Adelboden resort review

Snowboard Guide rating 6 out of 10 “Good spread out resort but not all connected with lifts. Quite a few flat areas but well suited for intermediate riders.”



Some fun bowls and faces



A pretty good terrain park



Wide and mellow but some flats

Mountain stats

Top lift:2350m
Vertical drop:994m
Bottom lift:1356m

LiftsLift count : 3 x Cable-cars   7 x Gondolas   10 x Chairlifts   22 x Drag-lifts   15 kids lifts, 1 magic carpet

185km of pistes

Total Pistes:105
Longest Piste:7km

passes Pass (Low/High Season) : £23.65 Day, £104.57 Week

Adelboden, which links with Lenk, is a decent sized picture postcard swiss resort, located a short distance from the resort of Gstaad and close to the glitzy resorts of Wengen Grindelwald and Murren. However, despite its proximity to Bern and unlike its neighbours, this is a less popular place making it that bit quieter with crowd free slopes.

What you get to ride here is split into 6 areas with the main 3 all linked by lifts. Collectively, all the areas provide 185km of terrain that will keep novices and intermediates happy for a few weeks, while expert riders will have things sorted in a few days after tackling the blacks on the Geils area. The mountain has some nice diverse terrain that will bring a smile to most freeriders. It also has a good terrain park and some nice pisted areas.

There are some long flat bits to contend with, most notably the run back to Adelboden itself. There are plenty of trees, however almost all wooded areas are designated as a nature reserve; get caught and they'll take your pass off you. It's not the highest resort in the area but it does tend to get some pretty regular dumps, and just over half the runs also have snowmaking facilities.

The town itself is very pretty and has good services aside from the mountain. There are a few bars to head at the end of the day but don't go there expecting anything crazy.

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Overall in Switzerland

  • #19 best freeride
  • #19 best freestyle
  • #16 best piste riding