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.
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.
0 runs 0km
3 runs 19km
6 runs 19km
3 runs 9km
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.
|Value for money|
|Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)||? - ?|
Traditional Village /
|Resort Opens||Dec 2020|
|Resort Closes||Apr 2021|
|( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)|
|total length of Arolla trails|
|Longest Lift-Served Run||6km|
|longest piste or trail reachable by lift|
|direction Arolla area faces|
|top station of highest lift|
|bottom of lowest run|
|centre of Arolla ski resort|
|total descent from top lift to bottom piste|
|Skiable Vertical||^v 886m|
|can include extra hike up above top lift|
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
Rating for snowboarding gets 2 stars out of 5 overall
Off-Slope activities include:
Rating for apres ski gets 2 stars out of 5 overall
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
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
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
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 ?.