Mountain Lunch: Eigergletscher
Après Ski: Avocado Bar
Dinner: Restaurant Glacier
Non-skiers: Jungfraujoch Station
Best Off-piste: under Lauberhorn
Best Ski Run: Stepfi
Ski Elevation: 1,034m – 2,472m
40% Blue runs
55% Red runs
5% Black runs
2h / 153km
2h 30m / 232 km
2h 30m / 230 km
Tradition, character, and laid-back charm. Grindelwald is the ideal destination for a refreshing winter break. Nestled at the base of the Jungfrau region and overlooking the North face of the Eiger, you will have access to panoramic views, a diverse ski area, and the neighbouring resorts of Wengen and Mürren.
If you are seeking a unique village experience, Grindelwald is a resort that radiates originality. Experience history and alpine charisma, with a cog railway, classic chalets and hints of a long mountaineering heritage. The pace here is slow and relaxing, but nightlife is plentiful. Wander cobbled streets while sampling authentic Swiss cuisine and cosy après bars.
Continue your Swiss experience back at your luxury chalet. Our selection of traditional properties will provide ultimate comfort and relaxation.
At 1034m, Grindelwald is the gateway to the Jungfrau region. Its position at the base of the Eiger and Wetterhorn provides a magnificent backdrop. It is in a narrow valley with traditional architecture, creating picturesque mountain scenes and an idyllic environment.
It is well known both for its wide selection of alpine sports and its convenient location. Infrastructure is efficient, with easy links via train and cable car. It has a cosier feel compared to larger Swiss resorts but is surprisingly lively for a small town. Chic cafes, crowded bars and authentic restaurants give the streets a wonderful ambience after a day on the slopes.
Grindelwald Luxury Chalet
Grindelwald’s laid-back energy is echoed in their luxury chalets. Traditional architecture blends seamlessly with sleek and modern interiors. Homes are spacious and stylishly finished with state-of-the-art furnishings and the latest electronics. Outdoor living is important here. There are plenty of strategically placed balconies and terraces where you can comfortably admire the views of the Eiger.
FEATURES – Many of the chalets in Grindelwald have connections with 5* hotels. Make the most of their exceptional spa and entertainment facilities, as well as some of the best bars and restaurants in town.
SIZE – We can house up to 18 people in one property, but if you are a larger group, please contact us so we can help you find the best combination of homes for your party.
CATERING – If you would like your property to be catered, we promise a delightful experience. You will receive a champagne reception, a hearty breakfast and 4 course dinner.
LOCATIONS – Most of our chalets are based near the centre of town. Excellent transport links throughout Grindelwald make any of our locations ideal and convenient.
Grindelwald is a popular destination year-round, so we recommend starting your search early to find the best property for you. Explore our selection of properties below or contact us and we will help you find the perfect luxury home.
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The extent of outdoor living space in this chalet is unmatched. Sprawling terraces and wooden balconies provide plenty of opportunity for you to gaze at the iconic Eiger and the Jungfrau Mountain.
The chalet has been flawlessly finished, combining modern Swiss architecture with state-of-the-art Italian interiors. Floor to ceiling windows flood every room with light and maximise your views of the stunning landscape.
You also have free use of the Hotel Schweizerhof’s 5* facilities. Explore the large indoor pool, glacier grotto and tropical adventure shower. Soothe tired muscles in the Finnish sauna or light therapy bio sauna. Spend your evenings at wine tasting events hosted in the cellar.
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Grindelwald Travel & Transport
Grindelwald has wonderful, cobbled streets, with many parts pedestrianised. Most chalets are based in the village centre. There are 2 train stations and a public bus service, making it easy to access the lifts and different parts of the village.
Travelling by car
There are a few small parking areas in the village or a larger one at the Grindelwald terminal. Frequent trains and buses link between the terminal and the village. You are unlikely to need your car once in the resort, so you may find it easier to park at Interlaken Ost and continue the journey by train.
Travelling by train
Train is the preferred method of getting to Grindelwald, as there is limited car parking in the resort. The Swiss rail network is convenient and efficient, and the journey across the Interlaken area is a stunning way to start your mountain adventure.
The closest airport is Bern. Geneva and Zurich usually have a wider choice and more convenient flights.
