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Riederalp

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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Riederalp

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

Summary

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.

Skiing

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

Snowboarding

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

Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Riederhoru'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Riederalp?

The next notable snow forecast is 8cm3in, expected on 1 February, with around 41cm16in forecast over the next 7 days.

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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
Downhill
Total Length
30km19 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
2km1 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
9

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
Downhill
Total Length
104km65 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
23

Altitudes

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
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Ski Hire in Riederalp

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Ski Lessons in Riederalp

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Location and Map

Where is Riederalp?

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

Map

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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.

Infrastructure

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?

 Closes : April 15, 2023*
*Aletsch.

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

Piste Map

Riederalp Piste Map
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