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Bettmeralp is a municipality in the district of Raron in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. On 1 January 2014 the former municipalities of Betten and Martisberg merged into the municipality of Bettmeralp. Before the merger, Bettmeralp was the name of a village and ski resort in Betten. It is a car free village which can be reached by cable car from the train station Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn in Betten. From there another cable car leads near to the summit of Bettmerhorn, which lies directly above the Aletsch Glacier. Bettmersee is located above the village at 2006 m.
Bettmeralp has 33km of Piste and altitudes ranging from 1950m to 2643m above sea level. This resort is part of the Aletsch ski area with access to 49 individual pistes. In addition to the skiing in Bettmeralp itself (33km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Aletsch ski resorts of Fiescheralp and Riederalp. The ski resort itself is above 1500m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With pistes above 2500 metres, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season. The position of Bettmeralp allows good view over the Pennine Alps, particularly the summits of Weissmies, Dom, Matterhorn and Weisshorn. The resort offers good skiing, particularly, for intermediate skiers.
There is an airport within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Bettmeralp are perfectly feasible.
The following airports link this resort to other parts of the world:
As there is a train station near Bettmeralp it is quite convenient to get to this ski resort. From Sion you have to take a train and change at Brig. At Mörel you will have to change to the cable car. The journey takes about one and a half hour. The same is if you are coming from Geneva or Milan, but the journey can take up to four hours. If you are coming from Bern then you have to change trains at Visp and then to Mörel. It takes about two hours to get from Bern to Bettmeralp.
While many people do use the public transport listed above they can sometimes be time consuming like some train journeys from airports listed above may take up a long time to reach the resort. You are much better off booking an airport transfer from the airport where you land especially if you are travelling as a group. You will benefit from a shorter journey time and a direct route. You also get the added bonus of travelling in comfort, and of a guaranteed journey that is pre-booked. Airport transfers are also the most cost-effective method of getting to this beautiful ski resort.