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Address: Grindelwald, Switzerland
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Ranked #1 of 9 Activities in Grindelwald
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities

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Telford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

A trip to Grindlewald isn't complete without a trip up to the First. Whether your a skier or not it doesn't really matter. We went up with my teenagers and ended up hiring sledges - it was brilliant!

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Newport, Isle of Wight
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Lovely area in the sunshine all day. Varied runs for all abilities and wonderful views. Good bus connection from village or walking distance if you don't mind it in ski boots!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Views were amazing - purchasing tickets was easy and the visit to the top was spectacular. We thoroughly enjoyed every moment of the experience!!!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The station is at a very high point,cafe quite expensive but the service was polite and friendly. We did walks from First but as we were at a time with poor snow cover many were shut.

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Boulder City, Nevada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The incredible view ... watching the hang gliders leap off the cliff and fly past the Eiger ... the fabulous bike ride from Grosse Scheidegg and back down to Grindelwald. Miss the table service and live music from years past.

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Grindelwald, Switzerland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

nice slopes, awesome view, good snowpark, apres ski @bus stop bar! Super Piste, unglaublich schöne Aussicht, guter Snowpark und apres ski Party @ Bus Stop Bar

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Woodstown, New Jersey
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

....but the skiing is definitely not for amateurs, like myself and my wife. The trail skill level starts at blue and goes up. Guide yourself accordingly.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We've been skiing this mountain for over 8 years. It's an amazing place and perfect for beginner to advanced skiers. There are many slopes for everyone. The view is incredible and an amazing experience as well. Prices for the ski passes are reasonable and can be used all over the grindelwald/wengen/lauterbrunnen area.

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Beit Shemesh, Israel
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33 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I did the classic hike from first to Lake Bachalpsee in the winter a few years ago- hiking on packed snow on a brilliant sunny (and cold) day. I returned recently with my son, except it was foggy and overcast- and a bit chilly. We didn't get the great views of the mountains, but we did get some good portrait... More 

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20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

50% off cable car tickets with a swiss pass. Walked from First to Lake Bachalpsee with views of all the famous mountains around, also walked back down the very steep path to Grindelwald. Great views going up of the town and surrounding mountains, lots of different hikes you can then go on.

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