Aletsch Arena

Valais

Wurzenbord

Wurzenbord

Aletsch Arena - Fiesch - Eggishorn

Aletsch Arena - Fiesch - Eggishorn

Fiesch - Bergstation Eggishorn

Fiesch - Bergstation Eggishorn

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp

Eggishorn

Eggishorn

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp II

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp II

Aletsch Arena - Talegga II

Aletsch Arena - Talegga II

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp Piste

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp Piste

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp Eggishorn Aletschgletscher

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp Eggishorn Aletschgletscher

Aletsch Arena - Fiesch Dorf II

Aletsch Arena - Fiesch Dorf II

Aletsch Arena - Talegga

Aletsch Arena - Talegga

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp Skigebiet

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp Skigebiet

Aletsch Arena - Fiesch Dorf

Aletsch Arena - Fiesch Dorf

Riederalp

Riederalp

Aletsch Arena - Wellness Resort Alpenrose

Aletsch Arena - Wellness Resort Alpenrose

Aletsch Arena - Riederalp Aletschgletscher

Aletsch Arena - Riederalp Aletschgletscher

Aletsch Arena - Riederfurka Dorf von SB Riederfurka Bergstation

Aletsch Arena - Riederfurka Dorf von SB Riederfurka Bergstation

Aletsch Arena - Riederalp Dorf

Aletsch Arena - Riederalp Dorf

Riederalp - Art Furrer Resort, Riederalp

Riederalp - Art Furrer Resort, Riederalp

Riederalp - Mountain Resort Riederfurka Nord

Riederalp - Mountain Resort Riederfurka Nord

Wellnesskurort Breiten (bei Riederalp) Aletsch Arena VS, Blick Richtung Brig + Glishorn

Wellnesskurort Breiten (bei Riederalp) Aletsch Arena VS, Blick Richtung Brig + Glishorn

Aletsch Arena - Imkerei Furrer

Aletsch Arena - Imkerei Furrer

Aletsch Arena - Bettmeralp Bettmerhorn II

Aletsch Arena - Bettmeralp Bettmerhorn II

Aletsch Arena - Bettmeralp Skipiste

Aletsch Arena - Bettmeralp Skipiste

Aletsch Arena - Bettmeralp Dorf

Aletsch Arena - Bettmeralp Dorf

Bettmeralp - Bergstation Wurzenbord

Bettmeralp - Bergstation Wurzenbord

Aletsch Arena - Kapelle Bettmeralp

Aletsch Arena - Kapelle Bettmeralp

Aletsch Arena - Bettmeralp Bettmerhorn

Aletsch Arena - Bettmeralp Bettmerhorn

Aletsch Arena - Bettmeralp Dorf II

Aletsch Arena - Bettmeralp Dorf II

Crystalline air, snow crunching underfoot and sunshine from early till late. A box seat view of Aletsch Glacier and clear views of the Valais' prettiest four-thousand-meter peaks.

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With a length of 23 kilometers, an average width of 1,800 meters, and a surface area of approximately 100 square kilometers, the Aletsch Glacier has an impressive 27 billion tons of ice. The ice mass moves from the northern flanks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau down into the valley of Valais, and its meltwater flows through the wild Massa Gorge into the Rhone. As a landscape of extraordinary beauty, the Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch Region was included in the list of UNESCO World Natural Heritage sites in 2001.

The sun-drenched terraces of Fiescheralp, Bettmeralp and Riederalp are half way between the valley and the sky. Six cable cars convey guests from the Rhone Valley to the resort villages and into the hiking paradise of the Aletsch Region, at an elevation of about 2,000 meters. From here they can travel to the most beautiful vantage points such as the 2,927-meter Eggishorn, which offers a panoramic view of the Aletsch and Fiescher glaciers.

Summer

Summer vacations in the Aletsch Region are vacations in untouched nature and in an attractive hiking area. In the midst of this mountain landscape is Villa Cassel, an Information Center for the “Pro Natura” nature conservation organization. Nature enthusiasts can obtain information here on the magnificent natural arena as well as offers for courses and excursions. A beautiful mountain trail leading to Villa Cassel and through the Aletsch Forest to the ice tongue of the glacier starts at Riederalp.

Highlights

  • Great Aletsch Glacier – with a length of 23 kilometers, and with 27 billion tons of ice, it is the mightiest glacier in the Alps. It is the high point of the UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch.
  • Aletsch Forest - Switzerland’s oldest trees (900 years old) are found at an elevation of 2,000 meters in one of Europe’s highest pine forests.
  • Massa Gorge – Courageous visitors can rapel in a spectacular canyon, always accompanied by an experienced mountain guide.
  • Ice World Bettmerhorn - Fascinating Aletsch Glacier – In the footsteps of an ice age explorer, visitors to this Multimedia Exhibition discover the secrets of the Alps’ largest glacier.
  • Villa Cassel – Nature Concervancy - Information Center and classic guesthouse (where Winston Churchill slept), at a magnificent location on the Riederfurka Ridge in the midst of a stunning mountain landscape.
  • Eggishorn – From the 2,927-meter summit visitors enjoy magnificent vistas over the entire length of the Aletsch Glacier and of the smaller Fiescher Glacier.
  • Alpine Museum Riederalp - in the historic Alpine Hut “Nagulschbalmu,” dating from 1606, you can immerse yourself in the life of mountain farmers of bygone centuries.
  • The nearby town of Brig, home of the Stockalper Palace, has always played a central role.

Top Events

  • Aletsch Half Marathon, Bettmeralp (June)
  • Gommer Openair, Lax (July – every second year)
  • Gratzug Night on Lake Märjela, Fiescheralp (August)
  • Gilihüsine (ancient form of Hornussen, a Swiss team sport),
  • Bettmeralp (September)
  • Gommer Advent Market, Fiesch (November)
  • Winter Openings, Aletsch Arena (December)
  • St. Nikolaus Trichjer (traditional St. Nicholas event) Fiesch (December)

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