Grindelwald, the village at the foot of the mighty North Face of the Eiger, which, along with the similarly massive Wetterhorn and Mettenberg (part of the Schreckhorn massive) dominates the valley.
The main focus of the village is on the main street with most of the amenities, bars, restaurants and hotels spread along it. The rest of the large village is made up of traditional chalets and farms which add to the atmosphere and charm of the village.
Part of the Jungfrau Ski Region compromising the villages of Grindelwald, Wengen & Mürren, you are able to access over 200km of slopes in three distinct ski areas. Grindelwald First sits on a sunny South facing plateau above Grindelwald and offers a nice range of pistes ideally suited towards intermediates, although there are a couple of more challenging runs, most notably the tree lined black descent to Bort. First is also the mecca for freestylers in the region with the excellent White Elements Snow Park. Split over two levels, with the beginner/intermediate area starting from the top of the Oberjoch chairlift and the bigger kickers and elements down by the Bargelegg t-bar.
Kleine Scheidegg – Mannlichen, the largest of the areas and shared by both Grindelwald and Wengen offers a good mixture of terrain, again ideally suited for intermediates but with good options for beginner progression and some challenges for advanced skiers, including the world famous Lauberhorn downhill slope, the longest on the World Cup circuit.