Winter hike: Belalp mountain station - Aletschbord
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Hotel BelalpPhoto: Blatten-Belalp Tourismus, Blatten-Belalp Tourismus
This is an easy and short 30-minute winter hike. From the Aletschbord there is a fantastic view of the Great Aletsch Glacier in its winter guise. The Great Aletsch Glacier is part of the UNESCO Jungfrau-Aletsch World Heritage Site. In terms of area, it is the largest and longest glacier in the Alps. The length of the glacier is 22.75 kilometres.
Afterwards, you can enjoy fine delicacies on the panorama terrace at the Hotel Belalp, soak up the sun and enjoy the view of the Valais mountains all the way to the Matterhorn.
Enjoy the unique view of the Great Aletsch Glacier from the Aletschbord.
Safety informationUse of the snowshoe routes and information on this website is at your own risk. The conditions on site may cause changes to the route. Blatten-Belalp Tourism accepts no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the information on this website.
- Carry a map with you. Download the complete description of the trail with a large scale map by clicking on " Print " at the top right of the page.
- Use only marked trails and obey all signs and instructions - for your own safety, to protect grazing animals and out of respect for wildlife.
- Be considerate of other trail users and the landscape. Take their litter and that of others with you.
- Take extra sun protection with you. UV rays at high altitudes can be very strong, especially in winter, even in overcast weather.
Tips and hintsFurther information at: www.belalp.ch
Public-transport-friendlyBlatten bei Naters can be reached by public transport from Brig or Naters.
You can reach Belalp from Blatten by cable car.
You can find the timetable and further information on how to get there at: www.belalp.ch
By roadArrival by car
From western Switzerland: A9 Lausanne - Vevey, or north-western Switzerland: A12 Bern - Vevey: A9 - Sierre: main road Sierre - Brig
From north-western Switzerland: A6 Berne - Thun - Spiez: main road Spiez - Kandersteg (Lötschberg tunnel car transport) - Goppenstein - Gampel - Brig
From eastern and central Switzerland: Andermatt - Realp (year-round Furka car transport; in summer via Furka Pass) - Oberwald - Brig
From Ticino (in summer): Airolo - Nufenenpass - Ulrichen - Brig
Or via Centovalli - Domodossola - Simplonpass - Brig
From Italy (Aosta, Mt. Blanc Tunnel): Aosta - Grand Saint Bernard tunnel (over the pass in summer) - Martigny: A9 motorway - Sierre: Sierre - Brig main road.
Or via Domodossola - Simplon Pass - Brig
Blatten bei Naters
From Brig you can reach Blatten bei Naters via Naters, then take the cable car to the car-free Belalp.
ParkingPaid parking is available in the Chienzlichrommu and in the multi-storey car park in Blatten near Naters.
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EquipmentSturdy shoes, clothing suitable for the weather, sun and rain protection, as well as sufficient supplies of food and drinks, should there be no refreshment stops or shopping facilities available or open. Although the trail is very well marked throughout, you should always have a suitable hiking map with you for safety reasons. Take sticks or other aids with you.
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