The school skiing tours area is called The Aletsch and is named after the glacier of the same name, which at 23kms in length, is Europe’s longest glacier.
The glacier runs from the Jungfrau near Wengen due south to the highest point in Fiesch at Eggishorn and then turns sharply right to run behind the pisted areas but on the other side of the mountain. This means that school skiing tours to Fiesch can take place from November through to the end of April, backed by the superb micro-climate of the Aletsch Glacier.
There are over 100kms of piste which stretch for 10kms from the eastern point at Fiescheralp to the western point at Riederalp, providing school skiing tours with a vast amount of skiing runs of all difficulties.
The beginners will start their school skiing tours immediately above Fiesch at Fiescheralp. Here there is a 100m beginner run adjacent to the hot lunch restaurant and the ski shop. Just below Fiescheralp, is the area that our British Skiing Instructors call “The Meadow”, which provides a superb progression, before hitting the six man chair, that takes the beginners and intermediates above Fiescheralp to the vast blue and red runs below Eggishorn.
From this point the beginners can perfect their skiing back down to Fiescheralp, whilst the intermediates can explore the wide-open skiing pistes towards Bettmeralp and Bettmerhorn and then onwards to Riederalp. This is truly a fantastic expansive area for school skiing tours.
Your students will get maximum time on snow for several reasons:-
We have two accommodations in Fiesch. The sports centre which is situated in Fiesch itself, just a 12 minute walk from the cable car. This youth accommodation has superb facilities for school skiing tours. The mainly four bedded rooms have a shower and a toilet, but if you would prefer a cheaper price then there is accommodation with showers and toilets on the corridor.
The sports centre provides a buffet breakfast, a three course hot meal at lunchtimes at Fiescheralp on the mountain and a three course evening meal in the evening. It is not possible to have too little to eat and the choice of food will satisfy any fussy eater.
The 3* hotel that we offer is just 3 minutes' walk from the cable car. Here all the rooms have shower and toilet and the students will be accommodated in triple rooms, with the occasional quad room. The hotel offers breakfast, a packed lunch and evening meal. All the food is prepared by the owner of the pizzeria within the hotel, which is known as the best restaurant in town.
For school skiing tours staying at the sports centre they can take advantage of the following activities free of charge :-
|From Calais||14 hrs|
|From Geneva Airport||3.5 hrs|
|Walk to Lifts||15 mins|
|Beginner Runs Above||2100m|
|Top Ski Height||2869m|
|Kms of Piste||99|
|Number of Runs||67|
|Number of Lifts||33|
|Deposit Refund (CHF)||5.00|
|DVD (whole week use)||£1.00|
|Ice Cream/Pizza night||£10.00-£15.00|
Thanks for organising such great school ski trips. The staff and children had a truly memorable trip to Switzerland. Please pass on my thanks to the ski instructors, they built a great rapport and the children all learnt a great deal. Confidence in all the kids was brimming by the end of the week.