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Last snowfall
05 dec. 2022 (18cm.)
Snow depth
50 - 70 cm.

If you’re thinking of skiing in Switzerland, Grindelwald Wengen Ski Resort is always an excellent choice! This incredible ski resort is part of the wonderful Jungfrau Ski Region. 


Skiing in Grindelwald Wengen is the perfect combination of classic Swiss Alps features and the resort is perfectly suitable for any type and age of skier and snowboarder. So, you won’t go wrong if you’re travelling with friends or the family! 


Why go skiing in Grindelwald Wengen?


✓ Known for having one of the most wonderful mountain scenery in Europe. 


✓ Super modern and efficient lift system.


✓ The terrain is perfect for beginners and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. 


✓ Incredible off-piste areas around Lauberhorn and Männlichen. 


✓ Great learn-to-ski area in Wengen


✓ The ideal ski destination for a family holiday 


Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area Overview: 


Ski Slopes: 103 km of runs for all levels and ages. 


Number of lifts: 21 (and that includes railway service, cable-cars and chairlifts). 


Altitude: 1.034 mts - 2.227 mts



Is Grindelwald Wengen good for beginners?


Both Grindelwald and Wengen are excellent ski areas for beginners. The best beginner ski areas are: 


  • Männichen Ski Area


The beginner ski area here is for children and is called Männlichen Children’s Paradise. Here there’s a magic carpet and two “Pinocchio” lifts where the kids that have already skied before can gain some confidence before hitting the slopes. 


  • Kleine Scheidegg Ski Area


This area is more suitable for adults or teenagers that have never skied before. 


There’s also a beginners’ ski area in Wengen town centre and another one in Grindelwald town:


❄ The one in Wengen is called Figeler and it’s probably the best beginner ski area as it has different levels: there’s a kids area, a small flat hit great for adults and teenagers and there’s also a steeper hill that is great to get some practice done before hitting longer slopes. 


❄ The one in Grindelwald is called Bodmi Arena and it’s perfect for complete beginners as the terrain is quite flat. Keep in mind that there isn’t always enough snow in this area and as it’s in the town, it’s usually quite crowded. 


Where do you collect your Ski Pass to ski in Grindelwald Wengen?


Grindelwald Wengen Ski Areas are run by the local Railway Service, so you need to go to one of the following railway stations to collect your ski pass: 




Jungfraujoch Railway Station

Eiger Glacier Railway Station 

Interlaken Ost railway Station 

Lauterbrunnen Railway station 

Grindelwald Railway Station 

Grindelwald Grund Railway Station

Wilderswil Railway station 

Zweilütschinen Railway Station 

Wengen Railway Station 

Mürren Railway Station 

Kleine Scheidegg Railway Station

Grindelwald Terminal Railway Station



In fact, with your ski pass you can use the train service as many times as you wish to get to and from Grindelwald Wengen. 


Get to know the Jungfrau Ski Region


In case you didn’t know, the Grindelwald Wengen ski resorts are part of a larger ski area called Jungfrau Ski Region. So, if you want to maximise your time on the slopes and really get loads of km under your belt, you can add kilometres to your ski pass during the booking process on Esquiades.com 



Hotels if you ski in Grindelwald Wengen with Esquiades.com


On our website you’ll find a great selection of hotels located in Grindelwald, Wengen and Interlaken. 


Our recommendation is to book one of our ski deals that include a hotel in Wengen. Wengen is a small car-free village and its scenery is absolutely out of this world! As your ski pass includes access on the railway service, you can move around the ski resort super easily. So, if you’re looking for a totally hassle-free ski holiday in Switzerland, this is definitely the way to go. 


How to get to Grindelwald Wengen:


On Esquiades.com you’ll find that all of our ski holidays include the accommodation and ski pass and you can add ski extras such as ski insurance or equipment rental. The transportation isn’t included which works out better for our customers as we can be super flexible with the booking dates and holiday durations.


By Plane


The nearest international airport to either Grindelwald and Wengen is Zurich from where you can take a train that will take around 3 hours. Another airport that is quite convenient is Bern from where there are direct trains to Interlaken Ost where you need to switch trains for the Lauterbrannen. 


By Car 


If you’re booking a hotel in Grindelwald or Interlaken, you can reach either of them by car. Don’t forget that if you book a hotel in Wengen, this village is totally pedestrian so you won’t be able to access it by car. 


By Train


This is the best means of communication in Switzerland. The railway service is modern, efficient and always on time. As your ski pass includes access on the railway service of Grindelwald and Wengen, this is probably the best way to get around during your ski holiday. 



❄​ Sledging / Tobogganing 


If you’re looking for some great après-ski activities you can do as a family, you should definitely try tobogganing! 


The Grindelwald Wengen Ski Areas have loads of tobogganing runs you can give a go during your ski holiday. We recommend the Fox Run which is located between kleine Scheidegg and Wengen. 


❄ Ice Skating 


If you want to go ice skating during your ski holiday, the best place is the open-air ice rink in Wengen which is located right next to the Tourist Information Center. 


❄ Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe 


At Jungfraujoch there’s an Ice Palace that you and the family should definitely visit during your ski holiday to Grindelwald - Wengen. It was originally created in the 1930s by mountain guides and nowadays, artists turn the ice into amazing sculptures. 


Where to stop for a drink with a view: 


Skibar Läger


Spycherbar Männlichen


Holdrio Bar


Chalet Bar






Where to stop for lunch on the slopes: 


Restaurant Eigergletscher



Bergrestaurant Kleine Scheidegg


Mary's Cafe


Restaurant Eigernordwand


Berghaus Alpiglen



Berghaus Grindelwaldblick



Vorsaas Stube






Schigrill & Bar Gysibielen


Stallbeizli Heuboden

Hotel Bodenwald



Make sure you treat yourself to a lovely lunch at the Restaurant Crystal - Jungfraujoch located on Jungfraujoch Top of Europe! 


If you go skiing once or twice a year, it's always advisable to book some lessons even if it's only for your first day on the slopes to help you gain some confidence and brush up on your skills before hitting the slopes alone. If you're travelling with beginners or people that have never skied, the Grindelwald - Wengen Ski areas are an excellent starting point and yes, lessons must definitely be part of your ski holiday budget! 



1. Ski School Skiparadies Männlichen


This ski school is located in the Grindelwald ski area is excellent for both adults and children. They also have a park area on Top of Männlichen (at an altitute of 2232m) where any type of skiers and snowboarder is welcome. 


This ski and snowboard school offers the following group lessons: 


❄ Bambini (children ages 3-5)


❄ Kids (children ages 6-10)


❄ Snowboard lessons (children ages 6-14) 


❄ Adult ski and snowboard lessons


If you’d rather book private ski and snowboard lessons, this school also offers them and there can be up to 2 people + the instructor in the lesson. You can book a 2-hour lesson or a 5-hour lesson. 



2. Swiss Ski and Snowboard School Wengen 


This ski school in Wengen is also great if you need to book ski or snowboard lessons for the entire family as they offer group lessons for adults and children as well as private ones. 

If you want to book group lessons for the children, they have: 




Intermediate to expert level 


Good to know: At the end of the ski week, the kids can take part in a ski race, so they can show their skills. Your children will get a medal for participating in the race! 


If you want to book lessons for adults, this school has different levels from 1 to 6. If you’re not sure of your level, the ski instructor will assess your level on your first day and will inform you which is the best group for you. 


As we have mentioned, this school also offers private lessons for both adults and children from 2 to a total of 5 hours per day. 


*Please note that most of the instructors in the different ski and snowboard schools in Wengen and Grindelwald speak fluent German and English. 

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