Blue heads, long noses, high-pitched shrieking. Up to 1000 witches have been known to turn up for this unusual downhill festival in the Aletsch region. With broomsticks in their hands and magical potions in their rucksacks, they comfortably glide downhill, enjoy themselves at the edges of the slopes and entertain those who have turned up to watch. Once they reach the bottom, the witches and racers join up to celebrate the biggest 'après ski' party anywhere in Switzerland.
12 km of perfectly prepared slopes, 1800 metres in altitude. The top skiers fearlessly plunge down the snow-covered slopes, hoping to shear every last hundredth of a second off their time.
The story of the Belalp Hexe dates back to a Medieval legend. Long before the Belalp lent its name to a skiing festival, the Belalp Hexe (or witch) is said to have haunted the Natischerberg mountain. Today, the region around the massive Aletsch glacier provides a magical range of activities for winter sports fans. With slopes at up to 3000 metres above sea level, the snow is guaranteed until Easter.
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