More sun, higher mountains, more snow: Nowhere is winter as intensely enjoyable as in the Saas Valley. A unique world of mountains and glaciers with no less than eighteen 4’000 meter peaks, including the Dom, the highest mountain on swiss ground (4545). You fix your gaze on our snow covered Saas valley with 150 km of slopes, 26 km of cross country ski tails, 4 ski areas for children in Saas-Fee, Saas-Grund, Saas-Allmagell and Saas-Balen,4 ice rinks, 3 sledging runs and 60 km of hiking trails. It is a place where the sun shines so often it could easily be mistaken for heaven. And all the wonderful snow only makes the effect that much better. Does anywhere else offer such reliable snow cover for and perfect skiing, even in summer? The snow cover in Saas-Fee is this reliable that the whole village just stared a campaign where they give their customers their money back if not at least one ride down to the village should be open in winter. Experience the magic of winter with all your senses.
The Cologne cathedral is 157 m tall. Aaas-Fee’s highest mountain , the Dom (meaning cathedral) is 4388 m taller and just one of eighteen 4000 m peaks above our small village Saas-Fee, the pearl of the Alpes, up into the cloudless sky. The high-altitude location of our village and ski area offers a crucial advantage: it snows here earlier and longer. While autumn at a lower altitudes is wet and grey, Saas-Fee is already a powdery wonderland. And our slopes can still be used for valley descents late into the spring. No wonder Saas-Fee is the ski resort in Switzerland and the Alps with the most snow cover. While you have to ski and snowboard on green grass at other places in the Alps, Saas-Fee still offers valley descents late into the spring. Because Snow is guaranteed, you can also ski and snowboard in summer. What’s more, blue skies are just as certain here as white slips, since Saas-Fee lies even further south than Ascona. This means 300 days of sun a year and a mild, almost Mediterranean climate despite the high Alpine location. We have the snow cover of the north and the sunshine of the South. Hard to believe? Perhaps. But then we did warn you that winter holidays at Saas-Fee are like nowhere else!
You stand at the end of the word and at the same time at its beginning“ wrote the great German playwright Carl Zuckmayer of the village where he lived and skied for 20 years. Located among the glaciers at 1800 m a.s.l., with slopes reaching heights of up to 3600 m, the „Perl of the Alps“ guarantees snow sports fun.
We make a promise: You’ll find a slope to suit your needs, whether you’re ready to take part in the highest glacier downhill descent in the world - our Allan Races - or need to hone your skills at the ski school first. And even of yip don’t want to ski or snowboard, Saas-Fee is still the place to be. Join a snowshoe hike. Go on a cross-country trail or get on a snow tube. Read a good book on a sun terrace while your little ones enjoy the kids’ ski area alongside it. Pamper your body and soul in a spa. And at the end of the day, relax and enjoy the après-ski. Our bars and restaurants have everything you could want to toast another perfect day in the snow.
Listed bard buildings with sun-bleached larch beams, narrow lanes, impressive cavalries and stone roofs: Saas-Fee is as much charming as it has always been. Come and experience the traditional character that Saas-Fee have worked to preserve. You’ll soon see that our guiding principle for tourism is „sustainable development“. In everything we do today, we must take care not to negatively impact upon future generations. Thats why Saas-Fee is car free and has been so since 1951, when the community decided that locals and tourists alike should lead their cars on entering the village. The village of Saas-Fee is working to preserve not just the past, but also the future.
In Saas-Fee all holiday apparent that can be booked are given 1 to 5 star classifications. We also promote the Quality Prgramme of Swiss Tourism for the development and assurance of quality in the tourist industry. www.quality-our-passion.ch
The „Families welcome“ seal is awarded to Swiss holiday destinations that tailor theirs services and facilities to suit children wishes and requirements. Saas-Fee/Saastal Tourism has born the seal since 2005.
The holiday starts with the journey: Wheather you arrive by car or by train and Postauto bus, the Saas Valley is so easy to get to, your holiday begins with the pleasant journey, Train and travel from Basel and Zurich is now even quicker thanks to Alp Transit (NEAT) - in under 3 hours from Zürich, Milano, Geneva or Basel you are in a winterparadiese.
1. Guaranteed snow and therefore guaranteed skiing and snowboarding in summer and in winter
2. One of the most charming und authentic villages in the Alpes with breathtaking views of eighteen four thousand meter peaks
3. The world’s highest revolving restaurant
4. The world’s biggest ice grotto
5. 26 km of cross-country ski trails across the valley
6. Chilerens’ ski wonderlands in all four villages
7. View point for the eighteen 4000 meter peaks
8. First community in Switzerland with 100 % green electricity
9. The highest underground train in the world
10. The right of 42 weeks of fun in the snow every year
Four more information about Saas-Fee, Events, Skilifts and much more visit www.saa-fee.ch.