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Sledge run Moosfluh – Bettmeralp

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High-speed sledging fun from the mountain station of Gletscherbahn Moosfluh (at 2,333m) down to Bettmeralp. With a fabulous vista of the Valais mountains thrown in for free.
moderate
Distance 2.7 km
0:16 h
0 m
319 m
2,329 m
2,010 m
Set off to the west from Bettmeralp cable car mountain station and you’ll reach the valley station of the Gletscherbahn Moosfluh combi-lift in about 25 minutes. It’s then just a few minutes by gondola up to Moosfluh view point – a fantastic vantage point overlooking the Great Aletsch Glacier as well as the start of the sledge run. From there you sledge back down to Bettmeralp via “Scheene Bodu” and Lake Bettmersee. Accompanying you all the way down the high-speed sledge run: fabulous views of the Valais mountains. Please note: sledges can be hired at the local sports stores.

You can check the status report at any time to see whether the toboggan run is open. 

Author’s recommendation

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Aletsch Arena AG
Update: January 18, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,329 m
Lowest point
2,010 m
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Safety information

Winter sports report  

  • No walking on the ski pistes.
  • Be considerate towards other sledgers.
  • Your speed and riding style must match your ability. Sledgers must ride in such a way that they can respond safely to any hazards. They must match their speed and riding style to their ability and to the terrain, snow and weather conditions, as well as to the traffic density
  • Stay seated at all times; no riding head-first or lying down; sledges may not be tied together
  • Respect the lane of the person ahead. The sledger coming from behind must choose their lane so as to not endanger sledgers in front of them.
  • Leave plenty of space when overtaking

Tips and hints

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

Start

Bettmeralp, top station of aerial cable car (2,329 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'646'946E 1'138'488N
DD
46.396118, 8.049030
DMS
46°23'46.0"N 8°02'56.5"E
UTM
32T 426891 5138499
w3w 
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Destination

Bettmeralp, valley station of the Bettmerhorn gondola

Turn-by-turn directions

Bettmeralp Bergstation Luftseilbahn - Talstation Kombibahn Moosfluh – Scheene Bodu – Bettmeralp

Note


all notes on protected areas

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). 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'646'946E 1'138'488N
DD
46.396118, 8.049030
DMS
46°23'46.0"N 8°02'56.5"E
UTM
32T 426891 5138499
w3w 
///monks.pockets.hypocrite
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Get a free panoramic map at the cable car stations and info centres of the Aletsch Arena.  

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Equipment

We recommend:

  • Sledge
  • Helmet and ski goggles recommended
  • Appropriate winter clothing and sturdy shoes with a good grip

Basic Equipment for Sledding

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses

Technical Equipment for Sledding

  • Sled with tow strap
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons are useful on ascent
  • Ski Helmet recommended when sledding through heavily wooded areas
  • Ski goggles if required   
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
2.7 km
Duration
0:16 h
Descent
319 m
Highest point
2,329 m
Lowest point
2,010 m
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