Close to the Alps' largest glacier
Right at the heart of the Aletsch region, in the Swiss canton of Valais, you find the mighty Aletsch glacier encircled by the Berner Alps and the 4193 meter tall Aletschhorn peak. The glacier surface with a length of 23.1 kilometers is the biggest one of its kind in the Alps and belongs to the UNESCO World Nature heritage of the Jungfrau-Aletsch Swiss Alps. A wonderful holiday in the Aletsch region has many highlights to offer - be it walking, hiking, skiing, relaxing or enjoying cultural attractions. The car-free Aletsch Arena holiday region, comprising three lovely destinations nestling on a high Alpine plateau, promises memorable days throughout the year. Also the surrounding holiday villages stand for genuine Swiss hospitality, culinary delicacies and awe-inspiring landscapes of natural beauty.
Snow assurance and dreamlike ski slopes
Thanks to the high-altitude location of the Aletsch region snow is guaranteed throughout the winter. Excellently groomed ski slopes, endless sunshine and perfect snow conditions await you here. Hit the slopes in picture-book winter sport regions like Riederalp, Bettmeralp and Fiescheralp – belonging to the huge Aletsch Arena ski area covering 104 kilometers of immaculate ski runs and 34 modern mountain lifts. What's best, doorstep skiing right to your hotel is already included! Exciting snow parks and half-pipes promise endless fun and action to ambitious snowboarders, free skiers and free riders. Separate beginner's runs add to a great day in the snow for all ability levels.
Off the beaten tracks, cross-country skiers are gliding silently through the breathtaking winter wonderland. The stunning Aletsch region has some 11 kilometers of picture-book nordic tracks. Ice skating fans should not miss out the fantastic Bettmeralp natural ice rink, while winter walkers enjoy a more leisurely pace on more than 72 kilometers of signposted walking trails leading across the snow-covered landscapes of the Aletsch region.