History

Swiss Ski School Adelboden - Snow Sports since 1933

In winter 1933/34, the Swiss Ski School Adelboden was founded by its first manager, Fritz Sarbach, who had previously undergone professional training at St. Anton in the Tirol.

The ski school gained quickly in popularity and records show that in the 1938/39 winter season 20,000 half-day lessons were given. During the boom years for ski tuition in the 1960s and 1970s, the school employed over 100 ski instructors - many of them local people. In 1972, the millionth ski lesson was taught!

Today, the Swiss Ski School Adelboden Association consists of 37 members. In the high season, up to 100 snow sports instructors teach the latest techniques for skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, and Telemark - providing you with an unforgettable snow sports experience.

Since 2003, teaching snow sports has been recognized as an official profession by the Swiss Federal Department of Professional Education and Technology.

Ski School Heads from 1933/34 to the present day

Fritz Sarbach 1933/34 - 1944
Alfred Zryd 1944/45 - 1967
Peter Aellig 1967/68 - 1977
Erwino Hari 1977/78 - 1998
Martin Hari 1998/99 - 2004
Willy Schranz 2004/05 - 2011
Pascal Frei 2011/12 - present day