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Snowshoeing

Snowshoe hike from Bettmeralp to Riederalp and back to Bettmeralp

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  • Schneeschuhwanderung von der Bettmeralp nach Riederalp und zurück auf die Bettmeralp
    / Schneeschuhwanderung von der Bettmeralp nach Riederalp und zurück auf die Bettmeralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • Schneeschuhwanderung von der Bettmeralp nach Riederalp und zurück auf die Bettmeralp
    / Schneeschuhwanderung von der Bettmeralp nach Riederalp und zurück auf die Bettmeralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
Map / Snowshoe hike from Bettmeralp to Riederalp and back to Bettmeralp
1650 1800 1950 2100 2250 m km 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 Kapelle St. Bernhard Riederalp

The easy, well-marked snowshoe trail tempts you with a winter idyll to leave the hiking trails behind. Enjoy the beauty of nature, fascinating views and glorious silence!
closed
easy
4 km
2:30 h
219 m
216 m
The marked trail begins at the mountain station of the Bettmeralp cable car and climbs gently towards Hotel Waldhaus. Continue past Chalet Tosca – along the edge of the forest and parallel to the Blausee ski lift – until you reach Gopplerlücke The highest point of the snowshoe tour affords you jaw-dropping views of the snow-covered Valais Alps. Following the forest ridge, the snowshoe tour now takes you gently downhill. Via Schweibuflüe you eventually arrive at Golmenegg. Here you cross the Aletsch Promenade and follow the trail down into the valley. Passing the St. Bernhard Chapel, your hike takes you eastwards via Biel and Flesch across open ground. After a short climb through an idyllic forest, you reach the Aletschpromenade level with Restaurant Adler. Take the Aletschpromenade to return to Bettmeralp.

Author’s recommendation

It’s as if the Rhone Valley were at your feet. The wonderful vista from Flesch (after about ¾ of the tour) down into the valley will thrill you.
outdooractive.com User
Author
Aletsch Arena AG
Updated: February 28, 2019

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2058 m
Lowest point
1842 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

 Winter sports report
  • Plan each mountain tour carefully and adapt it to your own conditions, the weather and the season. 
  • The weather in the mountains can change quickly, so make sure you have suitable clothing and sufficient food and water with you. If the weather is unsafe, don’t wait too long to turn back. 
  • Let someone else know that you are doing the tour and if possible never go alone. 
  • Do not leave marked trails and do not go onto glaciers without a mountain guide. 
  • Walking on the ski slopes is prohibited. 
  • Be considerate of other hikers, plants and animals. 
  • Always find out about the local avalanche situation 

Note(s) 
The altitude and the route mean that good footwear is absolutely essential for this winter hike.

The snowshoe trails can be tackled without a mountain guide. Beware: they are not prepared in any way and are not controlled daily; nor are they secured from natural hazards such as avalanches or rockfalls. For safety, check the weather forecast and current avalanche bulletin. Use of the trails is at your own risk!

Equipment

We recommend:
  •  Good, waterproof footwear
  • Snowshoes
  • Hiking poles
  • Warm winter clothing appropriate for the weather

Tips, hints and links

Aletsch Arena AG 
Furkastrasse 39 
CH-3983 Mörel-Filet 
+41 27 928 58 58 
info@aletscharena.ch
www.aletscharena.ch 

Start

Bettmeralp, top station of aerial cable car (1925 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.386370, 8.057623
UTM
32T 427539 5137408

Destination

Bettmeralp, top station of aerial cable car

Turn-by-turn directions

Bettmeralp cable car mountain station – Hotel Waldhaus – Gopplerlücke – Golmenegg – St. Bernhard Chapel – Flesch – Restaurant Adler – Bettmeralp cable car mountain station

Public transport

By train from Brig or Oberwald to Betten valley station. Take the Bettmeralp cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG) up to Bettmeralp.

Getting there

Take Kantonsstrasse 19 to the Betten Valley Station exit. Take the Bettmeralp cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG) up to Bettmeralp.

Parking

Large pay car park near the valley station of the Bettmeralp cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG).
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Get a free panoramic map at the cable car stations and info centres of the Aletsch Arena. 


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Status
closed
Difficulty
easy
Distance
4 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
219 m
Descent
216 m
Loop Scenic With refreshment stops
1600 m 1800 m
Morning
1600 m 1800 m
afternoon

Avalanche conditions

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No recent avalanche report available

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Highest point
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