Altitude: 1800-3600 Meters

Saas-Fee in short

  • Glacier skiing
  • Home to world's highest revolving restaurant
  • Marked off-piste runs

Saas Fee, the “Pearl of the Alps”, where snow is never lacking (thanks to its glacier), offers some spectacular and unforgettable skiing. The excellent conditions on the mountain are so sought after that the Swiss ski team come here to train on the glacier in the summer! High altitudes combined with north-facing slopes make the ski area of Saas Fee one of the most reliable, snow-sure places to ski in Europe. Excellent skiing is certainly not the only reason to visit this ski area. Saas Fee seems to like drawing attention to itself! It does this by breaking world records... three in total! The first is the Revolving Restaurant Allalin, situated at an altitude of 3500m at the top of the Allalin mountain. This is officially the highest revolving restaurant in the world. From here you are treated to 360 degree views of the whole mountain range and in particular the stunning blue glacier below. If you want to feel on top of the world, Saas-Fee is the place to lunch!

The second world record awarded to the ski resort of Saas-Fee Saastal is for the world's highest metro, or in other words, a train which starts at the the top of Felskinn at 3000m altitude and takes you through the heart of the mountain up to an altitude of 3500m! And last but not least is the world's largest ice grotto, the Ice Pavilion on the Allalin at 3500m above sea level. If you have ever wondered what a glacier looks like from the inside, or have been asking yourself how deep the crevasses in the ice go, here you can find the answers to all your questions! You can explore this magical grotto which has existed for thousands of years in Switzerland and has a total volume of 5500 m³! It is essentially a series of walkways through the inside of the glacier which meet up in a central exhibition area where there are some stunning ice sculptures and other exhibits. Make sure you wrap up warm!

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Overview of slopes and lifts in Saas-Fee

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Ski lifts

Additional information

Blue slopes20 km Drag lifts12Start of the season1 November
Red slopes60 km Chair lifts2End of the season19 April
Black slopes20 km Gondola lifts7Glacier
Off-piste0 km Train1Min. altitude1800 m
Total100 km Capacity24560 Pers./HourMax. altitude3600 m

travelResorts in Saas-Fee ski area

High-altitude skiing at Saas-Fee

Half of the 100km of ski slopes in Saas Fee are dedicated to intermediate skiers as there are 50km of excellent and varied red runs. The remaining 50km of runs are equally shared out between the beginners and experts. There are plenty of steep descents for advanced skiers including some 'yellow' runs which are actually off-piste areas which have been marked out as runs or maintained as mogul fields. We highly recommend you start your week's skiing in Saas Fee on the Plattjen area and end your week on the Allalin area - most people do it the other way round. Saas-Fee is able to open for summer skiing thanks to the glacier ski area on the Allalin, and the world-class snow park here draws freestylers from around the world to train in the summer months.

Off-piste & freestyle in Saas-Fee

Snow parks 1Tables
Half pipeBoxes
Quarter pipeRails
BoardercrossOff-piste allowed
KickersOff-piste zone

Ski pass prices (low season)

Low season 6-day ski pass Children Adults Free up to
Destination Saas-Fee CHF 190.00 CHF 379.00 6 Years old
Saas-Tal CHF 190.00 CHF 379.00 6 Years old

Ski pass prices (high season)

High season 6-day ski pass Children Adults Free up to
Destination Saas-Fee CHF 190.00 CHF 379.00 6 Years old
Saas-Tal CHF 190.00 CHF 379.00 6 Years old

Blogs about Saas-Fee

12 October 2019 by Danielle in 'Destinations'' | 0

There's nothing more heartbreaking than arriving at your long-awaited ski holiday only to find brown hills and a couple of cows grazing! When you've scheduled holiday time, invested money and spent hours researching your ski area and accommodation, the last thing you want is a ski area with unreliable snow cover. The good news is that you don't have to be completely at the mercy of the elements this year. Switzerland is known for its especially high-altitude ski areas and the following ski areas hav... More ›
(Photo: © Jungfraubahnen 2019)

19 September 2019 by Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Geneva is a wonderful jumping-off point for many ski resorts. Located on the border between France, Switzerland and Germany, it is within short reach of some of the best skiing in the Alps. And with many budget airlines offering cheap flights into Geneva, there has never been a better time to plan your ski holiday starting from this international city. Once you’ve landed, renting a car is an easy way to get to your destination with all your ski gear, but it’s also possible to take trains. Here i... More ›
(Photo: © Spalder by Thijs Termeer)

20 June 2019 by Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

The Alps are home to some of the most spectacular panoramas in the world, but a surprising number of ski resorts manage to totally trash this scenery by constructing the ugliest buildings you can imagine (we're looking at you, Flaine). If booking a ski holiday in a beautiful ski resort is important to you, then check out this list of ten charming alpine villages - with world-class skiing to boot!... More ›

22 February 2018 by Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

High-altitude ski resorts have the best snow and the best views, whether you’re in the Alps or the Rocky Mountains. Glacier ski resorts in particular have the added advantage of being open during the summer months so you can pursue your love for skiing and snowboarding unhindered. If you’re hankering after panoramic vistas and guaranteed snow, you’ll ideally want to choose a ski resort that sits around 3000m or higher. To help you on your way, we’ve compiled a list of thirteen of the best hig... More ›

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Saas-Fee

Mountain180 cm
Valley0 cm
open - dicht
hoogten

The information applies for the ski area of Saas-Fee. During the ski season information is updated daily.

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Km of slopes open 0
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Toboggan run open open
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