The picturesque and car-free village of Bettmeralp which is only accessible by cableway is located in the immediate vicinity of the impressive Aletsch Glacier, the first Unesco World Heritage Site of the Alps. The family-friendly summer and winter holiday resort boasts almost 300 sunny days a year. Its pristine location and laid-back atmosphere guarantee a relaxed and restful vacation. Bettmeralp is located on a sun terrace high above the Rhone Valley with a view of the four-thousand-metre-high peaks of the Valais including the Weisshorn, Dom and Matterhorn. The resort has been awarded the "Families Welcome" quality certificate and offers several child-friendly activities. Even the trails have been designed with small children in mind: pushchair-friendly hiking trails, toboggan runs and a climbing park are part of what's on offer.
Why is Bettmeralp perfect for families?
The ski region at the foot of the Bettmerhorn is part of the Aletsch ski arena which extends from Riederalp via Bettmeralp all the way to Fiescheralp. The 35 lift facilities provide access to pistes for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. Several smaller lifts in the village area make the resort particularly suitable for children. In Bettmeralp skiers enjoy the benefit of being able to ski right to their doorstep. A good selection of well-groomed winter walking trails is available for winter hikers.
In summer travellers will enjoy unspoilt nature. From Bettmeralp you have direct access to the impressive Aletsch Glacier, the biggest glacier in Europe. The nearby vantage points Bettmerhorn (2643m) and Eggishorn (2926m) offer impressive views of the 23-kilometer-long glacier. Young visitors have the opportunity to indulge in sport and excitement on scooter trails and downhill bike courses. Romantic Lake Bettmer is perfect for fishing and making a splash in summer.
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