|height at summit:||3100m|
Not to far from Brig, Blatten - Belalp lies above Naters, and the Rhone below.
Belalp - Blatten - Naters has three ski lifts and boasts a very impressive 1778 metres (5835 feet) of vertical descent. There are 17 pistes with a total length of 60 kilometers (38 miles). The nearest airport is at Geneva/Sion and the nearest train station to Belalp - Blatten - Naters is at Brig.
Along with Blatten-Belalp, Rosswald and Rothwald are three independent ski areas. Blatten is a sunny resort great for children. It's a lovely resort for snowshoeing and long winter walks. The village of Blatten sits at 1327m rising to 2098m and is wonderfully traditional. There are also winter walking trails, snowshoe trails and cross country skiing available.
The area is spectacularly beautiful and with its proximity to the Aletsch Glacier offers the possibility of skiing other areas during a ski holiday. Resorts close by include: Riederalp - Aletsch (4 km), Rosswald - Brig (6 km), Bettmeralp - Aletsch (12 km), Fiesch - Eggishorn - Aletsch (12 km), Lauchernalp - Ltschental (12 km),
The ice and the spring meltwater have created a fantastic landscape of rocks - the Massa Gorge, which is safe to visit thanks to its reservoir dam.
Blatten is a popular canyoning destination thanks to the Aletsch Glacier. The entrance to the gorges is situated at the foot of the 120-foot Gebidem Dam, which was build by the Electra Massa Corporation in the 1960s in order to utilize the natural energy generated by the water. Equipped with a Neoprene suit, helmet and climbing belt one climbs over rocks which were left behind by the Aletsch Glacier in the last Ice Age about 11,000 years ago. Highlights: the 8-meter jump into a beautiful waterbasin and the 30-meter descent on a rope into the "Cathedral" .
There is also the opportunity to climb, hang glide, try via ferrata, walking, hiking and mountain biking.
Winter activities include:
Summer activities include:
|Eating out:||traditional villages with a choice of restaurants and hotels|
|Apres ski:||tends to be quieter and more traditional.|
|Non skiers:||winter walks, snowshoeing.|