The Great Aletsch glacier and the UNESCO World Heritage site Jungfrau-Aletsch-BietschhornNo matter whether you are at Moosfluh, Bettmerhorn, or Eggishorn, the view of the Aletsch glacier is unique: you can admire the glacier from up above with a gorgeous view of the enormous stream of ice. This is quite unusual because anywhere else in the Alps you...more
Villa Cassel is centrally located in the Aletsch area. That is why it was chosen as main office of the UNESCO Altesch area.Inside the house is also Pro Natura. Pro Natura is a private non-profit organization founded in 1909. It's the largest conservation organisation in Switzerland. Pro Natura was founded to create the only Swiss National Park in...more
In December 2001 UNESCO decided to place the Alp's longest glacier, the Aletsch on their list. It is quite easy to take a look at this glacier since the Moosfluh lift will take you up there. From here you have a magnificient view over the glacier. On sunny days the Aletsch glacier looks even more beautiful then ever!!From this spot you also have a...more
This place is halfway down/up the trainers piste. During the snowboarding lessons we usually went for a drink here. The staff is very friendly and many of them are a good laugh too! Please taste the excellent 'strudel with vanilla sauce', and accompany it with..... a glühwein!!more
This pizzeria has a lot of choice in pizza's and also has some great other dishes like Wiener schnitzel. During the low season you get 50% discount on all the pizza's they have. The pizza''s come out of a wooden over, and taste superb. Please also try the tomatosoup as a starter, it is really good!more
After having walked all the way to Bettmeralp, the only thing you can think of something liquid to drink. Besides that enjoy the lovely sun!!! A nice drink is ice tea, but even better actually is some Glühwein, which will get you warm too in no-time, in case the sun isn't shining ;-)more
Getting to Mörel is very easy, at least if you live in the Netherlands. From Amsterdam there is a daily train to Bern. This international train is called Berner Oberland. As I said, you have to take the train to Bern, where you have to change trains to Brig. You have 15 minutes to do so, so that's plenty of time. I can advise you to reserve the...more
10 Reviews and Opinions
Taking the panorama piste can be very nice. The view is really breathtaking and the only thing you will see is snow!! It is not very busy on this piste and you won't find any snowboarders here. And not without reason.... Of course I had to try it and I regret I did do it. I ended up walking the whole way down, because it is very hard for a snowboarder to make speed and there are to many hills where you have to walk. So only ski this piste!!!
When snowboarding you need quite some gear. You can decide to ren it all but some things might be usefull to bring yourself. I bought my own ski suit at the Pull and Bear in Barcelona (see my BCN shopping tip), then when it's warm the only thing you'll be needing for under your suit is a long sleeve t-shirt. If it's colder it is wise to bring some thermic underwear.
Then you need a snowboard or a pair of ski's and ski or snowboard shoes. I borrowed an old snowboard from someone, so I only needed to rent some shoes, but they didn't come very cheap. 5 days was 69 CHF to give you an idea. So please try to borrow them too!!!
On our walk to Bettmeralp we saw this nice chapel in the middle of the snow. There were fresh flowers in so it seemed someone is taking very good care of it, since there was no snow inside this little chapel and it was very clean!
Riederalp is a small town in the Aletsch Gebiet (area). Aletsch is a 23 km long glacier that is really beautiful. So beautiful even that in 2001 it got a place on the UNESCO world heritage list!! And for a good reason, since all you have to do is look around and see for yourself. Other towns in the Aletsch Gebiet are Belalp, Bettmeralp and...more
The thing that makes you go to Riederalp in wintertime is obviously to enjoy the snow. If you never went on wintersports you need to take some classes to get the hang of it. For 170 CHF you get lessons daily from 10:00-13:00 o'clock for a week from Monday to Friday. I took a snowboardclass. And beside the fun we had I can say I also learnt...more