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The ski resort of Lenk is a good location if you are in a wheelchair - the village is fairly horizontal and there are a number of hotels and apartments close to the Betelberg. There are accessible toilets on the mountain and there is a good beginners ski area.
Although a small village it is possible to ski to Adelboden and the ski area of Gstaad Saanenland is also extremely close.
If you, a friend or family member have any of the following then Adelboden & Lenk might work brilliantly for your ski or summer holiday. This is by no means an exhaustive list (it would be impossible to include every condition) but many have similar or common factors. As often someone may have a condition that we have not yet come across please do ask us if you are interested in the resort and we can try to help.
We do advise that if you have any health issues that might be affected by extreme temperatures; altitude or have had surgery or an on-going physical / neurological condition that might be or could be affected by being moved at speed, over rough or uneven terrain or being on or in a ski lift please do contact us for more advice before going ahead and booking your holiday. Another resort might work better for you.Click here for more information on specific conditions
The ski school does not have any specialist ski equipment (dual- mon- tandem skis)
Over 80% of its clients are children and the ski instructors have an enormously wide range of experiences. I see no reason why if your child has skied before or has a non-physical or severe learning difficultiy that the ski school should not be able to accommodate your child.
The ski school does have a dual-ski and three qualified ski instructors for disabled skiers. English, French, German and a little Dutch are spoken.
If you or your child requires that little extra attention then it is more than likely Lenk Ski School will be able to help. Our advise is to contact them directly with details of the nature of your requirements - make sure you make known the fact that the child is able to use skis and does not need specialist equipment.
Please contact the lift operator and ski school for more information about the resort if you are an independent ski-skier. They will be able to help you with accessible lifts and access points. The tourist office will offer advice on parking and accommodation.
Please contact the ski school for more information on booking lessons and equipment hire.
To get a better idea and understanding of the ski resort of Adelboden & Lenk and what else they can offer you for your holiday, we suggest you look up their website as every Tourist Office offers a fascinating and exciting insight into what they and the surrounding area can offer visitors. In addition many have a dedicated website or page for those who are in need of assistance, disabled, with young children and babies and those of us just getting on a bit in life!
Check out the tourist office website for more information on the resort and village of Adelboden - www.adelboden.ch
Ski 2 Freedom Foundation would like to make it clear that we regard everyone as an individual and that no two people will have the same needs and requirements. Therefore please note that what you see on this page regarding assisted or adaptive skiing and accommodation, may not be suitable for you, or someone you know. However, if you think this destination would be a good ski resort for you, then please contact us to discuss your personal requirements and we will endeavour to see if the resort will meet these.
We hope that you have found the information on this page helpful and a chance to make a decision on where to go for your winter holiday. However, we know that often much more discussion is required and therefore we invite you to contact us as we hold extensive information on all our ski resorts – please contact us.
Our information has and is obtained by means of extensive personal research at a cost, often to the Foundation, we only give this out to those that request it and is not for general public use. For our beneficiaries this information is free but for a company or organisation we make a nominal charge via donation.
Ski 2 Freedom provides specific information on the activities for skiers with a disability, additional need or life-challenging illness, etc. plus useful extras such as wheelchair accessible places to stay; so we are not going to also reproduce amazing information and advice on ski resorts which has been collected by ski journalists, skiers and ski companies which are dedicated to this service - what we can do is to link you to these sites which may well give you some extra background information on a specific ski resort and help you make up your mind as to where you might go!
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