Riederalp Aletsch Arena

Winter Ski Holidays in Riederalp - Aletsch Arena Riederalp is a family-friendly, car-free summer and winter holiday resort in the Upper Valais, located on a sunny high plateau, surrounded by park-like countryside at an altitude of almost 2000 metres above sea level. Riederalp provides ideal access to the first UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site in the Alps located by the Big Aletsch Glacier.

aletsch-logo The Aletsch ski region consisting of the three areas Riederalp, Bettmeralp and Fiescheralp and equipped with 35 lifts and pistes catering for various abilities in total is big enough to accommodate skiers and snowboarders. At Riederalp winter sports enthusiasts enjoy the benefit of being able to ski right to their doorstep. It goes without saying that there is a snow sports school for children and adults as well.

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 the end of 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 ex-quisitely 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-kil-ometer (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-kilo-meter (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 suit-able accommodations for every budget, from four-star hotels to simple vacation apartments.

Getting Here Fly, Drive, Train

We include Cross-Channel Ferries for those who are self driving or Airport Transfers for those flying, so you can choose the best option that suits you.

Travelling to Riederalp
Train Transfer Time from Basel: 3hr 11min
Train Transfer Time from Bern: 1hr 43min
Train Transfer Time from *Geneva: 3hr 24min
Train Transfer Time from *Zürich: 2hr 59min
Driving Distance from Calais: 563 miles

* Swiss Fly-Luggage available

View the Swiss Rail timetable.

We offer a wide range of quality accommodation from 2 to 5 star, apartments and hotels

Chalets and Apartments (Self-catered):

We have 2-person studio apartments and every size, right up to 8-person apartments. They are spacious and convenient to amenities, the ski lifts and free village ski bus.

All our hotels, chalets and apartments are fully ABTA protected.

Hotels:

Again, we offer a huge range of availability on hotels. We can offer any level from our 2, 3 or 4-star hotel selection. In some resorts we can even 5 star hotels.


Booking

OTP Holidays – Riederalp Preferred Tour Operator of Switzerland Tourism

Our prices are simple, LOW & HIGH season. We have Youth prices for up to 20yrs old, discounts for children up to the age of 16yrs and even bigger savings for Children under the age of 6yrs!

LOW & HIGH season vary for each accommodation/re­sort – we do not add any of our own surcharges onto the cost of your stay. NEW YEAR and HALF-TERM are standard HIGH Season. If you have any queries about which dates are LOW or HIGH for the accommodation level you desire, please contact us directly.


Unlike most other British tour operators, the prices above include…

  • Up to 20% discount on ski rental equipment (if required)
  • Massive choice of high standard and spacious apartment or hotel accommodation
  • Cross-Channel travel with car or transfers to the resort from airport on Swiss Rail
  • Services of our very own 24hr on-call experienced representatives
  • All cleaning, linen, heating & tourist tax charges

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