Grindelwald is ideally placed to make the most of the large Jungfrau ski area, with 3 different lifts departing from the town centre: the Firstbahn gondola, the historic funicular and the Grund-Männlichenbahn gondola.
Bodmi, a short shuttle bus ride away, has great nursery slopes with drag lifts and magic carpets, and the local ski school operates from here. The area is ideal for children with a big bunny mascot and a collection of little igloos to play in. On bad snow days, or in the warmer months, whisk your little ones up the mountain on the cog-railway to Kleine Scheidegg where there are more snow sure learner slopes.
Once you’ve mastered the basics, move onto the new ‘Slow Slopes’ – a collection of marked blue pistes in First and Männlichen limited to 30km/h. These are perfect for children, learners, and those who prefer to take a more leisurely approach.
More experienced skiers and boarders are very well catered for with miles of immaculately groomed blue and red runs, many of which lead you back to town - one of our favourites is the red #21 which begins up on Kleine Scheidegg. The gentle blue #22 is another good, long piste, and follows the railway all the way down to town. Those up for a challenge mustn’t miss the famous Lauberhorn World Cup black run, which isn’t as difficult as you might imagine. If you really want to test yourself, head for the notorious black, almost vertical 'Kanonenrohr' run in Mürren.
Pros can practise tricks at the super pipe in Schreckfeld, or get some serious air on the big kickers in the ‘White Elements’ snow park at Bärgelegg in the First area, where you can also play on the rails, boxes and wallslide.
Powder addicts will find some awesome off-piste by traversing below the Eiger north face, and here you can ski the popular ‘White Hair’, best done under the supervision of a guide – try Altitude Ski School, who also offer heli-skiing.