East of Visp, the Belalp-Blatten ski area has 21 pistes totaling 60km that are served by 7 lifts with a maximum descent of 1800m. Since there is only one narrow icy piste from Belalp down to Blatten, most of the day is spent on the upper part of the mountain which has a maximum descent of about 1000m. If you do run top to bottom, it is about 1800m over 14km.
Known to be uncrowded, this is a family-friendly ski area with predominantly beginner and intermediate pistes. With that said, there are some expert pistes and off-piste lines accessible from the Hohstock t-bar and the summit of the Sparrhorngrat. A highlight of snowboarding at Belalp is to take Piste #14 down to Aletschbord for the vista over the massive Aletsch Glacier along with lunch at Hotel Belalp.
If you can handle it, there is apres ski action in Belalp at Hotel Chalet Sepp, which most snowboarders follow with the an 8km ride down Piste #25 (the sled run) down to Blatten.
The main base village is Blatten bei Naters. It is located about 10km north of the Birg train station and is accessible by public bus (20 minutes). The nearest airport is Geneve, which has a direct train to Brig (2.5 hours).
Overall, Belalp-Blatten is the 59th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 87 snowboarding resorts in Switzerland. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Belalp-Blatten including Aletsch Arena, Lotschental Lauchernalp, Bellwald-Goms, Rosswald, Moosalp and Unterbaech.
Local Contacts: Belalp-Blatten ski area 027-921-6525
Best Season: Jan. - Mar.
Base Camp: Hotel Chalet Sepp; Hotel Sparrhorn
Luxury Loding: Hotel Belalp; Hotel Blattnerhof
Reference Source: click here https://www.belalp.ch/
PDF Map: click here
GPS: 46.376844, 7.977779
Date Published: 12/30/2015
Date Updated: 10/28/2019
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