Grindelwald-First Ski Hotel Guide - Ski accommodation


Jungfrau Region

The UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch stands out with the diversity of its features and boasts some of the most spectacular mountainous scenery in the Alps. The Jungfrau-Aletsch was the first region in the Alps to be declared as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO Committee on 13 December 2001. The list of World Heritage Sites includes places of outstanding cultural and natural heritage that enjoy special protection. The Jungfrau-Aletsch UNESCO World Heritage Site is marked not just by its outstanding natural beauty, but also by the many glaciers and moraines that bear witness to the past ice ages. It’s the juxtaposition of Mediterranean steppes, century-old landscapes and high-Alpine ecosystems that give rise to the variety of the scenery.

Bärgelegg-Snowpark, Grindel-Superpipe, Oberjoch-Run with timing, Boardercross, 50 km of skiing fun and even a "30 limit" zone, the Grindelwald-First ski area is an absolute must for ski and snowboard fans and those aspiring to be it.


Those wishing to take it more leisurely, can enjoy the breath-taking view of the majestic world of glaciers from one of the winter footpaths.

In the skiregion Grindelwald-First there are around 36 km of sledge runs and more than 50 km of well-prepared winter walking paths for walking enthusiasts. The cable car takes you up to the First-region. The longest toboggan run in the world, starting at 2'600 m on the Faulhorn down to Grindelwald, guarantees the ultimate tobogganing fun.


The Alpine topography of the Jungfrau Region offers little space for Nordic cross-country skiing. The views of the mountains, though, are all the more spectacular.In Grindelwald the 17 kms of track in Grindelwald Grund offer something for all levels of ability.


For the lovers of ice sports, there is a curling hall and an ice-rink for skating and ice hockey (in winter natural ice-rink on Bärplatz).


Number of elevators






4 2

Length of skiing trails (km)








The highest point (m)