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Arolla Ski Resort

Arolla Resort Guide

Arolla, Switzerland

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Arolla Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates and Beginners.
Total Piste Length47km29 miles
Highest Lift3,000m9,843ft
Resort Height2,003m6,572ft
 Nearest AirportsSion and Geneva
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Arolla at a glance

Located at the head of the Herens Valley, Arolla is a quiet centre with several large high-calibre hotels offering doorstep skiing on wide, sunny, uncrowded and well prepared trails. The high altitude of the village ensures a long snowsure season.

 When will it snow in Arolla?

The next notable snow forecast for Arolla is 17cm7in, expected on 26 February, with around 94cm37in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Arolla Facts, Stats and Ratings

Arolla Rated

Ratings for Arolla
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

How High is Arolla?

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Arolla
Highest Lift3,000m9,843ft
Resort Altitude (Arolla)2,003m6,572ft
Lowest Piste2,000m6,562ft
Max Vertical1,000m3,281ft

Ski Area, Pistes and Lifts

Arolla Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Arolla
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 3 9km6 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 6 19km12 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 3 19km12 miles
Total Length
47km29 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
25km16 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
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Arolla Summary

The Swiss Ski Resort of Arolla has direct access to 47km29 miles of downhill skiing, with 13 marked pistes, served by a total of 5 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 2,003m6,572ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 3,000m9,843ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

On the Mountain

The longest possible descent in Arolla is 6km4 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Noire du Mont Dolin', which is 5km3 miles in length.

Skiing in Arolla

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snowboarding in Arolla

Arolla offers some good boarding.

When is Arolla open?


 Closes : April 18, 2020.

Usual opening is mid December, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Arolla.

Snow Making

Arolla is able to make snow, on 2km1 miles of ski runs, with 3 snow cannons.

Ski Lift Capacity

The five ski lifts of Arolla are able to uplift 3,550 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Where is Arolla?

Arolla is in the Swiss Alps in Hérens, Valais, Switzerland.

How can I get to Arolla?

 By Air

The nearest airports to Arolla are Sion, Geneva and Annecy. There are four airports within three hours drive. Sion is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


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