4545: Snow Men. The work that makes us happy


Saas-Fee Ski Area with The Dom in the background. Picture: Ski Paradise

4545 is the official destination magazine of Saas-Fee/Saastal. Last year, the Saas Valley Tourist Office and each of the four Saastal villages made a joint decision to replace the Allalin News with a new, more extensive magazine called 4545.

The magazine is published three times a year and is available for three months in summer and autumn and six months in winter.

The name is a nod to the highest point in the valley, the summit of the Dom. At 4545 metres, it is the highest mountain situated entirely within Switzerland, and the third highest mountain in the Alps, after Mont-Blanc and Monte Rosa (Dufourspitze, Nordend, Zumstein and Signalkuppe), .

The Dom is a massive and impressive mountain in the central axis of the Mischabel group, located between the Täschhorn and the Lenzspitze.


But it is also the name of a series of videos made by the Mullner brothers from Puzzle Media and my friend, passionate skier, and journalist, Patrick Gasser (PGMC) for Saas-Fee ‘s web channels.

In this video the team take a look at Snow making. Snow making is a vital part of running a modern ski resort. In Saas-Fee the small snow making team, leaded by Matija Horvat and Mike Currie, work around the clock to ensure the pistes are open on time, and in perfect condition for skiing and snowboarding. They take a deeper look into the ups and downs of this challenging task.