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As aforementioned, Grindelwald is connected to Wengen via trails and lifts, and the ski area they share—Kleine Scheidegg—makes up the largest ski area. But it’s important to note that Grindelwald also serves as an access point to even more skiing. Murren and Wengen each connect to smaller ski areas. Wengen is also home of the longest World Cup downhill course, the Lauberhorn. Mürren's Schilthorn is included on the pass but is not accessible from other areas via chairlift.
Grindelwald is in fact a great place to base a family ski vacation out of, as beginners and children will fancy the gentle Bodmi slopes. Plus Grindelwald's ski school is easily accessed from the base village, which is a huge plus for larger families who have a lot of equipment to schlep. Grindelwald is also a favorite among intermediates, since the majority of the runs are red and blue. Corduroy-lovers will have a blast on the five-mile cruiser from the top of the Oberjoch chairlift back to the Grindelwald base. With the exception of Wengen’s Lauberhorn and Black Rock run, experts will find that most of the on-piste offerings aren’t quite as challenging. But with so much off-piste and glacier skiing to be had, expert skiers and snowboarders will be grinning ear-to-ear on a Grindelwald ski vacation.