Fabulous skiing fun for young and old: wide, sunny slopes, the best bits of the Gletschi Experience and detours to the view points combine to make this panoramic ski tour a real highlight.
Distance 38.7 km
The family-friendly circular ski tour takes you through the entire Aletsch Arena and follows in the footsteps of Gletschi, the tiny glacier flea: skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, mini boardercross, the Family Funslope and more – wherever the tiny glacier flea has fun in the ski area, that’s where the Gletschi Tour takes you. What’s more, it includes the view points – ideal for a breather between descents, affording stunning views of the Aletsch Glacier or the Valais mountains. In between, there’s plenty of downhill fun to be had on the wide, sunny slopes of Aletsch Arena’s sun-drenched plateau, and it’s easy skiing for young and old. The tour sets off from Riederalp, although Bettmeralp or Fiescheralp can be chosen as the starting point instead. The Gletschi Tour is marked throughout with blue trail signs with the Gletschi symbol. It’s up to you how you complete the tour: either do it all on one day, or tackle various individual stages while having fun at the Gletschi's Experience stations in between.
If you want to do the entire Gletschi Tour in a single day with optimum skiing conditions, you should set by off 10:00 at the latest.
AuthorAletsch Arena AG
Update: December 14, 2022
Rest stopsRestaurant Riederfurka
Restaurant Alpenlodge Kühboden
Safety informationVisitors remaining on the slopes outside the opening hours of the ski area risk life and limb due to slope-grooming operations and the production of artificial snow. You should complete your last downhill run no later than 15:30 to reach the mountain villages of Riederalp, Bettmeralp or Fiescheralp in good time.
In the early and late season and in bad weather conditions, some lifts or slopes may remain closed. Information on the facilities and slopes in the Aletsch Arena can be found in the winter sports report.
Tips and hintsAletsch Arena AGF
+41 27 928 58 58
Getting thereTake Kantonsstrasse 19 to the Mörel-Filet exit, then follow signs for the parking facilities. Proceed on foot to the Riederalp cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG), which takes you up to Riederalp.
- Limited parking spaces (charges apply) at Mörel-Filet station. Further parking options are signposted.
- Large pay multi-storey car parks at the entrance to Mörel-Filet and in the village centre.
32T 425180 5136495
Author’s map recommendations
- Ski / snowboard
- Ski poles
- Daypack (approx. 15 litres) with rain cover
- Ski / snowboard boots
- Ski socks
- Warm and durable clothing using a multi-layer system
- Ski jacket and trousers
- Cap / headband, scarf, gloves
- Ski goggles
- Sun and rain protection
- Provisions and drinking water, possibly thermos flask with hot drink
- 13 Waypoints
- 13 Waypoints
Duration : h
Highest point m
Lowest point m
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