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Get the Need, the Need for Speed with Grindelwald Skiing

Race down the snow-covered slopes of Grindelwald First with Grindelwald Skiing.  With a mix of high speed slopes with the untouched beauty of this alpine winter wonderland, brace yourself for the unforgettable experience of racing down the mountains with elegance.

Why should you try skiing at Grindelwald First?

  • Adrenaline-Fueled Descents: Brace yourself for an adrenaline-fueled journey down the slopes of Grindelwald. Whether you're tackling challenging descents or smoothly cruising down beginner-friendly hills, each run promises an exhilarating experience, making Grindelwald skiing a must-try for thrill-seekers.
  • Safe and Fun: Grindelwald skiing prioritizes safety without compromising on the fun. From well-maintained slopes to modern safety measures, skiers can enjoy the thrill of the descent with the assurance of a secure and controlled environment.
  • Accessible Starting Point: Begin your skiing adventure conveniently near the multiple access points/ gondola stations. These accessible starting points ensure a seamless transition from gearing up to hitting the slopes, saving you time and maximizing your skiing enjoyment.
  • Versatile Terrain for All Skill Levels: Grindelwald skiing offers a diverse range of slopes catering to skiers of all skill levels. Whether you're perfecting your technique on gentle slopes or tackling challenging runs, the versatile terrain ensures a customized experience tailored to your proficiency.
  • Fun for beginners and pros: Whether you are a seasoned skiing veteran or a first time- skier, you can get the most out of your experience such as rental equipment and a training session based on the ticket you choose. 

Bodmi Arena

Bodmi Arena in Grindelwald First welcomes beginners with gentle slopes and a dedicated learning environment. Enjoy views of the Eiger and surrounding peaks as you build your skiing skills.


Oberjoch in Grindelwald First caters to intermediate and advanced skiers, offering thrilling descents with panoramic views of the iconic Eiger North Face. Challenge yourself on diverse slopes with breathtaking alpine backdrops.


Bussalp, a mountain pass above Grindelwald, offers an alpine escape with stunning views of the Schreckhorn and Wetterhorn peaks. The skiing experience is complemented by the tranquility of the surrounding nature.

Grindelwald First Skiing Timings

Grindelwald First is open for skiing from 16 December 2023 to 1 April 2024.


Monday- Friday
10 AM - 6 PM  

Saturday, Sunday & other holidays 

10 AM- 1 PM  

1:45 PM - 5 PM 

Getting to Grindelwald First

By public transport

Grindelwald First is accessible by gondola from the village of Grindelwald

By Train: Board a train to Interlaken-Ost, well-connected to major Swiss cities. Transfer to the Berner Oberland Bahn (BOB) train at Interlaken-Ost, which runs directly to Grindelwald. From there you can take a bus or a short walk to Grindelwald First gondola station.

By Bus: Grindelwald is accessible by various bus lines, providing convenient access to the area. You can take bus lines

By Gondola: Line 2440 takes you from Grindelwald Firstbahn gondola station to the Grindelwald First summit.
21, 122, 123, 128 for local commute to the gondola station.

By car

To get to Grindelwald First Valley Station by car, follow the road from Interlaken to Wilderswil and take a left turn at Gündlischwand. Grindelwald is located at the road's end, about 30 minutes from Interlaken and 20 minutes from Lauterbrunnen.

Parking Facilities:

  • Parkplatz Grindelwald Firstbahn ( 1 min walk)
  • Parkhaus Sportzentrum ( 9 mins walk)
  • Parkhaus Eiger+ Nordwand ( 7 mins walk)
  • Parkplatz Firstbahn Talstation ( 2 mins walk)

Things to do after skiing in Grindelwald First

Cliff Walk by Tissot

Walk on metal platform suspended 2,000 meters above the ground and enjoy jaw-dropping views of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau mountains, as well as the Grindelwald valley below.


Enjoy several hiking trails that offer beautiful scenescapes with varying levels of difficulty to spice the adventure, including the Bachalpsee Trail.

Cable Car Ride

 Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Swiss Alps while ascending to the hills on the ride to Grindelwald First

Mountain Cart

Race down the mountain slopes on an ingenious hybrid of a go-kart and a sled.

First Flyer

Zip through the skies in glory with the First Flyer, propelling you on an 800 meter long ride on a zipline over the beautiful Alpine setting

First Glider

 Soar through the skies of Grindelwald with four others on a specially designed canopy to make sure that the fun never stops

Know Before You Go to Grindelwald First


Summer (June to August):

Embrace the mild summer breeze, tailor-made for outdoor enthusiasts. The average highs dance around 20°C (68°F),allowing it to be pleasant for outdoor activities. The evenings graciously cool down to an average of 10°C (50°F).

Winter (December to February):

This time coincides with the chilly embrace of winter, as snowfall blankets the landscape – a paradise for winter sports enthusiasts. Make sure to layer up as the average highs are at a crisp 1°C (34°F) and lows gracefully dipping to around -6°C (21°F).

Springtime (March to May) and Autumn (September to November):

As spring blossoms and autumn leaves fall, enjoy the mild to cool weather, accompanied by the luxury of fewer crowds. These seasons offer the perfect backdrop for leisurely hikes and captivating sightseeing adventures.

  • First Aid Stations: Trained staff and first aid stations ensure visitors' safety and well-being throughout their visit.
  • Souvenir Shops: Take home a piece of Grindelwald First with unique souvenirs and gifts from the on-site shops.
  • Children's Play Areas: Family-friendly facilities, including play areas for children, ensuring a fun time for the little ones.
  • Lockers: Secure lockers to store your belongings while you explore and enjoy the attractions.
  • Information Center: Get assistance and useful information from the dedicated information center for a smooth visit.
  • Wi-Fi Hotspots: Stay connected and share your amazing experiences with Wi-Fi hotspots available at select areas.
  • Charging Stations: Keep your devices charged and ready for capturing unforgettable moments with charging stations.
  • Accessibility: Grindelwald First aims to be accessible to all, with facilities catering to visitors with special needs.
  • Panoramic Platforms: Experience breathtaking views from panoramic platforms, providing unforgettable photo opportunities.
  • Toilets: Conveniently located restroom facilities for visitors' comfort along with disability access are available at the summit.

Frequently Asked Questions about skiing in Grindelwald First

What is the best time for skiing in Grindelwald?

The ski season in Grindelwald typically runs from December to April. You should consider snow conditions while choosing when to visit with mid- January to Mid-March offering optimal snow conditions.

Are there ski rental facilities in Grindelwald ?

Yes, Grindelwald has several ski rental shops where you can find a wide range of equipment for different skill levels.

Can beginners enjoy skiing in Grindelwald?

Absolutely! Grindelwald offers slopes suitable for all skill levels, including beginners. Depending on your ticket option, you can also opt in for a ticket with an instructor who can provide lessons to help build confidence on the slopes.

Are there non-skiing activities in Grindelwald?

Absolutely! Grindelwald offers a variety of winter activities, including go-karting, the First Flyer, Glider,scenic walks and more. The region is also known for its stunning landscapes and cultural attractions such as the Bachalpsee Lake