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Aletsch Arena

The most liberating nature experience in the Alps


Welcome to the Aletsch Arena. Is this your first time with us or are you already a loyal regular guest? Either way: Well, you've found your way to the Aletsch Arena website. On this site you will find all the information you need about the Valais holiday paradise on the Great Aletsch Glacier. Among other things, you will get to know the destinations and find out what highlights await you in summer and winter. 

Have fun and relax in the Aletsch Arena.


This is the Aletsch Arena in Valais

The Aletsch Arena in Valais, in the immediate vicinity of Brig and Goms, is the Swiss holiday destination for relaxing days - and for the most liberating natural experience in the Alps. The heart of the Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch UNESCO World Heritage Site is the breathtaking Great Aletsch Glacier. It has always exerted a very special fascination on holidaymakers and locals alike. 

The car-free destinations of Riederalp, Bettmeralp and Fiescheralp are enthroned high up on the Valais sunny plateau. Down in the Rhone valley are the idyllic villages of Mörel-Filet, Lax, Fiesch and Fieschertal. And in between, halfway up, there are the villages of Ried-Mörel, Greich, Betten Dorf and Martisberg to discover. Families, couples, single travellers, sports enthusiasts, people seeking peace and quiet or nature lovers will find the right offer for their personal needs in the holiday resorts of the Aletsch Arena.

Feel Free - Freedom of the Alps

The view of the majestic Great Aletsch Glacier and the unique mountain panorama, or the descent on the unspoilt slopes during a ski tour, fills one with an overwhelming feeling of freedom. In the Aletsch Arena, the "most liberating natural experience in the Alps" awaits you. Ski-in, ski-out, unspoilt nature, a high recreational value, the proximity of the glacier, the impressive Valais mountain scenery: In the Aletsch Arena you can simply be yourself. "Feel free" and enjoy the time!


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The places

The holiday destinations of the Aletsch Arena are located on the one hand on the sunny plateau of Valais and are car-free, and on the other hand halfway up and in the Rhone valley. These are your places to relax for your Swiss holidays:

At half height

  • Ried-Mörel at 1168 m a.s.l. 

  • Betten Dorf at 1203 m a.s.l. 

  • Greich at 1361 m a.s.l. 

  • Martisberg at 1367 m a.s.l. 

View Points

for a clear view of the Great Aletsch Glacier

The view points, called View Points, are among the absolute highlights in the Aletsch Arena. All are easily accessible thanks to the mountain railways and have a platform from where you can always see the majestic Great Aletsch Glacier from a different perspective. At the same time, the View Points are known as power places. These are the View Points in the Aletsch Arena:

This is what makes the Aletsch Arena so special

A family atmosphere, breathtaking nature, countless possibilities for activities and, and, and, and The Aletsch Arena in Valais is a very special place for holidays in Switzerland. And for the following reasons too



For families, the Aletsch Arena is the ideal place for a holiday in Switzerland. Here you feel at home and you are in good hands. That is what awaits you:


  • courteous locals

  • longtime regulars

  • familiar atmosphere

  • during the holidays you become part of the big Aletsch Arena family

Natural phenomenon

The largest glacier in the Alps is also the heart of the Aletsch Arena. The Great Aletsch Glacier in the middle of the Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch UNESCO World Heritage Site has shaped the region, the locals and the guests for centuries. Other natural phenomena in the Aletsch Arena are


  • the View Points Hohfluh, Moosfluh, Bettmerhorn and Eggishorn with 360-degree panoramic views and fresh Valais mountain air

  • designated power stations on the Eggishorn, Bettmerhorn and Moosfluh

  • pure and refreshing glacier water directly from the tap

  • the over 1000 year old Aletsch forest - one of the oldest Swiss stone pine forests in Europe


Guests with an acute urge to move are in the right place in the Aletsch Arena all year round. These activities are waiting for you:


  • Ski and snowboard

  • Cross-country skiing

  • Snowshoeing

  • Winter walks

  • Walking

  • Mountain biking

  • Climbing

  • Golf

  • Swimming

  • and much more


The unspoilt nature in the Aletsch Arena provides guests with a complete deceleration. As soon as they arrive, everyday worries fade into the background and stress reduction begins. In the Aletsch Arena, the soul recharges with new energy so that you can return home completely refreshed.



In the Aletsch Arena you can finally take a deep breath. The pure Valais mountain air gives you the strength for new deeds - for example, for a swim in one of the crystal clear mountain lakes. One way or another: In the Aletsch Arena, you can expect an incredibly high recreational value.



No running engines, no honking, no traffic jams: the popular holiday resorts of Riederalp, Bettmeralp and Fiescheralp in the Aletsch Arena are car-free and can only be reached by mountain railway. Another advantage of being car-free: you'll be on the slopes in no time.



Out and about in your wheelchair, not so good on foot or using the pushchair? In the Aletsch Arena you can enjoy activities and a clear view of the Great Aletsch Glacier even with limited mobility. The infrastructure in the Aletsch Arena is partially barrier-free. This also applies to View Point Bettmerhorn with its viewing platform and barrier-free panorama restaurant. The Rope Park in Fiesch even has a course that can be completed in a wheelchair.



The breathtaking nature is the highest good in the Aletsch Arena. This is why the issue of sustainability is of central importance for the Aletsch Arena. For example, all the mountain railways in the region are operated with renewable energy. Furthermore, thanks to the good public transport connections, glacier-friendly and comfortable travel is possible. The Aletsch Arena scores high marks for sustainability and environmental protection. In 2019/2020, it was awarded the title of top ski resort by, the world's largest test portal for ski resorts. The Aletsch Arena was awarded five out of five possible stars for the environmental friendliness category.


What to expect in winter in the Aletsch Arena

High snow reliability, perfectly groomed slopes and a magical landscape bathed in white are the advantages of winter in the Aletsch Arena. Here you always experience something new. This is what the Aletsch Arena offers you in winter:

  • Ski in, ski out - from the front door directly to the slopes

  • Fun parks, snowtubing and children's countries

  • professional snow sports schools

  • 5.3 km sledge run top station Moosfluh-Riederalp/Bettmeralp

  • 104 kilometres of perfectly groomed pistes

  • Night skiing Bettmeralp, Riederalp and Fieschertal

  • Snow guarantee from December to April

  • Cross-country skiing tracks (free of charge)

  • Snowshoe trails

  • 72 km Winter walk

What to expect in the Aletsch Arena in summer

In summer, the mountain calls in the Aletsch Arena. Ascend the peaks on foot, by climbing or by bike. For a welcome cool-down, take a jump into one of the crystal-clear mountain lakes. This is what the Aletsch Arena offers you in summer:


  • 300 km of hiking trails and theme trails

  • Dance on the suspension bridges

  • Fixed rope routes, climbing walls and rope parks

  • large number of mountain bike routes

  • Paragliding Mecca Fiescheralp-Fiesch

  • professional mountaineering schools

  • Europe's highest 9-hole golf course on the Riederalp

  • Glacier tours on the Great Aletsch Glacier

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