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Enriching quality of life through year round mountain activities, especially with life-enhancing snow-sport activities, in the interests of health and well-being.

Assisted Mountain Activities in Grindelwald Jungfrau Region

Overview

Skiing and other Winter and Summer activities in Grindelwald - Inclusive, Accessible & Social Tourism for Everyone

Grindelwald, situated in the Jungfrau Region of Switzerland,  is an excellent ski resort suitable for almost all physical, sensory, neurological and degenerative conditions including learning and additional needs. It has a long history associated to many visitors from the the UK and is a very popular ski and summer resort for Swiss guests.

The stupendous and magnificent surroundings give it a very special charm and it has so many varied and exciting secrets to unveil to visitors - a magic box to be opened by young and old alike for a truly special holiday!

Dominated by the iconic Eiger and neighbouring mountains and Glaciers it is a village suited for everyone's needs. One point we have to make is that although there is some wheelchair accessible accommodation, this is not, at present, in plentiful supply. There are hotels which are making renovations and so we are confident that in the near future the village will be able to welcome all wheelchair users.

All types of activities are on offer to stimulate the mind, body and soul. From gentle walks to adrenaline charging hikes up the mountains; skiing for all levels; summer alpine bliss of sitting and soaking up the pure air on a sun filled terrace listening to the cow bells or seeing skiers whizzing by in the winter; no excuse not to get out the water colours and camera to picture the breathtaking beauty of the Jungfrau mountains especially the iconic Eiger! Feed the body and become healthy with local food and fine gastronomic delights.

Who Benefits

If you, a friend or family member have any of the following then Grindelwald might work brilliantly for your ski or summer holiday. This is by no means an exhaustive list (it would be impossible to include every condition) but many have similar or common factors. As often someone may have a condition that we have not yet come across please do ask us if you are interested in the resort and we can try to help.

  • amputee
  • autism
  • cancer
  • cognitive
  • cerebral palsy
  • down's syndrome
  • epilepsy
  • hearing impaired
  • hemiplegia
  • quadraplegic
  • paraplegic
  • learning difficulties
  • spina Bifida
  • spinal Injury
  • visually impaired

We do advise that if you have any health issues that might be affected by extreme temperatures; altitude or have had surgery or an on-going physical / neurological condition that might be or could be affected by being moved at speed, over rough or uneven terrain or being on or in a ski lift please do contact us for more advice before going ahead and booking your holiday. Another resort might work better for you.

Click here for more information on specific conditions

Places to Stay in Grindelwald

Grindelwald has a great selection of hotels, apartments and chalets suitable for all visitors. Accessible accommodation in Grindelwald is also available for wheelchair users (dependent on type of wheelchair) and those with limited mobility.

If a place is listed below it will have been visited by Ski 2 Freedom or will be personally known to us. However, any accommodation listed on this page is by no means all that is available in the resort. To have a full list of places, please contact us, and if possible please state your preferred requirements.


Hotel Glacier - ★★★

Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof - ★★★★★

Website Email Phone: +41 33 854 58 58 Suitability Information

Suitability

  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Reduced mobility
  • Family friendly

A wonderful hotel with a real alpine charm located just across from the railway station with stunning views of the iconic Eiger and ski area.


To request further in-depth and comprehensive information on Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof contact us.

Hotel Belvedere - ★★★★

Website Email Phone: +41 (0)33 888 99 99 Suitability Information

Suitability

  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Reduced mobility
  • Family friendly

To request further in-depth and comprehensive information on Hotel Belvedere contact us.

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Mountain Activities - Sporty and Fun

Mountain based activities, whether sporting or non-sporting, summer or winter, are empowering elements to life but please note that many may not be suitable for your condition or specific need. Activity providers, guides and instructors will often go out of their way to accommodate the needs of everyone but please understand if they are unable to do so for you. Always worth making further enquiries either via the organization responsible, the tourist office or Ski 2 Freedom.

