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Winter hiking circuit Bettmeralp – Lischa

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  • Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmeralp - Lischa
    / Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmeralp - Lischa
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  • / Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmeralp - Lischa
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmeralp - Lischa
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmeralp - Lischa
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmeralp - Lischa
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmeralp - Lischa
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmeralp - Lischa
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderung Rundweg Bettmeralp - Lischa
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
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Sheer winter hiking pleasure: this leisurely circuit tour will spoil you non-stop with glorious views of the mountain scenery.
closed
easy
Distance 2.9 km
1:00 h
118 m
118 m
From the mountain station of Bettmeralp cable car, set off through Bettmeralp village, past the Maria zum Schnee Chapel, as far as Hotel Alpfrieden. Now follow the path that leads to Restaurant Walliserstube, which is where the Lischa winter hiking trail begins. The path climbs for a short distance then turns west, offering fantastic views of the Matterhorn and the surrounding mountains to enjoy. Heading slightly downhill, you soon come to Bachtla Sports Centre and the valley station of the Bettmerhorn gondola lift. From here, you’ll once again pass through Bettmeralp village on the way back to the mountain station of Bettmeralp cable car.

Author’s recommendation

Fancy a longer tour? This route is ideal for combining with the Bettmersee – alpine stables circuit tour to create a wonderful winter hike.
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Aletsch Arena AG
Update: April 20, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
2,042 m
Lowest point
1,924 m
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Safety information

Winter sports report  

  • Plan each mountain tour carefully and adapt it to your own conditions, the weather and the season. 
  • The weather in the mountains can change quickly, so make sure you have suitable clothing and sufficient food and water with you. If the weather is unsafe, don’t wait too long to turn back. 
  • Let someone else know that you are doing the tour and if possible never go alone. 
  • Do not leave marked trails and do not go onto glaciers without a mountain guide. 
  • Walking on the ski slopes is prohibited. 
  • Be considerate of other hikers, plants and animals. 
  • Always find out about the local avalanche situation   

Note(s) 
The altitude and the route mean that good footwear is absolutely essential for this winter hike. 

Tips and hints

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

Start

Bergstation Luftseilbahn Bettmeralp (1,923 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'647'619E 1'137'401N
DD
46.386291, 8.057667
DMS
46°23'10.6"N 8°03'27.6"E
UTM
32T 427542 5137400
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Destination

Bergstation Luftseilbahn Bettmeralp

Turn-by-turn directions

Bergstation Luftseilbahn Bettmeralp – Restaurant Walliserstube – Talstation Gondelbahn Bettmerhorn – Bergstation Luftseilbahn Bettmeralp

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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
2'647'619E 1'137'401N
DD
46.386291, 8.057667
DMS
46°23'10.6"N 8°03'27.6"E
UTM
32T 427542 5137400
w3w 
///quaking.passenger.senders
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

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

Equipment

We recommend:  

  • Winter boots or hiking/trekking boots with a good grip 
  • Hiking poles (optional) 
  • Warm winter clothing appropriate for the weather 

Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • 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
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • 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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Status
closed
Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.9 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
118 m
Descent
118 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Groomed snow

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