First, Grindelwald

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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). Put First on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Grindelwald travel planner.
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  • Were skiing and hiking! Very nice area and Topinfrastrukur! Thank you and come again! :-)
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  • The gondola ride to the top of first takes around 30 minutes, the whole time you are looking at breathtaking scenery. Would not recommend if you are scared of heights however! Once you get to the top,...  more »
  • Todofacil and practical, beautiful landscapes is much worth the trip, ride on gondola, sleds and skying. Lucky had morning sunny and clear, but later I nublo and Nevus
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  • This mountain had some of the most beautiful views I have ever witnessed. It was gorgeous! We also did the cable cars up to the top, took pictures on the lookout and then took the zipline, mountain carts and scooters down the mountain! It was so much fun! Also make sure you get in line for the zipline early or they will turn you away by a certain time!
  • Perfect place for skiing and sledding (The longest sled trail in the world is here). In summer you can enjoy some beautiful trails for walking and riding a bicicle and also camping. Nice restaurant up there too.
  • Fantastic place ! Perfect for hiking , a lot of starting points for easy hiking and difficult hiking. There is a Good restaurant , its clean and has Good food. Nice store for souverniers and things you need in the mountains. Alsow Great wildlife to see
  • Nice place for ski and sledding also there is zipline on the top.
  • I visited First back in 1984. Coming from Australia I was just awestruck by the incredible beauty and sheer ruggedness of the Eiger. Taking the 1/2 hour chairlift ride to the summit was fantastic, not even sure if they have that particular chairlift anymore, but it wasn't terribly high off the ground and watching the little dams and hearing the cow bells left me with enduring memories I shall never forget. Even as a 21 year old I felt humbled and so lucky to have been able to visit such an amazing place.
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