Bettmeralp is a village and ski resort in the Swiss canton of Valais, 1’957 m above sea level, in the municipality of Betten. Bettmeralp is a car free village which can be reached by cable car from the Betten train station (Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn). From there another cable car leads near to the summit of Bettmerhorn, which lies directly above the Aletsch Glacier. Bettmersee is located above the village at 2006 m. The position of Bettmeralp allows good view over the Pennine Alps, particularly the summits of Weissmies, Dom, Matterhorn and Weisshorn.
Bettmeralp – Aletsch in Switzerland is a large resort with 23 lifts that offers skiers an impressive 786 metres (2579 feet) of vertical descent. Bettmeralp – Aletsch has 20 pistes with a total length of 99 kilometers (62 miles). Bettmeralp – Aletsch is best suited to intermediate skiers and snowboarders but there is some terrain for beginners and advanced skiers. There are 10 kilometers (6 miles) of cross country ski trails at Bettmeralp – Aletsch. For snowboarders, there is a terrain park and 3 half pipes. About one third of the pistes at Bettmeralp – Aletsch are covered by snowmaking. The nearest airport is at Geneva and the nearest train station to Bettmeralp – Aletsch is at Sion.
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