…is a small village at the end of Val d’Hérens in the heart of the Swiss Alps at a height of 2’000 m. It is enclosed by mountains that reach up to some 4’000 m. Mont Collon mightily closes the narrow and long valley, just allowing winding alpine tracks to guide further.
Arolla, that is grandiose and challenging nature, gateway to the high alpine world of glaciers and ridges.
But there is more. You see it in the wrinkled, sun-tanned faces of some people here, it seeps in as you sit quietly high above the village at nightfall, it surprises you with sometimes crazy works of art high in the mountains, and it touches you with memories of lives taken by nature.
This site is meant to open a door from the powerful, inspiring environment to science, art, spirituality, to yourself.
An overview of the tourist opportunities and offers of the region can be found at