Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch: that’s the title under which the largest glacier in the Alps (23 km long) appears in UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. The massive ice flow originates from the north faces of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau and flows down into Valais.
Nearby, the villages in the valley and the three car-free resorts up on the alpine pastures exude their own special charm with their traditional houses, typical of Valais, their wooden chalets and delightful hotels. The three resorts of Fiescheralp, Bettmeralp and Riederalp bask in the sunshine, midway between the valley and the sky. Six cable cars carry visitors from the Rhône valley up to an altitude of about 2,000 m to access these resorts and the idyllic hiking trails the Aletsch region offers. Other chairlifts and cable cars carry guests higher still, to panoramic vantage points such as the Eggishorn (2,927m), which offers one of the finest views of the Aletsch and Fiesch glaciers.
This resort is a family paradise which has been awarded the Family Destination label by the Swiss Tourism Federation.
In September 2025, the Aletsch region will be one of the host destinations for the 2025 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, welcoming the Enduro events to the heart of its ski area.