Sledging in Adelboden doesn’t just feel like sledging paradise in the Tschentenalp sledging park.
On Tschentenalp, however, there are several pistes that are very popular with sledgers. Sledging on Engstligenalp is possible via several Snowtube lifts. There are sledging meadows in/on Ausserschwand, Boden, Dorf, Engstligenalp, Schermtanne and TschentenAlp.
- From Tschentenalp to Adelboden alone there are 14 kilometres of toboggan run.
- Between Sillerenbühl and Bergläger there is a 5-kilometre-long toboggan run on the Vogellisiberg.
- A 3.5-kilometre-long toboggan run leads from Elsigenalp to Elsigbach as soon as the valley run is open.
And for Skibock lovers, there are the Swiss Skibock Championships in Adelboden every year in March.
Equipment for tobogganing that can be rented in Adelboden at the stations of the mountain railways
You can sledge with many different types of equipment. Skibock, skigibel, balancer, airboard (air cushion sled) or classic wooden sled can be rented when you buy your sledging ticket. The Skibock is a mixture of sledge and ski. It has become so popular that Swiss championships are held every year. It is said that the Skibock was invented here in the area. The Skigibel is very similar in design. A wooden seat is mounted on a ski. It is controlled by shifting the weight and by the feet.
The balancer is similar in shape, but usually has a built-in suspension. An airboard is inflated on the spot and can thus be easily stowed in a backpack and combined with a snowshoe hike, for example. When using an airboard, steering is also done with the feet and by shifting weight. A profiled underside protects the material and at the same time ensures directional stability.
Sledging from Tschentenalp to Adelboden
The 14 kilometres of toboggan runs are divided into six pistes. Four of the runs run down along the Möser chairlift. One particularly long run ends in the valley, as does the Skibock run. On Wednesdays and Saturdays there is night sledging from 6 pm to 9 pm. The toboggan run is then illuminated. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__DW9LVikSs
Tschentenalp toboggan run – Adelboden valley
The toboggan run is six kilometres long and leads from the Tschentenalp mountain station down into the valley to Adelboden.
It ends at the schoolhouse in Bütscheggen in northern Adelboden. The walk to the Tschentenbahn valley station takes about 45 minutes. However, after about a 10-minute hike from Aussenschwand, you can take bus 232 or 235 to Adelboden Post. The fare is already included in the sledging ticket.
Various toboggan runs Tschentenalp – Möser (chairlift)
- 2.2 km, easy
- 1.5 km, medium
- 2.0 km, medium and 2.0 km Möser (Airboard)
- 1.0 km, difficult
All the toboggan runs start next to the top station of the chairlift. From here they descend via Tschentenegg and end after about 300 metres of descent at the latest at the valley station of the chairlift. After a 3.5-minute ride on the chairlift, you are back at the top station.
Swiss Championships in Skibocking in Adelboden
The Skibock slope (difficult) leading down into the valley is 1.5 km long. Every year, the Swiss Skibock Championships are held here on Tschentenalp. Anyone who wants to can take part. The championship is organised by the Tschentenbahnen.
The races are held in the following categories:
- Junior (11-16 years)
- Main class (17-35 years)
- Senior (36 years and older)
- Fun & guest category (fun from 11, guests from abroad from 11 years)
- Children (from 9 years)
Procedure of the championship
After two qualification runs, the four best times from each category will race for the podium places in the cross system. Then there will be a final round in which the winner and the runner-up will race against each other in a final round for the victory.
Tobogganing on the Vogellisiberg, above Adelboden
Sillerenbühl – Bergläger sledging trail (Adelboden)
Sledges can be hired at the Sillerenbühl mountain station. From 2022, a modern 10-seater gondola lift will replace the previous two-stage rides with two 6-seater gondola lifts. These are the Oey-Bergläger and Bergläger-Sillerenbühl gondola lifts. The ride ends in Adelboden at the Bergläger middle station. The toboggan run is open daily from 1 pm.
Sledge run from Elsigenalp
The starting point is the Elsigenalp mountain station (1,796 m). It ends at the valley station, which is located at about 1,250 metres above sea level. The 40-passenger cable car takes about fourteen minutes to get to the top. Up to 460 people are transported per hour. Free parking is available at the valley station. Further information and ticket prices can be found on the Elsigen-Metschtoboggan run website.
Other toboggan runs around Adelboden
Sledging at the small ski lift Gody
The small ski lift is a children’s drag lift that climbs about fifteen metres in altitude over a length of 180 metres. The small sledding hill for children is then 150 metres long. Only when the World Cup circus is taking place on the Chuenisbärgli is there a break for the children’s ski lift. It can be found in Adelboden. Even night sledding is possible here. When snow conditions are good, it is held every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 to 9 pm.
Sledging on Engstligenalp high above Adelboden
Snowtubing has become a new fun activity for families. At Engstligenalp, several tracks are specially prepared for this purpose. They are prepared for different speeds. You go down on a rubber ring and up again on the chairlift. The Snowtube lifts are open daily between 10:00 and 16:30 from around mid-December to the beginning of April. Additional information and prices can be found on the Engstligenalp page.
Sledding meadows around Adelboden
There are smaller sledding meadows around Adelboden that are also popular. You are in: