Summer & Winter Activities in the Aletsch Arena


The list of activities available to you in the Aletsch Arena is endless and we hope you find what you are looking for during your stay at our Hotel Among Friends in Riederalp. Below you will find the major highlights of any Summer/Winter holiday in the Aletsch Arena. We have also given our top tips to ensure that you make the most of your stay. If we can assist you with booking any of the activities please let us know and we will be more than happy to help. Enjoy!

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Aletsch Glacier Walks

  • SUMMER
  • Sports

The Great Aletsch Glacier - A fascinating ice giant, which is the largest glacier in the Alps: 27 billion tonnes of ice over a distance of 23 km. You can discover the glacier up close on a glacier walk, an amazing and unforgettable experience. Experienced mountain guides take you safely over the ice. Adventurous spirits can even abseil down one of the immense crevasses.

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Children’s Activities and Entertainment

  • WINTER
  • SUMMER
  • Kids
There is always something for children to do whether it is inside or outside. Snow ball fights and building snowmen in the winter are of course a must!
In the Summer there is plenty for children to do from ages 4 and up. The highlight of the Season is the Gletschi Programme with daily activities suitable for all ages.
 
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For a comprehensive calendar of Children’s events click here
 
 

Climbing and Mountaineering

  • SUMMER
  • Sports
  • Kids
The unique natural setting of the Aletsch Arena offers plenty of unforgettable Alpine experiences. The best way to enjoy them to the full – and as safely as possible – is to take a guided mountain tour. The various guided tours can be found here
 
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Our preferred mountain guides Dominik & Martin Nellen can be found here 

Golf

  • SUMMER
  • Sports

From June to October, you can play the "beautiful game" at the highest 9-hole course in Europe (2000 m) in the heart of Riederalp. There is also a Golf Driving Range only a 5 minute walk from the Hotel near the base of the Riederfurka.
For further information regarding Green Fees, Lessons, Competitions, etc click on the logo below.


 

Hiking

  • SUMMER
  • Sports
With over 300 km of walking trails, the Aletsch Arena can justifiably be called a hiker's paradise. The most liberating nature experience of the Alps has simply wonderful routes for every hiking enthusiast.
 
Walkers can enjoy the unique and magnificent mountain landscape wherever they go: on a walk along the Great Aletsch Glacier, on a loop of the three viewpoints; Moosfluh, Bettmerhorn or Eggishorn where you can look out over the largest glacier in the Alps and the 4000-metre Valais Alps, or on a ramble through the Aletsch Forest admiring Swiss pines that are as much as 900 years old.
 
Suggested Walks can be found on the Aletsch Arena Website
 
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Order your packed Lunch from a member of the Berghaus Toni Team the day before your adventures begin. 
 
 

Mountain biking

  • SUMMER
  • Sports
A mountain biker's paradise with over 100 km of mountain bike trails with views of one of the most beautiful mountain panoramas in the Alps – Aletsch Arena is hard to beat as a biking destination.
 
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If you don’t have a mountain bike you will be able to hire an E-bike or mountain bike from our partners Aletsch Sport based only a 5 minute walk from the Hotel. 

Paragliding and Hang-gliding

  • WINTER
  • SUMMER
  • Sports

Circle like an eagle above the Aletsch Arena. In Riederalp and Fiesch-Eggishorn, a paragliding and hang gliding mecca, trained pilots are not the only ones who can take to the skies. Even beginners have the chance to experience the freedom and liberation of flight thanks to a number of local flying schools.

Go up, up and away as a passenger on a tandem paragliding flight – a truly unforgettable experience where the whole family takes to the sky. Harnessed to an experienced pilot, silently you’ll circle high above the Aletsch Arena at altitudes where only birds normally fly. Seen from above, the houses, hiking trails, lakes and cable cars look like part of a miniature world – a breathtaking sensation. This incredible holiday experience will thrill young and old alike.

Our recommended Flight Schools are Airvolution (from Riederalp) and Flug Taxi (from Fiescheralp). For more information please go to their web sites.

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Book a flight through a member of the Berghaus Toni Team to benefit from a discount on your flight.

 

                      

Ski school

  • WINTER
  • Ski
  • Kids

Some want to take their first "steps" on skis or a snowboard. Others are looking to improve their technique or explore the ski resort with a private ski instructor. Most languages including: German, English, French and Dutch are spoken by the instructors.

All levels of skiers are catered for with a wide range of courses available from complete beginner to advanced. And the Aletsch Arena ski and snowboarding schools love their "Skizwerge" (literally "ski dwarfs"): their children's courses are designed to give even the youngest visitors a fun introduction to skiing or snowboarding.

 
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For guests with young children or for any beginners we provide you with a ski equipment drop off service at the ski school whilst you make your way on foot or sledge. Sorry no passengers allowed.

 

Skiing and Snowboarding

  • WINTER
  • Ski

Enjoy skiing and snowboarding like you never have before! On 104 km of great pistes in the Aletsch Arena, discover the dream slopes between RiederalpBettmeralp and Fiesch-Eggishorn. At between 1845 and 2869 m, the resort has ideal skiing conditions from December to April.
Come and ski to your heart's content no matter what your level under the sunny skies high above the Rhône Valley. Snowboarders and freeriders can let themselves go in the snow parks, halfpipes and along the freeride trails.

 
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For all your ski, snowboard or cross country skiing equipment needs get a discounted rate from our partners at Aletsch Sport. 
 
 

Snowshoeing

  • WINTER
  • Sports
Snowshoeing is a unique experience: tread weightlessly through the snow-covered countryside, soaking in the peace and stillness and the panoramic views of the Valais mountains – it will leave you breathless. You are able to explore 14 km of snowshoe trails through the Aletsch Arena. And if you have never been snowshoeing, this is the perfect time and place to start.
A guided snowshoe walk with a guide who knows the area well is the best way to explore the Aletsch Arena on snowshoes. Your guide will take you to the most beautiful spots in the Aletsch Arena and give you advice on technique, and introduce some absolute highlights.
 
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Snow shoes and walking poles can be hired from our partners at Aletsch Sport.
 
 
 

Winter Walks

  • WINTER
  • Sports

The impressive winter landscape can also be enjoyed in seclusion form the crowds, in solitude and peace, on 72 kilometers of paved hiking trails for example. The mountain pass from Moosfluh to Riederfurka, along the Aletsch Glacier, is regarded as one of the most beautiful mountain trails of the Alps. On the panorama road Riederalp–Bettmeralp–Fiescheralp, with subsequent trip by cable car to the Eggishorn, located at 2869 meters, the snow hiker can admire the Aletsch plateau in its full splendour and can enjoy the unique view of the entire Aletsch Glacier.

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Go to the Winter Events Calendar by clicking on the Aletsch Arena logo