Grindelwald

Snowboard Guide rating 5 out of 10 “Grindelwald has wide-open groomers and some good freeride potential. It is fairly exposed to the elements meaning the weather can change quickly together with the quality of snow.”

Freeriding

60%

ok

Freestyle

70%

small park

Pistes

70%

Fine when the snow's good

Mountain stats

Top lift:2971m
Vertical drop:2028m
Bottom lift:943m

LiftsLift count : 6 x Cable-cars   7 x Gondolas   16 x Chairlifts   13 x Drag-lifts  

213km of pistes

Easy
28%
Intermediate
57%
Advanced
15%
Total Pistes:35
Longest Piste:15km

Grindelwald is one of the resorts that helps form the area more commonly known as the Jungfrau Region. The other resorts that make up this sector are Wengen (very posh and super up its arse attitude), and Murren the most laid back and snowboard friendly of the three. Grindelwald sits up at an altitude of some 1034 metres and scenically, is an impressive place. However, the same can’t be said of the rideable terrain that is immediately on offer from the base village, for this is not an adventurous mountain resort and freeriders will soon get bored of the place, although it is a very good carvers resort. The 200 plus kilometres of marked piste stretch out across two large wide open plateaus that stretch up from both sides of the village, with the slopes on the Mannlichen and Kl.Scheidegg side linking up with the runs that descend back down into Wengen. You can also reach Murren via the slopes but in truth, it can be a bit of a pain the arse. Grindelwald is a large sprawling resort that attracts a lot of visitors, there is no such thing as a good time to visit to avoid crowds; the place is always packed. The main access lifts are not only slow but the queues for them can be hellish and can often mean a 50 minute wait in line. Still, once you do get up on the slopes and the conditions prove to be favourable, provided you don’t wan to be particularly tested, you will be able to have a good time.

Resort Information

Other resorts in the Jungfrau Region

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World Ranking

25th

Overall in Switzerland

  • #19 best freeride
  • #5 best freestyle
  • #9 best piste riding

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