enk in the beautiful Simmental valley is the less well-known of the resort area known as Adelboden-Lenk, but it has some advantages over it's more famous neighbour. It gives reasonable access to most of the terrain accessible from Adelboden (although you cannot ski back) and has some pleasant local slopes just above the village. Lenk is only a short train ride away to Zweiswimmen to access the Gstaad area.
Best of the Slopes
Lenk's longest piste is the 9km Tschuggen run on the Betelberg followed by the 7km run off Bergstation Mülkerblatten.
Where to Eat and Party
Lenk is in a region renowned for its cuisine. There are two very good restaurants in the Lenkerhof Gourmet Spa Resort (+41 33 736 36 37) plus the spa with its 34°Coutdoor sulphur pool is open to non-residents.
By Public Transport
The best destination to access the downhill slopes by public transport in this ski area is Lenk, Metschbahnen. It is possible to walk from Lenk station to the lifts, avoiding the need to use the bus. 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 Zurich the least travel time is 2 hrs 59 mins with as few as 3 changes going via Bern / Zweisimmen / Lenk.
- From Basel the least travel time is 3 hrs with as few as 3 changes going via Spiez / Zweisimmen / Lenk.
- From Berne the least travel time is 1 hr 16 mins with as few as 1 changes going via Frutigen.
Please refer to a map and check local conditions for accurate routing information.
- The road distance from Zurich is around 187 km and the journey time is roughly 2 hrs 30 mins.
- The road distance from Basel is around 179 km and the journey time is roughly 2 hrs 20 mins.
- The road distance from Berne is around 86 km and the journey time is roughly 1 hr 20 mins.
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Other resorts in the ski area include Kandersteg, Adelboden and Gstaad. There is a direct train link to Zweisimmen.
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
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