Aletsch

Leisure

At the edge of the Great Aletsch Glacier lies the Aletsch Arena. Well-known names like Riederalp, Bettmeralp or Fiescheralp have joined forces. This is where you can discover your leisure time pleasures for summer and winter.

Aletsch in winter

In winter, the Aletsch Arena scores points with added value. As part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Aletsch Arena is still an ideal holiday destination. Discover the natural paradise in a white winter dress - don't worry, the paradise is perfectly accessible with the gondola and chair lifts. 104 kilometres of perfectly groomed slopes await ambitious skiers and beginners. But it's not only with skis that you feel at home here: snowboarding is no stranger to the Aletsch Arena. The ski area at the foot of the Rieder-Bettmer and Eggishorn lies between 1845 and 2869 metres above sea level and offers perfect conditions from December to April. Enjoy ski-in, ski-out from your house directly to and from the Riederalp ski slopes.

Cross the snowy landscape with your snowshoes. Enjoy the silence and admire the panoramic view of the Valais mountains. Nowhere else in winter is there a better place to explore the Great Aletsch Glacier than from here. 14 kilometres of snowshoe trails await you to discover a winter paradise.

Cross the snow-covered landscape on snowshoes. Enjoy the silence and the panoramic view of the Valais mountains. Nowhere else in winter is there a better place to explore the Great Aletsch Glacier than from here. 14 kilometres of snowshoe trails await you to discover a winter paradise.

Relax and find yourself. 72 kilometres of well-prepared winter hiking trails offer you the opportunity to enjoy numerous viewpoints and information. Let your eyes wander: discover the largest glacier in the Alps at the bottom of the valley or the giant Valais mountains such as the Weisshorn, the Matterhorn or the Dom in front of you. The cable cars of the Aletsch Bergbahnen take you comfortably and safely to the starting points of your hike.

Aletsch in summer

The alpine pasture, it's beautiful. These words certainly apply to the Aletsch Arena. Not only is it beautiful, but it is also impressive, exciting, and even more so, the superlatives apply. Put an end to alpine life in the Swiss Jungfrau-Aletsch Alps, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

27 billion tons of ice lie beneath your feet. Lying? No, it's sinking. From the Jungfraujoch to the foot of the Riederhorn, the Great Aletsch Glacier flows barely perceptible for 23 kilometers. On a glacier tour, you'll explore a bizarre landscape of ice, rock and snow. Do you have enough courage to let yourself slide into one of these enormous crevasses?

Take the gondola or cable car to one of the great viewpoints on the Moosfluh, Bettmerhorn or Eggishorn. Pleasure for the eyes and calves awaits you from here. For hours you can walk along the edge of the great Aletsch glacier, cross almost vertiginous suspension bridges or wander through the Aletsch forest with its 900-year-old Swiss umbrella pines.

A golf course at 2,000 metres above sea level? Yes: the 9-hole golf course in Riederalp is the highest in Europe. In the heart of Riederalp, not far from the houses Lärch and Arve, you can enjoy a dignified round. Facing the impressive four-thousand-metre peaks of the Valais, both beginners and experienced golfers can chase or birdie, eagle.

Riederalp Aletsch