First – more than a dream
First – more than a dream – There are only a few places in the Alps where the glaciers reach as deeply into the valley as in Grindelwald. The best view is obtained on the First vantage point (2167 meters), which can be reached by means of an entertaining gondola ride.
Restaurant Rasthysi, 1560m
Romantic winter taverns – The tiny pub is a one-man operation (Mr. Rolf Schneller) and constitutes a highly welcome resting place during mountain hiking tours from Bussalp to Bort. One room with a large table and 12 chairs.
Restaurant Waldspitz, 1903m
Romantic winter taverns – Not accessible via the groomed run, only off-piste; far from the hustle and bustle, magnificent views of Wetterhorn, Eiger, Schilthorn, etc.; Wonderful service - Adi Bohren, the hut warden, will take good care of you.
How to get there: Arriving by toboggan: From First Mountain Station, hike 30 minutes up to Bachsee, then descend to Waldspitz.
At night on the snow-covered mountain
The professional piste experience - a behind-the-scenes look – Like giant fire bugs they climb at night across the white slopes of the snow-clad mountains and untiringly prepare the runs for the next day: the snowcats. The men in the cockpits of the high-horsepower caterpillar vehicles have a demanding and lonely, yet fascinating job. If you want to convince yourself, come and sit as a co-pilot by the driver's side and experience up close and personal what it means to be a piste-preparer.