald

Ski Area Stats

Grindelwald Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
1518 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
2450 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
1631 miles
Total Length
132 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
11 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Jungfrau Region Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Number of runs
Total Length
367 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Grindelwald Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift9,678ft
Lowest Trail3,445ft
Resort Altitude (Grindelwald)3,445ft
Max Vertical6,234ft

Ski Slope Aspects

N, E, S, W

Grindelwald has ski slopes facing north, south, as well as east and west, offering both sunny and sheltered skiing.

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Grindelwald
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Rental in Grindelwald

Ski Rental Shops in Grindelwald.

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Ski Lessons in Grindelwald

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To choose a Ski School, and book Group Ski Lessons or a Private Instructor, see Grindelwald Ski Schools and Grindelwald Ski Instructors.

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Location and Map

Where is Grindelwald?

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


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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.


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 56 miles of ski runs, with 150 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Grindelwald open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

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.

Trail Map

Grindelwald Trail Map

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