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Ski area Grindelwald/First & Kleine Scheidegg/Männlichen

Information about the ski area
Highest point: 2,500 m Gondola lift: 8
Lowest point: 944 m Pistes in total: 151 km
Altitude ski resort: 1,034 m
63 km
Lifts in total: 38
67 km
Tow lifts: 17
21 km
Chair lifts: 13 Ski routes: 4 km

Ski area Grindelwald/First & Kleine Scheidegg/Männlichen

The "Jungfrau" ski pass covers the areas of Grindelwald/First, Kleine Scheidegg/Männlichen and Mürren/Schilthorn with a total of 206 kilometres of pistes. To use this, all you need to show is a valid Jungfrau Region hiking or sledging pass or the "Jungfrau" ski pass and a completed and valid guest card. The two ski areas offer suitable slopes for every taste (for details see ski region).

The Grindelwald-Wengen ski area comprises the Grindelwald/First and Kleine Scheidegg/Männlichen areas with a total of 151 kilometres of pistes. First, with its wide range of easy pistes and a special 30 km zone, is particularly suitable for beginners. But this area is also an absolute insider tip among snowboarders. The "White Elements" snow park makes the hearts of freestyle fans beat faster. The piste "First-Egg-Bort-Grindelwald" with a length of 6 km and a difference in altitude of 1,118 m demands everything even from experts and is considered one of the most difficult pistes in the region.

The Kleine Scheidegg/Männlichen ski area is one of the most popular in Switzerland and is especially known for the approx. 4.5 km long World Cup downhill run on the Lauberhorn. But beginners also get their money's worth on wide pistes.
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Night skiing Grindelwald

Night skiing is as popular in Switzerland as it is in other Alpine countries. Switzerland has quite a few ski areas that illuminate their pistes for skiing at night time. The ski area Grindelwald/First is one of those night ski areas. From the middle of December, the night ski piste is opened for the so called "bodmiNIGHT" in the Bodmi Arena in Grindelwald. Every Wednesday and Friday evening, night skiing is possible from 19:00 - 22:00. Apart from night skiing, you can of course also enjoy the atmosphere with a glass of mulled wine a little away from the piste. With the Jungfrau lift pass, the ticket for night skiing is for free.

Après ski Grindelwald

Après ski is a top priority here. When the day's skiing nears its end, it's time to meet at the large teepee on the "kleinen Scheidegg". After a chat, a cool drink or a mulled wine, you can all hit the slopes one last time to make the final run into the valley. Apres ski atmosphere can be found in the "Genepi Bar" or in the "Spycher Bar". In the valley there is further the "Espresso Bar" or the "Gepsi Bar" and of course the "Mescalero" or the "Plaza Disco" where you can dance the night away.

For non-skiers there are 100 km of winter hiking trails. Further there are 5 different toboggan runs in Grindelwald - one with 8 km length, or the 15 km long run "Big Pintenfritz". In the sports centre itself there are various activities on offer: from indoor pool, via high-rope parcours and sauna complex to ice rink with Curling facilities.

Snowpark: White Elements Snowpark Grindelwald

The Snowpark "White Elements" in Grindelwald is nothing to sneeze at. Divided into two parks, the park offers good fun in the jumps and rails for beginners, intermediate as well as for pros. The 650 metre long advanced park at the "Bärgelegg" lift awaits you with its 25 metre high kickers and a 130 m long half pipe and is nothing for people with weak nerves.

At the "Oberjoch" is the beginners park located, which with its small kickers and boxes is perfectly suited for freestyle beginners. At the Schilt lift, the four-track Audi Skicross Park is located. Daily prepared, the "White Elements Snowpark" leaves no wishes unfulfilled. Moreover, in a collaboration with the "Summit Foundation it has an engagement for climate friendly skiing and snowboarding. International contests like the "End of Season Jam" provide further incentives to pay this park a visit.

In Grindelwald, there is a special park for free riders. In a large field at the Mammut ATC avalanche training centre, you can try out the technology used in searching for avalanche victims.

Is the Grindelwald/First & Kleine Scheidegg/Männlichen ski area not right for you? Then have a look here instead: Ski areas Switzerland

Expert rating report Grindelwald/First & Kleine Scheidegg/Männlichen

The rating report Grindelwald/First & Kleine Scheidegg/Männlichen comprises the main groups "Top rating categories", "Categories for special interests" and "Further rating categories" which all influence the overall result with their own count.

Overall rating

(3.4 out of 5 stars)

Top rating categories
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Lifts & cable cars
Reliability for snow

Rating categories for special interests

Families & children
Experts & freeriders
Snow parks
Cross-country facilities & trails

Further rating categories

Après ski
Orientation (piste maps, info boards & sign posting)
Mountain restaurants, huts & gastronomy
Getting there & parking facilities

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