Friday, January 9, 2009
Men's Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup continues in Switzerland
The FIS Ski World Cup Adelboden on the Chuenisbärgli Mountain will take place on Saturday with the Giant Slalom and on Sunday with the Slalom. The event is officially recognised as one of the "Swiss Top Sport" events, and one of Switzerland's fourteen foremost sporting attractions. Adelboden is also part of the the Club 5+ Alpine Classics, a union of the leading alpine ski race organizers from all over the world. It was founded 1988 upon an idea of worldcup founder and sports journalist Serge Lang. Charter members had been the “Five” downhill classic sites in the alps”, Gardena/Gröden (ITA), Garmisch (GER), Kitzbühel (AUT), Wengen (SUI), Val d’Isere (FRA).The holiday destination Adelboden-Frutigen is situated in the centre of the western Bernese highlands, 15 kilometres south lake Thun, and is one of the best ski resorts in Switzerland. In combination with the neighbour resort of Lenk offers 56 lifts and 185 kilometres of pistes with 60% of the slopes equipped with snowmaking facilities. A Ski Paradise with six different ski areas (Elsigen-Metsch, Engstligenalp, Tschentenalp, Chuenisbärgli, Adelboden Silleren-Hahnenmoos-Metsch Lenk, Betelberg) operated by 5 different companies (Lenk Bergbahnen, Bergbahnen Adelboden AG, Tschentenbahnen AG, Bergbahnen Engstlipenalp AG and Elsigenalpbahnen AG) in which every skier will find his or her ideal conditions (80.5 km of blue slopes, 83 km of red slopes and 21 km of black slopes).