Belalp Witches’ Race
Legend has it that a witch once got up to her tricks at Belalp. In her honour, one of the biggest and most unusual downhill races in Switzerland is staged on the panoramic sun terrace each January: the skiers are dressed up as witches wearing scary masks. In this outfit, they race from Hohstock “Häx oben” and “Häx unten” on the slopes as far as Kühmatte, then on down the valley from there via Tschuggen. The finishing line for the witches’ race is the pretty mountain village of Blatten.