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 discount on the combined travel ticket and lift pass. Click here for details of the Swiss Railways discount scheme.
- From Basel the least travel time is 1 hr 45 mins with as few as 1 changes going via Bern.
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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Accommodation in the Resort & Nearby
- $$$ Adler, Adelboden (3*) Ranked by Tages-Anzeiger #12 amongst 3*Swiss hotels and #1 in Adelboden by Trip Adviser.
+41 33 673 41 41 https://www. adleradelboden.ch
- $$$ Revier Mountain Lodge (Swiss Lodge), Adelboden (3*) Ranked by Tages-Anzeiger #19 amongst 3*Swiss hotels.
+41 58 330 66 66 https://www. meinrevier.com
- $$$$ Parkhotel Bellevue & Spa, Adelboden (4*) Highly regarded by Tages-Anzeiger amongst Swiss 4* Hotels.
+41 33 673 80 00 https://www.parkhotel-bellevue.ch
- $$$ The Cambrian Hotel & Spa, Adelboden Ranked #2 in Adelboden by TripAdvisor.
+41 33 673 83 83 https://www.thecambrianadelboden.com/
- $$ Hotel Rustica, Frutigen (3*) Family run hotel, regarded highly locally for its cuisine, particularly fish specialities.
+41 33 671 30 71 https://www.rustica.ch
- $$ 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 33 671 16 16 https://www.national-frutigen.ch
- $$ Hotel Landhaus Adler, Frutigen Family-friendly hotel with innovative hotelier.
+41 33 671 12 71 https://www.landhaus-adler.ch
- $$$$ Waldhotel Doldenhorn, Kandersteg (4*) Ranked by Tages-Anzeiger #5 amongst 4* Swiss hotels.
+41 33 675 81 81 https://www. doldenhorn-ruedihus.ch
- $$$ Bernerhof, Kandersteg (3*) Ranked by Tages-Anzeiger #13 amongst 3*Swiss hotels.
+41 33 675 88 75 https://www. bernerhof.ch
- $$$ Hotel Victoria Ritter, Kandersteg (3*) Family hotel.
+41 33 675 80 00 https://www.hotel-victoria.ch/
- $$$ Landgasthof Ruedihus, Kandersteg Rated a historic hotel by the Swiss Tourist Board.
+41 33 675 81 82 https://www.doldenhorn-ruedihus.ch/
- $$$$$ Lenkerhof Gourmet Spa Resort , Lenk (5*) Ranked by Tages-Anzeiger #11 amongst 5*Swiss hotels.
+41 33 748 98 00 https://www. lenkerhof.ch
- $$$ Hotel Krone, Lenk (3*) Family hotel.
- $$$$$ Lenkerhof Alpine Resort, Lenk i. S. (5*) Highly regarded by Tages-Anzeiger.
+41 33 736 36 36 https://www.lenkerhof.ch