European Ski Resorts A-Z

Adelboden, Switzerland

Resort height:

 1355m

 

Slopes:

 1070-2360m

 

Pistes:

 185km

 

 

General snow cover

 

3.5/5

 

Snow quality (upper)

3.5/5

 

Snow quality (lower)

3/5

 

Resort level snow

3/5

 

Powder potential

3/5

Like nearby Wengen, Adelboden is close to the northern edge of the Swiss Alps where the weather is more volatile than further south, in resorts such as Zermatt.

 

Natural snowfall is relatively high in Adelboden, but the risk of rain is greater than in most Swiss resorts, with no really high terrain to fall back on in warmer weather.

 

That said, most of the skiing is above 1500m and snow cover is therefore reasonably reliable for most of the season, even if snow quality is quite variable.

Where to ski in poor snow conditions:

The north-facing TschentenAlp and Luigi sectors usually offer the best snow if conditions are less than ideal.