Geneva (GVA) – 232 km
By car – 2 hours 30 minutes
By rail – 3 hours 45 minutes
Zurich (ZRH) – 153km
By car – 2 hours
By rail – 3 hours 10 minutes
By heli – 45minutes
Sion (SIR) Airport – 230 km
By car – 2 hours 30 minutes
By rail – 3 hours
Bern (BRN) – 56km
By car – 1 hour
By rail – 2 hours 25 minutes
There are a range of transfer options into Grindelwald, including taxis, limousine, and helicopter services. Our concierge service can take care of this for you.
Grindelwald is a delightful place to try traditional alpine food and local specialities. Most restaurants are based within hotels or alpine huts. There are over 50 to choose from, serving up hearty dishes and plenty of European favourites.
In the town
Regional and sustainable dining is important in Grindelwald. Gourmet by Hausers at The Belvedere Hotel claims 14 Gault Millau points for crafting beautiful local dishes. Restaurant Schmitte at Hotel Romantik have committed to combining local tradition with the latest culinary trends and innovation. The Pfinsteggbahn will guarantee a unique and romantic evening by serving you a beautiful dinner in your very own candle lit cable car.
The Cava cellar at The Hotel Derby is a cosy place to unwind. You can sample a range of fondue and raclette until midnight in a welcoming and rustic atmosphere. For authentic Swiss delights, The Hotel Bellevue-Pinte is the oldest hotel in Grindelwald. Its restaurant has been serving fresh, traditional dishes since 1843. Enjoy fondue, cordon bleu and calf liver with rosti.
If you are growing tired of alpine cuisine check out La Marmite. The chef uses local ingredients but transforms them into international fine dining favourites. There are plenty of pizzerias and Italian restaurants to choose from, including Bistro & Ristorante Mercato, which is popular for their pasta and pizza, as well as their excellent meat and fish plates.
On the slopes
Film lovers and novelty seekers will want to check out Piz Gloria. It is a revolving solar powered restaurant that featured in the James Bond film ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’. Eat snacks and regional dishes while admiring 360 views of the surrounding peaks. For great views but a more idyllic setting, dine at Gasthaus Waldspitz. They serve up traditional mountain meals in the homely dining room or out on the sunny terrace.
Grindelwald Apres & Nightlife
Grindelwald has the most active nightlife in the Jungfrau region, with plenty of on mountain fun, classy bars in town and a good selection of live music. While it does not have the renowned nightlife of resorts like Zermatt and Verbier, the mood is happy and easy going. There is plenty of fun to be had for those looking to let off some steam.
Après ski typically starts on the mountain around 3pm. Warm up with plenty of hot, alcoholic options before your descent into town.
- The trendy Start Bar at The Lauberhorn is a popular venue for drinking alongside panoramic views.
- Ski straight to the Bus Stop Bar, a quirky venue in Grindelwald First. Here you can try a hot mojito, dance in your ski boots to live music and take part in unusual events such as Grindelwald les Bains, where you can bathe in a warm pool on the slope.
- The Snow Bar at The Brunner Hotel in Wengen is a lively place to unwind before sunset.
Many people will stay in their ski wear and start the party as soon as they arrive back in the village.
- The Espresso Bar is always packed with locals and tourists. The staff are friendly and it’s a great place for pumping music and making new friends. The pizza is popular too.
- Right in the centre, The Avocado Bar has an amazing atmosphere, live music and a panoramic terrace.
- For a more relaxed end to the day, C und M is a rustic café bar in a stylish chalet with views of the Eiger. Sip on a coffee or glass of prosecco while indulging in a cake from the fresh patisserie.
If you don’t want to call it a night, The Mescalero at Hotel Spinne hosts theme nights, live bands and is open until 3am.
Grindelwald Ski Area
The slopes of Grindelwald are real crowd pleasers. Hailed for its diversity, it is a fantastic resort for mixed ability groups and families. Exploring this region is an idyllic experience, with long slopes running alongside the cog railway and forests. There is over 200km of piste to keep a keen skier entertained. But if you want a change of scene, Wengen and Mürren have plenty more slopes to explore, are easy to access and connect to a variety of smaller ski areas.
The ski area
Recent investment in the lifts makes travelling between ski areas quick and efficient. There are two main ski areas to explore, as well as the further areas of Wengen and Mürren.
- Grindelwald-First is small but features long pretty slopes down to the valley. It is a winter playground, with Boardercross, superpipe and snow park for lively days of friendly competition.
- Kleine Scheidegg – Männlichen has over 100 well maintained slopes and rests at the foot of the North face of the Eiger.
- Wengen is a beautiful resort and a great place to stop for lunch. It is well known in Switzerland for hosting the downhill and slalom World Cup.
