A magical world awaits those who want to discover various winter sports: hikers, sledgers, skaters, cross-country skiers, players of curling, riders and fans of ski mountaineering. 210 km of ski pistes unlock the most beautiful slopes of the enormous Adelboden and Lenk ski area.
The 210 km ski area is divided into five smaller sections and has 72 modern high-performance lifts. Silleren-Hahnenmoos-Metsch is the largest section and the heart of the Adelboden-Lenk ski area. The extensive, easy to medium-level area is, thanks to the Masta Park, also a wonderful destination for snowboarders.
In Chuenisbärgli you will find a World Cup piste. No less impressive is our local mountain, the Tschentenalp, easily accessible from the hotel by an 8 minute cable car ride. Its four pistes (blue, red and black) make the Tschentenalp perfect for skiers of every level. The Engstligenalp, at the foot of the Wildstrubel at an elevation of 2000m, offers a wonderful atmosphere and guarantees winter sports well into springtime. One insider tip for carvers and families is the Elsigen-Metsch ski area with its wide pistes.
Since the 60s Adelboden has been the training ground for major ski racers. No surprise, therefore, that Adelboden is also home to the creators of perfect pistes. They were recently awarded a gold medal for professional piste care (60% artificial snow).
The Adelboden Alpine School, which assembles the local mountain guides, accompanies individuals into the mountains. The ski and snowshoe tours lead to Adelboden's beloved mountains, including the Bunderspitz, the Ammertenspitz, the Ritzgrat and the Wildstrubel. Fleckli and Bundergletti also provide a perfect area for beginners to train.
Adelboden's cross-country ski area is small but of good quality. 8 km of tracks (skating and classical) with guaranteed snow are on the Engstligenalp, the 2000m plateau surrounded by mighty mountains. The track in Boden (11 km, skating and classical) offers completely different scenery over meadows and along the Engstligenbach. The peaceful Elsigenalp and its skating track (2 km) also offers a special sporting and nature experience.
Under the curved wooden roof of the airy new ice rink, to be opened in mid February 2011, skaters peacefully circle the ice or practise pirouettes: Prepared using the most up-to-date technology, the ice meets the highest requirements.
Curlers will find ideal conditions on the four rinks in the new leisure and sports arena. 1 ½ hour taster courses offer an opportunity to try the sport. They take place each week.
Bavarian curling, played as early as the 16th century, is simple – an exciting game can develop within a very short time. Four players form a team and stocks are thrown instead of stones.
The Skibock also offers an opportunity to try something new. This equipment – consisting of a shortened old ski with a wooden seat attached to the top – has shot from obscurity to cult status in Adelboden. It is primarily aimed at those with good balance and who love speed. Taster classes offer a chance to try it.
Horn sled racing
Every year: traditional "Horäschlittä-Rennä" can once again be experienced on Sunday, February 22. More than 100 two-man teams will steer their sleds at high speed from the Chuenisbärgli down into the valley.
Winter hiking means the feeling of happiness stemming from a wide white landscape, mountain peaks, peace and sunshine, not to mention the exertion. The sound of the crunching snow will lull you into your own rhythm and allow you to experience nature more intensively than in any other sport. An extensive hiking network (also for fans of snowshoeing) stretches over 74 km.