Aletsch Arena – the most liberating nature experience in the Alps!
Out of your front door and straight onto the ski slopes (Ski in – Ski out)
Crystal-clear mountain air, crunchy snow, sunshine from morning till evening and a clear view of the most beautiful 4,000-meter (13,000-foot) peaks of Valais – welcome to Riederalp, Bettmeralp and Fiesch-Eggishorn. Welcome to the Aletsch Arena.
The trip by aerial cable car takes between seven and ten minutes from the easily accessible valley communities of Mörel, Betten Talstation or Fiesch to the car-free health resorts situated on the Aletsch Glacier in the heart of the Swiss Alps' Jungfrau-Aletsch UNESCO World Heritage Site. Everyday cares, stress, hustle and bustle remain behind in the valley. Now it's time for tranquility, relaxation, fun, pleasure and physical activity.
Here, on the sunny plateau located high above the Rhone Valley between 1,845 and 2,869 meters (6,053-9,412 feet) above sea level, you'll find that true winter still exists. From December to April, snow sports enthusiasts can indulge their passion to their hearts' content; snow is guaranteed. Riederalp, Bettmeralp and Fiescheralp are linked by 104 kilometers (75 miles) of exquisitely groomed pistes, including beginners' slopes, snow parks, half-pipes and free-ride pistes as well. And the best part is: carrying your skis is a no-no. In the Aletsch Arena, you step out of your front door straight onto the ski slopes.
But winter walkers and hikers will also enjoy their stay here. Seventy-five kilometers (46.6 miles) of groomed winter hiking trails are available on the family-friendly Aletsch plateau. On the 3-kilometer (1.9 mile) snowshoe trail between Bettmeralp and Riederalp, you can enjoy the pristine winter scenery with particular intensity: cross-country skiers leave their tracks around the lake known as Bettmersee or on the ski run at the Riederalp golf course. Ice skaters make their rounds on the natural ice rink in Bettmeralp. And if you need yet another adrenalin rush, try the 13-kilometer (8-mile) sledding run from Fiescheralp down to Lax in the valley.
In the Aletsch Arena, there is something for everyone who loves winter. Moreover, there are suitable accommodations for every budget, from four-star hotels to simple vacation apartments.