Bellwald is a jewel among the villages of Goms: Placed high above the Rhone and - as a neighbouring municipality - it is part of the world heritage site Aletsch. Set on a sunny terrace you enjoy, compared to many other places in the Valais, lots of sunshine hours. Thanks to its altitude the Risihorn skiing area has snow guarantee. Bellwald offers visitors a wide range of attractions and sights: From the historic buildings in the village centre and the old agricultural museum (16th century) to the hiking and skiing paradise Aletscharena which is within 15 minutes away.
Whether you choose Goms high level trail that runs from Bellwald to Oberwald Galenstock/Furka and can be easily hiked in several stages, or mountain hikes and glacier tours around the almost three-thousand-metre peaks of Eggishorn, Risihorn and Wannenhorn with panoramic views until Matterhorn and the northern wall of Eiger. There is a wide variety and the peaks are easy to reach. Admire the UNESCO world heritage site Aletsch or take a day trip to the Rhone glacier, to Gondo and Domodossola with its Italian flair. Also the wine-growing regions in Visperterminen or at Sierre/Siders are a visit worth it.
In winter you will find a snow safe paradice with kilometres of prepared pistes at 1600 to 2350 m a.s.l. Powder snow and frequently all-day sun in Bellwald's approximately 40-hectare skiing region. Twenty kilometres of runs with easy unitl challenging descents will leave skiers and snowboarders with nothing to desire. Guests at the Ambassador can even enjoy the ultimate comfort that any ski run can offer: The slope ends at our sun terrace, just at our entrance door (ski-in and ski-out). The meeting place for the snow sports school is right behind the hotel.
The bike park is well-known and much-loved by the European freestyle and downhill community for its diversified routing and great soil condition. Every year in the first week of October the final race of the iXS Swiss Downhill Cup series takes place infront of our house. Since 2017 there is a new challenge: Stoneman Glaciara! The Aparthotel Ambassador is one of the official issuing authority of starter packages as it is placed within close proximity of the Stoneman Glaciara route, right at the finish line.
Each autumn the Upper Valais gets infected by a region-wide outbreak of "downhill virus".
Bellwald offers an attractive portfolio of sport and leisure activities. Relax over a game of mini golf, boccia or tennis. The sports and leisure facilities of Bellwald are right behind our hotel. Hire a mountain cart, a downhill bike with equipment or get some extra exercise in on the three Nordic walking trails. Younger visitors will really enjoy the adventure days and sport weeks for children with Kinderland parties and guided alpaca tours. The Märliweg and Leckerli-Trail are great fun for children and dogs.
The offer of Dualski Bellwald enables people with disabilities to enjoy our winter paradise. There is a choice of three ski types: Dual ski, pilot dual skis, and tandem ski. This tools allows people, who would otherwise not be able to enjoy a winter holiday, to be go skiing actively and passively. Well-trained ski instructors guide and accompany children and adults, and will help relatives and supervisors to support people with disabilities.
Picture in Header : Moosfluh - Breithorn © Stoneman Glaciara - P.Gertschen