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Riederalp

Car-free, family-friendly and a dream for active nature lovers and anyone seeking peace and quiet

Like an oasis, Riederalp nestles into the unique natural landscape of the Aletsch Arena. Here, at 1,925m above sea level, the stress of everyday life becomes a distant memory. The car-free village exudes a homely, family atmosphere and has been awarded the “Family Destination” stamp of quality by the Swiss Tourism Federation. This makes Riederalp a perfect holiday destination for families, nature lovers and anyone seeking peace and quiet.

Discover highlights such as the two view points Hohfluh and Moosfluh, which look out over the Great Aletsch Glacier, or the Pro Natura Centre in the Villa Cassel, not to mention the spectacular downhill runs on the slopes of the extensive ski area. You can bring the action-packed day in the snow to a pleasant close with après-ski.

Riederalp – the holiday resort for families and active nature lovers

Situated high above the Rhône Valley, Riederalp is a holiday paradise for all seasons and the starting point for walks, hikes, bike tours, a round of golf or snow sports. Thanks to the altitude and the temperature difference of roughly 10 degrees to the valley, arriving at Riederalp in the middle of summer is beautifully refreshing, while in winter snow is guaranteed. Not far from the village, the Great Aletsch Glacier is the heart of the Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can reach the popular Swiss holiday resort from Mörel by cable car. The little villages of Greich, Goppisberg and Ried-Mörel also belong to the municipality of Riederalp, situated halfway up between the valley and the alp.

 

Sports action all-year-round

Experience the winter on Riederalp! Have fun on the slopes in the Aletsch Arena ski area, enjoy a leisurely stroll along the snow-covered streets with a view of the imposing Matterhorn thrown in for free, or summon up the courage to take a jump on the Big Airbag: Riederalp in winter offers a colourful array of options to really let yourself go.

And it’s actually no different in summer, when Riederalp becomes the perfect starting point for countless walks and hikes – across the suspension bridge that spans the Massa Gorge, for example – as well as bike tours or golf.

 

Winter

What activities can you look forward to in winter?

Riederalp is an ideal base camp for skiers and snowboarders. From here you can enjoy the 104km of slopes that the Aletsch Arena ski area has to offer, from Riederfurka to Eggishorn. With ski-in, ski-out, you’re on the snow within moments of leaving your accommodation, and back in the warmth just as quickly after a day packed with impressions and adventures. By the way, between high-speed downhill runs, it is well worth taking a break up on Hohfluh or Moosfluh. From there you have unobstructed views of the imposing Great Aletsch Glacier.

Summer

What activities await you in summer?

Fill your lungs with the fresh mountain air of Valais. Feel the energy it gives you for a hike or a bike outing. Starting in Riederalp, there’s a variety of possible routes to choose from – such as the Moosfluh and Hohfluh view points. From there you can bask in the fantastic view across the Great Aletsch Glacier, or take a walk through the mystical Aletsch Forest that is over a thousand years old. Meanwhile, the romantic Lake Blausee provides a welcome opportunity to cool down on hot summer days. And for anyone who wants to show off their golfing skills, the highest 9-hole golf course in Europe at 2000m above sea level is a perfect place to do that.

 

 

Accomodation

Riederalp offers a choice of hotels – including a golf hotel at the golf course – as well as chalets and holiday apartments where you can stay. The best way to book your bed for the night is to use our webshop.

Families welcome

Have fun and be a child

Awarded the "Family Destination" stamp of quality by the Swiss Tourism Federation for family-friendly holiday destinations, Riederalp is an adventure paradise for children. In summer, “Iische Park” on Riederalp is the place to go for fun and games. In winter too, Riederalp is a dream come true for the whole family. There’s so much to do, it never gets boring. Some of the highlights are:

 

  • Flowtrail

  • Pump track

  • Miniature golf course

  • Bouncy castles

  • Various playgrounds

  • Big Airbag

  • Skiing on blue slopes

  • Training lift directly in front of the chalet

  • Ski school with weekly ski race and ranking

View Points

Hohfluh and Moosfluh

See the Great Aletsch Glacier and the Jungfrau-Aletsch UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

 

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