Skiing Mountains Not Runs in Switzerland for Photo Friday

When you ski in the Alps, you’re skiing mountains not runs. The sense of open space is incredible and one of the things that makes skiing in Switzerland so epic.

Boy Skiing in Grindelwald Switzerland

Here’s a shot of our 9-year-old Devon skiing in Grindelwald, Switzerland last weekend. Believe it or not, this was taken on a bluebird Saturday, i.e. where are the other people?

It’s not that the resort was not crowded — it was. It’s quite simply that there’s so much skiable terrain that in good conditions, you can always find uncrowded slopes.

Boy Posing Grindelwald Switzerland

The other remarkable aspect of the Alps is the sheer size of the mountains. In the Jungfrau Region, they tower over you at all times. It’s exciting and at times unnerving.

I’ll write a full post with tips for skiing in Grindelwald in the next few weeks. In the meantime, check out more Photo Friday posts on Delicious Baby.

Relevant Links:

Ciao Bambino’s family-friendly ski list

Ciao Bambino recommended Switzerland family hotels

Tips for planning the best family ski vacation

Tips for finding the best family ski resorts

Thumbs up for family ski chalets in Europe

Little ripper ski tips

Off the Beaten Path in Abelboden, Switzerland

Top Swiss attraction, visiting Trümmelbach Falls

Kid-friendly hiking in Mürren, Switzerland

Lake Geneva, Switzerland boat tours

Things to do in Grindelwald with kids


  1. I’ve only ever been to Switzerland in summer, but it is jaw-droppingly beautiful. I’d love to ski there. I can’t believe how empty it is, great photos!

  2. We noticed the same thing skiing in Adelboden a few weeks ago – we had the slopes virtually to ourselves and it was New Year’s Day!

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