Already at the valley station of the Alpin Express (1800 m.a.s.l.) the people who are dressed for winter sports seem a bit odd: it is summer after all and the sun easily warms up the Saas Valley to 25 °. But once the Alpin Express and Metro Alpin reaches its end destination, this attire makes sense.
In the summer of 1998, a state-of-the-art gondola replaced the 2-seater chairlift Mägisalp – Planplatten, which dates back to Gründerzeit at the end of the 19th century. A year later the construction began on the panoramic restaurant Alpen Tower.
Since December of 2002, the new Parsenn Mountain Train has been conveying guests to the classical hiking region as well as to the traditional skiing area. It is Switzerland's most powerful and fastest train.
The Engstligen Alp at Adelboden is a plateau with an abundance of water and a long Alpine tradition, at the foot of the striking Wildstrubel. The streams that arise here all flow to one point and fall thunderously as the Engstligen Falls 600 meters into the valley, across a rock face.