Let’s enjoy the most beautiful alp in the world
Around the world, and particularly within larger cities and towns, the pace of life is quickening. Bettmeralp provides the opportunity to get away from it all because the small village has always remained an alp. You actually hear the sound of silence as Bettmeralp is perched high up in the mountains, accessible only by aerial cable car. Drivers park down in the valley and either take a 6-minute ride on the cable car or walk three hours to reach this haven of peace and relaxation. Take a deep breath, enjoy the healthy, crystal-clear air and forget about the cares of the world. During the summer days, you can take part in lively fun activities at the gem-like mountain lakes or linger there in the silence at sunset. If you are looking for jaw-dropping scenery, the Aletsch region has it in abundance. Enjoy the panorama covering the area from the Rhone valley to the Simplon Pass, back-dropped by some world-famous 4000m/12,000ft peaks. Bettmeralp is nestled within pine and larch forests surrounded by a stunning diversity of flora and wildlife in the largest hiking paradise in the Alps. Nature has indeed bestowed great gifts on car-free Bettmeralp.
The Valais area claims to be one of the sunniest in Switzerland. In fact, with approximately 300 sunny days a year it is a place in the sun in both summer and winter. Soak up the last sunrays when it already gets dark down in the valley and experience a postcard view of the towering snow-topped peaks all around. Living here means being privileged to one extra hour of sun, fun, and excitement. Especially during the short winter days, this is great news for many snow enthusiasts. However, it has always been like that – even when Bettmeralp still was an unknown mountain pasture.
Hospitality is our mission
Accommodation is available to suit all tastes: Unwind and recharge your batteries either in one of our eight chalet-like constructed hotels (not exceeding three floors), in a self-catering holiday apartment, or in a chalet. We aim to provide you with a home away from home.
Culinary art is certainly a "must" among the good things in life. Make your taste buds tingle with delicious Valais specialties, such as cheese fondue, raclette, air-dried meat, and last but not least the famous spicy sausages that are called "Hüswurschtjini" in the lovely Valais dialect. Treat yourself to a glass of red or white wine and taste the sunshine and unique wine flavors of the Valais region. Enjoy culinary delights, ranging from simple local fare to exquisite dishes, to make your meal a lasting experience that regales the senses.
That is why many a tourist (and local) has enthused about our health resort and it won’t take you long to understand why! Discover for yourself that Bettmeralp is truly unique.
Children, families, and sports enthusiasts are welcome
You want to get away but need a place that will make both you and your kids happy? Welcome to Bettmeralp, an outstanding vacation destination for families with children of all ages. We have been focusing on family vacations for many years. A good alternative for those who prefer not to stay at one of our hotels is the wide range of about 700 holiday apartments and four group accommodations, amounting to a total of 4000 beds.
Spend your summer vacation in the largest hiking paradise in the Alps
The UNESCO World Heritage site, a true hiking Eldorado, offers 150km/95miles of hiking trails, near a natural phenomenon like Europe’s longest glacier: the famous Aletsch glacier (23km/15miles). In the summer, you can ascend via cable car to Bettmerhorn for stunning views. From here, you can enjoy gentle hikes to the Aletsch glacier, through the Aletsch forest (protected area), to Lake Märjelen, or to the summit of Eggishorn. And the views never stop!
Bettmeralp has everything your heart desires: a fitness trail, tennis courts, miniature golf, and children’s playgrounds, as well as fishing and bathing in crystal-clear Lake Bettmer. Attractive play and sports programs for children and adults, fascinating slide shows, and concerts round up our exciting offer. Choose from our manifold animations program, and book hiking tours on the Aletsch glacier and alpine tours, hiking and adventure weeks for a package price.
Spend your winter vacation in a cozy and beautiful village
Bettmeralp maintains 35km/22 miles of ski slopes, 12 ski lifts and mountain railways. The entire Aletsch region offers 100 km/63 miles of ski slopes and 30 lift facilities. Furthermore, 5 km/3 miles cross-country ski runs and 15 km/9 miles winter walking trails are at your disposal in Bettmeralp. The local Swiss Snow Sports School (40 instructors) offers interesting child care options.
Our sports center “Bachtla” is worth a visit anytime, no matter if it’s summer or winter. It offers an indoor swimming pool with a large slide, a children’s play pool, two indoor tennis courts, solarium, sauna, bowling, and a gym. And after a full day of action or tranquility, bars and clubs are waiting to entertain you nightly.
Even though we have a lot to offer, we have remained modest and friendly. Vienna, Cologne, and Milan might have a cathedral. Paris has the Louvre and New York the Empire State Building. But be prepared! We have something you will never forget, either: our picturesque chapel called "Maria zum Schnee", embedded in an awe-inspiring scenery.