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Aletsch Ski Resort Guide

Aletsch, Switzerland

Rated: 3/5 (from 4 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Beginners and Snowboarders.
Total Piste Length104km65 miles
Highest Lift2,900m9,514ft
Lowest Lift1,050m3,445ft
 Nearest AirportsSion and Berne
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The region of Aletsch comprises the ski slopes of Bettmeralp, Fiescheralp and Riederalp.


The ski area includes 3 Ski Resorts with a combined total of 104km65 miles of downhill skiing, with 49 marked pistes, served by a total of 23 ski lifts. The appropriate Lift Pass allows you to ski or snowboard in any of the ski areas of Bettmeralp, Fiescheralp and Riederalp.

With ski lifts as high as 2,900m9,514ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


Aletsch offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.


Aletsch offers some good boarding and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Aletsch, Bettmeralp, Fiescheralp and Riederalp.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Aletsch?

The next notable snow forecast is 9cm3in, expected on 24 June, with around 19cm7in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Aletsch

Ski Area Stats

Aletsch Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 4 12km7 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
2350km31 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
2242km26 miles
Total Length
104km65 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Aletsch Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,900m9,514ft
Lowest Piste1,050m3,445ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Aletsch
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Aletsch?

This ski resort is in Raron, Valais, Switzerland.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Aletsch is Sion, 90 minutes drive away.

Geneva, St. Gallen-Altenrhein, Milan Malpensa, Basel, Zurich, Lugano, Annecy, Milan Linate and Berne airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 23 ski lifts are able to uplift 34,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Aletsch open?

 Open from : December 8, 2021.

 Closes : April 17, 2022.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Piste Map

Aletsch Piste Map

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Aletsch, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

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Mountain Bike Hire

There is downhill mountain biking available and you can rent Mountain Bikes in Aletsch.