Saas-Fee

Saas-Fee

Things to do - general

Saas-Fee

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.

Season

December 02, 2017 – April 22, 2018

Ski area

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.

Accommodation

Great selection of 3 to 5 stars for all budgets. The properties are range from traditional and rustic to modern comforts.

Off-piste

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.

Top Events

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).

CountrySwitzerland
Languages spokenGerman
Currency usedCHF (Swiss Franc)
Transfer time

Getting to Saas-Fee by train from:

Visp: 50 min
Berne: 1 hr 50 min
Basel: 3 hrs
Zurich: 3 hrs
Geneva: 3 hrs 20 min

Resort altitude1,800m
Linked ski area

Saas Valley - 1 pass, 4 resorts
Saas-Fee, Saas-Grund, Saas-Almagell, Saas-Balen

Skiable area

150 km slopes (blues 49km, reds 71km, blacks 30km)
Longest run: 15 km
Snowpark: 2
Kids fun park: 1

Number of lifts38

Video

Saas-Fee video

Trail maps

Saas valley trail map

Saas-Fee

Location

Where to stay in Saas-Fee

Unfortunately there are no accommodations at this location at the moment.

Unfortunately there are no tour offers at this location at the moment.

Activities

Skiing and snowboarding, carving, cross country skiing (32 km), telemark skiing, sledging (also by night), winter hiking (60 km of trails), curling, ice-skating, old style curling, ski touring, nordic walking, ice climbing, snowshoe hiking, Gorge Alpine, snow tubing, kids fun park.

Feeblitz
“Feeblitz”, the 900-m-long winter and summer toboggan run, opened in Saas-Fee in September 2000. Ride down the slope at up to 40 kph on toboggans with comfortable backrests – tremendous fun for all ages. Steep turns and a 360-degree corkscrew at a height of 9 metres are guaranteed to get your pulse racing!

Into the Gorge with 007
A tour through the gorge between Saas-Fee and Saas-Grund is an exciting experience at any time of the year. The Gorge Alpine is a “path” between air, water and rocks. A safe adventure with no water contact; a dynamic via ferrata. The first part is easy – but then the fun starts. Steep rock faces require care using claws, ladders, tree trunks and rocks. The most breathtaking sections are the Tyrolean lines, gravity cableways à la James Bond. Suspended from a roller and secured by the mountain guide, visitors slide from one side of the gorge to the other.

Sledge rides and scooters
Sledges and scooters go together: down on two runners in winter, and on two wheels in summer. The routes are identical: from Hannig there is a 5-km natural road to Saas-Fee, from Kreuzboden it’s 11 km down to Saas-Grund. This is one of the longest sledging runs in Europe. A very special experience: night sledging followed by fondue. Non-skiers are pampered too: there are 60 km of winter hiking trails, prepared daily; 32 km of cross-country tracks, and 8-km-long skating pistes. Saas-Fee also has an indoor swimming pool – perfect for relaxing after curling or ice skating

Places of interest 
Highest revolving restaurant in the world on the Mittelallalin (3,500 m), which offers a spectacular 360° panorama, the largest ice pavilion in the world, Mattmark lake, Hohsaas, Saas museum and bakery museum, chapel way to Saas-Grund, rotund church in Saas-Balen.