Saas Fee Resort Guide
Insider tips from our team
On The Mountain
Surrounded by 4,000 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 points with every race and win prizes!
Cross-country skiing - The 26km Saas Valley loop leads from Saas-Balen via Bidermatten Saas Grund, Saas-Almagell Zermeiggern to Eiualp.
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!
Spielboden - Serving Swiss and international cuisine, there's something for everyone in this mountain restaurant and it features a large sun terrace which hosts barbecues and events.
Gletschergrotte - This authentic Swiss hut prepares classic dishes such as cheese on toast, fondues and their famous cholera cake. It's popular so expect queues during busy times.
belMont - We've yet to try the recently remodelled belMont, but the reviews are fantastic and the menu varied but indisputably Swiss.
Schäferstube - Perfectly located for skiers and non-skiers to meet for lunch, the Schäferstube restaurant opened in 2019 and is run by a young couple - both only 26!
Zur Mühle - The terrace is a great spot for a post-ski Aperol in the winter sun, the authentic menu focuses on seasonal and local.
Off The Mountain
The revolving restaurant Allalin on Mittelallalin at 3,500 metres ASL is the highest revolving restaurant in 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).
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!
The Brasserie - Farm to table dining at The Capra with an unpretentious, seasonal menu. For a special treat book the Chef's Table on Thursday evenings.
Fondue Restaurant dü - If you only go for fondue or raclette once, go here. Everything is prepared by the owner Astrid and conversation with others is encouraged with all diners seated at two large tables.
Restaurant Waldhüs Bodmen - Situated in the forest, this restaurant is well suited for families with a large and varied menu and a petting zoo with guinea pigs, rabbits and even goats!
Restaurant Chüestall - This steakhouse is a must-visit for meat lovers - "ranch" decor and some more unusual steaks including reindeer, kangaroo and horse.
Don Ciccio - Hearty Italian food based on original recipes in a cosy, family-friendly setting.
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.
Visit Kian’s Adventureland in Saas-Almagell. The youngest visitors will have a lot of fun activities 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, moderate and advanced 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
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.
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.
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.