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St Joseph’s Day

Is your name Josephine or Joseph? If so, we’d like to invite you to the Aletsch Arena on your name day, 19 March 2024: 

On the day known locally as Seppi Day*, all Josephines and Josephs ski on our slopes for free! Simply show your ID at the point of sale and you’ll be given your free ticket right away. 

All other snow enthusiasts can look forward to special prices on that day.

Musical and culinary programme 2025 follow as soon as possible.

*What is Seppi Day? 

St Joseph’s Day has been celebrated by the Roman Catholic Church on 19 March since the Middle Ages as the day of Saint Joseph, the foster father of Jesus. Saint Joseph, a carpenter by trade, is the patron saint of craftsmen, especially carpenters and joiners. 
In Switzerland, St Joseph’s Day is often called Seppi Day. In some cantons and municipalities, St Joseph’s Day is a public holiday.

Contact details
Aletsch Bahnen AG
Hauptstrasse 12
3992 Bettmeralp
Phone: +41 27 928 41 41

On this day, you can also dress up as Seppi. Get your retro clothes and your old wooden skis out of the closet!

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Auf den Pisten der Aletsch Arena
3983 Aletsch Arena

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