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The most liberating nature experience in the Alps

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Welcome to the Aletsch Arena. Are you here for the first time or already one of our loyal regulars? Either way, we’re pleased you’ve found your way to the website of the Aletsch Arena. This page tells you all you need to know about the holiday paradise at the Great Aletsch Glacier in Valais. You’ll get acquainted with the destinations and learn more about the highlights that await you in summer and winter.

Have an enjoyable, refreshing stay in the Aletsch Arena.

 

This is the Aletsch Arena in Valais

The Aletsch Arena in Valais, which has as its neighbours Brig and Goms, is the destination for a refreshing stay in Switzerland – and for the most liberating nature experience in the Alps. At the heart of the Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch UNESCO World Heritage Site lies the breathtaking Great Aletsch Glacier. It has always held a very special fascination for holidaymakers and locals alike.

 

The car-free destinations of Riederalp, Bettmeralp and Fiescheralp are perched high on the sunny Valais plateau. Down below in the Rhône Valley are the idyllic villages of Mörel-Filet, Lax, Fiesch and Fieschertal. And in between, halfway up, there are other villages to discover: Ried-Mörel, Greich, Betten Dorf and Martisberg. Families, couples, solo travellers, sports enthusiasts, those seeking peace and quiet or nature lovers will find precisely what they’re looking for in the holiday resorts of the Aletsch Arena.

Feel free – the freedom of the Alps

Looking out over the majestic Great Aletsch Glacier and the unique mountain panorama, or skiing down the pristine slopes on a ski tour, you are filled with an overwhelming sense of freedom. The “most liberating natural experience in the Alps” awaits you in the Aletsch Arena. Ski-in, ski-out, unspoilt nature, high recreational value, proximity to the glacier, stunning Valais mountain scenery: in the Aletsch Arena you can simply be yourself. “Feel free” and enjoy the time!

 

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The villages

Some of the holiday destinations of the Aletsch Arena are located on the sunny Valais plateau and are car-free, others are halfway up the mountain or down in the Rhône Valley. These are the villages for you to relax in for your holidays in Switzerland:

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 unobstructed views of the Great Aletsch Glacier

The best vantage points, called view points, are among the absolute highlights in the Aletsch Arena. All are easily accessible by cable car and each has a platform from which you can see the majestic Great Aletsch Glacier from a different perspective. The view points also have a reputation as high-energy sites. These are the view points in the Aletsch Arena:

What makes the Aletsch Arena so special

A family atmosphere, breathtaking nature, countless options for activities and much more besides: the Aletsch Arena in Valais is a very special place for holidays in Switzerland. Here are just a few of the reasons:

 

Family feel

The Aletsch Arena is a perfect place for a family holiday in Switzerland. You feel at ease right away and know you’re in good hands. What you can look forward to:

 

  • Friendly locals

  • Regular guests over many years

  • Family atmosphere

  • During your holiday, you become part of the big Aletsch-Arena family

Natural phenomenon

The biggest 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, locals and visitors for centuries. Other natural phenomena in the Aletsch Arena include:

 

  • The view points on Hohfluh, Moosfluh, Bettmerhorn and Eggishorn with 360-degree panoramic views and fresh Valais mountain air

  • Designated energy spots on Eggishorn, Bettmerhorn and Moosfluh

  • Pure and refreshing glacier water straight from the tap

  • The over 1000-year-old Aletsch forest – one of Europe’s oldest Swiss stone-pine forests

Action galore

Guests with an extreme appetite for action are in the right place in the Aletsch Arena all year round. These activities await you:

 

  • Ski and snowboard

  • Cross-country skiing

  • Snowshoeing

  • Winter walks

  • Walking

  • Mountain biking

  • Climbing

  • Golf

  • Swimming

  • and much more

Carefree

The unspoilt nature in the Aletsch Arena helps visitors slow down and unwind completely. As soon as you arrive, everyday worries fade into the background and stress begins to melt away. Spending time in the Aletsch Arena energises your soul so that you return home feeling completely refreshed.

 

Pure

In the Aletsch Arena, you can breathe freely and deeply at last. The pure mountain air of the Valais fills you with strength for new exploits – for example, for a swim in one of the crystal-clear mountain lakes. Either way: the Aletsch Arena is incredibly conducive to relaxation and recreation.

Car-free

No running engines, no honking horns, no traffic jams: the much-loved holiday resorts of Riederalp, Bettmeralp and Fiescheralp in the Aletsch Arena are car-free and can only be reached by cable car. Another benefit of being car-free: you’re out on the slopes in no time.

 

Barrier-free

Out and about in a wheelchair, not so good on your feet or using a pram or stroller? In the Aletsch Arena you can enjoy activities and unobstructed views of the Great Aletsch Glacier even with limited mobility. Some of the infrastructure in the Aletsch Arena is barrier-free. This is true for the Bettmerhorn view point 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.

 

Sustainability

The breathtaking nature of the Aletsch Arena is its greatest asset. This fact makes the issue of sustainability absolutely vital to the Aletsch Arena. So, for example, all cable cars in the region are powered by renewable energy. Thanks to the good public transport connections, travelling here is convenient, comfortable and glacier-friendly. The Aletsch Arena scores high marks for sustainability and environmental protection. In 2019/2020, it was named one of the top ski resorts by Skiresort.de, the world’s largest test portal of ski resorts. In the eco-friendliness category, the Aletsch Arena was awarded a maximum five out of five stars.

 

This is what awaits you in winter in the Aletsch Arena

Guaranteed snow cover, perfectly groomed slopes and a magical landscape blanketed in white are the plus points of winter in the Aletsch Arena. There’s always something new for you to experience here. This is what the Aletsch Arena offers you in winter:

  • Ski in, ski out: out of your door and onto the slopes!

  • Fun parks, snow tubing and children’s play areas

  • Professional snow sports schools

  • 5.3km sledging run from Moosfluh mountain station – Riederalp/Bettmeralp

  • 104km of immaculately groomed slopes

  • Night skiing Bettmeralp, Riederalp and Fieschertal

  • Guaranteed snow cover from December to April

  • Cross-country skiing trails (free of charge)

  • Snowshoe trails

  • 72km of winter hiking trails

This is what awaits you in summer in the Aletsch Arena

In summer, the call of the mountains is loud and clear in the Aletsch Arena. Scale the peaks walking, climbing or by bike. Enjoy a dip in one of the crystal-clear mountain lakes for a welcome cooling-off. This is what the Aletsch Arena offers you in summer:

 

  • 300km of walking/hiking trails and themed trails

  • Thrilling suspension bridges

  • Via ferrata, climbing walls and rope parks

  • A large number of mountain bike routes

  • Paragliding mecca of Fiescheralp-Fiesch

  • Professional mountaineering schools

  • Europe’s highest 9-hole golf course on Riederalp

  • Glacier tours on the Great Aletsch Glacier

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