Saas-Fee Ski Resort

Saas-Fee, “the pearl of the Alps”, is untouched by the worst of the modern world, though it’s not short of powerful lifts to take you to the tops – and in these mountains that means a breathtaking 3500 metres above sea level.

High and snow-sure, the internationally renowned village of Saas-Fee nestles at 1800m in the lee of the Mischabel range, just 15km north-east of Zermatt, without its crowds but with more original alpine charm. The village is old, quaint, and traffic-free other than for a few service vehicles. The mountains surrounding Saas-Fee are in-your-face monsters, towering above the village, their huge glaciers spilling down towards the valley. The immediacy of the scenery makes this a great place for committed mountain lovers: even on a blue sky day the brooding heights are more striking than pretty.

Saas-Fee is recognised as one of Switzerland's more family friendly ski resorts with lots of flat sunny slopes for beginners and plenty of supervised activities for children. Saas-Fee's piste skiing is quite extensive and snow conditions are usually first class. Off-piste in Saas-Fee there are endless routes to explore, many of them starting from peaks which must first be climbed. If you want to notch up ascents of 4000m peaks, followed by ski descents of half that figure, Saas-Fee is the place to do it.

But Saas-Fee is not just for skiers and mountaineers: winter holidaymakers have plenty of other activities including walking paths and a whole mountain (Hannig) dedicated to sledging - high altitude fondue followed by torch-lit descents are a speciality. Throw in the genuine charm of the area, and Saas-Fee's near the top of the list as a winter wonderland.

Thanks to altitude and aspect, Saas-Fee has a long ski season and there's also skiing on the glacier in summer. Approximately 40% of guests are Swiss, 24% from Germany, 14% from Benelux and 11% from the UK.

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Saas-Fee Statistics

  • CountrySwitzerland
  • StateValais
  • Base1,483 metres
  • Summit3,600 metres
  • Vertical2,117 metres
  • Ski area extent145 km
  • Beginner39 km
  • Intermediate75 km
  • Advanced39 km
  • Longest run15 km
  • Number of ski lifts38 
  • Cable cars
  • Funiculars
  • Gondolas
  • Chairlifts
  • S23 
  • Riders per hour40,500 
  • Day lift passSfr 70
  • 6 day lift passSfr 359

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