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Situated smack in the centre of the Bernese Oberland, at the end of the beautiful Engstligenalp Valley, Adelboden is a classically attractive Swiss alpine village that often gets overlooked in favour of its more famous counterparts in the nearby Jungfrau region - Wengen, Murren and Grindelwald. Indeed, it's a real hidden gem, with the vast majority of skiers on the slopes being Swiss. Given it's lack of foreign tourists you won't find absolutely everyone speaking English, as you would in resorts like Wengen or Grindelwald, but enough is spoken for you to get by if your German is a bit rusty (or a bit non-existent). To be honest, occasionally having to make some effort to make yourself understood is what a holiday should be about, and it all adds to the charm of the place.

So if you're after a quiet resort, with a surprisingly large ski area, then you should definitely check out what Adelboden has to offer. It's got a reputation as being one of Switzerland's most friendly ski resorts and also has a proper Swiss feel to it - genuinely authentic and unspoilt - mainly because so few non-Swiss people ski there. So when we get round to doing a list of the top 10 unspoilt ski resorts, Adelboden will be high on our list.

Adelboden - The Good, the Bad, ...and the Facts!

  • Adelboden Resort Alititude: 1350m.
  • Very quiet slopes - especially during British school holidays.
  • Plenty of ski areas close by.
  • Good for families.
  • Not much nightlife on offer - if that's what you're after.

Adelboden Live Streams

The live images below of Adelboden : Sillerenbühl are provided courtesy of Feratel Media Technologies AG

Adelboden Web Cameras

A list of webcams for Adelboden and the surrounding area.

Adelboden Snow Record

Adelboden is Family Friendly

Adelboden comes across as a really friendly place, and it's low-key nightlife, it's tranquil setting and unspoilt character all combine to make it a family-friendly resort. Quiet slopes and pistes are other key factors for those looking for an enjoyable family ski holiday, and quiet pistes are certainly what you get at Adelboden.

Adelboden has Amazing Scenery

Any Summer Skiing at Adelboden ?

Adelboden History

Adelboden - Getting There

Fly to Geneva, then take the train to Bern. Change trains and get on one to Frutigen, followed by the bus to Adelboden. Remember, public transport in Switzerland is excellent. For those hiring a car, it takes about 2 and a half hours from Geneva airport, and approximately 2 hours from Basel or Zurich airports.

Getting to the Slopes at Adelboden

The Skiing at Adelboden

Adelboden, along with neighbouring Lenk, has one of Switzerland's larger ski areas, with nearly 200km of pistes and over 50 lifts. The main ski area is shared between the two resorts, but there are 5 other ski areas nearby - Betelberg, Elsgien-Metsch, TschentenAlp, Engstilgenalp and Kandersteg.

Skiing tends to suit intermediates but with the amount of areas nearby there is plenty of variety on offer.

Adelboden Piste Maps

A list of piste-maps for Adelboden and the surrounding ski areas.

Adelboden The Resort Itself

Adelboden Other Activities

Adelboden Local Knowledge

Adelboden Apres Ski

Adelboden is not renowned for it's night-life and après-ski, so if you're after the Swiss equivalent of Ischgl then look elsewhere. However, for those wanting some post-slope bevvy's, the night-life at Adelboden isn't completely non-existent. There are a couple of decent bars which have a cool, modern feel to them - the Arte Bar, which is quite handy if you're coming off the gondola, and Scott's Bar, which is located in the Cambrian Hotel. The World Cup Bar on the main street and the Time Out bar are also good bets and both have quite decent, lively atmosphere's.

Adelboden - Any Chance of Early Snow ?

Adelboden Resort Style

Adelboden Annual Events

Annual Events in this and neighbouring resorts...

Adelboden Useful Links

If you want some further information on Adelboden, then you might find these links to other sites useful...

Hotels + Chalets in Adelboden

Adelboden hotels and chalets.

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