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Adelboden Resort Guide

The Adelboden resort guide summary is: Adelboden has 34 lifts within its terrain that is suitable for beginner and intermediate levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 1050m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 85 trail at Adelboden.


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Adelboden Resort Guide

The Adelboden resort guide summary is: Adelboden has 34 lifts within its terrain that is suitable for beginner and intermediate levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 1050m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 85 trail at Adelboden.

Vertical:

Top: 2400m
Arrow
1050m
Bot: 1350m

Best for:

Beginner level skier
Beginners/
Intermediates

Trails:

85
40%
50%
10%

Hectares of Ski:

Snowmaking: 35%

Adelboden Lifts:

  • drag lift icon24
  • ski lift icon
  • cablecar icon10
Total lifts = 34
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Adelboden Resort GuidePhoto credit: Craig Meikle

Visiting Adelboden

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Adelboden.

  • Season opens
    1 Dec 2020
  • Season closes
    11 Apr 2021
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    25 | 4
  • Nearest Airport
    Geneva
  • Nearest Train Station
    Frutigen
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone
    +41336738080

Adelboden Features

The terrain at Adelboden includes:


What's it like at Adelboden resort?

Adelboden, in Switzerland (in the Bernese Oberland region), is a large resort with 42 lifts (8 chairs, 24 surface lifts) that offers skiers an incredible 1050 metres (3445 feet) of vertical descent. Adelboden has 85 pistes with a total length of 170 kilometers (106 miles). Adelboden is best suited to intermediate skiers and snowboarders but there is some terrain for beginners and advanced skiers. There are 23 kilometers (14 miles) of cross country ski trails at Adelboden. For snowboarders, there is a terrain park and 2 half pipes. About one third of the pistes at Adelboden are covered by snow-making. The closest airport is at Geneva but, at 3 hours, the transfer time is very slow. The nearest train station to Adelboden is at Frutigen. There is accommodation located close to the pistes but we would welcome additional information about any hotels or chalets in Adelboden.


Explore Adelboden Location Map

Interactive Adelboden trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.


When's the snowiest month to visit Adelboden?

MarchAverage: 4.4 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Adelboden is week 1 of March. There are typically 4.4 snowy days during this week with 51cm of snowfall. Check out the Adelboden Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Adelboden

Overall: 3.7 Based on 9 votes and 9 reviews

  • Snowsure 3.8
  • Variety of pistes 4.1
  • Off-piste 3.5
  • Scenery 4.3
  • Apres-Ski 3.1
  • Vote

Hans from Netherlands writes:

This year was my first time in Adelboden, Switzerland (we usually go to Austri)a. I (think I) am an advanced skier. I liked Adelboden for the possibilities. Most of the lifts were fairly new with hoods and one even had heated seats. Some tow lifts and one or two older lifts. When we were there we had lots of snow. Pistes were adequately groomed and many opportunities to go outside of the piste to get some deeper powder snow. People were friendly and the area is beautiful.
What I did not like were the prices. We paid 310 Euros for a 7-day lift pass. Coffee was €5,50, a bowl of soup: €8. Parking was €5 per day (this was the first time I had to pay for this; never in Austria) and a ski locker was €8 per day per person. And above all this you have to pay 4,20F Kurtax per person per day. What you get for this amount was in no way visible for me.
What I also missed were the cosy huts, on the piste, where you can sit and get something to drink. Most of them were so basic; I have seen better canteens in factories.
On the bright side, it being so expensive kept people away so there were never any waiting lines at the lifts. Every disadvantage has it advantage ;-)

I am not sure if we would come again to Switzerland. Maybe if the prices drop a little.

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