Aletsch Arena Accommodation Info

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Riederalp spreads along the alpine bench below the Riederhorn at Aletsch Arena
Riederalp spreads along the alpine bench below the Riederhorn at Aletsch Arena
Fiescheralp is clustered above the tree line at Aletsch Arena, 1200m above the valley village of Fiesch
Fiescheralp is clustered above the tree line at Aletsch Arena, 1200m above the valley village of Fiesch
Bettmeralp is Aletsch Arena
Bettmeralp is Aletsch Arena's most charming village
The three Aletsch Arena resort villages are this way .......
The three Aletsch Arena resort villages are this way .......
Perfect Swiss chalets in Bettmeralp below the rocky precipice of Bettmerhorn
Perfect Swiss chalets in Bettmeralp below the rocky precipice of Bettmerhorn
The valley village of Fiesch has Aletsch Arena ski resort
The valley village of Fiesch has Aletsch Arena ski resort's best services
The combi Moosfluh lift rising out of Riederalp at Aletsch Arena
The combi Moosfluh lift rising out of Riederalp at Aletsch Arena
Hotel Alpina & its tepee bar in Fiescheralp on a stormy day
Hotel Alpina & its tepee bar in Fiescheralp on a stormy day
Car-free Bettmeralp is one of Switzerland
Car-free Bettmeralp is one of Switzerland's best alpine resort villages
Fiescheralp village at Aletsch Arena ski resort Switzerland
Fiescheralp village at Aletsch Arena ski resort Switzerland
Hotel Jungfrau at Fiescheralp
Hotel Jungfrau at Fiescheralp
Riederalp chalets at Aletsch Arena ski resort
Riederalp chalets at Aletsch Arena ski resort
Aletsch Arena lodgings above Bettmeralp village
Aletsch Arena lodgings above Bettmeralp village
Fiesch viewed from the gondola on the way down from Fiescheralp
Fiesch viewed from the gondola on the way down from Fiescheralp
Hotels in Fiesch offer good value for money
Hotels in Fiesch offer good value for money
Typical Aletsch Arena chalet
Typical Aletsch Arena chalet
Walking from the valley cable car station into Bettmeralp alpine village
Walking from the valley cable car station into Bettmeralp alpine village
Village of Fiesch
Village of Fiesch
Hotel Eggishorn at Fiescheralp
Hotel Eggishorn at Fiescheralp
Stay in Bettmeralp Switzerland
Stay in Bettmeralp Switzerland

Aletsch Arena Accommodation Info

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Where to Stay at Aletsch Arena

The ski resort at Aletsch Arena is effectively made up of seven different villages, so visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to staying overnight. Much of the accommodation on the mountain is in traditional chalets or apartments within traditional chalets!

Three of Aletsch Arena's villages (Bettmeralp, Riederalp & Fiescheralp) are in the alpine zone near the ski lifts & slopes. High above the valley, they all have uninterrupted views all the way across to the distant Matterhorn. All offer a host of ski-in ski-out accommodation. Being south-facing, the villages also get loads of winter sun & the requisite spectacular sunrises & sunsets that go with it. All three are car-free & only accessible by cable car or gondola in winter.

Four other villages are in the valley below. Three of them are linked to the ski lifts (Moerel, Betten & the largest village of Fiesch) and the fourth, the smaller hamlet of Lax, has a train station for a quick rail trip to either Fiesch or Betten to catch the lift up. In reality, Betten doesn’t even rate as village - more of a locality than anything & Moerel is best avoided for overnight stays.

The valley accommodations are cheaper than on the mountain, but only Fiesch has a full range of services & shops available. In the alpine, Bettmeralp is the largest, most picturesque village, plus has the best range of shops & services. Fiescheralp is the best choice for those chasing powder.

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Aletsch Arena's Best Village - Bettmeralp

At an elevation of over 1,950m, Bettmeralp is one of the prettiest alpine ski villages in Europe & certainly the best place to stay at Aletsch Arena. Most of the chalets, hotels & apartments are ski-in ski-out & close to all services which include restaurants, bars, grocery stores, bakeries & pharmacies.

