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Arolla, Switzerland

Arolla ski holidays

Established in 1967 the Swiss ski resort Arolla lies at 2003 metres altitude in the Valais region of the Swiss Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2889m the area is snow sure. Over 3 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 2km of trails, which equates to around 4 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Arolla is Geneva / Geneve at a distance of 209km or approximately 90 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.

SNO-man says

Located at the head of the Herens Valley, Arolla is a quiet centre with several large high-calibre hotels offering doorstep skiing on wide, sunny, uncrowded and well prepared trails. The high altitude of the village ensures a long snowsure season.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 0 runs 0km
0%  Intermediate Trails
 3 runs 19km
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Advanced Trails
 6 runs 19km
0%  Expert Trails
 3 runs 9km
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Resort and Holiday Stats

View our detailed Arolla snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Arolla snow history.

Beginners
Intermediate
Advanced/Expert
Snowboarders
Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Snow-Sure
Ambience
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day) ? - ?
Traditional Village / Purpose Built Resort
Resort OpensDec 2020
Resort ClosesApr 2021
( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs 47km
total length of Arolla trails
Longest Lift-Served Run 6km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope Orientation NE
direction Arolla area faces
Top Altitude 2889m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude 2003m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude 2003m
centre of Arolla ski resort
Vertical Drop 886m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical ^v 886m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Snow Report

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Web Cam

Arolla web cams
Nearby resorts:

Cervinia

Cortina

Nendaz

Verbier

Zermatt

Skiing in Arolla

12 pistes and trails means approximately 47km of runs. 6 Arolla lifts have capacity to transport 3550 per hour. The longest run in the Swiss ski resort is over 6km.

The mountain has 0% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 0% intermediate, 0% advanced slopes and 0% for experts - the most difficult piste is the 5km Noire du Mont Dolin run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. There is no night skiing.

Rating for skiing gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Snowboarding in Arolla

Of the 6 ski lifts, 5 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Arolla is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 0 terrain parks and 0 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 0 metres), 0 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.

Rating for snowboarding gets 2 stars out of 5 overall    

Arolla Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

6 apres ski bars 6 restaurants 0 bowling 1 night club 0 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 0 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 0 saunas 0 hot tubs 0 solariums 0 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 0 outdoor ice skating 0 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 0 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 0 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 0 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities ?.

Rating for apres ski gets 2 stars out of 5 overall    

"Arolla" by any other name

The Swiss resort is also known as Evolene - Region Tourism and has common misspellings:

The direction which the various Arolla slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.

- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Arolla has slopes facing NE.

Rating for snow gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Main Ski School in Arolla

Arolla ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons

The official ski/board school is called Ecole Suisse de Ski et de Snowboard d'Arolla and has 10 teachers teaching in English, French, German, Italian and taking students from a minimum age of 4.? ? 2831550

Arolla for beginners         gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Arolla for intermediates  gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Arolla for expert skiers   gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Arolla for snowboarding  gets 2 stars out of 5 overall    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Arolla

Arolla snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports

Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Arolla: 25km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y

Easy XC Ski Trails: 7km     Intermediate XC Trails: 13km   Difficult XC Trails: 0km

Telemark Tuittion: N     Telemark Rental 0      Paragliding schools: 1

Snow mobile Rental: 0     Toboggan Run Length: 1km

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Arolla

Arolla snow fun - off slope winter activities

Outdoor Ice Rink: 0 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0

Prepared Winter Walks: 0 Snowshoeing: 0 Hang Gliding : 0

Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 1km Paragliding schools: 1

Arolla non skiing facilities also include ?.


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