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Family holidays at the Aletsch Glacier

Families welcome

The Aletsch Arena at the heart of the fabulous Valais mountain scenery is the perfect place for family holidays in Switzerland. In winter, kids zip down the beginner’s slopes of the beautiful ski area, and in summer they and their parents go for hikes and walks on the hiking paths or themed trails specially tailored to families. But that’s not all, by any means. There’s so much more awaiting you and your family in the Aletsch Arena.

Just watch your children’s eyes light up with excitement!

Welcome to the paradise for family holidays, welcome to the Aletsch Arena

They’ve won many awards between them, the three resorts of Riederalp, Bettmeralp and Fiesch. For years now, they have earned the right to bear the “Family Destination” label of the Swiss Tourism Federation. This stamp of quality is awarded to holiday resorts and destinations that cater specifically to the needs and wishes of children and the adults looking after them.

So what makes the Aletsch Arena with its resorts Riederalp, Bettmeralp, Mörel-Filet, Lax, Fiescheralp, Fiesch and Fieschertal so perfect for adventure-filled family holidays? That’s easy – for instance, there’s a huge range of activities for kids. Another plus: Riederalp, Bettmeralp and Fiescheralp are all car-free! This makes the villages safe places for children to play. What’s more, some of the 300 kilometres of walking and hiking trails in the Aletsch Arena are pram- and stroller-friendly. In winter, you and your family are hardly out of bed before you’re back having fun on the slopes. Because they’re right on your doorstep or just a few steps away.

As you can see, the Aletsch Arena has created ideal conditions in the areas of infrastructure, experiences and services for unforgettable, action-packed family holidays in Switzerland.

The Aletsch Arena welcomes you and your whole family to the Valais holiday paradise. The following experiences await you:


the mascot

Blue skin, bright red shoes and, on his equally red nose, a Swiss cross: Gletschi, a glacier flea, is the mascot of the Aletsch Arena. Gletschi is there for the kids during their unforgettable family holidays in the Aletsch Arena.


Aletsch Arena

Summer adventures

See the imposing Great Aletsch Glacier with your own eyes, even touch it on an exciting glacier tour, learn something new on one of the themed trails or grill a sausage or two with family and friends at one of the many barbecue areas: summer holidays in the Aletsch Arena are packed full with experiences and adventure.

Aletsch Arena

Winter adventures

Lasting memories are created in the family ski area of the Aletsch Arena. Be it the first uncertain metres on skis, building a snowman or a snowball fight. Given its altitude, there’s guaranteed snow in the Aletsch Arena, making it the perfect place for skiing holidays in Switzerland.

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