Whether you choose skis, snowshoes or a ride on a traditional "Velogemel", Grindelwald offers winter fun in all shapes and sizes. The glacier village is embedded in a breathtaking Alpine landscape at the foot of the Eiger north face. There is a wide variety of winter-sport activities to discover. The ski area Grindelwald-Wengen lie right on your doorstep. In addition to the slopes, there are numerous sledging routes providing snowy fun for young and old alike, including the longest sledge run in the Alps: the "Big Pintenfritz", which covers more than 15 kilometres from Faulhorn to Grindewald. Apart from the adrenaline rushes, there are lovely snowshoe and winter hiking trails to be enjoyed through the snow-filled winter wonderland. In the evening, aprés-ski bars and restaurants are perfect for cosy socialising. Fantastic events, such as the annual World Snow Festival and Velogemel World Championships, provide highlights during the winter season.
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Cross-Country Ski Run Grindelwald-First
Open from Thursday, 26th December 2019 (only in good weather conditions).
On Grindelwald-First (Gänsboden) a 1 km long skating cross-country ski run is now available. The use of the cross-country trail is free of charge. However, a valid ticket for the Firstbahn (gondola ticket, ski pass, etc.) is required. The cross-country ski run is located approx. 15 minutes on foot from the First mountain station (via winter hiking and toboggan path no. 50) in the "Gänsböden" (above Adi's ski bar) at around 2,300 metres above sea level. Map (green cross).
The trail will be open until the cross-country trail in Grindelwald can be opened. After snowfall or bad weather, the track may not be prepared immediately.
Cross-country skiing equipment can be hired from the Intersport Rent-Network at the First mountain station.