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Located in the heart of the Swiss Alps, Aletsch Arena is a stunning ski resort that offers breathtaking views from its 2 high altitude view points at over 3000m.
The resort is situated in the canton of Valais, Switzerland, and is famous for its proximity to the Aletsch Glacier, the largest glacier in the Alps and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Aletsch Arena has a purpose-built ski resort that was designed with skiers in mind. It consists of three main villages: Riederalp, Bettmeralp, and Fiescheralp, all of which are car-free. These villages offer a charming alpine atmosphere with traditional Swiss chalet-style architecture and provide easy access to the ski slopes - accessed by Gondola from the base of the valley. You can also stay at the bottom of the Valley in Fiesch, Lax, Morel or Betten dorf. These all sit on the Glacier Express railway line.
The ski area of Aletsch Arena is extensive, covering over 100 kilometers of connected slopes suitable for all levels of skiers, from beginners to advanced. The resort has a good mix of blue, red, and black runs, as well as several snow parks and off-piste opportunities for more adventurous skiers. The slopes are well-groomed and maintained, ensuring a fantastic skiing experience.
One of the unique features of Aletsch Arena is the ability to ski back to town. The resort offers ski-in/ski-out accommodations, allowing skiers to conveniently access the slopes directly from their hotels or chalets. This makes it particularly suitable for those who enjoy the convenience of ski-in/ski-out access and prefer to stay close to the slopes.
In terms of the après-ski scene, Aletsch Arena offers a relaxed and family-friendly atmosphere. The villages have a selection of restaurants, bars, and cafés where visitors can enjoy traditional Swiss cuisine and unwind after a day on the slopes. While it may not have the bustling nightlife scene of some larger resorts, Aletsch Arena provides a cozy and charming après-ski experience.
Overall, Aletsch Arena is a picturesque ski resort with a rich skiing heritage. Its direct access to the slopes, stunning alpine scenery, and varied skiing terrain make it an ideal destination for skiers of all levels, families, and those seeking a tranquil mountain retreat.
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All holiday resorts in the valley of the Aletsch Arena are easily accessible by public transport. The feeder trains Mörel-Riederalp, Betten Talstation-Bettmeralp and Fiesch-Fiescheralp run all year round.
From Geneva - Take the train direct to Brig [IR90] in 2hr 30
The take a local connecting train to any of the feeder stations (eg 8 min to Mörel)
From Zurich take the train to Brig in 2hr then transfer to the feeder station by regional train.
Swiss train tickets are released 60 days in advance. Buy as early as possible for cheapest prices and most availability.
The easiest way to plan train travel is use The Trainline (click the logo below)
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On average you can book 3-4 months in advance, read our full Guide to European Rail travel