Perched on a terrace above the valley; Ried-Mörel is a small but vibrant village of 350 people. Originally these were the winter homes of farming families who cultivated the very rich soils of the hillside whilst grazing their animals in the Alps above. It still is a farming community with meadows right up to the house and fruit trees everywhere. The village has many young families, the children of which can safely play in the road such is the low volume of traffic. There is a shop and a bank as well as a local Café. From the village a cable car runs up to Riederalp and down to the railway station in Mörel below. Of particular interest are the traditional storage houses on their mushroom pillars to keep the mice out of the grain!
EasyJet, Swiss and BA all fly to Geneva and Zurich. From the airport there are hourly direct trains to the local town of Brig with a journey time of 2-3 hours. From Brig a local train connects with the gondola to the village. What better way to arrive in a ski resort than stepping out of your lift in the village itself?
For those with a car you can drive right to the door and park nearby. If however you are not too happy to drive along a mountain road with a drop on one side you can park in the valley in Mörel and take the lift up