Bettmeralp Aletsch Arena

Located in the heart of the Swiss Alps, this car-free village offers a picturesque escape for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Bettmeralp is in the heart of the amazing Aletsch Arena area along with Riederalp and Eggishorn, in the famous Valais region of Switzerland with easy access from Geneva, Zurich & Basel.

Surrounded by majestic peaks and the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Aletsch Glacier, Bettmeralp offers unparalleled beauty and tranquility. Immerse yourself in a world of alpine wonders as you explore hiking trails that wind through pristine meadows and enchanting forests. And in winter, the 104kms of pistes make up a great ski area, ideal for beginners to intermediates. With its charming chalets, warm hospitality, and stunning vistas, Bettmeralp invites you to indulge in an unforgettable mountain getaway.

Aletsch Arena – the most liberating nature experience in the Alps!

Out of your front door and straight onto the trails! 

Bettmeralp is a car free resort, meaning all fuel vehicles are parked at the covered car park at Betten (below Bettmeralp) nd then leaving you relaxed and free to wander across the whole resort. It also means the air is very clean and the atmosphere is very quiet. The village is very picturesque and still holds a lot of the charm you would expect from a Swiss hamlet. The main street runs through the centre of the village and is still decorated with the classic cobblestones. All your amenities are based around this centre and strolling outside of this centre takes you into the outskirts of the town, where there are traditional building with gardens and a lot of space, somewhat of a rarity in many of the ski resorts.

The Village

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.

Eating Out

Your taste buds are in for a treat here in Bettmeralp, with a good selection of restaurants serving a wide variety of cuisine ranging from hearty Swiss and Valais specialities served in very quaint cafés offering good honest food to fine gourmet cuisine from Europe and around the world. For those after a quick bite between the bars there are the Alpine standard, of pizzerias, offering cheap, quick but very good pizzas.

Aletsch Arena

UNESCO World Heritage Site

300 kilometres of prepared and well-secured hiking and walking trails: become one with the largely pristine nature of the Aletsch Arena. Find yourself invigorated by the fresh Valais mountain air on your hikes. There is much to look forward to in the Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch UNESCO World Heritage Site: the magnificent Great Aletsch Glacier, one stunning 4000m+ mountain after the next, mystical stone pine forests that go back up to 1000 years, spectacular view points and a whole lot of peace of mind. Strap on your hiking boots and off you go!

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 Betten for Bettmeralp
Train Transfer Time from Basel: 3hr 08min
Train Transfer Time from Bern: 2hr 22min
Train Transfer Time from Geneva: 3hr 04min
Train Transfer Time from Zürich : 2hr 54min
Driving Distance from Calais: 565 miles

View the Swiss Rail timetable.

We offer a wide range of quality accommodation in Bettmeralp, Aletsch Arena from 3 to 5 star, apartments, chalets and hotels

Chalets and Apartments (Self-Catered):

We have 2-person studio apartments and every size, right up to 10-person apartments. They are spacious and convenient to amenities, the ski lifts and are ski-in, ski-out.


Again, we offer a nice selection of hotels, 3 & 4-star.

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

OTP Holidays – Bettmeralp Preferred Tour Operator of Switzerland Tourism

Our prices are simple, LOW & HIGH season. We have Youth prices for up to 18yrs old, discounts for children up to the age of 13yrs 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…

  • 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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