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Skiing in Adelboden - Bernese Oberland ski region Explore the winter-white Alpine landscape

The Adelboden-Lenk ski resort offers some of the most attractive ski areas in Switzerland. A real favourite with the Swiss themselves. These resorts are ideal destinations for skiers looking for a relaxed atmosphere in a choice of alpine villages. The skiing is fantastic for beginners and intermediates alike making this a great area for families and friends looking for different challenges, with a great variety of mountain bars and restaurants in which to recapture your morning exploits. There are six areas offering a great variety of skiing with over 72 lifts and 210km of well prepared pistes set in gorgeous mountain scenery. Over 60% of the main pistes are supported with artificial snow making this an area which offers guaranteed skiing throughout the season.  Please click here to see a video of Adelboden in winter.

Adelboden hotels

Altitude: 1350m-2362m
Pistes: 185km
Runs: 35 blue, 44 red, 6 black

Ski runs

Silleren-Hahnenmoos-Metsch-Lenk is the largest area and also the heart of the Adelboden-Lenk ski region, offering a varied network of pistes with numerous simple to medium-difficulty pistes and wide carving pistes as well as interesting snowboard parks. There are also permanent race runs on Hintersilleren and Aebi and you can test yourself at the time measurement facilities on Luegli.

Chuenisbärgli is where you can discover Adelboden's famous Ski World Cup Mountain where stars are born and ski dreams come true. The variety of pistes promises pure skiing pleasure and thanks to the comfortable 4-seater chairlift, the Silleren-Hahnenmoos-Metsch-Lenk ski area is also easy to reach.

TschentenAlp Small but a special snow paradise at 2,000m and only 7 minutes from Adelboden town centre. Breathtakingly beautiful scenery, well prepared pistes for skiing and sledging. Why not try out ‘skibock’ – a cross between ski and sledge.

Engstligenalp Basking in the winter sun on a panoramic terrace is just as typical of Engstligenalp as tracks carved in fresh snow by freeriders. While some seek winter action with skiing, snowboarding, ski tours and cross country skiing, Engstligenalp offers everything between switching off and all-out action, as well as largest 'fondue igloo' in the world!

Elsigen-Metsch These wide, well-prepared slopes are firm favourites. The Swiss Ski & Snowboard School arranges downhill runs by torchlight (flares), guest ski races and ski tours.

Betelberg Lenk’s own mountain offers over 40km of pistes with easy and intermediate skiing and an array of activities for all. Winter walking in a wide, serene landscape is a very special experience. Wallegg, a top insider tip for carvers, is always one of the first areas to open in the Bernese Oberland.


Resort facilities

Toboggan There are over 23km of prepared toboggan runs in the Adelboden-Frutigen area and 4km for night sledging by floodlight during high season. In Lenk there is a 3km toboggan run on the Betelberg from the Leiterli-Stoss halfway station.

Cross country skiing There are 21km of regional country tracks and 13km of high elevation tracks around Adelboden. You can also cross country ski in the whole Lenk valley and at Haslerberg.

Snowboarding The Gran Masta Park Hahnenmoos ski area is the main attraction for snowboarders and freestyle skiers. There are runs with rails and jumps suitable for beginners as well as the more experienced. There is also a cosy bar perfect for lunching on comfort food and relaxing on a lounger in the sun.

Walking Adelboden offers the ‘Adelboden Walkers Pass’ which gives walkers use of the cable cars and local buses to reach magnificent viewpoints, cosy mountain restaurants and starting points of many of the 113km of adventurous trails. Lenk has around 70km of well prepared walking trails. Please click here for a walking map.

Off-Piste Enjoy an adventure on deserted powder slopes, guided by the Alpine School Adelboden. There are tours for novice skiers and snowboarders right up to the challenging Wildstrubel Freeride Tour.

Snowtubing This fun activity takes place on Engstligenalp, with an exhilarating tyre ride to the bottom.

Families Children are catered for in the ski school from 3 years of age. The resort also has a handy book and games library.

Après ski

The night life in Adelboden and Lenk is quieter than some other resorts, however, there is enough to offer a wind-down after a pleasant day’s skiing such as Tipi-Bar, Elk, Vinotake and the Hirschen Lounge in Lenk. In Adelboden you can find a bit more night life including the Berna Bar, the World Cup Bar, the Alte Taverne or the Time Out pub located directly on the Dorfstrasse. The Rustico Music Pub in Frutigen is great for dancing and live music at the weekend.

Adelboden skiing Adelboden has 15km of toboggan runs Adelboden is perfect for family ski holidays Skibocks were invented in Adelboden in the 1920s Enjoy a unique fondue in an igloo! Family fun on the slopes