How does a car-free ski resort work?

Take a look behind the scenes

When visitors come to the Aletsch region, a UNESCO World Heritage site, they value the tranquillity and the unspoiled countryside – and the fact that they don’t have to waste time looking for a parking place or that they are being exposed to exhaust fumes and traffic jams. Ever since the first tourists came to the region, the Valais has relied on soft mobility and sustainability. A cable car is the only means of transport which connects the three car-free mountain villages with the valley. The three idyllic villages sit on a vast and sunny high plateau which offers stunning views of 40 four-thousand metre peaks and the largest glacier in the Alps. Visitors leave behind the hustle and bustle of life. There is not a single car in sight, but all amenities are still readily available. This can only be achieved through logistical effort and many “silent helpers” who make sure that everything runs smoothly for the tourism which is so important for the region. Let’s take a look behind the scenes on how it is done.

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