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Riederalp Ski Resort Guide

Riederalp, Switzerland

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length30km19 miles
Highest Lift2,900m9,514ft
Resort Height1,930m6,332ft
 Nearest AirportsSion and Geneva
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Situated on a sunny terrace high above the Rhone valley with awesome views to the chain of the Valais Alps that includes Matterhorn and Dom. Skiing close to the Aletsch Glacier, at 24 km the Alp's longest. This is a small resort with wooden chalets at the Western end of the Aletsch Ski Pass area. There are no cars and lots of sunshine thanks to its south facing location. Perfectly suited for families. Access by cable car only. Hands free ski card system.


The Swiss ski resort of Riederalp is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 1,930m6,332ft, with 30km19 miles of marked runs.

Riederalp is part of the Aletsch ski area with access to 104km65 miles of downhill skiing, with 49 marked pistes, served by a total of 23 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Riederalp itself (30km19 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Aletsch ski resorts of Bettmeralp and Fiescheralp.

The ski resort itself is at 1,930m6,332ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,900m9,514ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


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


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

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Riederalp?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Riederalp.

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Snow Forecast by day for Riederalp

Ski Area Stats

Riederalp Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 2 2km1 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
1411km7 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 8 17km11 miles
Total Length
30km19 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
2km1 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

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


Riederalp Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,900m9,514ft
Resort Altitude (Riederalp)1,930m6,332ft
Lowest Piste1,900m6,234ft
Max Vertical1,000m3,281ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Riederalp
Intermediate Skiers

Riederalp Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Riederhoru'.

Location and Map

Where is Riederalp?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Aletsch, Valais.


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How to get there

 By Air

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

Geneva, Basel and Lugano airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The nine ski lifts are able to uplift 10,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 30 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Riederalp 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

Riederalp Piste Map

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Riederalp, 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.

Visit the Riederalp Tourist Office for the latest.

Mountain Bike Hire

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