Grindelwald celebrates the season's end with a treasure hunt
From Good Friday to Easter Sunday, Grindelwald turns into a party village for young and old to mark the end of the winter sports season. Live bands, egg tapping, events on and off the slopes as well as the largest treasure hunt in Switzerland with prizes worth 20,000 Swiss francs: this is the second edition of “The Winter Final” – the end of season finale in the glacier village and the Grindelwald-First ski area.
The highlight of the three-day closing ceremony on Saturday, 31 March 2018, is the popular treasure hunt in the snow, organised by Jungfrau Railways. The starting shot is at 11 h in the Grindelwald-First ski area. There are 30 chests hidden in the snow, waiting for treasure hunters young and old. This year, the eager treasure hunters will be rewarded with prizes worth a total of 20,000 Swiss francs. The hunt ends at 14.30 h. The First summit station is the meeting point. The après-ski party with award ceremony at 17 h will be held at the Eiger+ event centre in Grindelwald. The top prize is a Skoda Fabia Active. There is also a chance to uncover a seasonal Jungfrau Ski Region pass, a notebook, a Coop shopping voucher, SnowpenAir tickets, a GoPro Hero 5 and much more.
Live bands and egg tapping The winter finale will be launched on Good Friday, 30 March 2018, from 19.30 h. As a prelude, Marc Amacher – from “The Voice of Germany” – will perform a concert at the Eiger+ Eventplatz in Grindelwald. In addition to the treasure hunt, the Easter Surf Days take place during the Easter holidays at the Snowpark Grindelwald-First. Music and exceptionally built jumps are also provided. Creative tricks are in demand every day. From experienced cracks to daring beginners, all freestyle enthusiasts can turn up for the “Tricks for Goodies” at the snow park and win great prizes from Money Man. Traditionally, on Easter Sunday, 1 April, from 9:30 to 11 h, there is egg tapping in the snow park, and everyone is welcome.
Starting places are still available The treasure hunt is popular. There are still a few places for last-minute travellers. If you want to try your luck as a treasure hunter, then you can register online until Friday, 30 March, at the following link: www.thewinterfinal.ch. Registration is also possible on location: On Friday evening from 19 to 22 h on the Eiger+ Eventplatz in Grindelwald or on Saturday from 8.30 h on Grindelwald-First. Participation is free for children between 4 and 9 years. Participants who are 10 years and over pay CHF 15. The entry fee includes the start number for the treasure hunt as well as entry to the live concert on Friday evening. A Sportpass or mountain railway ticket is required to reach the Grindelwald-First ski area. The programme is subject to change due to current weather and snow conditions. Further information at: www.thewinterfinal.ch
The Kleine Scheidegg ski area is open until 15 April 2018 and currently offers excellent slope conditions. Information on operating hours: www.jungfrau.ch/wintersportinfo