Saas Fee Resort Guide

On The Mountain

Surrounded by 4000 metre peaks and cascading glaciers, Saas Fee is breath-taking. There is skiing for all abilities - with 150 km of first-class, well-maintained ski slopes and with a lift system which will take you to 3600 metres, Saas Fee is a truly snow sure destination. 

The slopes near the village are fantastic for learning and the wide open slopes of Morenia are an intermediates dream. Very popular with families, all runs finish back at the village base so there is never any worry of getting lost. 

Saas-Fee

From flat pistes for beginners to wide carving pistes to steep World Cup runs, Saas-Fee offers everything. 

Saas-Grund

Glacier piste (no.1) is a carving piste with a wonderful panoramic view. Housaas is excellent for families with children. It won the category “Insider tip” from skiresort.de the largest test portal for ski regions in the world!

Saas-Almagell

Both sporty skiers as well as beginners and families are really well catered for in this medium sized region.

Adrenaline Cup

This daily event (register with your ski pass) comprises different challenges spread out across all ski regions in the Saas Valley. An automatic video or photo is taken for every discipline. You can collect point with every race and win prizes! 

Cross-country skiing

The 26km Saas Valley loop leads from Saas-Balen cia Bidermatten Saas Grund, Saas-Almagell Zermeiggern to Eiualp. 

Mountain Restaurants

From mountain huts to the highest revolving restaurant in the world (at 3,500m), Saas Valley has plenty of places to stop and soak in the mountain scenery along with a glass of local Swiss wine!

Off The Mountain

Attractions

The revolving restaurant Allalin on Mittelallalin at 3,500 metres ASL is the highest revolving restaurant of the world with a 360° panoramic view of the 4,000m peaks

The Ice Pavilion on Mittelallalin is probably the largest and highest located Ice Pavilion in the world (3,500 metres ASL).

Restaurants

Saas Fee has over 40 restaurants ranging from Michelin starred gourmet dining to pizzerias to traditional Swiss restaurants. Fondue is big in Saas-Fee. In busy weeks don’t forget to make a reservation. In the Saas Valley the usual Valais specialities are popular. These include air-dried meat and Valais rye bread. And of course, cheese. Make sure you try the röstis!

Bars

For après-ski, head to the Larix at the base of the mountain or Black Bull where you will find people dancing on tables in their ski boots at this famous little outdoor establishment. In the village there is a large variety of bars to suit all tastes from upmarket wine and cocktail bars to the lively and famous Popcorn nightclub.

Families

Visit Kian’s Adventureland in Saas-Almagell. The youngest visitors will have lot of fun activites such as snowtubing, riding Ski-Doo snowmobiles, Kids carousel, Cinema Igloo and Indian tipis.

Enjoy an amazing evening during Saas-Fee’s Snow & Style Night of the Schweizer Skischule.

Visit the family-friendly restaurant Waldhaus Bodemn – complete with its own barn of small animals.

The freestyle park Morenia has easy, moderare and advances lines. The junior park is located by the village ski lift Leeboden. Kinderland for kids has a slalom course, a snow carousel and a magic carpet at the village ski lift Kalbermatten.

For sledge rides in winter, there is a natural 5-kilometre-long road from Hannig to Saas-Fee, a 11-kilometre-long road from Kreuzboden down to Saas-Grund, and a 3.5-kilometre-long street from Furggstalden to Saas-Almagell. The road from Kreuzboden is one of the longest sledging runs in Europe. 

 

Facilities & Services

Ski Depot

Several hotels have ski depots very close to the Bergbahnen. Lockable ski stands are available at the Spielboden valley station. The Alpin Express has public ski lockers available for hire.

Citizen's Pass

This is a great added value card given to guests of Saas Fee, where you can get discounts off numerous attractions and all PostBus journeys in the Saas Valley (not valid for arrivals and departures by PostBus) are included free of charge. 

Saas-Fee: baking with Globi, Imseng Bakery; beer brewing, Imseng Bakery; curling, Kalbermatten sports ground; village tours, Saas Museum; Gallery Maste 4; ice climbing, Saas-Fee Guides; ice skating, Kalbermatten sports ground; ice-stick shooting, Kalbermatten sports ground; torch-light walks, Saas-Fee tourist office; indoor pool area/Gym/Spa, Aqua Allalin; night sledging, Saastal Bergbahnen AG; micro bowling; parking, Gemeinde Saas-Fee; baking rye bread, Imseng bakery; Saas Museum

Saas-Grund: ice climbing, Saas-Fee Guides; village tours, Saas-Grund tourist office; cross-country skiing, Saas-Grund tourist office; ice-stick shooting, Supervised, Saas-Grund tourist office; storytelling evening, Saas-Grund tourist office

Saas-Almagell: ice-stick shooting, Supervised, Saas-Almagell tourist office; child care, Hotel Wellness & Spa Pirmin Zurbriggen; cross-country skiing, Saas-Almagell tourist office; night sledging, Saastal Bergbahnen AG; cinema in the pool, Hotel Wellness & Spa Pirmin Zurbriggen

Saas-Balen: cross-country skiing, Saas-Balen tourist office; night skiing, Saas-Balen tourist office; ice-stick shooting, supervised, Saas-Balen tourist office

 

Activities

Gorge Alpine tour – a guide takes you through the Fee gorge, past frozen waterfalls, across suspension bridges and ladders, and down a high speed zip line. 

Avalanche course – the ISTA discovery course teaches you the basics of off piste safety and avalanche awareness. Minimum 4 people.

Feeblitz toboggan run – enjoy max speeds of 40km/h on this awesome toboggan track!

Tubing – there’s a tubing track in Saas-Almagell.

Sledging – day or night (just borrow a headtorch). Saas Fee has a 6km trail.

Bouldering room – in Saas Grund. 120m2 of climbable area.

Ice Pavilion – made entirely out of ice, with sculptures and carvings. 

Indoor ice climbing – at the Kletterdome in Saas Fee.

Curling & ice skating – natural ice rink in Saas Fee.

Cross country skiing – 26km of classic and skating trails, open mid-December to late March, weather permitting.

Snowshoeing & winter hiking – explore the area on foot.

Maps

Resort Map

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Trail map

Resort Map route map

Resort Stats

Season
All year
Nearest airport
Geneva / Zurich / Milan / Basel
Flight time
1 hour 30 minutes
Direct flight
Yes
Transfer time
3 hours 15 minutes
Transport
Rail / bus transfer, car hire
Elevation
3,600 m
Vertical drop
1,800 m
Avg snowfall
10-13 ft
Ski area
150 km
Ski lifts
25
Grade
20% advanced 60% intermediate 20% beginner
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