- Mürren-Schilthorn has an altitude of up to 3000m, making it the ideal place for snow sure conditions. It is the ideal place for intermediate skiers to push themselves and is the most snowboard friendly area. It can take longer to reach Mürren so it is a resort that is better to tackle earlier in the day.
Adventurous experts may get bored here, but there is plenty to do for the intermediate seeking a relaxing break. This is not a suitable resort for newer boarders, who may struggle with meandering paths and flatter areas. Carvers will love it here, with plenty of wide piste to master. For freeriding, head to Schreckfeld, where there is a selection of steep off piste to attempt. Bärgelegg-Snowpark has its own lift and 650m of freestyle fun.
Ski schools are easy to access from the village, so is convenient for larger families. Bodmi is a large, sunny beginner’s area with an on-site bus stop. The kid’s village, magic carpet and slalom can all be enjoyed without buying a lift pass to the ski region. It is good for beginners of all ages and there is a restaurant where you can meet the rest of your group for lunch.
When ready to progress, go to the Oberjoch where you can make the most of easy slopes at high altitude. There is a 30 limit slope here so you won’t be intimidated or distracted by the skiers with a need for speed.
Our recommended ski schools:
- The Swiss Ski School Grindelwald have over 60 years of experience of teaching in the Jungfrau region. Learn skiing, snowboarding, telemark or cross country in private or mixed groups.
- Altitude are established across Switzerland and have private and group lessons for many abilities.
- Skischule Mannlichen are a small, friendly team that offer group ski and snowboard lessons for children. Private lessons for children and adults are also available.
Long blues and easy reds are the backbone of this resort. It is perfect for intermediates looking to increase their confidence and master their technique. The 5-mile run from Oberjoch all the way back into resort is the perfect excuse for a lengthy, easy cruise. Go to the top of the Lauberhorn if you are looking for something a little more challenging. Grindelwald may be the perfect excuse to try open powder fields for the first time, with easy options available at the Eiger glacier.
There isn’t an extensive selection of runs for the expert skier, but the incredible off piste itineraries more than make up for this. Black rock is a good choice for those attempting a black run for the first time. While some parts are steep and moguled, it flattens out in between, offering some respite. See how you measure up against the greats by attempting the black at Lauberhorn, location of the World Cup downhill race. For exceptional off piste and glacier skiing, go to Jungfraujoch, Europe’s highest train station. If you wish to explore more of the Jungfrau region, invest in some heliskiing for a truly unforgettable trip.
Grindelwald is one of the most popular resorts in Switzerland and remains busy throughout the summer and winter months. The winter season typically starts at the end of November and can run through to April depending on the snow conditions.
Lifts usually start to open during the last week in November. Early December is a great time for cheaper rates and uncrowded slopes. Christmas is a magical time to visit but is also very busy.
Average snowfall: 81cm
Snow days: 5
January is one of the busiest months for tourism and also when the Ski World Cup takes place, so is best avoided if you don’t like crowds.
Average snowfall: 78cm
Snow days: 6
February is also a very busy month with the varying school holidays in different regions.
Average snowfall: 72cm
Snow days: 7
March is great for longer days and warmer temperatures. Snow may be slushier on the lower slopes.
Average snowfall: 54cm
Snow days: 5
Things To Do In Grindelwald
There are plenty of winter activities in Grindelwald to keep a non-skier entertained. Adrenaline seekers will enjoy Europe’s longest sledging trail and the zipline from Schreckfeld to First. Why not try out a velegemel? It’s a cross between a bike and a sledge. You also have the chance to try out ice skating and curling on a natural ice rink.
The stunning scenery surrounding Grindelwald is for everyone, which is why you can explore the mountains with a separate lift pass for non-skiers. Travel up the Eiger on the cog railway or take a cable car to meet your group for lunch among stunning views. Or take the bus to Lauterbrunnen and admire the Staubbach Falls. There are also many walking trails for you to tackle while taking in beautiful surroundings.
If you are looking for some retail therapy, Grindelwald has a wonderful selection of quirky boutiques. It is a great place to shop if you are looking for a unique souvenir. Alternatively, you could spend a day at Interlaken, which has a huge choice of stores and brands.
It is almost obligatory to have a spa day when in Switzerland. If you are seeking iconic outdoor pools with mountain views, Hotel Spinne and Boutique Hotel Glacier are the best options. Or for a touch of novelty, book a treatment at Das Bodmi which has a spa area in a goat stable.
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