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Skiing from Wengen or Grindelwald in early March?

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Feb 7, 2019 - 12:27 PM

Hello all, I am planning a ski holiday with my daughter (17yo) in early March and can’t decide between Grindelwald and Wengen as a base. We are both eager and good skiers, and we would definì like to try the Lauberhorn downhill piste and maybe do some off piste with a guide. It would be a father-and-daughter break, so we would look for peace and nature rather than for hip. What would you suggest?

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Feb 7, 2019 - 10:39 PM

Hi Powdermaster,

I have skied in Wengen but I know my boyfriend is a big fan of Grindelwald. Lauberhorn is of course in Wengen!

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As I have not skied in Grindelwald, what I can tell you is:

  • Both areas share the Mannlichen and Scheidegg ski areas
  • In addition, Grindelwald has a direct access to First skiing area as well (so you could say one extra skiing area, good if you are an advanced skier!)
  • Grindelwald seems to be the more lively place between the two with some good restaurants and apres-ski so if you're after peace and quiet then Wengen might be better.
  • There is one less train connection to Grindelwald (if you are getting there by train)
  • There is some off piste off the Eiger Nordbahn (better enquire when you are there), and on the other side of the Lauberhorn.
  • Wengen is car free, whilst Grindelwald is not.

However, both areas area great places and I think Wengen is a lovely resort with lots of great runs for all levels as well so either one should be fine as a base.

These are not great areas for off-piste, if you are after an off-piste adventure then you should consider Davos, Andermatt or Verbier (with good on and off piste options).

www.myswissalps.com/da vos

Once you go, please post a review on our site of your adventure!


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