In the Kleine Scheidegg-Männlichen ski area, the most eye-catching runs are without doubt directly down from the mountain station of the only gondola lift running up from Grindelwald. There are two magic carpet lifts at the Grindelwald Grund - Männlichen Bahn mountain station as well as two lengthy blue trails in the shape of Wasserwendi (no. 2) and Läger (no. 6) – perfect for making those first turns.
Long easy groomers down to Grindelwald and Wengen
For many, the long blue runs down into the valley in the Kleine Scheidegg-Männlichen ski area will most definitely be a plus point. Trails back down to valley stations generally tend to be more on the steep and icy side. From Kleine Scheidegg (Hotel Bellevue station), the Mettlen (no. 22) and Wengen Dorf (no. 36) runs are two long but easy descents back down to Grindelwald and Wengen respectively.
Relatively demanding runs surrounding the Lauberhorn and Wixi lifts
If you want to view the famous starting point of the Lauberhornabfahrt as a beginner, please note that only black and red runs lead down into the valley from here.
Bodmi practice area at the Grindelwald-First valley station
While beginners in Kleine Scheidegg-Männlichen have to take the gondola lift right up to the top of the mountain to ride the practice lifts, the “Bodmi” practice area in First is right by the valley station. This eye-catching beginner’s area is the best place to be when weather conditions are poor. In the upper section of Grindelwald-First, there are blue runs in the area around the Schilt and Hohwald lifts. The only drawbacks are the two old Bärgelegg and Hohwald surface lifts – these should definitely be updated to chairlifts. Find out more about the bodmiARENA at http://www.grindelwaldsports.ch/de/snowli-kinderclub-bodmi.html or at http://grindelwald.ch/de/Ferien/WINTER/Kinderparadies