allowing them to experience many adventures.
Children and adolescents are well taken care of at the Adelboden Ski and Snowboard School. The winter sports school offers a high standard of teaching and a variety of possibilities for both group and individual instruction.
Tschentenalp and Elsigenalp belong to the most popular sledging hills in Adelboden. On Tschenten you will find two well-prepared sledging routes approx. 2 km in length. Also worth the trip is the half hour cable car ride from Elsigbach to Elsigenalp. There you can enjoy the peace and unique atmosphere before taking the racy 3 km sledging route through woods and over meadows down into the valley. The sledging route is sure to have sufficient snow thanks to artificial snow machines, and is reserved for sledgers until 3:30 pm. Sledge hire is available on both Tschenten and Elsigen.
Snow tubing is a major attraction for children and adolescents; one which the Engstligenalp has been offering for years. The more or less fast-paced descent on the plastic rings follows a snow canal. The children arrive at the top of the mountain using a ski lift. There are runs of various speeds for every age group.
Airboarding promises a lot of speed. The new sliding sport is being offered to both adults and children (taller than 150 cm) on the Tschentenalp. To picture an airboard, think of a plastic air cushion with three skates. In a reclining position and wearing a helmet and kneepads, the rider rides down a piste reserved for airboarders.
When touring the exhibition of the Frutigen Tropical House, visitors are given insight into such topics as the mountains, energy, fish farming and the tropics in a very attractive manner. The Tropical House, opened in autumn 2009, is the first alpine sturgeon farm. 10,000 sturgeons live in 40 basins and tropical fruits bloom in the greenhouse. The reason that this major project is even possible is a thermal spring in the Lötschberg Base Tunnel, whose 20° C water creates the living conditions necessary for the sturgeons. Open daily from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm. Public tours (90 minutes) with prior notice.