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Spring skiing in the Jungfrau region until May 1 – what’s happening in March and April

The New Eiger Express lift that connects the resort of Grindelwald with the Eigergletscher (Eiger Glacier) station and Jungfraujoch Top of Europe (Europe’s highest railway station) continues running all year round and provides visitors with the chance to ski or sightsee during the spring months.

But a decision has now been made to extend the skiing season, with the Eigernordwand Chairlift running all the way through until Sunday May 1.

This has been made possible with the new Eiger Express lift providing access to the area. Skiers and snowboarders can also enjoy the extended opening of the wider Kleine Scheidegg and First areas until later than originally planned, with Grindelwald-First extending its season until April 18 (was originally end of March) and Kleine Scheidegg until April 24 (was originally April 18).

There’s also other activities on offer too, including the opening of the railway to Harder Kulm on April 15 and the pop music concert, Snowpenair.

Here’s a roundup of the upcoming activities:

Snowpenair:
Outdoor music event, Snowpenair, is a pop music festival that takes place close to the new terminal building in Grindelwald. With Switzerland’s finest acts playing, combined with other European musicians and bands, the event promises to be a celebration as the country returns to normal following strict Covid regulations. Dates: March 26-27, 2022. More information is available here: www.snowpenair.ch/en-gb tickets cost CHF 130 (CHF 40 for children 6-15)

Grindelwald-First area stays open throughout the spring
Grindelwald’s First skiing area closes its slopes on April 18, but the lifts remain open throughout the spring and into the summer during 2022. Visitors can access the area and enjoy the views as well as trying the First Flyer, an 800 metre long zip wire that gets riders speeds up to 84 kilometres per hour. Hikers can also enjoy the walking trails, both snow and non-snow covered. www.jungfrau.ch/en-gb/jungfrau-ski-region

Harder Kulm opens April 15      
Interlaken’s local mountain, Harder Kulm, opens on April 15 and takes visitors on a funicular journey to the spectacular viewing platform that overlooks Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. The 1,322 metre peak also has a panoramic restaurant. Those that would like some strenuous exercise before eating can take the hiking trail up. www.jungfrau.ch/en-gb/harder-kulm

Jungfraujoch Top of Europe
The new Eiger Express lift provides fast access to the train that travels through the Eiger Mountain and onto the Jungfraujoch. The journey time has been significantly reduced, cutting around 40 minutes from the journey. The connection runs all year round and visitors can experience Europe’s highest railway station, at 3,454 metres, alongside views of the vast Aletsch Glacier one way, and on a clear day, the Vosges Mountains in France the other. www.jungfrau.ch/en-gb/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe

Skiing and snowboarding until Easter
The linked skiing areas of Männlichen and Kleine Scheidegg connect the resorts of Grindelwald and Wengen, with the new Eiger Express lift transforming the experience and speed of access to the slopes. The area stays open through the Easter holidays, closing on Monday April 24, with the Eigernordwand Chairlift extending its closing date to May 1. There’s a chance for skiers to experience the famous Lauberhorn run, the piste that hosts the longest downhill ski race on the men’s Alpine World Cup schedule. www.jungfrau.ch/en-gb/jungfrau-ski-region/grindelwald-wengen
 
More information on the Jungfrau Ski Region and wider Jungfrau area can be found here: www.jungfrau.ch/en-gb

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