Up until the 14th century there was only one community in the Saas Valley: Saas. Four villages arose out of Saas – of those four Saas Fee, also known as “The Pearl of the Alps”, is the most renowned; 18 four thousand meter peaks surround the glacier village, which is located at an altitude of 1800 meters above sea level.
Traffic-free Saas-Fee has managed to hold on to its rustic character despite its state-of-the-art infrastructure. With their old Valaisian wooden houses and grain barns, Saas-Grund, Saas-Almagell and Saas-Balen have all retained their original village character.
December 02, 2017 – April 22, 2018
Its breathtaking landscape of beautiful mountains and glaciers is simply amazing to behold. Perfectly groomed ski slopes reach from 3,600m right down to the villages. Saas-Fee has just been rated as the Alpine ski resort with the most reliable snow cover. A great network of cableways takes skiers and snowboarders up into the mountains.
Great selection of 3 to 5 stars for all budgets. The properties are range from traditional and rustic to modern comforts.
There is a wide range of restaurants from gourmet to fast food cater to all tastes, and party animals can make the most of the rich and varied night life. Did you know that you can even ski on the glaciers of SaasFee in the summer?
That’s why most of the world’s skiing teams train here.
Ice on Tour – in January ice climbing fanatics from all over the world meet again in the park house of the Glacier Village in order to compete against each other (January).
Glacier Bike Downhill – downhill mountain bikers don’t cycle over stony ground as the usual mountain biker does, but cross glaciers and ice and cover 1,700 meters in altitude (March).
Allalin Race – participants from all over Europe will compete against each other in various disciplines (April).
Après-Ski Parade – various hotels, restaurants and bars welcome all party-lovers to the Après-Ski Parade (April).
|Currency used||CHF (Swiss Franc)|
Getting to Saas-Fee by train from:
Visp: 50 min
|Linked ski area|
Saas Valley - 1 pass, 4 resorts
150 km slopes (blues 49km, reds 71km, blacks 30km)
|Number of lifts||38|