More pistes, more fun parks, more lifts – and, above all, more fun! Since the winter season 2017/2018 the ski areas of Adelboden-Lenk, Gstaad, Jungfrau Ski Region and Meiringen-Hasliberg are partnering to offer the Top4 Ski Pass. Gentle slopes, steep descents, freestyle and fun parks, or endless fresh tracks through the powder – the partnership between the four largest ski areas in the Bernese Oberland offers skiers and snowboarders young and old, beginners and advanced, everything the heart of a winter sports enthusiast could desire.
The Adelboden-Lenk ski area offers both beginners and advanced skiers and boarders 200 km of pure fun on the piste – and world-class quality with every turn. The Vogellisi slope and the Funslope Bühlberg guarantee action and fun, as well as three different ski cross parks, two ski video sections and the sledging park offer variety, action and fun. And freestyle fanatics can get that adrenaline kick they crave in the popular Gran Masta Fun Park at Hahnenmoos with all its numerous jumps and rails. Non-skiers are also spoilt for choice: 190 km of winter hiking trails, 10 sledging runs and 118 km of cross-country ski trails (valid cross-country trail pass required).
Modern infrastructure, varied pistes and charming mountain inns: Gstaad is a true box of delights. Thanks to the recently renovated Saanersloch and Eggli cable cars, it’s quick and easy to get to the top of the mountain, where 195 kilometres of pistes await. It’s not just about the perfectly pre-pared ski runs – the region is also criss-crossed by an array of sledding routes and picture-perfect winter hiking trails. Myriad mountain inns and restaurants within the ski area promise to tickle your taste buds. They include the Wasserngrat mountain inn, the Pasatiempo bar and the Eggli mountain restaurant, which is reopening this winter. Please note that the Top4 Ski Pass is not valid for Glacier 3000; an additional ski pass must be purchased for this.
Jungfrau Ski Region
The new Eiger Express offers a more convenient way to get to the pistes – and it’s up to 47 minutes quicker (to and from Bern railway station). The Jungfrau Ski Region offers everything a wintersports enthusiast’s heart could desire, with 211 km of pistes set against the world-famous backdrop of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Choose from challenging runs down the original World Cup route of the legendary Lauberhorn, wide and gentle or steep slopes, and various snow and fun parks. Freestylers will find unbeatable conditions in the Grindelwald-First area, with its Snowpark Grindelwald-First and one of the few super-pipes in Switzerland. The Schilthorn area is a mec-ca for freeriders and offers plenty of phenomenal freeride descents, including the notorious ‘Totenkopf’. For winter hikers and sledging fans, there are more than 100 km of groomed trails, with the classic Faulhorn, Jungfrau Eiger Run , Ritas Speedway and Apollo routes.
Children and adults will never have a dull day in the Meiringen-Hasliberg ski area with its 60 km of piste, 7 km of sledging runs, 25 km of hiking trails, cross-country trails and the Skihäsliland practice area. Other highlights include night skiing every Friday from mid-January to mid-March, and night sledging every Wednesday from late January to early March – both on the illuminated piste from Mägisalp to Reuti/Bidmi. Racers will appreciate Skirennzentrum Hasliberg with its permanent safety nets and mobile safety material, time-keeping equipment, snowmakers and sound system. The perfect setting for thrilling company or club races.