Review of snowboarding and skiing in Grindelwald Switzerland.
Grindelwald Ski Holiday Facts
Established in 1886 the Swiss ski resort Grindelwald lies at 1034 metres altitude in the Bernese Oberland region of the Swiss Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2505m Grindelwald ski area is snow sure. Over 150 snow cannons ensure artificial Grindelwald snow making covers 90km of ski trails, which equates to around 50 of the ski slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Grindelwald (Switzerland) is Geneva at a distance of 210km or approximately 240 minutes driving time. Grindelwald ski season runs from December to December.
alpine downhill runs to ski in Grindelwald Switzerland
0 runs 0km
16 runs 50km
24 runs 81km
15 runs 15km
Skiing in Grindelwald
Skiing Grindelwald you'll enjoy 55 pistes and trails and that means approximately 160km of ski runs. Grindelwald lifts number 28 with the capacity to uplift 33300 skiers up the mountain per hour. The longest ski run in the Swiss ski resort of Grindelwald is over 13km long.
Grindelwald Ski Area
Grindelwald ski area has 0% beginner ski runs or nursery slopes, 29% intermediate, 43% advanced ski slopes and 27% for expert skiers - the most difficult Grindelwald piste is the ?km Oh God (27) run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. You can ski Grindelwald after dark as there is night skiing on ?km of illuminated piste.
Grindelwald for skiing gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Snowboarding in Grindelwald
If you snowboard Grindelwald you'll want to know that, of the 28 ski lifts in total, 9 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives a good indication of how modern the lift system is and well set up Grindelwald snowboarding is - especially for beginners learning to snowboard. Grindelwald snowboard facilities include 2 terrain parks and 1 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 80 metres), 1 quarter pipe and 1 boardercross courses.
Grindelwald for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Grindelwald Apres Ski
The apres ski Grindelwald scene and off-slope or "non-skier" activities include:
7 apres ski bars 50 restaurants 1 bowling 2 night club 1 cinema 2 billiards / pool 1 games room 0 concert 5 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 17 saunas 9 hot tubs 1 solariums 4 masseurs 1 indoor ice skating 1 outdoor ice skating 1 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 9 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 80 prepare winter walks 2 climbing 1 golf 0 fishing 1 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Curling, Ice Hockey, Nordic Walking.
Grindelwald for apres ski gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
More Grindelwald Snow Ski Area and Resort Information
Grindelwald resort - ski Grindelwald by any other name
The Swiss ski resort of Grindelwald ski resort is also known as Grindelwald First, Kleine Scheidegg, Männlichen and has the following common misspellings:
Grindelwald ski area has ski slopes which face N S E W
The direction which the various Grindelwald ski slopes face can make or break your skiing or snowboarding holiday. If you want to guarantee good snow and ski conditions, you should choose a resort with ski slopes which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February you need a ski resort with some sunny south facing ski slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a ski resort with some cool and shady north facing slopes will ensure you're not skiing on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best ski resorts have ski areas and slopes which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating skiing whatever the weather. Grindelwald ski resort has ski slopes facing N S E W.
Grindelwald for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Grindelwald reviews, 3.5 star rating and resort and ski area information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.