It is a small village in a very remote place with its own...
It is a small village in a very remote place with its own beauty and history. There are some very old houses from farmer families (17-18 century) and many families lived from the income from the copper mine. The copper mine is open for visits nowadays but you need to walk along the valley first (c. 30 min) and then walk up (c. 200 m in altitude, c.20 min) before you reach that mine. It is a very interesting place to visit (see attached tunnel pic), to imagine the cost of living those days and the quality of life. There are plates with history of the mine. On the way there, you have a nice view over the Zinalrothorn and glacier.
Also there are local cheese-making farm, just 50 m from the last parking along the valley where one can buy really good cheese, "hand-made" (all bio), alone with fresh cheese, creme and yogurt. The farm is open till 17.00 every day, visit them to taste the real alpin cheese :-)
It is a hiking resort in summer and skiing resort in winter; tourism is the main income in the village. I can recommend to take a cable car to Sorebois and to walk then to Corne de Sorebois (c. 400 m up). Once there, you have fantastic view over the snowy mountain tops and glaciers and the lake down the other valley (two attached photos were made at the Corne de S.). The hike is easy, the path goes slowly up, not steep and not exposed.I have seen families walking there with kids.
Another nice place for a hiking idea is Cabane du Petit Mountet. There are hut, but it is open only in summer till November. It has spectacular view over the glacier!
Visit the local tourist office; there are very open and friendly people who give good advice depending on weather and your equipment.