Snowshoe tour Aletschwald UNESCO

Floating over the snow

Crystalline air, snow crunching underfoot and sunshine from early till late. A box seat view of Aletsch Glacier and clear views of the Valais' prettiest four-thousand-meter peaks. This sunny plateau with three car-free villages is a real winter paradise with almost limitless possibilities and real Valais charm.

With a length of 20 kilometers, an average width of 1,800 meters, and a surface area of approximately 78.5 square kilometers, the Aletsch Glacier has an impressive 11 billion tons of ice. The ice mass moves from the northern flanks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau down into the valley of Valais, and its meltwater flows through the wild Massa Gorge into the Rhone. As a landscape of extraordinary beauty, the Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch Region was included in the list of UNESCO World Natural Heritage sites in 2001.  The sun-drenched terraces of Fiescheralp, Bettmeralp and Riederalp are half way between the valley and the sky. Six cable cars convey guests from the Rhone Valley to the resort villages and into the hiking paradise of the Aletsch Region, at an elevation of about 2,000 meters. From here they can travel to the most beautiful vantage points such as the 2,927-meter Eggishorn, which offers a panoramic view of the Aletsch and Fiescher glaciers.

Who is this “tough guy from Valais”? And what’s all this about 4,000m peaks that all of a sudden are no longer classified as such? You’ll find this out if you join snowshoeing pioneer Edelbert Kummer on his favourite tour to the Aletsch Forest.

We take the gondola to the Moosfluh and descend to the 11'000 year old moraine. High above the glacier and far away from everyday life, we experience the enchanting fairytale forest and the winter silence of the UNESCO World Heritage Site up close. Knorrige Arven and traces of hares, foxes and squirrels are our way companions. If you feel like it, you can take a break on the Riederfurka, if not, we descend directly to the Riederalp. Adventurous people occasionally dare the Diretissima descent. A snowshoeing tour interspersed with highlights and surrounded by the longest glacier in the Alps and the mighty Valais mountain peaks.

Included services:

  • Guided snowshoe trekking Moosfluh - Aletsch forest - Riederfurka

  • Price: adults CHF 40.00, children, (6-16 years) CHF 20.00 exkl. ski pass and snow shoes, hire of snowshoes and poles adults CHF 10.00, children (6-16years) CHF 5.00.

Further information:

  • Dates: always on a Thursday during the winter season

  • Available form 16.12.21 – 14.04.22 at 1:00 pm

  • Meeting Point: valley station of the Moosfluh glacier cableway

  • Duration: 2.5 h

  • Language: German, French, English

  • Robust, if possible waterproof hiking or mountaineering boots, functional winter clothes (no jeans), gloves, cap, sunglasses, sun cream, drink, snack and personal medication

Aletsch Arena, Schneeschuhlaufen

Contact:

ed@wandersport.ch

+41 27 923 89 67

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