Grindelwald Snow Day for children from SOS Village (Switzerland)
“I think it should be the same in life. Just believe yourself and never give up, then you will be motivated to become better.”
Thanks to the organizer Grindelwald Tourism and Best of the Alps, and the sponsorships from ADAC, BMW, Intersport and Grindelwald Ski & Snowboard School, 15 children from SOS Village Sulzburg Germany (SOS-Kinderdorf Schwarzwald) celebrated a great World Snow Day in Grindelwald of Switzerland. It was a two-day event totally free, including the transportation from Sulzburg Germany, skiing/snowboarding equipment and lessons, accommodation, food and drink, gifts and prizes.

The day was composed of daytime skiing/snowboarding and a nighttime sledging competition. In the skiing and snowboarding lessons, four experienced instructors divided the children into two groups depending on their levels. By the end of the day, all of them achieved big progresses. They were very excited saying “I never expected that I am on red slope now.” Nadja, a nine-year old girl who skied only once before, was almost crying on the slope. But finally she conquered the fear and also joined her peers on the red slopes. When asked how she made it, she started the conversation with a very funny reason: “I was already on the slope, so I had no choice but just wanted to finish it as soon as possible.” The skiing progress even inspired her understanding of life: “I think it should be the same in life. If you meet problems and difficulties, just believe yourself and never give up, then you will be motivated to solve them and become better.”

The tiredness came to the children after dinner. They walked very slowly towards the sledging venue. The event organizer had foreseen this and prepared the slope by lighting torches with music atmosphere. When the children got on the slope, they all ran to grab a sledge and lined up at the start. They enjoyed so much and were reluctant to go even after the competition. In the awarding ceremony, all the children received the “World Snow Day Diploma”.

The children did not only enjoy free snow activities, but also realized that the environment is so important to have such great fun. Marcel, a 10-year old boy, said “We need to clean the world”. The Grindelwald World Snow Day event, well-organized with considerate arrangement, for sure was an unforgettable experience for the children and meant more than just a regular day on snow.

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About Grindelwald
Grindelwald, the famous holiday resort in the Jungfrau Region of Switzerland, lies imbedded in untouched and unique alpine scenery at the foot of the Eiger north face. It is the diversity of the village in the middle of the intact mountain world that makes it so captivating. The winter activities on offer such as skiing and snowboarding, tobogganing, winter walking, curling and ice-skating help you to rest and recover. 44 railways and lifts guarantee you fun in the snow in the Jungfrau Region. The three areas Grindelwald-First, Kleine Scheidegg-Männlichen and Mürren-Schilthorn encompass a total of over 200 kilometres of ski runs and 100 kilometres of winter footpaths and toboggan runs. The lively holiday resort at the foot of the Eiger is very closely linked to mountaineering. Over and over again top alpinists succeed in drawing one’s attention to the Eiger north face, but Grindelwald also offers a variety of possibilities for those with a less ambitious approach to sport.
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