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KIDS ON SKI

Subsidised skiing tuition programme for children aged 3 to 5. 

The Alpine region is one of the most beautiful mountain landscapes in the world. In winter, it is a paradise for any winter sports adventure. Our campaign “KIDS ON SKIS – for free” aims to send the youngest winter sports enthusiasts an invitation to this winter wonderland. What could be better than making your first turns in fresh powder snow? We get the next generation on skis!

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What is Kids on ski?

The Aletsch Arena is a partner in the international pilot project "Kids on ski – for free". 200 young skiers, aged 3 to 5 years, have the opportunity in the off-season to participate for free in a comprehensive care package. This includes 5 days of ski school for 3 hours each day, rental equipment, lift ticket, and accommodation (when accompanied by an adult) on the following dates:

  • 18–22 December 2023
  • 15–19 January 2024
  • 22–26 January 2024
  • 11–15 March 2024
  • 18–22 March 2024

For all dates, the accommodation duration is from Saturday to Saturday. Ski school courses with rental equipment take place from Monday to Friday. The ski lessons are scheduled as follows:

Riederalp:

  • Children under 4 years old: "Toddlers" course from 14.00 to 16.00 
  • Children aged 4 and above: "Kids" course from 10.00 to 13.00  

Fiescheralp:

  • Lessons for everyone from 10.00 to 13.00

Bettmeralp:

  • Beginners (Snowgarden): from 10.00 to 12.00
  • Advanced (Prinzenland): from 10.00 to 12.30

The cross-destination campaign aims to promote winter sports in the Alpine region and to teach 50'000 children to ski or snowboard for free over the next 3 years. The initiative is based on the understanding that the primary promoters of winter sports are the parents and grandparents. They should be able to pass on their enthusiasm for the sport at an early age and be supported in doing so. In addition to the Aletsch Arena, the following destinations/ski resorts are involved: Alta Badia, Madonna di Campiglio, Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, Leogang, and Grindelwald.

 

Partner establishments

Who is participating?

Discover which accommodations, snow sports schools, and sports stores in the Aletsch Arena are participating in this exciting pilot project – an unforgettable experience awaits you!

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What do I need to do?

Contact the participating accommodation of your choice directly* and secure your spot in the Aletsch Arena during the off-season:

  • 18–22 December 2023
  • 15–19 January 2024
  • 22–26 January 2024
  • 11–15 March 2024
  • 18–22 March 2024

After booking, you will receive a form that you can fill out within 7 days to register your child for the "kids on ski" project. We recommend doing this promptly as spaces are limited and it's first come, first served.

Registering through the form guarantees you the ski lift ticket, rental equipment, and ski school for your child who is skiing for the first time.

*online booking is not possible during the pilot phase for this winter.

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