Ski Resort Grindelwald - Wengen in the Jungfrau region: Position on map

Review Grindelwald - Wengen: Beginner Skiing

Category Beginner: Official review by Snow-Online.com
  • Great variety of runs for beginners
  • Good access to the beginner area
  • Well equipped kids park
  • Designated beginner areas
  • Great variety of ski schools and lessons offered
    Beginner 7 / 10
    Overall score: 80 / 100

    Great slopes for beginners down from the top of the Grindelwald Grund-Männlichen gondola!

    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

    User Reviews

    Pamela (Age: 18-25)
    Skill: Beginner • in Jan 2024
    Travelled as: Couple
    Honestly, not sure who was the person who designated these slopes as blue slopes. These were far too difficult for a beginner. It wasn't the steep descents (which were a lot, by the way) that freak... Read complete review
    Pamela rated the following categories
    Simon J. (Age: 18-25)
    Skill: Advanced • in Mar 2020
    Travelled as: Alone
    unfortunately only a few easy slopes: the valley descent from Kleine Scheidegg (very long, lots of variety, a few pulls and ends at the station where you have to walk a bit), at Männlichen there a... Read complete review
    Simon J. rated the following categories
    Florian Weis (Age: 31-35)
    Skill: Pro • in Jan 2007
    Travelled as: n.V.
    Beginners should go to the "Little Scheidegg"!
    Directly at the small Scheidegg you can find the pistes 36, 25 and 22 in a fairly simple terrain. The pistes are also very wide and well groomed, so that beginners and less experienced find the con... Read complete review
    Florian Weis rated the following categories