rutigen is a small town with a BLS railway station, from where bus services run to most of the pistes of the Adelboden-Lenk winter sports region, including the nearby slopes at Elsigenalp. The town lies at the northern entrance to the 25km Lötschberg Base Tunnel, and the geothermal energy from the water run-off heats a very interesting Tropical House in the town itself.
Where to Eat and Party
At Elsigenalp the locals highly rate the Elsigehütte (old shepherd hut) for a tipple and some traditional Swiss "Käseschnitten".
By Public Transport
The best destination to access the downhill slopes by public transport in this ski area is Frutigen. There is a courtesy bus from the station to the lifts - consult resort web site or SBB web site for current schedule. The resort operates the Snow'n'Rail scheme, providing a 20% discount on the combined travel ticket and lift pass.
- From Basel the least travel time is 1 hr 45 mins with as few as 1 changes going via Bern. Typically, an adult one day combined ticket is 173.60 SFr, reduced to 115.60 SFr with a Half-Price card.
- From Lausanne an adult one day combined ticket is 164.80 SFr, or 110.80 SFr with a Half-Price card.
- From Luzern an adult one day combined ticket is 172.80 SFr, or 114.80 SFr with a Half-Price card.
Indicative prices are for travel to Adelboden, Post. Click here to find prices for other destinations. Under the combined ticket scheme the additional charge for a two day pass is 50.40 SFr.
Please refer to a map and check local conditions for accurate routing information.
- The road distance from Zurich is around 149 km and the journey time is roughly 1 hr 53 mins.
- The road distance from Basel is around 144 km and the journey time is roughly 1 hr 39 mins.
- The road distance from Berne is around 51 km and the journey time is roughly 0 hrs 40 mins.
Latest Resort Report
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Piste Map for Frutigen
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Accommodation in the Resort & Nearby
- $$$$ Parkhotel Bellevue & Spa, Adelboden (4*) Ranked #10 by Tages-Anzeiger amongst Swiss 4* Hotels.
+41 336738000 http://www.parkhotel-bellevue.ch
- $$$ The Cambrian Hotel & Spa, Adelboden Ranked #2 in Adelboden by TripAdvisor.
+41 336738383 http://www.thecambrianadelboden.com/
- $$$ Adler Adelboden, Adelboden Ranked #1 in Adelboden by TripAdvisor.
+41 336734141 http://www.adleradelboden.ch/
- $$ Hotel Rustica, Frutigen (3*) Family run hotel, regarded highly locally for its cuisine, particularly fish specialities.
+41 336713071 http://www.rustica.ch
- $$ Hotel National, Frutigen Friendly, conveniently-located, family-run hotel with a good restaurant featuring Thai and European dishes on the menu and delicious home-made chocolates..
+41 336711616 http://www.national-frutigen.ch
- $$ Hotel Landhaus Adler, Frutigen Family-friendly hotel with innovative hotelier.
+41 336711271 http://www.landhaus-adler.ch
- $$$ Hotel Victoria Ritter, Kandersteg (3*) Family hotel.
+41 336758000 http://www.hotel-victoria.ch/
- $$$ Landgasthof Ruedihus, Kandersteg Rated a historic hotel by the Swiss Tourist Board.
+41 336758182 http://www.doldenhorn-ruedihus.ch/
- $$$ Hotel Krone, Lenk (3*) Family hotel.
- $$$$$ Lenkerhof Alpine Resort, Lenk i. S. (5*) Ranked #12 by Tages-Anzeiger amongst Swiss 5* Hotels and #1 in Lenk by TripAdvisor.
+41 337363636 http://www.lenkerhof.ch
Frutigen is located in Bern