World Snow Festival Grindelwald Switzerland

Swiss Snow Sculpture Festival Grindelwald 17th-22nd January 2022

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World Snow Festival Grindelwald Switzerland

Swiss Snow Sculpture Festival Grindelwald 17th-22nd January 2022

World Snow Festival Grindelwald Switzerland

Grindelwald In Winter

Grindelwald is a stunning mountain location in Switzerland Bernese Alps. It’s a very popular tourist destination in Summer, but it Winter under a blanket of snow it looks stunning. What’s more it has so much to offer, from skiing, tobogganing to snowshoeing, winter skiing, curling, night sledding and lots more. For the more adventurous there’s even ice climbing which involves pulling your body weight up a sheer vertical wall of ice using ice picks! Not for the faint hearted!

First Cliff Walk by Tissot at Grindelwald First

Other attractions you can find are the First Flyer zipline which is great fun and the First Cliff Walk by Tissot and both open in winter.

First Cliff Walk by Tissot at Grindelwald First

First Cliff Walk at Grindelwald First

Grindelwald Snow Sculpture Festival 17th-22nd January 2022

However, if your are visiting in Winter, one thing you really should visit is the World Snow Festival. This year will be the 39th year that Grindelwald plays host to the Festival and it’s a good opportunity to see how creative artists can be with ice and snow. International sculpture artists flock from all over the world to take part in this celebration of ice-cold art, and create sculptures out of metre-high blocks of snow. This year the festival takes place from 17th-22nd January 2022 and the theme is “Mountains”.

World Snow Festival Grindelwald Switzerland

Illuminated Snow Sculptures Grindelwald

The World Snow Festival is one of Grindelwald’s most fascinating winter events and at night the sculptures look stunning as they are illuminated against a dark night sky. The festival began in 1983 when some Japanese artists created a gigantic Heidi sculpture out of snow and the pictures of it went viral. Since then the festival takes place every year in the village centre at the foot of the Eiger and artists compete to win the contest for the best sculpture.

World Snow Festival Grindelwald Switzerland

The competing teams have their giant snow sculptures assessed according to the following criteria: topicality, originality, and skill. The public’s opinion is also taken into consideration in the voting process.

So why not visit the beautiful town of Grindelwald and see the snow sculptures for yourself? Whilst you’re there, do make sure to take advantage of some of the other attractions in this beautiful Winter Wonderland.

World Snow Festival Grindelwald Switzerland

World Snow Festival Grindelwald Switzerland

When: 17th – 22nd January 2022

Where: In Grindelwald, Switzerland

Entrance: FREE

See the Program for the World Snow Festival Grindelwald here

For more information visit the World Snow Festival Grindelwald website here.

Other Things To Do in Grindelwald: Visit the Grindelwald Tourism website here

First Peak Walk By Tissot – see here. 

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