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

Slopes

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 185.00 CHF 369.00 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 185.00 CHF 369.00 6 Years old
Saas-Tal CHF 190.00 CHF 379.00 6 Years old

Blogs about Saas-Fee

7 August 2020 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

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)

11 June 2020 by Danielle in 'Destinations''

This alpine skiing paradise has a disproportionate amount of Europe’s biggest glaciers and highest mountain peaks - one could almost call Switzerland the pinnacle of alpine skiing. Best-known for its jetsetters, who flock to the likes of St. Moritz and Zermatt to spend their millions, Switzerland also features its fair share of quaint villages and family-friendly ski resorts. The skiing is exceptional, with everything from wide cruising runs to fantastic off-piste terrain. Together with gourmet-... More ›

13 January 2020 by Danielle in 'Destinations''

Skiing every month of the year? Sign me up! You might think ski holidays are only viable a few months of the year, but thanks to glaciers and high-altitude ski areas, the Alps actually offer year-round snow sports fun! While we always advise checking the snow report before booking a holiday, these ski resorts offer a fairly decent chance of snow cover and cold temperatures, even in the summer months. Here are our top 12 ski resorts for skiing every month of the year!... More ›

27 October 2019 by Danielle in 'Destinations''

Did you know there are already plenty of ski resorts open for skiing in November? The higher-altitude ski areas in the Alps have already been blessed with several snowfalls this autumn and as we get into November, the snow line should be dropping down as far as the valleys soon. In this article we'll give an overview of Alpine ski areas where you should be able to expect reliable snow cover for skiing in November.... More ›

12 October 2019 by Danielle in 'Destinations''

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)

Snow report
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.

Slope conditions griffig
Km of slopes open 15
Open lifts7 from 23
Toboggan run open open
Snow park closed