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Belalp

Belalp has 9 lifts and a reasonable 60km of piste with enough variety for all standards of skier. There is a fun park and a kid’s village, half a dozen hiking trails, a couple of toboggan runs, a cross-country ski circuit (although the best cross-country in Valais is found in nearby Goms) and a range of other winter sports diversions in both Blatten and Brig.

From the main (covered) Sparrhorn six-seat chairlift there is a range of delightful red and blue runs back down to Belalp, and from the Hohbiel at the top of the Sparrhorn there are lifts to access more challenging runs. However, what makes Belalp special are the acres of accessible off-piste in both the main Sparrhorn area and underneath the Hohstock (via a tunnel off the Hostock draglift).  The Hohstock area is not open if there is avalanche risk (check at the resort site here), but when open there are few areas so easy to get to that provide such relatively safe off-piste (although a guide is recommended to access the more challenging runs).  Everywhere is pretty well linked, with no real flat sections provided you keep your speed up.

Celebrating a famous local tale, when one of the witches who lived in the area was executed for murdering her husband, every year around 1500 participants set off in the 12km Belalp Hexe race down to Blatten, many of them dressed as witches. Pre-registration is required to participate, but it makes for a spectacular spectator event.

Number of elevators

9

Drags

Chairs

Gondolas

5 3 1

Length of skiing trails (km)

60

Blue

Red

Black

20

20

20

The highest point (m)

3112



Resorts

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