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Fiescheralp

Relaxation at the foot of Mount Eggishorn

Among locals and regular visitors alike, the picturesque Fiescheralp is fondly known as “Chiebode”, or ‘cow pasture’. The car-free village owes its nickname to the cows of the Fiesch farmers that spend their summers there. But it is not only the cows that enjoy the warm season high up in the mountain. Guests also get to bask in breathtaking nature, tranquillity, sunshine and superb air quality during their summer holidays. On the car-free Aletsch plateau, you soak up the sun from early in the morning until late in the evening. For extra energy, recharge your inner batteries at the energy spot at the nearby view point on Eggishorn.  And in winter? You’re always first out on the mountain to ski the wide, perfectly groomed slopes of the Aletsch Arena ski area.

 

The Alp for anyone seeking peace and quiet

Everyday life on Fiescheralp in the Aletsch Arena is as unhurried as the cows’ grazing. Here at 2,212m above sea level, peace and quiet is not in short supply. And if you’re overcome by the urge to get some exercise, there’s hiking, biking and paragliding galore in the summer. In winter, the slopes are practically on your doorstep, so you can start having fun on the snow right away. As Fiescheralp is car-free, it can only be reached by gondola lift from Fiesch.

What makes Fiescheralp the ideal place for holidays in summer as well as in winter?

A glacier tour, a bike tour or climbing tour, a hike or a gondola lift ride up to the view point on Eggishorn: there’s a comprehensive programme of activities awaiting you on Fiescheralp for your summer holiday in Valais. In winter, it’s well worth experiencing the 13-kilometre sledge run down to Lax, doing some skiing and snowboarding or undertaking a relaxed snowshoe tour.

 

Summer

What activities are there to look forward to in summer and autumn?

Dexterity, courage and a head for heights are useful qualities when climbing. Prove that you’ve got what it takes at the Eggishorn ropes park. With 300 metres of altitude difference to overcome, two to three solid hours of sheer climbing pleasure are guaranteed. The adventure includes thrilling traverses, vertical passages and frequent fabulous views of the Valais mountain panorama.

Winter

What activities can I look forward to in winter?

On Fiescheralp, winter holidays are not just your usual winter holiday. You’re out on the freshly prepared slopes of the Aletsch Arena in no time at all, which have some special features to offer. For example, the downhill run from Eggishorn (black run) or the Skiline speed run are sure to get the adrenaline pumping. To ski on a black run, you need some practice, of course, and the skills to match – which you can acquire at the snow sports school in Fiesch, where there are courses on offer for young and old. In addition, Fiescheralp is a good starting point for ski tours. Then there’s the sledge ride down to Lax, which is also amazing fun: a 13-kilometre run that includes fast sections and sharp bends.

Fiescheralp

Family holidays on the alp

On Fiescheralp, you can let your kids run around without a worry, because the place is car-free. What’s more, the range of activities on offer in summer and winter is geared to families too. The via ferrata on Eggishorn, for example, can by climbed by older children too. A guided tour of the Great Aletsch Glacier is suitable for children from the age of six. Other fantastic offers and activities for kids on Fiescheralp are:

View Point

Eggishorn

Standing at Eggishorn view point, you’re likely to suffer from a total sensory overload for a moment or two. Because you not only take in the entire 20 kilometres of the Great Aletsch Glacier all at once, but you’re also left speechless at the sight of the Fiescher Glacier, 40 mountains of at least 4000 metres and the view across to the Matterhorn as well as to the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

Sheer romanticism

Million Stars Hotel

What distinguishes a hotel that has one million stars? The free view of the starry sky! Two of the 50 or so rooms of the Million Stars Hotel, created by Switzerland Tourism, are located in the Aletsch Arena. One on the View Point Eggishorn and the second in the Märjela on the edge of the Aletsch Glacier. Don't miss this opportunity and experience a dream night in the great outdoors with your treasure, exclusively for two.

 

 

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