See the Bettmeralp map here.

Access is via the integrated train & cable car station at Betten, itself only a 15min train ride from Brig. At the top of the cable car, chalets, guesthouses & hotels are spread along 800m of snow-covered trail toward the main cluster of ski lifts. The majority of Bettmeralp's hotels are near the Schönbiel & Bettmerhorn lifts.

Hotel Aletsch, Bettmeralp Aletsch-Arena Hotels Hotel Aletsch  $$$
Hotel Aletsch is in a ski-in ski-out position above the car-free village of Bettmeralp. The combination of affordability, stunning views, amazing half-board meals & proximity to Aletsch Arena's slopes is unparalleled....
Hotel La Cabane, Bettmeralp Aletsch-Arena Hotels Hotel La Cabane  $$$$
Hotel La Cabane has 4-star ski-in ski-out rooms & suites in the car-free village of Bettmeralp at Aletsch Arena ski resort. Enjoy the wonderful location & access to the ski slopes & village....
Panorama Hotel, Bettmeralp Aletsch-Arena Hotels Panorama Hotel & Restaurant  $$$
Family run Panorama Hotel & Restaurant offers traditional 3-star lodging in the car-free village of Bettmeralp in Aletsch Arena ski resort. Close to all village services, lifts & ski slopes ....
Chalet Hotel Bettmerhof, Bettmeralp Aletsch-Arena Hotels Chalet Hotel Bettmerhof  $$$ to $$$$
The exceptional Chalet-Hotel Bettmerhof has some of Aletsch Arena ski resort's best rooms. With 2 restaurants & a prime ski-in ski-out position in Bettmeralp the hotel will provide a perfect Swiss ski holiday experience ...
Ferienhotel Waldhaus, Bettmeralp Aletsch-Arena Hotels Ferienhotel Waldhaus  $$$
Ferienhotel Waldhaus is in a commanding, but quiet location in the car-free alpine village of Bettmeralp, part of Aletsch Arena ski resort. Spotless rooms, a rooftop hot tub, amazing views & just near the cable car from Betten … .
Familienhotel Garni Sporting, Bettmeralp Aletsch-Arena Hotels Familienhotel Garni Sporting Guesthouse  $$$
Familienhotel Garni Sporting guesthouse is in a ski-in position in the car-free village of Bettmeralp. Fresh spacious rooms for singles, doubles & families, delicious breakfasts & only 100m from the Aletsch Arena ski lifts....
Chalet Tannenduft, Bettmeralp Aletsch-Arena Apartments Chalet Tannenduft Apartments  $$$
Chalet Tannenduft has self-contained apartments in a quiet, traditional Swiss chalet close to the lifts & village at Bettmeralp in Aletsch Arena ski resort .
Hotel Alpfrieden, Bettmeralp Aletsch-Arena Hotels Hotel Alpfrieden  $$$
Located in amongst the ski lifts & slopes, Hotel Alpfrieden has affordable ski-in ski-out lodgings in the car-free village of Bettmeralp. The hotel combines affordability, views, tasty meals & proximity to the Aletsch Arena ski slopes …

Aside from the obvious hotels & guesthouses, there are many chalets & chalet-apartments also available for rent in Bettmeralp.

See the full lodging availability on our Bettmeralp Accommodation Listings page.

Best Fiescheralp & Fiesch Accommodation

The second best alpine village at Aletsch Arena is Fiescheralp. Lacking the diversity of services, shops & traditional village feel of Bettmeralp, Fiescheralp is nonetheless the place to stay for powder hounds. Its high elevation of 2212m puts it above the treeline & fully exposed to the elements, but also with the associated spectacular views & ski-in ski-out convenience.

See the Fiescheralp map here.

Access from the valley is via the new integrated train & gondola station at Fiesch, itself only a 35min train ride from Brig. At the top of the gondola, Fiescheralp is effectively a small group of hotels clustered in & around the main ski lifts & the top station of the valley gondola.

