Ski of all kinds in idyllic surroundings
Due to its versatility, the Aletsch Arena offers something for everyone: 7 km of cross-country ski ways around the Bettmersee and on the golf course in Riederalp, 3 snow parks, sledges (including a 13 km long route) and 72 km of winter hiking ways, 14 km reserved for snowshoeing. Thanks to its southern orientation on a plateau, there are over 3000 hours of sunshine a year in the Aletsch Arena. The location of the ski area above the tree line guarantees snow reliability from December to April. And to cope with all weather fluctuations, the Aletsch Arena is equipped with 260 snowmaking systems, which can supply 62% of the ski area with snow.
The Aletsch Arena bears the Swiss Tourism seal of approval. Excellent piste preparation, the best carving slopes, the beauty of nature, authenticity and value for money are some of the peculiarities of the Aletsch Arena. The most impressive thing about the Aletsch Arena is the happy combination of high-quality facilities (ski runs and ski lifts) and the majestic beauty of the surrounding nature. Three viewing platforms (Moosfluh, Bettmerhorn, Eggishorn), built on the summit of the ski area, allow visitors to fully enjoy the wonderful world of the Alps.
On the pistes of the ski area you sometimes feel like being in a painting. The Biel Piste offers an absolutely stunning view of the Aletsch Glacier. With its 200 m long tunnel and the magnificent view of the Matterhorn and the Aletsch Glacier, the so-called "Tunnelpiste Panorama" is one of the most beautiful ski runs in the ski area. On this track, an electronic measuring device measures the speed of skiers. The trip to Eggishorn is a unique experience. Only from there you can admire the Aletsch Glacier in all its glory. A breathtaking 360 ° view over the majestic peaks of the Alps: Matterhorn, Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau, Mont-Blanc and Weisshorn.
The big ski arena for future world champions
The Aletsch Arena is a particularly family-friendly holiday destination. The "Three Alps" families will find excellent facilities especially for children but also for young people. From nurseries and kindergartens to special installations in the Children's Sun Country (Bettmeralp) and other snow parks, everything has been thought of to accommodate families. Children get many perks. Guests under the age of 6 are allowed free skiing and have free access to all children's areas and fun parks. Children from 6 to 16 years drive for children's prices and young people up to the age of 20 benefit from the advantageous youth rates. In every ski area of the Aletsch Arena, the little ones will find children's paradise with spacious play areas, learning and practice areas. Various activities are also offered: private lessons, playful and creative activities in selected groups.
In the Aletsch Arena you learn to ski with much fun and joy. Under the guidance and care of good-humored and experienced ski instructors, the little ones can try their luck to their heart's content. The children's countries are equipped with very modern facilities: magic carpet and beginner's tow lift (Pinocchio). At the end of each week, smaller competitions are held where the kids can show off their talents. Who knows, maybe it's under one of the colorful helmets that you can see jetting down the pistes, a future Olympic champion.
Winter sports for every taste
The winter sports offer of the Aletsch Arena really leaves nothing to be desired. When it is evening and the majority of the pistes close, you can ski on some pistes until late at night. Two pistes are lit every Tuesday: at the beginners' ski lift Alpenrose over 1 km and on the Bettmeralp-Blausee track (1.5 km). The night pistes are served by a tow lift and a fast chairlift with 4 seats and protective covers.
Cross-country skiers have a small but likeable course at the Aletsch Arena. A total of 7 km of ways around the magnificent Bettmersee and on the grounds of the golf course of Riederalp. For those who want more, the "Goms trail" is the right choice. Located near the Aletsch Arena, it offers various ways over 100 kilometers. This route leads through 12 Valais villages, which are easy to reach by train. This will allow you to easily return to your starting point. Winter hikers can discover the intact nature in all its diversity on 72 km of well-marked ways.
If, for once, the weather does not invite you to go skiing, the Aletsch Arena offers several alternatives: a natural ice rink, various family entertainment programs, a library and a toy library. And why not treat yourself to some moments of relaxation in the thermal baths Breiten? Its salty water promises absolute well-being in a cozy, quiet and relaxing atmosphere.