Saas-Fee, the snow Paradise
Saas-Fee is a charming traditional mountain village in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. This car-free village lies on a high plateau 1800 meters above sea level, nestling amongst the icy dome of the Allalinhorn and the rocky group of the Mischabel chain. The ski resort is based at the foot of the Dom, which although not as internationally well known as the Matterhorn, is in fact Switzerland's highest mountain.
The Saas-Fee/Saas Valley holiday region is surrounded by 18 four-thousand-metre peaks: Allalin, Alphubel, Täschhorn, Dom, Lenzspitz, Nadelhorn, Stecknadelhorn, Hohberghorn, Dürrenhorn, Strahlhorn, Rimpfischhorn, Weissmies, and Lagginhorn.
Their typical old Valais wooden houses create the perfect setting for winter holidays, deserving of its name “Pearl of the Alps”.
Consistently ranked as one of the top ecofriendly ski resorts in the world, Saas-Fee is a typical picturesque resort with plenty of alpine charm.
The foundation for creating a resort conscious of the environment and of quality was laid in 1951, when the community made the decision to keep the village car-free. The absence of cars in Saas-Fee contributes considerably to the relaxed holiday atmosphere and romantic character of the village where there is no stress from traffic.
With 100 kilometers of pistes and many sunny days, Saas-Fee has something for every level. The fun starts right on the doorstep and continues up to 3,600 meters above sea level. Natural snow is not a luxury here, it is guaranteed throughout the season. The high alpine location also offers a unique panorama and runs of up to 1,800 meters altitude.
Saas-Fee offers ideal summer skiing and snowboarding conditions. Up on the glaciers there are 20 km of slopes to suit all levels. The Allalin Glacier is accessed via the underground funicular and is open from mid-July to late October. The glacier is particularly popular with freestylers and race teams. Swiss and international ski teams come here for their summer training sessions every year.
The snowpark has a half-pipe, kickers, rails, boxes and transitions in all shapes and sizes to suit all skill levels.
One Tip: Experience sunrise at 3,500 m
Discover the highest point you can reach with the cableways above Saas-Fee at sunrise. Absolute tranquility, the first rays of sunlight and perfectly prepared slopes await early risers who want to carve their tracks through the fresh snow.
Before you start, enjoy a sumptuous breakfast in the revolving restaurant Allalin. This unique experience is completed with a magnificent view of the surrounding mountain landscape.