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First, Grindelwald

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#1 of 10 in Winter Sports in Canton of Bern
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Use First as a starting point for many scenic hikes and ski trails in the Swiss Alps. Sitting above the mountain village of Grindelwald, the summit is quickly reachable by gondola railway and provides panoramic views of the surrounding snow-covered peaks. From here you have access to over 60 km (37 mi) of ski slopes and about 40 km (25 mi) of marked footpaths. Have a bite to eat at the on-site restaurant or relax on the sun terrace with seats for up to 300 people. Instead of hiking or taking the railway back to Grindelwald, descend on the 800 m (2,624 ft) zipline, which races down the mountain at speeds exceeding 80 km/h (50 mph). Arrange your visit to First and discover more family-friendly attractions in Grindelwald using our Grindelwald trip generator.
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  • Hiked to gross scheidegg and bus back down to grindelwald. This is a not to be missed hike/walk if you're in the grindelwald/jungfrau region. You are so close to the mountains it's just amazing. It's ...  more »
  • The First mountain is not as famous as many of its more famous big brothers in the region - and I think this makes it relatively less explored. But the options for a sunny day outing are ample, and it...  more »
  • By staying in a local hotel, you may get a card that provides a discount on the ticket to First. The ride up is nice, with a 6-person max gondola. At the top, the views are spectacular. There are webc...  more »

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Where to stay in Grindelwald

In the resort town of Grindelwald, the main street is dotted with mid-range hotels where you can rest after a long day of skiing and shopping. For ease of convenience, opt to stay closer to the city's one train station. Wander a bit off the main road to find a handful of hostels, guesthouses, and bed and breakfasts--though be warned that their rates are similar to the hotels in town. If you feel so inclined, indulge at one of the upscale hotels for a luxurious stay in this glacier town.
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