Ski in Adelboden, Switzerland

Adelboden - Ski Resort and Snow Summary

Adelboden - Ski Resort in Adelboden-Lenk, Swiss Alps - 210km of Piste (1,070m to 2,350m)

The Swiss Ski Resort of Adelboden is part of the Adelboden-Lenk ski area with access to 210km of downhill skiing, with 177 individual pistes, served by 94 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Adelboden itself (210km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Adelboden-Lenk ski resorts of Lenk.

With skiing above 2000 metres, snow cover is generally reliable.

Who is Adelboden good for?

Adelboden Ski Facts
Intermediate Skiers

Adelboden Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Adelboden
14Black Pistes (22km)
50Red Pistes (94km)
40Blue Pistes (94km)
 1 Green Piste
210kmDownhill Pistes
86kmCross Country Pistes
55Ski Lifts

Adelboden-Lenk Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Adelboden-Lenk
22Black Pistes
82Red Pistes
72Blue Pistes
 1 Green Piste
210kmDownhill Pistes
94Ski Lifts

Adelboden Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Adelboden
1280mMax Vertical
2350mHighest Lift
1350mResort Altitude (Adelboden)
1070mLowest Piste


There are four Airports within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Adelboden are perfectly feasible. Berne Airport is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Skiing in Adelboden

The ski area of Adelboden is split in five sectors connected up by a first class lift system making this one of the largest and most attractive ski areas in Switzerland. You'll find over 210km (131miles) of slopes served by 72 lifts. Beginning at an altitude of 1053m and ranging to 2375m. Slopes are predominantly north-facing thus ensuring good snow cover throughout the season.

The main network of lifts is accessed from the resort via a gondola from Oey which transports skiers to Sillerenbühl 1974m, and the centre of the Adelboden-Lenk ski area. From here you can access a variety of terrain including the treacherous World Cup piste at Chuenisbergli, an extremely challenging black run which is the now classic Adelboden venue for the FIS World Cup series. Only big names like Sweden's Ingemar Stenmark and Austria's Hermann Maier have made it onto the medals podium here.

Snowboarding in Adelboden

The Engstligenalp has the one and only natural board park featuring natural pipes and jumps and is a training area for many professional boarders.

For freestylers the Hahnenmoos snowboard park is the place to meet - complete with obstacle course, boardercross, air park, slide zone, first timers snowboard piste and testing centre as well as an eating area with bar, grill and DJ.

There is even a mountain hotel, the Berghotel Hahnenmoospass, an ideal base for boarders who like to make first tracks in the morning. Crazy Sports Ltd are the official snowboard school for Adelboden and they offer private and group lessons as well as board hire.

Adelboden Aprés Ski

Lively nightlife with a good choice of nightclubs and bars and an informal, fun atmoshphere. The Berna discotheque is a favourite with younger people while the Alte Taverne is of universal appeal. The nightclub here always seems to be busy - it was converted from six very old wooden houses into a barn-style room with a gallery overlooking the dance floor and enough seating for 200.

Raclettes and fondues are available in nearly all the restaurants and for Italian food, especially good pizzas there's Kreuz and Alfredo. The Alte Taverne has live bands, and the Arle Bar and Time Out Pub have attractive aperitif bars. Some of the restaurants have Swiss music.

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Adelboden in brief

Adelboden Ski Resort is:
Ok for Expert Skiers.
Good for Intermediate Skiers.
Good for Beginners.
Very good for Snowboarding.

Adelboden Season Dates


 Closes : May 3, 2015.

Usual opening - Mid Dec.

Usual closing - Mid April.

NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Adelboden.

Adelboden Webcams

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Adelboden Piste Map

Adelboden Piste Map

Map of Adelboden

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Adelboden Ski Lift Capacity

Ski Lift Capacity :- The 55 Ski Lifts of Adelboden are able to uplift 52,420 skiers / snowboarders per hour.

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