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Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-country skiing trail near Bettmersee, Bettmeralp

Cross-Country Skiing · Aletsch Arena
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  • Langlaufloipe Bettmersee Bettmeralp
    / Langlaufloipe Bettmersee Bettmeralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Langlaufloipe Bettmersee Bettmeralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Langlaufloipe Bettmersee Bettmeralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Langlaufloipe Bettmersee Bettmeralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Langlaufloipe Bettmersee Bettmeralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Langlaufloipe Bettmersee Bettmeralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
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The cross-country ski trail at Lake Bettmersee is a lovely little circuit offering 2 km of enjoyable skiing, both classic style and skating.

Skating, Classic
moderate
2 km
10:00 h
24 m
31 m

From the mountain station of the Bettmeralp cable car, set off east through the village until you reach the winter hiking trail leading up to Lake Bettmersee. After a brief climb, you can strap on your cross-country skis right beside the lake. The trail starts off alongside the frozen and snow-covered Bettmersee. While you do your laps on the two-kilometre trail, enjoy the magnificent views across the sunny plateau and the snow-covered 4000m peaks of the Valais mountains.

Author’s recommendation

There is no charge for using the cross-country ski trail at Lake Bettmersee!

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Author
Aletsch Arena AG
Updated: October 05, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2027 m
Lowest point
2008 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Restaurant sports centre Bachtla

Safety information

Winter sports report  

  • The use of the trails is at your own risk.  
  •  Use only marked trails and follow all markings and signs - for your own safety, for the protection of the landscape and in respect of wildlife. 
  • Be considerate towards other cross-country skiers.  
  • Every cross-country skier, especially on downhill runs, must adapt speed and behaviour to his ability and visibility.  
  • In classic running tracks and on the piste for free running technique, you run on the right side of the piste with an appropriate safety distance to the front runner.  
  • If you stop, you step out of the cross-country ski run.  
  • Weather conditions in the mountains can change very quickly and without warning. Appropriate clothing is very important. 

Equipment

We recommend: 

  • Good cross-country skiing material 
  • Weatherproof (waterproof and windproof) warm clothing and headgear 
  • Sunglasses 
  • Good sun protection, even in cloudy weather. UV rays at high altitudes can be very strong, especially in winter. 

Tips, hints and links

Aletsch Arena AG 
Furkastrasse 39 
CH-3983 Mörel-Filet 
+41 27 928 58 58 
info@aletscharena.ch 
www.aletscharena.ch   

Start

Bettmersee, Bettmeralp (2015 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.393147, 8.062349
UTM
32T 427911 5138157

Destination

Bettmersee, Bettmeralp

Turn-by-turn directions

Bettmeralp - Bettmersee

Public transport

By train from Brig or Oberwald to Betten valley station. Take the Bettmeralp cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG) up to Bettmeralp. 

Getting there

Take Kantonsstrasse 19 to the Betten Valley Station exit. Take the Bettmeralp cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG) up to Bettmeralp. 

Parking

Large pay car park near the valley station of the Bettmeralp cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG). 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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crosscountry skiing technique
Skating, Classic
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
2 km
Duration
10:00 h
Ascent
24 m
Descent
31 m
Classic Skating Loop Scenic

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Highest point
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Lowest point
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