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Skiing in Grindelwald

Skiing in St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria.

Photo: James Schriebl

This storybook village in the picturesque Bernese Oberland is home to the towering Wetterhorn and Eiger mountains and near the Jungfrau (now a UNESCO-protected natural World Heritage site), which have long attracted outdoor enthusiasts and form a breathtaking backdrop to the chalet-dotted hills surrounding town. Read the article

Destinations: Switzerland · Grindelwald

Inspired by: 3 Secret Alps Ski Destinations — by James Jung, Published Jan. 2010

Hotels (2)

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    Hotel Steinbock

    For impressive views at a more affordable price, this property is perfect with its wood-beamed rooms that are simple but cheery.

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    Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof

    Nothing captures the town’s charm like the Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof, with its pitched roofs and 19th-century wood-paneled façade. The suites ble

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Restaurants (4)

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    Bergrestaurant Rasthysi

    Hike the wooded trail to this mountain hideaway where local character Rolf Schneller makes a tasty Schümli Pflümlis (Switzerland’s answer to Irish

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    Rancher Bar

    This atmospheric log cabin set on a slope above town is known for its steaks and mulled wine.

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    Barry’s

    For fondue, look no further than this authentic Swiss hut inside the Hotel Eiger that offers the perfect blend of Gruyère and Vacherin cheeses, plu

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    La Pendule d’Or

    Directly across from the train station, the restaurant serves a mix of regional and French cuisine—all prepared with ingredients from the hotel’s o

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Activities (2)

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    Jungfrau Railway

    For a day trip, hop the Jungfrau Railway, whose tracks top out at a spectacular 11,000-foot vantage point.

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    Graf Sport

    Shop for ski gear (not to mention clothing from designers like Escada).

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