Alpenlodge Kuehboden, Bettmeralp Aletsch-Arena Hotels Alpenlodge Kühboden  $$
Alpenlodge Kuehboden has simple, affordable rooms providing instantaneous access to the Aletsch Arena lifts & slopes. The lodge in a ski-in ski-out position within the gondola station of the car-free alpine resort village of Fiescheralp…
Hotel Alpina, Bettmeralp Aletsch-Arena Hotels Hotel Alpina  $$$
Hotel Alpina is in a ski-in ski-out position in the car-free alpine resort village of Fiescheralp. Simple, affordable rooms, quick access to the Aletsch Arena slopes & a cracking outdoor bar in a tepee......
Appartmenthaus Bergfreund, Bettmeralp Aletsch-Arena Apartments Appartmenthaus Bergfreund  $$$
Appartmenthaus Bergfreund has fabulous self-contained apartments in a ski-in ski-out position at the Aletsch Arena alpine resort village of Fiescheralp. Two restaurants are on-site & the lifts & ski slopes are straight out the door ....
Hotel Eggishorn, Bettmeralp Aletsch-Arena Hotels Hotel Eggishorn  $$$
Hotel Eggishorn enjoys quick access to the Aletsch Arena slopes in a ski-in ski-out position in the car-free alpine resort village of Fiescheralp. Amazing views from your comfortable room & balcony are just the start of a wonderful stay on the mountain ......
Hotel Jungfrau, Bettmeralp Aletsch-Arena Hotels Hotel Jungfrau  $$$
Hotel Jungfrau offers excellent rooms & outstanding food from its ski-in ski-out position in the car-free alpine resort village of Fiescheralp. Enjoy the quick access to the Aletsch Arena lifts & slopes ......

Other local chalets & chalet-apartments are available for rent near Fiescheralp. Additonally, off the mountain, a large number of hotels & guesthouses are available in the valley village of Fiesch; and often at particularly good prices!

See the full lodging availability on our Fiescheralp Accommodation Listings page.

Best Riederalp Accommodation

Aletsch Arena’s third alpine village is Riederalp. Spread across a wide area along a similar elevation as Bettmeralp, it retains the fine views, ski-in ski-out convenience & super lift access predominant at Aletsch Arena. Less exposed to the weather & with better services than Fiescheralp, but not as cute & compact as Bettmeralp, Riederalp represents a middle ground for those staying on the mountain.

See the Riederalp map here.

Access from the valley is via a cable car from the village of Mörel (Moerel). The cable car is just across the road from the Mörel train station, itself only just over 10min travel time from Brig.

Hotel Walliser Spycher, Riederalp Aletsch-Arena Hotels Hotel Walliser Spycher  $$$
Hotel Walliser Spycher is a Swiss chalet-style lodge in the car-free Aletsch Arena alpine village of Riederalp. The family-run hospitality, views, restaurant & ski-in ski-out convenience are wonderful......

A wide range & number of additonal hotels, guesthouses, chalets & chalet-apartments are available for rent in Riederalp.

See the full lodging availability on our Riederalp Accommodation Listings page.

Valley Accommodations

If one is unable to secure accommodation in either of the three alpine villages, we recommend staying in Fiesch. Only 35min by train from Brig, Fiesch is a lovely town & a far better alternative to the other resort valley villages. Numerous excellent quality hotels are in the village (as well as a few not so!), even though most are a reasonable walk/drive from the train/gondola station. At 1050m elevation, Fiesch is the highest in the valley near the resort & is more likely to have snow than the lower villages. There is a valley trail from the resort down into the village, but it is only a ski route & can be a bit 'sporty' in lean conditons! Additionally, the full range of shops & services trumps the lower villages. The best of the hotel & apartment offerings are the wonderful new WOO Loft Resort, Hotel Christania, Berghotel Derby & the most convenient in town, the classic, traditional Hotel du Glacier et Poste.

See the full lodging availability on our Fiescheralp Accommodation Listings page.

Should all else fail, Brig usually has some hotel rooms available at short notice. The train ride from Brig to Betten is short, so day trips to Aletsch Arena are easy.

See the full lodging availability on our Brig Accommodation Listings page.

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