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Related Regions: Saas-Fee Saastal, Switzerland, Valais, Europe

Overview

Saas-Fee is one of the first European ski resorts to open each year, usually in July, offering skiing up on its Allalin glacier which is set among some of the higehst peaks in Europe. Most of the resort's skiing is between 2500-3500m and the largely northfacing slopes help maintain reliable snowcover. Fast, modern lifts serve the ski area and there is very rarely any queuing. 

Beginners and intermediates have miles of long, quiet runs on which which to practise turns. Snowbaorders flock to the high-altitude terrain parks. Unfortunately there isn't much scope for off-piste skiing.

Saas-Fee village, often compared to Zermatt, has a slower, quieter feel and is favoured by families. This car-free centre has pretty, narrow streets lined with traditional chalets, apres-ski bars and family-friendly restaurants. Electric buses and taxis can take you around.

Non-skiing activities: Outdoor ice skating, sledging, a revolving restaurant on the glacier (3500m) and an indoor leisure centre with a wealth of activities including a swimming pool.

Downside? While its northfacing runs make for some great snowcover, Saas-Fee isn't the place to go for sunny lunches on the mountain, it's largely shady ski area can be cold unless you're on the move.

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Elevation

  • 11811ft
    Summit
  • 5906ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 5906ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 7
  • 0
  • 1
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 12
  • 22
    Total

Terrain

  • Intermediate Runs

    37%

  • Advanced Runs

    40%

  • Expert Runs

    14%

  • Runs

    48

  • mi Pistes

    62.1 mi

  • Terrain Parks

    1

  • Longest Run

    5.6 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    100 ac

More Info

Ski and snowboard schools. Restaurants, shops, banks, post office, gas station, museums, cinemas, and nightclubs. Started in the winter season 2007-08, Saas-Fee provides guests and residents with a comfortable new means of transportation: the electric "Allalino". It consists of an engine with two carriages and has space for a total of 56 adults. The small train also blends extremely well visually with the village. The "Allalino" is decorated nostalgically in the colours of the destination Saas-Fee/Saas Valley.

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing07/14/201804/22/2019
  • Years Open
    67

Best Saas Fee Hotels

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View to left from patio of double room
Haltenstrasse 21 Saas-Fee, 3906
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* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
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Hotel Bristol
Dorfstrasse 60 Saas-Fee, 3906
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
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Fereinart Summer
Dorfweg 1 Saas-Fee, 3906
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.

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Contact Info

  • Saas Fee

    Panoramastrasse 5

    3906 Saas-Fee

    Switzerland


    Phone: 41 27 9581858

    to@saas-fee.ch

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