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Family holidays at the Aletsch Glacier

Families welcome

The Aletsch Arena in the midst of the fantastic Valais mountain scenery is the perfect place for family holidays in Switzerland. In winter, children whizz down the beginner's slopes of this beautiful ski area, while in summer they join their parents on a hike on one of the hiking or theme trails designed especially for families. And that is by no means all. In the Aletsch Arena, there is much more waiting for you and your family. 

Bright eyes for children are guaranteed!


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

The three villages of Riederalp, Bettmeralp and Fiesch have been awarded prizes. For years now, they have been allowed to adorn themselves with the "Family Destination" label of the Swiss Tourism Association. It is awarded to holiday resorts and holiday destinations in Switzerland that tailor their offers specifically to the needs and wishes of children and their accompanying persons. 

Why is the Aletsch Arena with its holiday resorts Riederalp, Bettmeralp, Mörel-Filet, Lax, Fiescheralp, Fiesch and Fieschertal so perfect for adventurous family holidays? Quite simply - for example, because of the huge range of offers for children. Another plus point: Riederalp, Bettmeralp and Fiescheralp are car-free. So the villages become a playground for the children. In addition, some of the 300 kilometres of hiking trails in the Aletsch Arena are suitable for prams. In winter, you and your family are hardly ever out of bed, almost immediately on the slopes. That's because it's right on your doorstep or right outside your front door. 

As you can see, the Aletsch Arena has created ideal conditions in terms of infrastructure, experiences, services and facilities for unforgettable and varied family holidays in Switzerland.

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

  • ideal family skiing area thanks to beginners' slopes

  • Ski schools

  • Children's animations

  • Pumptracks

  • Minigolf courses

  • Swimming lakes


the mascot

Blue skin, bright red shoes and a Swiss cross on his likewise red nose: Gletschi is the name of the glacier flea, and he is the mascot of the Aletsch Arena. Gletschi accompanies the children during their unforgettable family holidays in the Aletsch Arena.


Aletsch Arena

Winter Experiences

The family ski area of the Aletsch Arena is the place for lasting memories. Be it the first careful metres on skis, building a snowman or a snowball fight. Thanks to its altitude, the Aletsch Arena is snow-sure and therefore the perfect place for a skiing holiday in Switzerland.

Aletsch Arena

Summer Experiences

See the impressive Great Aletsch Glacier with your own eyes, even touch it on an exciting glacier tour, learn something new on one of the theme trails or roast a fine sausage with family and friends at one of the many fireplaces: summer holidays in the Aletsch Arena are packed with experiences and adventure

Clean & Safe

Hygiene and COVID-19

In the Aletsch Arena, all the necessary precautions are taken to implement the requirements of the authorities for the safety of guests, employees and residents. This is to protect against infection with the coronavirus.

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