We were impressed by the guidance system on the mountain. The most important sub-areas and lifts are all signposted at key intersections, valley stations and mountain tops, meaning that it is easy to get your bearings no matter where you are. However, making the switch between the sub-areas is slightly trickier. The ski bus departs from the end of run no. 22. However, given the waiting times involved when we tested the resort, making the switch took almost an hour. Find out everything you need to know about the bus connection between the ski areas at http://www.grindelwaldbus.ch/.
Some lifts leave a little to be desired
As already mentioned in the expert test category, many of the most important lifts here are state-of-the-art. However, there are still a few older lifts dotted around the ski area, something which results in lengthy queues during peak periods. The most serious bottleneck is unfortunately one of the most important lifts: The Grindelwald Grund-Männlichen gondola. The trip up the mountain takes almost 30 minutes! However, help is already planned: With the so-called V-Bahn, a new 3S lift is due to be built from Grindelwald Grund up to the Eiger Glacier. At the same time, the old gondola lift up to Männlichen is to be replaced with a new 8-person gondola. This will cut the trip time almost in half to 19 minutes.
Wi-Fi at the Grindelwald Grund – Männlichen Bahn stations
One trend in customer service in ski areas is free access to wireless internet. Although progress in Grindelwald isn’t quite as advanced as in several Austrian ski areas, the region has also begun offering visitors free Internet access in certain spots. The first hotspots have been set up at the valley, middle and mountain stations of the Grindelwald Grund - Männlichen gondola lift.