Altitude: 1800 Meters

Saas-Fee Saastal in short

  • Charming, pedestrian Swiss ski resort
  • Excellent snow records
  • Lively apres-ski and good restaurants

Saas-Fee offers a truly unforgettable experience for your ski holidays. There is so much history here, you can actually still admire the old "Spycher" barns on stilts that were built to prevent mice getting at the provisions! Cars are not allowed in the centre of Saas-Fee, meaning there is a pleasant pedestrian area particularly appreciated by families on their ski holidays. Even modern, more recently built buildings have been well designed to fit with the authentic atmosphere of Saas-Fee.

Unlike many famous Swiss resorts such as Zermatt and St. Moritz, Saas-Fee has managed to preserve its charm and authentic village atmosphere. On the skiing front, snow is guaranteed in Saas-Fee thanks to the presence of surrounding glaciers where the pros on the world circuit come to practice in the autumn months. Even in summer, it is possible to ski in Saas-Fee! Skiers of any level will love this varied ski area and its 145km of slopes, which lie between 1800 and 3600m above sea level. There is also a very good snow park in Saas-Fee which is well worth noting. Après-ski in Saas-Fee is stylish and varied; and there are some excellent restaurants offering wonderful local treats to enjoy on your ski holidays. You're sure to have an amazing time in the so-called "Free Republic of Holidays"!

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Freestyle mecca

Saas-Fee is home to three snow parks: the Morenia, the Stafelwald beginner's park and the snow park at the Mittelallalin, which sits at an altitude of 3600m above sea level and is open for freestyling in the summer. The Mittelallalin is a popular training ground for professional snowboarders and features a superpipe but also a chill-out zone, to take full advantage of the sun's rays! Saas-Fee hosts an annual ski and snowboarding racing event, the Allalin, where the world's pros come hurtle themselves off the summit of the Mittelallalin (3550m) and race 9km down towards Saas-Fee (1800m).

High-altitude adrenaline at Saas-Fee

Saas-Fee is on top of the world! As if the ski area weren't high enough, Saas-Fee is surrounded by 18 mountain peaks towering more than 4000 metres above sea level. This includes the Dom, the second-highest peak in Switzerland at 4545m of altitude. Don't miss a visit to the Revolving Restaurant Allalin where you can take in the panoramic views from the world's highest revolving restaurant, perched at an altitude of 3500m above sea level. From here you can see some of the most iconic peaks of the Alps, including the Eiger, the Matterhorn, the Monte Rosa and even the roofs of Milan in Italy. The stunning landscapes surrounding Saas-Fee can also be explored by snowshoers, cross-country skiers or ski tourers.

Kids welcome at Saas-Fee

Saas-Fee has earned the Swiss "Familles Bienvenues" label which designates it as a family-friendly ski resort. The car-free village centre certainly is attractive for families, with easy access to the nursery slopes and plenty of activities on offer for the youngest guests including bread-making, snowtubing and other fun activities. Parents can rest easy knowing their children are in good hands at the childcare centres and ski school with its competent ski instructors.

 Apres-ski & entertainment Saas-Fee Saastal

Restaurants 31 Theatre -
Bars & cafes 11 Casino -
Nightclubs & discos 9 Concert hall -
Cinema -  

 Ski school and ski lessons Saas-Fee Saastal

No. of ski schools 3Private ski lessons CHF 80
No. of ski instructors 100Ski lessons5 Days, 15 Hours, CHF 229
Area for beginnersSnowboarding lessons5 Days, 15 Hours, CHF 229
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 Book ski schools in Saas-Fee Saastal online

Ski-School-Kids 6 Offers available
Kids-Ski-Lessons 1 Offers available
Ski-School-Adults 11 Offers available
Snowboard-School 6 Offers available
Freeride 1 Offers available
Park-&-Freestyle 2 Offers available
Telemark 1 Offers available

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 Facilities Saas-Fee Saastal

No. of hotels 42 Supermarkets 3
Total no. of hotel beds 2441 Banks
Total no. of beds 5540

 Tourist information for Saas-Fee Saastal

Name
Saastal Tourismus AG
Email
Telephone
0041 - 027 - 9581858
Website

 Distances from Saas-Fee Saastal

Railway station
Visp approx. 26 km by bus
Airport:
Bern-Belp approx. 119 km
From the motorway:approx. 55 km 1 uur 15 minuten by car

 Saas-Fee Saastal for families and children

Childcare Magic carpet
Playground Ski lift for children
Merry-go-round

  Leisure & sports activities Saas-Fee Saastal

Public saunaFootpaths 60 km
Fitness centreTorchlight descent -
Public solarium Indoor ice rink -
Massage Outdoor ice rink
Spa & wellness Curling
Indoor swimming pool Snow rafting -
Hot air ballooning - Dog sledding -
Paragliding - Snowmobile tours -
Indoor tennis court - Toboggan run -
Squash court -

Ski blog about Saas-Fee Saastal

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

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

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

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Total slopes 100 (km)
Blue slopes 20 km
Red slopes 60 km
Black slopes 20 km
Off-piste 0 km
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Drag lifts 12
Chair lifts 2
Gondola lifts 7
Train 1
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