Saas Fee Ski Holidays

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Andrea Selig

"Opening the curtains to spectacular glacier and mountain views is surely the way to start every morning. Saas Fee's skiing is guaranteed - it's high, snow sure and with all year glacier skiing. Such a pretty, picturesque village as well."

Resort Info

  • Resort Scorecard
  • Beginners: 9/10
  • Intermediates: 7/10
  • Advanced: 7/10
  • Families: 9/10
  • Nightlife: 8/10
  • Village Charm: 10/10
  • Affordability: 7/10
  • Non Ski Activities: 7/10
  • Sustainability: 7/10

Season: All Year

Nearest Airport: Geneva/Zurich

Flight Time: 1.5 hours

Direct Flight: Yes

Transfer Time: 3hrs15

Transport: Rail/bus, transfers, car hire

Elevation: 3,600m

Vertical Drop: 1,800m

Avg Snowfall: 10-13 ft

Ski Area: 100km

Ski Lifts: 22

Grade: 15% advanced
50% intermediate
35% beginner

Why Saas Fee?

Known as the "Pearl of the Alps", Saas Fee in Canton Valais is nestled in the Saastal surrounded by several glistening peaks over 4000 metres, glacial scenery and panoramic alpine views. Saas Fee is the largest village in the Saastal. The ski areas of Saas-Fee, Saas-Grund, Saas-Almagell and Saas-Balen are all included in one ski pass. Saas Fee is in fact open all year round for skiing and snow boarding on the Allalin glacier.

Saas Fee is a car free zone (electronic vehicles are permitted to drive through the village). If you drive to the resort, you can park your car in the car park at the entrance to the village and your hotel will then pick you up in an electro car.

Saas Fee is a perfectly charming village. As you arrive, the main street is lined with timber farm chalets, inviting hotels and cosy bars. The village is alive and buzzing all year round, thanks to the glacier summer skiing.  

It is also a great resort for families with excellent children friendly hotels and popular ski schools.

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