The Ski Area
Riederalp, Bettmeralp, Fiescheralp – these three stations enjoy one skiing area with 35 state-of-the-art lifts, linked by 104 kilometres (64 miles) of outstandingly groomed pistes. At between 1845 and 2869 m, the resort has ideal skiing conditions from December to April. A range of beginners’ slopes, snow parks, half-pipes and floodlit night runs are available as well. Those who are looking for bigger challenges can get their adrenalin rush in one of the many snow & fun parks in the destination. However, what every skier and snowboarder loves about the Aletsch Arena is that carrying your skis is a no-go. Out of your front door and straight onto the ski slopes.
It’s idyllic, especially for children. Family-friendliness is a top priority in the Aletsch Arena. Day nurseries, babysitting services and rental of children’s items can be arranged through the local tourist offices. Here, they start early: The Swiss snow sports schools familiarise children as young as two and a half with skis in taster courses. For children three years of age and older, there are group lessons in the colourful, child-friendly snow gardens. And saving the best until last, kids & youth up to 20 years ski for free every Saturday.
Image – Aletsch Arena © Christian Pfammatter