Wengen: 1,274m (4,180ft); Grindelwald: 1,034m (3,412ft)
Geneva: 3 hrs 15 mins - transfers are by coach to Grindelwald. Zurich 3 hrs - transfers are by Swiss Rail.
small beer £2.30 bottle of house wine £7.50 cup of tea/coffee £1.90
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So what's it like?
A picture perfect postcard resort
Set amongst the spectacular scenery of the Jungfrau mountain range with the breathtaking Eiger as its backdrop, Grindelwald ski resort along with Wengen offers over 158kms of marked piste. The charming village is dotted with chocolate box chalets which make for the perfect picture postcard ski holiday. Grindelwald centre remains unspoilt and has a bustling and cosmopolitan atmosphere with plenty of excellent restaurants and bars. The UNESCO World Natural Heritage site of the Jungfraujoch is a popular excursion from Grindelwald, take a train to just below the peak of the Jungfrau. From the highest station in Europe there are awe-inspiring views from the Sphinx viewing tower and an ice palace carved into the glacier.
There are nursery slopes in Grindelwald and just above the resort, including the new blue piste at Oberjoch, and a 'slow speed zone'. Quick progress will be made with lessons from the excellent English speaking Ski Schools.
The full area Jungfrau Top Ski Region ski pass covers 213kms of pistes, providing almost unlimited scope for intermediates on a range of relaxing runs or more testing routes down the Kleine Scheidegg mountain. Highlights include the 8km run from Oberjoch down to Grindelwald and the powder slopes from the Eigergletscher to Wengernalp.
Experts can try the famous Lauberhorn World Cup downhill piste, or the fearsome Black Rock run which starts at the base of the Eiger. If you can cope with any more then there is the famous black, almost vertical 'Kanonenrohr' in Mürren.
A good variety to suit all tastes from quiet and informal cafés to lively bars. Café Genepi, Espresso Bar, Sports Bar, Gepsi and plenty more watering holes in Grindelwald.
· Sports centre with pool · Wellness Centre with sauna, massage · Curling · Ice skating · Bowling · Snowshoeing · Guided walks · Tobogganing · Sledging - longest run in Europe
The village has a huge variety of restaurants to choose from. Fiescherblick, Eiger and Spinne for exclusive tastes in Grindelwald.
· Flood-lit ski and snowboard exhibitions · Bowling · Train to the Jungfraujoch World Heritage Site at 3454m · Piz Gloria revolving restaurant on the Schilthorn above Mürren
From Geneva airportOne-way (arrival) from £193 pp. Return from £366 pp.