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We chose to view this magnificent glacier from Bettmerhorn viewpoint and that is how you can reach... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Frankfurt, Germany
Quaint car-free town up in the Swiss Alps with a jewel of a 9-hole pitch-and-putt golf course

If you want to get away from the bustle of urban life try this jewel of a Swiss mountaintop town... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Mumbai, India
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The Aletsch Arena resorts have much in common: being part of the Alps' first UNESCO World Heritage Site. The views of the imposing 400-metre Valais peaks. Their proximity to the Great Aletsch Glacier, the largest glacier in the Alps. And yet...more
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Postfach 16, Bettmeralp 3992, Switzerland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose to view this magnificent glacier from Bettmerhorn viewpoint and that is how you can reach there. If you come by a car, paid parking is available at the base station (Bettentalstation). From here you take the cable car to reach Bettmeralp and then...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

If you want to get away from the bustle of urban life try this jewel of a Swiss mountaintop town, Riederalp, next to the grand Aletsch Arena glacier. Not far from Jungfrau. The town that legendary developer Art Furrer built. No cars. Few residents. But...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018

Bigger and more impressive in person. The photos don't do it justice. Take a hike and enjoy it from all the angles.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank I326TFdavew
Reviewed August 29, 2018

This is a wonderful place. To see the glacier open up as you hike and being able to get on the glacier is great. Truly was one of the best hikes we ever did.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AndriyProskuryakov
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Imposing, gigantic, simply impressive. Actually difficult to describe the unique scenery of this area. You feel the cool, hear the cracking, though the glacier is melting at a fast pace.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

Visited the Aletsch Arena in July (Summer) I can only imagine what this amazing place would look like in winter. I could sit here the whole day just looking at the amazing view in front of me. One can truly find serenity. Due to climate...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jeffthehangman
Reviewed June 12, 2018

This place is huge. Like, really bloody huge. I was on riederalp which is a part of the arena, and I lost the number of times I snuck out of the hotel to just...stare at view. According to our guide though, the snow levels have...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank rozzor89
Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

Managed to get a great view from the Eggishorn viewpt. Wear sturdy shoes as it's a little rocky when walking around the area to get a close up view. Although it was foggy when we got up there, the clouds cleared for about 15mins and...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed December 19, 2017

Again we were lucky this time to see Aletsch Arena on top of Riederalp. The views were wonderful. Not many visitors found at sight because we were early at arrival. As such, we have time to go along the trek to take photos from different...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Reviewed August 21, 2017

A wonder of nature. So beautiful, so in danger of disappearing - it's already down to half its original size.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Saiful Safuan M
January 14, 2017|
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Response from Aletsch-Arena-AG | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for your request. Last year we got some snow on the second half of november, so we could open the skilifts on the weekends of 19/20 and 26/27 November. But normally we open our ski area on the second... More
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Where to stay: Riederalp, Bettmeralp or Fiesch (8 Replies)
Hello all, I will be going to Switzerland in early august 2016 and planning to visit the Aletsch arena. May I know which is the best location, meaning variety of food, supermarts and touristy? Appreciate your kind advice!
July 12, 2016|
Response fromErikandSandya|
Hi there, Quite similar. Only small supermarkets up there for daily needs, for larger purchases people commute by cable car or even their own vehicle (lots and lots of s-curves on smaller roads) to the valley towns down. Enough restaurants. Hence I'd simply pick the place with the accomodation that suits you most. We visited Riederalp early Oct and there was already 4 inches of snow at the viewpoints on Aletsch and in village level (midway point) around zero degrees, August should have a...More