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Lenk, Switzerland

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.

SNO-man says

Traditional, picturesque resort with a compact ski area linked to that of Adelboden. Originally a spa village, après-ski is generally geared towards a more mature clientelle, who have over 30 restaurants to choose from.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 0 runs 0km
0%  Intermediate Trails
 60 runs 78km
Advanced Trails
 40 runs 85km
35%  Expert Trails
 15 runs 22km

Resort and Holiday Stats

View our detailed Lenk snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Lenk snow history.

Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day) CHF281 - CHF301
Traditional Village / Purpose Built Resort
Resort OpensDec 2021
Resort ClosesApr 2022
( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs 185km
total length of Lenk trails
Longest Lift-Served Run 7km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope Orientation ?
direction Lenk area faces
Top Altitude 2362m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude 1068m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude 1068m
centre of Lenk ski resort
Vertical Drop 1031m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical ^v 798m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Snow Report

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Web Cam

Lenk web cams
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Crans Montana


Leukerbad / Loeche-les-Bains

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    

Main Ski School in Lenk

Lenk ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons

The official ski/board school is called Ski & Snowboardschule Lenk and has ? teachers teaching in English, French, German and taking students from a minimum age of 4.skischule@lenk.ch http://www.ski-snowboard-lenk.ch 7332623

Lenk for beginners         gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Lenk for intermediates  gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Lenk for expert skiers   gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Lenk for snowboarding  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.

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