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Riederalp - Aletsch Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Riederalp - Aletsch at 2711 m altitude issued: 6 pm16 Jan 2018 (local time)
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Days 0-3 Riederalp - Aletsch Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Tue night. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -5°C on Thu afternoon, min -17°C on Wed morning). Winds decreasing (severe gales from the NW on Wed morning, light winds from the WNW by Fri morning).

Days 4-6 Riederalp - Aletsch Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Sat morning. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -4°C on Mon morning, min -18°C on Sat morning). Wind will be generally light.
TueWednesday 17Thursday 18Friday 19Saturday 20Sunday 21Mon
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moderate snow
heavy snow
heavy snow
moderate snow
heavy snow
heavy snow
moderate snow
heavy snow
moderate snow
moderate snow
moderate snow
moderate snow
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
moderate snow
moderate snow
snow showers
km/h
Wind (km/h)
35 W35
40 WNW40
80 NW80
55 WNW55
30 WNW30
25 W25
25 W25
25 W25
20 WNW20
20 WNW20
20 WNW20
15 NW15
15 NW15
15 NW15
15 WNW15
20 WNW20
25 WNW25
20 WNW20
Summary
mod. snow
heavy snow
heavy snow
mod. snow
heavy snow
heavy snow
mod. snow
heavy snow
mod. snow
mod. snow
mod. snow
mod. snow
light snow
some clouds
light snow
mod. snow
mod. snow
snow shwrs
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Snow cm
7351691612824105971-259-
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Rain mm
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max°C
Max °C
-7-7-15-16-9-6-5-5-9-12-15-18-18-16-12-9-6-4
min°C
Min °C
-7-14-17-17-15-7-5-7-11-14-17-18-18-18-14-10-7-6
chill°C
WChill°C
-16-29-34-32-27-15-13-15-19-23-27-27-27-26-21-18-14-13
Humid.%969998979696929794919199895881949782
Freezing level (m)17001400400300600130018001850145095020001500450110015501550
Riederalp - Aletsch freezing level scale
snowy slopeRiederalp - Aletsch freezing level
Sunrise--8:06--8:04--8:03--8:03--8:03--8:02
Sunset5:07--5:09--5:10--5:12--5:14--5:15--
Eyeball snow report
  1. eyeball reporterManager Report: Snow falling above Mürren.
  2. eyeball reporterBob Most lifts closed due to high winds. please watch the information as the morning goes on. Lower lifts in Murr3en are open at the moment.
  3. eyeball reporterJohn Mac Inferno week in Murren. Its very busy and some pistes are closed to prepare for the five main races; one a day.
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The above table gives the weather forecast for Riederalp - Aletsch at the specific elevation of 2711 m. Our sophisticated weather models allow us to provide snow forecasts for the top, middle and bottom ski stations of Riederalp - Aletsch. To access the weather forecasts for the other elevations, use the tab navigation above the table. For a wider view of the weather, check out the Weather Map of Switzerland.

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Visitor Reviews of Riederalp - Aletsch

Koen Braak from Netherlands writes:

Almost every Christmas I spend the holiday in Fiesch in the Aletsch region with my family. Fiesch, Fiescheralp, Betmmeralp and Riederalp have many not too expensive chalets for rent, ideal for families. The villages are charming and snow covered, breathing Swiss tradition. Don’t expect a thrilling night life.
The Alps and the great Aletsch gletscher are UNESCO protected, securing a beautiful environment for the future. The panoramas are one of the most beautiful in European Alps. Since the UNESCO status, no new lifts have been opened, but the capacity and quality of the existing lifts has been increased during the last years. A good connection lift between Bettmeralp and Kuhboden (Fiescheralp) is lacking and the slopes are for good skiers only. When the red Aletsch piste in Bettmeralp is closed, you have to take a few small lifts to get in Riederalp. Also within Riederalp slopes are not good connected. Especially for snowboarders this can be annoying.
The ski area has some exciting runs. You can ski from the Eggishorn (2900 metres) to Fiesch (1050 metre), a drop of almost 2 km with steep slopes and a controlled off-piste route. The real pros can take a steep freeride route from the top with their own security equipment. Another experience is the steep, but short, slope after skiing through a 100 meter skitunnel from the Bettmerhorn. You can choose to ski off-piste to Bettmeralp.
In Riederalp sometimes a slalom run is opened, the one in Fiescheralp is for groups only.
After a good dump of snow, the young locals know, you can descend from Bettmeralp and Riederalp into the valley. These are freeride routes and not on the map.
With the Aletsch ski pass you can visit Muhlebach near Ernen. This calm and tiny area only has four lifts, but with nice red runs and off piste possibilities when the off piste snow in the Aletsch area already has been packed by an overkill of skiers and boarders (in the holidays).
It seems the Swiss are trying to avoid risk (more than the French do). This area is missing a proper fun park with a lift. In Fiescheralp, there are some cheap and badly groomed plastic slides with scratches on the surface, a cheap rainbow and some badly shaped jumps. In Bettmeralp there are three jumps of a quality far below international freestyle standards. The slope control doesn’t like people building their own kicker. Sometimes I ended up confused when lifts are closed due to “bad weather”, despite perfect snow conditions.
The Aletsch area is not for freestyle. Great for families. Also expert skiers can have fun!

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