Altitude: 1844-2869 Meters

Aletsch Arena in short

  • Stunning views
  • Some challenging, steep skiing
  • Typical Swiss atmosphere

Practically unknown outside Switzerland, the Aletsch Arena ski area offers a great range of skiing with some particularly stunning views - including those over the World Heritage site of the Aletsch glacier. This ski area includes the ski resorts of Riederalp, Bettmeralp, Fiescheralp and Blatten-Belalp which lie on a high, sunny plateau above the villages of Mörel, Betten and Fiesch. These typical Swiss villages are situated at high altitude and being surrounded by many other smaller villages, together create a unique atmosphere. Car traffic is often forbidden in the resorts which creates a pleasant and relaxing feel. There is also no shortage of hiking or ski-mountaineering possibilities here too.

With such enchanting scenery all around, the splendid marathon ski runs provide an unforgettable experience. The ski areas are spread around the glacier and the variety of runs is large enough to satisfy all tastes. Riederalp is the most family-friendly resort with great children's facilities and plenty of doorstep skiing. A tunnel takes skiers to the jagged Bettmerhorn and many other steep mountains particularly sought after by snowboarders and the more adventurous skier. But don't worry, there are also red and blue runs for those who prefer relaxed skiing. There is a particularly wonderful 12km-long run from the Eggishorn which offers some stunning scenery while you stop to rest your legs!

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The largest and most central of 3 pedestrianised villages with authentic chalets. Lifts nearby no matter which accommodation you choose. Yummy food and friendly...

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Overview of slopes and lifts in Aletsch Arena

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Additional information

Blue slopes42 km Drag lifts14Start of the season12 December
Red slopes50 km Chair lifts9End of the season10 April
Black slopes12 km Gondola lifts10Glacier
Off-piste0 km Train0Min. altitude1844 m
Total104 km Capacity35000 Pers./HourMax. altitude2869 m

travelResorts in Aletsch Arena ski area

Off-piste & freestyle in Aletsch Arena

Snow parks 4Tables
Half pipeBoxes
Quarter pipeRails
BoardercrossOff-piste allowed
KickersOff-piste zone

Ski pass prices (low season)

Low season 6-day ski pass Children Adults Free up to
Aletsch Arena incl. Zubringerbahn CHF - CHF -

Ski pass prices (high season)

High season 6-day ski pass Children Adults Free up to
Aletsch Arena incl. Zubringerbahn CHF - CHF -

Blogs about Aletsch Arena

11 June 2020 by Danielle in 'Destinations''

This alpine skiing paradise has a disproportionate amount of Europe’s biggest glaciers and highest mountain peaks - one could almost call Switzerland the pinnacle of alpine skiing. Best-known for its jetsetters, who flock to the likes of St. Moritz and Zermatt to spend their millions, Switzerland also features its fair share of quaint villages and family-friendly ski resorts. The skiing is exceptional, with everything from wide cruising runs to fantastic off-piste terrain. Together with gourmet-... More ›

16 October 2019 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

Believe it or not, summer is a busy time for many ski resorts. Even when the Alps aren't covered in snow, there is plenty to do: lifts, piste bashers, and snow cannons must all be inspected and fixed where necessary, and preparations must be made for the upcoming ski season. Some ski resorts take advantage of the ski pistes being closed to instal new lifts! Here you'll find a quick overview of the major new lifts that will be inaugurated for the 2019/20 ski season.... More ›
(Photo: © TVB Paznaun Ischgl)

12 October 2019 by Danielle in 'Destinations''

There's nothing more heartbreaking than arriving at your long-awaited ski holiday only to find brown hills and a couple of cows grazing! When you've scheduled holiday time, invested money and spent hours researching your ski area and accommodation, the last thing you want is a ski area with unreliable snow cover. The good news is that you don't have to be completely at the mercy of the elements this year. Switzerland is known for its especially high-altitude ski areas and the following ski areas hav... More ›
(Photo: © Jungfraubahnen 2019)

4 May 2019 by Danielle in 'Latest news''

Last year, Fiesch started construction on a multifunctional base station in Fiesch that will include the lift, the train and the bus. Once the project is completed, it will be even easier to reach the Fiescheralp (2212m above sea level) from Fiesch. In this article we'll cover all the technical details of the upcoming gondola and the future of the Aletsch Arena.... More ›

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Aletsch Arena

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The information applies for the ski area of Aletsch Arena. During the ski season information is updated daily.

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