The sunny winter trail W3
Great Trailrunning trail that ends at the summit, unforgettable views and a descent along the longest sledging run in Europe.
From Grindelwald you can ride the gondola cableway up to the First. One last view of the massive peaks of the Schreckhorn and Wetterhorn and we’re off! A busy winter hiking trail leads past snow-covered Lake Bachalp and then covers a few arduous metres of elevation up to the Faulhorn. The “Big Pintenfritz”, the longest sledging run in the World (15 kilometres), starts here. This sledging run takes you to the Bussalp, where you can find refreshment in the mountain restaurant and recover from the rigours of the ascent. Once rested, you can either walk the last part of the trail or take the bus back to Grindelwald.
- 3 hours, 15 minutes
- 532 vm
- 1663 vm
- Starting Point
- First summit station
- Ending Point
- Grindelwald sports centre
- Recommended season
Adi’s Skibar, Mountain Restaurant Bussalp
- First aid kit
- weather-appropriate clothing - Onion principle (always carry waterproofs)
- drink and food provisions
- mobile telephone
Please check Weather, snow and avalanche report www.slf.ch
Snow report www.jungfrau.ch/de-ch/live/pistendaten/
More information and links
First summit station
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Grindelwald sports centre
Step by Step Directions
Travelling to Grindelwald, take the cable car Grindelwald-First to First station.
Thanks to its central location in Europe, Switzerland is served by international trains from over 12 countries. Within Switzerland, Intercity trains run directly from Basel and Lucerne to the Jungfrau Region. Travellers from Zurich have to change in Berne. The trains run every half hour.
There are different ways to reach the region by car. The fastest way from Basel and Geneva is via Berne. The fastest route from Zurich is through Lucerne and the Brünig Pass. The pass is open in summer and winter.
From the south, the route goes over the Grimsel or Susten Pass into the region. Both passes are only open in summer. Alternatively, you can take the Simplon Pass and then Lötschberg car transport.
Grindelwald has public car parks with covered parking spaces: Eiger+ car park (252 parking spaces) and Sportzentrum car park (160 parking spaces). They cannot be reserved in advance. Uncovered parking spaces are available everywhere in the village.