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Terrassenweg or Firstbahn area

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Terrassenweg or Firstbahn area

Hi. We are a family from Malaysia with 2 kids (11 & 7 years). We will be in Grindelwald from 11-18 Dec. 2010. This is our first winter alpine holiday and we are not sure what to expect. We'll be renting a chalet and looking at 2 possibilities: a chalet on Terrassenweg near the Bodmi Ski School (any guarantee of snow there?) or a chalet near the Firstbahn station. We will be traveling by train and have no car. Question is: should we stay near the ski school area where the kids can play (we are non skiers) or should we stay near the gondola station and town center? Any advice would be appreciated. Tx- Chuidah

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1. Re: Terrassenweg or Firstbahn area

If you look on daily needs like food shopping and carry it home, could be easier near the First gondola station.

As for snow on village altitude : not sure

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Good luck

mum47

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2. Re: Terrassenweg or Firstbahn area

I would personally stay near the Firstbahn...you will also be near the grindelwald sports center then which the kids may also enjoy with indoor pool, hockey rink, climbing wall and the like. Also as stated by mum47 it will be much easier for bringing back groceries etc. to your chalet. Hope you have a great time.

link to grindelwald sports center below for you to check out in case this is something your children might enjoy. Have fun!

http://www.sportzentrum-grindelwald.ch/

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3. Re: Terrassenweg or Firstbahn area

Since you are travelling with kids I too would recommend that you stay close to First Gandola station. Nobody can predict about snow but in Dec you would be able to find snow at slightly higher altitudes. Jungfraujoch has snow all year round.

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4. Re: Terrassenweg or Firstbahn area

Thank you all for your replies and advice. mnjhNE, the link to the sports centre was very useful. Here's hoping for a very snowy December in Grindelwald! ;-)

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