Grindelwald in winter. - (c) Jungfrau Tourism
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Grindelwald is another of Switzerland's classic, traditional ski resorts, and it comes with the guarantee of one of the best views of any resort, anywhere in the world - the imposing mass of the north face of the Eiger, which dominates over the resort and the valley in the most spectacular way imaginable.
Grindelwald's two neighbouring resorts, Wengen and Murren, make a lot out of their "traffic-free" status, and whilst the road up to, and through, Grindelwald, means that it can't compete with this, it does make it by far the easiest of the Jungfrau ski resorts to get access to. It's also the largest of the three resorts, with a lot of facilities and the widest range of activities, in both the winter and summer seasons.
For skiers, Grindelwald has the best access to the widest range of skiing in the area, with the pistes of First directly above the town, and the Kleine Scheidegg and Mannlichen areas accessed from the bottom of the valley on the other side of the town.
Whilst Grindelwald's village-centre views of the mountains are probably more spectacular than Wengen and Murren, the town itself is not quite as magical as its two Jungfrau rivals, purely because of the road that runs through its centre and makes it feel quite busy. It's also set onto the hillside more than Wengen and Murren, giving it a bit more of a spread-out feel.
However, let's not forget that we're actually comparing it to two of the most charming ski resorts in the world, and remember that Grindelwald still has a great feel to it, with a fantastic sense of tradition and history, especially its mountaineering background as a base for assaults on the Eiger. The village looks good too, with lots of traditional alpine buildings covering the hillside.
In some ski resorts you often don't get the best views until you head up into the mountains, but one of the great things about Grindelwald is that the views from the village are just as good as those on the slopes, and you really get the feeling in the village that the Eiger is just looming over the village like a huge Ogre (that's what the name Eiger translates to).
The table below shows train times from the main cities and transport hubs of Switzerland to Grindelwald.
A link to the tourist information site for Grindelwald and any other useful links about the resort.
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