Saas-Fee is an ancient beautiful and traditional car free village in a superb high-altitude setting surrounded with 13 four thousand metre snow capped peaks including the highest mountain in Switzerland, the Dom (4,545m), forming a dramatic and unique backdrop. At an altitude of 1800m, with skiing upto 3500m, Saas Fee is one of the most snow sure resorts in the Alps with over 100km of skiing and a modern lift system - plus awesome views. Its high altitude allows skiiing on the glacier from the beginning of July through to the start of the winter season in November and the season goes on until the late April.
If you wish to join a ski school, these start at 9.30 or 10am. For the adventurous you can head off into the mountains with a guide on a high alpine tour later in the season. Throughout the mountains there are a range of restaurants and bars from Michelin managed to self-service.
Check out the web site www.saas-fee.ch for more info, latest news, snow reports and other winter action.
These can be booked in advance through the Saas-Fee website or paid for in the resort. You can buy lift passes from the main lifts close by. There are some excellent offers, including family passes where the second child goes free, and even under 16's get a cheaper pass. The Saas Fee website has details of the latest offers and prices. For family passes you should take your passports along as they may be requested.
There are lots of different ski hire shops in the resort, the nearest to the chalet being Intersport, Egginer Sport, and Felix Sport.
There are various ski schools in the resort, with offices just off the main Church square:
Optimum – ski and snowboard school, small classes and private lessons www.optimumsnowsports.com
Saas-Fee Guides - ski touring and climbing for the adventurous with mountain guides from Saas Fee www.saasfeeguides.com
Swiss Ski School - classic skischool, carving, snowboarding, telemark. www.skischule-saas-fee.ch
Ski Zenit – Based in Saas-Fee offering a fully personalized service – on-piste performance, freeride, heli-skiing, racing, freestyle, telemark, ski safari. www.skizenit.ch
Eskimos - skischool, snowboardschool, freestyle, Nordic sports, action www.eskimos.ch
saas in the Summer
Saas-Fee offers a fabulous summer alpine holiday, with climbing, walking, glacier skiing, mountain biking and lots of other activities – see www.saas-fee.ch all in the unique spectacular surroundings of 4’000 mountains.