the Glacier flea


Hi...’s me – GLETSCHI – the glacier flea! I’m the Aletsch Arena’s mascot, and the real hero of the Great Aletsch Glacier!

Gletschi's profile

Height2 millimetres
Distinguishing featuresblue coat, red nose, red shoes
Hobbyshiking, glacier tours, skiing, sledging and much more...
Favourite musicGletschi-Song
Favourite bookthe Gletschi Book: Gletschi's Big Adventures
Favourite fooddeliciously nutty Swiss pine pollen
Favourite colourblue
Favourite item of clothingred shoes
Best-ever experiencethe Gletschi-Fest
What others find funny about meI’m not actually a flea – I'm an insect
What I'm most proud ofThe beautiful Aletsch Arena and all the amazing kids who take part in the activity programm
My dreamfor all children to know the Gletschi Song and sing along as loud as they can
Where to find mekid's activities, events, the Gletschi cable car

Big adventures

for Gletschi

Plop. Oh, what was that? Gletschi, the smallest of the Montanini glacier flea family awoke with a start and jumped up from his ice bed. He hit his head on the ice lamp and, slightly dazed, he fell back into his ice bed. Plop. Again. His eyes flew open once more. This wasn’t a dream. Something was going on. Plop. The little glacier flea scratched his head and looked around cautiously. His 29 brothers and sisters were fast asleep. And his mum and dad hadn’t noticed anything either. Plop. Since Gletschi was the smallest and weakest of the family, his mum and dad had always been very protective of him. This mollycoddling had turned him scared of many things. Much to his displeasure, nature had given this glacier flea a fluffy, ice-blue fur and a red nose. To make up for it though, he was also the most inquisitive and restless member of the glacier flea family. So, he took a deep breath, got out of bed and carefully crept along the ice wall to where the sound was coming from. Plop.


Autograph card from Gletschi

Gletschi wants to bring you joy not just in the Aletsch Arena but at home, too. He invites you to order a personalised autograph card free of charge here.


get colouring!

Gletschi's colouring competition

Gletschi would be really pleased to get a picture beautifully coloured in by you. 

Colour in the glacier flea picture and send it to us by post for a chance to win one of 10 great prizes from the Aletsch Arena. Winners will be drawn at random at the end of the summer and winter seasons. All decisions are final. The winners will be informed in writing. Prizes will not be exchanged for cash. 


Aletsch Arena AG
Furkastrasse 39
3983 Mörel-Filet Schweiz

The entry forms are available here as a printable file or from the Aletsch Arena Info Centres.  

Gletschi's colouring sheets

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