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Steeped in ski history, the Bernese Oberland is where ski tourism began, championed by British pioneers such as Arnold Lunn in the pretty villages of Mürren and Wengen. 

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It’s also where the rich and famous come to ski and be seen every winter in the chic resort of Gstaad. It’s where you can lose yourself in the uncrowded pistes of lesser known gems such as Adelboden, Lenk and Haslital or step back more than 100 years into the past in Kandersteg. 

It’s where the world’s best downhill racers hug the piste at record-breaking speeds of up to 162km/h on the magnificently fearsome Lauberhorn. It’s where, down in the valleys, cross-country skiers and winter hikers stretch their legs along hundreds of kilometres of marked trails. It’s where you can hop aboard the cog railway to Europe’s highest railway station, the Jungfraujoch – gateway to Europe’s largest glacier, the Aletsch. And it’s where you can step out on the Peak Walk – a dizzying 107m suspension bridge joining two peaks at Gstaad 3000.

The landscape of the Bernese Oberland almost defies superlatives: towering peaks and beautiful lakes, crashing waterfalls, deep valleys and epic panoramic views. Add in some of the world’s finest ski resorts and the Bernese Oberland offers exhilaration and beauty in equal measure. 

Relax in luxury hotels, snuggle up in romantic chalets or pamper yourself with a sauna in an igloo village. Sample fine dining in the gourmet paradise of Gstaad Saanenland, recharge your batteries at the beauty and wellness oases around Lake Thun and shop at the famous Christmas markets in Bern’s Old Town.

The Bernese Oberland: man at his most satisfied, nature at its most impressive. 

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