Where I’ve been: Riederalp at Aletsch Glacier, Switzerland, 2011

Riederalp at the Aletsch Glacier is located in the sun-blessed southern Swiss canton of Valais/Wallis about 8km east of Brig.The first time I was in the area was in 1997 when my Look over Riederalp, Switzerlanduncle and aunt got married in Fiesch. That time we stayed down in the valley in Fiesch and to go skiing we went up to the Fiescheralp every day which actually was a bit of a hazzle. In 2000 and 2002 we went back to the area, this time staying on Bettmeralp. And in 2011 my parents invited my brother and me to join them for a skiing holiday again. This last time we stayed in a chalet on Riederalp just next to the pist. In the morning you could literally fall out of bed, onto your skis and onto the pist which gives you the longest skiing time possible. Continue reading