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38th World Snow Festival
20.01.2020 - 25.01.2020, Grindelwald

The World Snow Festival has developed into one of the most fascinating and popular winter events in the glacier village Grindelwald, and today it's hard to imagine the season's programme without it. Every January Grindelwald hosts the international Snow Festival on the natural ice-rink in the village centre. What began with a huge Heidi carved in the snow by Japanese artists, has since developed into a cultural happening that one would not like to do without in the glacier village. Theme: Hospitality

Monday 20 - Friday 24 January 2020
Daily work on the sculptures on Bärplatz and Eiger+ square. Day after day, from Monday to Friday, discover the sculptures and the teams working from approximatly 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bärplatz the heart of Grindelwald, where Grindelwald bus station is.

Get a chance to win a drawing lot, come see the sculptures and vote for your favorite, starting on Thursday. Results & winners will be announced on Friday !

Monday 20 - Friday 24 January 2020
Daily work for the two ski area teams on the snow and ice sculptures at Männlichen. The teams will be working from approx. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Monday to Friday to create impressive forms made just of snow and ice.

Friday 24 Janaury 2020
6 p.m. - Closing ceremony on Eiger+ square in front of the sports centre: ranking announcement and prize-giving ceremony for the drawing lots! Hot wine party, and colourful illuminations of the finished sculptures on Bärplatz and Eiger+ square.

Saturday 25 January 2020
6 p.m. - Colourful illuminations of the finished sculptures. Come admire the sculptures in the night, they won't be there forever!

Information about the event

Date / Period

  • 20.01.2020 - 25.01.2020
    Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

Meeting point / Venue

3818 Grindelwald


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