Lenk ski holidays
Established in 1901 the Swiss ski resort Lenk lies at 1068 metres altitude in the Bernese Oberland region of the Swiss Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2362m the area is not snow sure. Over 80 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 34km of trails, which equates to around 35 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Lenk is Berne at a distance of 80km or approximately 80 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.
Alpine Downhill Runs
0 runs 0km
60 runs 78km
40 runs 85km
15 runs 22km
Skiing in Lenk
115 pistes and trails means approximately 185km of runs. 56 Lenk lifts have capacity to transport 50500 per hour. The longest run in the Swiss ski resort is over 7km.
The mountain has 0% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 61% intermediate, 35% advanced slopes and 4% for experts - the most difficult piste is the 1.6km Holzegg run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. There is no night skiing.
Rating for skiing gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Snowboarding in Lenk
Of the 56 ski lifts, 35 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Lenk is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 3 terrain parks and 0 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 0 metres), 0 quarter pipe and 2 boardercross courses.
Rating for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Lenk Apres Ski
Off-Slope activities include:
6 apres ski bars 25 restaurants 0 bowling 2 night club 1 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 1 concert 1 indoor swimming 2 outdoor heated pools 2 saunas 1 hot tubs 1 solariums 1 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 1 outdoor ice skating 2 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 1 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 78 prepare winter walks 1 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 0 museum 1 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Cosmetics Studio, Curling, Folklore Evenings, Fondue Evenings, Nature Walks, Simmental Cattle, Snow Picnics, Spa, Health Treatments, Torchlit Descents.
Rating for apres ski gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
"Lenk" by any other name
The Swiss resort is also known as Betelberg, Metsch, Buhlberg and has common misspellings:
The direction which the various Lenk slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Lenk has slopes facing ?.
Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Mountain & Snow Sports in Lenk
Lenk snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports
Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Lenk: 86km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y
Easy XC Ski Trails: 23km Intermediate XC Trails: 15km Difficult XC Trails: 5km
Telemark Tuittion: Y Telemark Rental 8 Paragliding schools: 2
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 3km
Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Lenk
Lenk snow fun - off slope winter activities
Outdoor Ice Rink: 1 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0
Prepared Winter Walks: 78 Snowshoeing: 8 Hang Gliding : 0
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 3km Paragliding schools: 2
Lenk non skiing facilities also include Cosmetics Studio, Curling, Folklore Evenings, Fondue Evenings, Nature Walks, Simmental Cattle, Snow Picnics, Spa, Health Treatments, Torchlit Descents.
Lenk reviews, 3.8 star rating and information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.