As a small, lake-locked city, Interlaken doesn’t have any of its own skiing. However many skiers and snowboarders will stay in Interlaken to experience city amenities and ski at the nearby resorts of Grindelwald and Wengen. Here are a few examples of the best areas for beginners on an Interlaken ski vacation:
Beginners and families with young children just learning will be delighted with the Grindelwald beginner skiing. The Bodmi Nursery slopes offer beginners the perfect setting for learning to ski, two small chairlifts and some surface lifts (magic carpets) Parents can rest assured that there aren’t any speedsters bombing through the area. The Bodmi area is also home to Grindelwald’s ski school, and it’s easily accesed by bus from the village, making it a convenient place to learn to ski.
First timers will especially love the Wengen beginner skiing. The resort offers an exceptional and conveniently located “learn to ski” zone in the center of the village. The area gets plenty of afternoon sun making it an enjoyable first experience. If you’re a little more practiced and looking to experience high alpine views, take the cogwheel train up to Wengernalp and enjoy the views. At Wengernalp you’ll find some great beginner terrain. Klein Scheidegg also provides a beginner chairlift. If you’re looking for some more Wengen beginner terrain to explore head to Grindelwald ski area, which is accessible from the Kleine Scheidegg area.