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The typical Adelboden Skibock

The first Skibock was developed in Adelboden using a sawn-down ski and some form of simple seat.

Sometime between 1920 and 1930, a family from Stiegelschwand in Adelboden took their old wooden staves without flanges (made from old barrels), screwed on a piece of wood at 90 degrees and mounted another plank onto that so it lay above and parallel to the ski below - the ultimate fun winter sport accessory had been created.

Today the wooden seat is screwed onto sawn-down skis and children in Adelboden have used this means of transport for many years to get to school more quickly in the winter months. So the Skibock has moved from being a practical object to a showpiece and now to an "Adelboden must" when it comes to winter sports equipment.

The first Skibock World Championship took place on TschentenAlp on 19 March 2006. For the participating Skibock racers and the spectators, it promised to be and was an unforgettable spectacle.

Further information: www.tschentenalp.ch