Belalp Ski Resort is located in the beautiful Valais region of Switzerland. Skiing at Belalp
is best known for its sunny south facing slopes up to 10,209' in elevation, and
spectacular panoramas of the Matterhorn, Dom, Weisshorn and 17 other alpine giant
peaks. Belalp's ski slopes are long, wide open and mostly above treeline given
the high elevation, the
longest run is 7.5 miles long, covering the 3,494' vertical. Even crazier than skiing all that way is take a
4.5 mile sled ride. Belalp is located on the great Aletsch Glacier, the Alps'
longest glacier and the longest stream of ice anywhere. Belalp is near
Aletsch Arena skiing as the crow flies
- you can see the ski slopes of Riederalp and Bettmeralp across the valley.
You can lodge at Belalp
at the Hamilton Lodge, sister ski hotel to
The Hamilton Lodge Zweisimmen in
Gstaad. Belalp's purely car free village is mid-mountain at the base of the
ski lifts, or you can stay in Blatten - the town below Belalp which is reached by cable car. Belalp and Blatten offer over 100 ski chalets, hotels and lodging, and
restaurants plus a few après ski spots - but not the wild
après ski party scene you might encounter
at other Swiss and Austrian ski resort. Belalp offers a smaller and more dignified ski village.
The ski terrain of Belalp includes 25 groomed, or prepared, ski runs covering 37
miles of ski terrain, plus plenty of terrain off piste, all accessed by 9
lifts. One of the wildest events in Belalp is the January Witch week, when
locals dress in witch costumes, a cauldron is lit and the highlight is the Belalp Hexe
race when 1500 participants dress in fantastic witch and goblin costumes, and race down the 7-mile ski slopes with brooms and
blades, quite a sight.
The nearest train station to Belalp is Brig, under 5 miles away. Combine a ski
trip to Belalp with a visit to Aletsch Arena's ski areas of Reideralp,
Bettmeralp and Fiescheralp.
Belalp Bahnen Stats: Elevation 10,209'. 6,715' Base 3,494' vertical
lifts, 25 prepared trails plus off-piste.