Filter activities by season:

  • air boarding
  • archery and shooting
  • bobsleigh luge and skeleton
  • bowling
  • bouldering
  • canoeing rafting and kayaking
  • climbing - ice
  • climbing - rock
  • climbing - indoor
  • curling
  • cycling
  • donkey trekking
  • e-bikes
  • fat bikes
  • fishing
  • glacier skiing
  • golf
  • horse riding and trekking
  • horse sleigh rides
  • hot air ballooning
  • husky dog rides
  • ice diving
  • ice driving
  • ice fishing
  • ice hockey
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • off road buggies
  • paragliding
  • piste basher driving
  • rafting
  • roller coaster
  • sailing and rowing
  • ski bikes
  • ski jumping
  • skidooing
  • skiing - alpine and downhill
  • skiing - biathlon
  • skiing - cross country
  • skiing - freestyle and boarder x
  • skiing - heli skiing
  • skiing - off-piste and ski touring
  • skiing - ski joering
  • snakeglisse
  • snow park
  • snow shoe walking
  • snowboarding
  • skiing - telemarking
  • tennis
  • tobogganing
  • tubing
  • via ferrata
  • walking and hiking
  • yooner
  • zip line

For more information on mountain activities in Grindelwald please contact us.

Mountain Activities - Relax and Rejuvenate

Filter activities by season:

  • baroque churches
  • christmas markets
  • clinical and medical treatment
  • family fun time
  • farming and cheese production
  • film location
  • food and gastronomie
  • gentle walks
  • history and local culture
  • hydro therapy
  • literature
  • local markets
  • mountain tramway
  • music festivals - classic and jazz
  • music festivals - rock and pop
  • painting and sketching
  • photography
  • polo
  • spa and wellness
  • wildlife
  • wine tours
  • yoga

For more information on mountain activities in Grindelwald please contact us.

Ski Schools and Assisted Sport Providers in Grindelwald

Why does Grindelwald offer so much for so many conditions? Because the Jungfrau region is home to one of Switzerland's top adaptive and 'disabled' ski organisations called Active Motion (www.activemotion.ch). Which means that with their expert tuition and guiding almost anyone, depending on their needs, can take full benefit of the ski villages of Grindelwald, Wengen, Mürren and Lauterbrunnen.

Active Motion

info@activemotion.ch

Ski 2 Freedom Foundation has been working with Active Motion for many years and our beneficiaries highly recommend.

In addition each village has its own ski schools which have been used or recommended.

Grindelwald Sports

www.grindelwaldsports.ch

info@grindelwaldsports.ch

Tourist Office and Places of Interest in the Resort and Surrounding Area

To get a better idea and understanding of the ski resort of Grindelwald and what else they can offer you for your holiday, we suggest you look up their website as every Tourist Office offers a fascinating and exciting insight into what they and the surrounding area can offer visitors. In addition many have a dedicated website or page for those who are in need of assistance, disabled, with young children and babies and those of us just getting on a bit in life!

For more information on this resort we recommend that you also contact the tourist office - grindelwald.ch.

News and Blog Articles

All the news, feedback articles and press releases illustrate how Grindelwald helps to enhance people’s lives. Also, in many cases, showing how Ski 2 Freedom works in close association with Grindelwald to help raise awareness of the empowering benefits of mountain activities such as skiing and promoting accessible, social and inclusive tourism.

If on reading our Grindelwald page, you have your own experiences and feedback of the resort (winter or summer) that you would like to share or feel would be encouraging to others, please do not hesitate to send them to us for inclusion on both our website and social media – photos and film clips also welcome.

News about Grindelwald

Access to Our Full Comprehensive Portfolio

Ski 2 Freedom Foundation would like to make it clear that we regard everyone as an individual and that no two people will have the same needs and requirements. Therefore please note that what you see on this page regarding assisted or adaptive skiing and accommodation, may not be suitable for you, or someone you know. However, if you think this destination would be a good ski resort for you, then please contact us to discuss your personal requirements and we will endeavour to see if the resort will meet these.

We hope that you have found the information on this page helpful and a chance to make a decision on where to go for your winter holiday. However, we know that often much more discussion is required and therefore we invite you to contact us as we hold extensive information on all our ski resorts – please contact us.

Our information has and is obtained by means of extensive personal research at a cost, often to the Foundation, we only give this out to those that request it and is not for general public use. For our beneficiaries this information is free but for a company or organisation we make a nominal charge via donation.

Ski 2 Freedom provides specific information on the activities for skiers with a disability, additional need or life-challenging illness, etc. plus useful extras such as wheelchair accessible places to stay; so we are not going to also reproduce amazing information and advice on ski resorts which has been collected by ski journalists, skiers and ski companies which are dedicated to this service - what we can do is to link you to these sites which may well give you some extra background information on a specific ski resort and help you make up your mind as to where you might go!

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