A chocolate box picturesque village within the Bernese Oberland at the top end of the Simmen Valley and far enough away from the beaten track not to get too busy with day skiers. Lenk has excellent mountains and plenty of lifts in it's own right but connects with the arguably more famous resort of Adelboden with a lift system that offers excellent red and black pistes down to both resorts.
With more than 50 ski lifts and 12 black, 70 red and numerous blue runs throughout the area, this idyllic village still manages to retain its quietness and charm and has avoided the hustle and bustle of the maddening crowd. Apart from peak times such as Christmas and Easter and the occasional Sunday when snow lower down the Simmen Valley is far from ideal, the lift system at Lenk is rarely overstretched. But this has not prevented the "village elders" from spending considerable sums of money in upgrading gondolas such as the 6-seater Betelberg -Leiterli or the 4-seater Wallegg-Mulkerblatten chair.
Much of the "ski region Lenk-Adelboden" is above 1500m with good snow from December through to April. The slopes above Metsch on the Adelboden side are especially popular offering superb links over to Adelboden and a whole days skiing.
The village has an ice skating rink and horse drawn sleigh rides as well as an excellent indoor swimming pool and cinema. A lot of entertainment is on offer at the various hotels but if you are looking for that special hotel with quietness, combined with good food and the ability to step outside the front door and onto a lift, then the Hotel Sunnestubli at the bottom of the Wallegg slopes (tel. 0041 33 733 2821) is highly recommended. There is no language barrier as Frau Papa not only speaks excellent English, she really does enjoy having English guests.