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Winter at the Great Aletsch Glacier

At a snow-sure altitude on a sunny plateau above the Rhône Valley, the Aletsch Arena is a true paradise for winter sports. Here pleasures range from leisurely nature experience to sportive piste runs and all imaginable! 

Circular Ski Tours in the Aletsch Arena

From the halfpipe in the snow park to various elements in the kids’ fun park: with the circular ski tours, an all-round, action-packed experience awaits you during your skiing holidays in the Aletsch Arena. The tours feature various experiences on the slopes, lift rides, fun elements with great entertainment value on the Gletschi Family Funslope, not to mention restaurants and bars alongside the slopes. With a choice between the leisurely Gletschi Tour and the more challenging Glacier Panorama Tour, the circular winter-sports tours in the Aletsch Arena in Valais are suitable for families as well as experienced skiers or snowboarders.

Aletsch Arena winter walks: hikes in a snowy wonderland

Winter walks are surely the most restful way to discover the magical world of the Aletsch Arena in the snow, and 72 km of well prepared winter walking trails are an inviting prospect. 

With the Valais sun warm on your back and surrounded by the sparkling, snow-covered landscape, you won't forget a winter hike in the Aletsch Arena: where else is the hiker rewarded with panoramic views of the 4000-metre Valais peaks and the Great Aletsch Glacier? 

Winter hike Fiesch - Fieschertal

Snow-covered forest, river landscape frozen in ice. The wintry impressions and beautiful views make this a delightful hike along the Wysswasser River.

Winter hike Fiescheralp - Riederalp

Idyllic winter scenes and magnificent views of the 4000-metre peaks of Valais. The fantastic winter hiking trail takes you across the whole of the Aletsch Arena’s sunny plateau.

Winter hike Moosfluh - Riederalp

The Great Aletsch Glacier, the 4000-metre peaks of Valais, Villa Cassel. On this spectacular panoramic winter hike, it’s one highlight after another.

Top 3 sled slopes

Steep downhill sections, tight curves and thrilling speeds: sledging in the Aletsch Arena is a sure way to get your adrenaline fix. The high-speed experience on the Moosfluh Sledge Run, the Blätz Sledging Slope and the Fiescheralp-Lax Sledge Run are fun for the whole family. 

Sledge run Moosfluh – Riederalp

5.3km of unparalleled sledging fun, accompanied by fantastic views of the Valais mountains: from the mountain station of Gletscherbahn Moosfluh (at 2,333m) down to Riederalp.

Sledge run Moosfluh – Bettmeralp

High-speed sledging fun from the mountain station of Gletscherbahn Moosfluh (at 2,333m) down to Bettmeralp. With a fabulous vista of the Valais mountains thrown in for free.

Sledge run Fiescheralp – Laxerwald - Lax

Fast-paced stretches, idyllic forest sections, fabulous mountains views extending as far as the Matterhorn: the superbly prepared sledge run offers 11km of sheer downhill pleasure.

Top 3 hikes

Along a spectacular mountain ridge, past deep-blue mountain lakes, through fragrant Swiss stone pine forests or with constant views of the Great Aletsch Glacier – the Top 3 hikes in the Aletsch Arena promise no end of happy hiking.

Themed Adventure Trail (ridge path) from Moosfluh to Riederfurka

Views of the Great Aletsch Glacier and the mountain scenery, coupled with informative adventure stations: on this hike, education, wonder and enjoyment go hand in hand.

Circular hike from Bettmerhorn to Bettmeralp via Märjelensee

The Great Aletsch Glacier, landscapes shaped by the perpetual ice, colourful alpine flora and an idyllic glacial lake. Experience glorious nature in all its facets!

Hike from Belalp to Riederalp via the suspension bridge

The adrenaline buzz on the suspension bridge, the imposing view of the glacier gate and ancient Swiss stone pines in Aletsch Forest make this hike a truly impressive experience.

Top 3 mountain bike tours

Over 100 kilometres of action-packed routes, a spectacular panorama with the Great Aletsch Glacier as the star player, fresh Valais mountain air and the most liberating nature experience in the Alps: welcome to the Aletsch Arena, welcome to your mountain-bike paradise. Whether you’re using sheer muscle power or electrical assistance, you can enjoy a limitless biking experience here and the perfect biking holidays in Switzerland.

Wurzenbord Flow Trail

Want to polish your biking technique or fancy a bit of downhilling? At three kilometres long with 260m altitude difference, the Wurzenbord Flow Trail is ideal for both activities.

E-MTB Tour Riederalp - Märjela

This E-MTB tour offers more than just sheer biking fun! The tour across the entire Aletsch plateau also promises a variety of landscapes and spectacular views to enjoy.

Family Aletsch Tour

Level sections, beautiful downhill runs, hardly any climbs and spectacular views of the Valais mountains. This varied MTB tour is an adventure for young and old alike.