Grindelwald is a chocolate-box pretty village in the Jungfrau region of Switzerland. It sits at the foot of the Eiger, the starting point for ascents of the mountain and the Wetterhorn. Popular year round, in winter it's known for its skiing and in summer it becomes a flower-strewn hiking and walking holiday spot.
Skiers of all abilities are catered for. Beginners can cut their teeth here, intermediate skiers perfect their skill and the most experienced can take on the Eiger glacier. There are lift links to Wengen and Murren too, all of which make Grindelwald one of the best resorts for further exploration of the Jungfrau region.
Grindelwald insider information
Snowboard in the First snowpark, or ski the linked areas of Wengen and Murren. If you are really keen to ski from dawn to dusk the half hour train ride before you start may make you despair. Grindelwald was a ski resort before anyone had heard of “purpose-built”.
Eat Rosti (grated and fried potatoes) with an egg or cheese to keep out the alpine cold.
Look up at the north face of the Eiger in awe. The area has a long tradition of mountaineering history, and the walls of the restaurants display early photographs and equipment. When you see what they used, it makes you humble.