First-class snow, lush sunshine and winter sports
Located between 1800 and 3600 m altitude, the ski area of Saas-Fee offers its guests the complete range of snow sports. It is the quality of the pistes and the year-round snow reliability that make the Saas-Fee the "best ski resort in Switzerland". Thanks to numerous glaciers and high peaks that surround the ski area, there is 100% snow guarantee. With the cathedral (4545m) as the highest mountain in Switzerland in its midst, 18 majestic four-thousanders surround the Saas-Fee ski area. When the sky is clear you can see the most famous peaks of Switzerland behind the mountains in the immediate vicinity: Matterhorn, Breithorn, Klein Matterhorn and Monte Rosa. In addition, the pistes are oriented north-east: guarantor for excellent snow and sunshine. In Saas-Fee the ski season is very long. It lasts from fall to spring. In summer you can still ski on the eternal snowfields at the foot of the glacier and above 3000 m.
Saas-Fee offers numerous activities for both skiers and non-skiers. In Saas-Grund / Balen, enthusiastic night skiers can participate twice a week in a torchlight downhill run (Wednesday and Thursday). Enjoy the whole package of these romantic and charming journeys in a cozy atmosphere with fondue, raclette and hot drinks. Cross-country skiing fans have 32 km of well-groomed routes. The remarkable routes lead through larch forests, over pastures and along the banks of the frozen river Vispa. All this with a view of a wonderful alpine panorama.
On the program of winter activities of Saas-Fee are also night sledding. The sleigh rides are held once a week, between 6 and 10 pm, in Hanning (Saas-Fee), Kreuzboden (Saas-Grund) and Furggstalden (Saas-Almagell). For freestylers and snowboarders, the Saas-Fee ski area offers three snow parks: a freestyle park for beginners and experts, with a relaxation area in Saas-Fee, a fun park with kickers and rails at the bottom of Kreuzboden and a junior park for children on the "Sandiger Boden" piste.
A dream for children
Saas-Fee also bears the name "Free Republic of Holidays". It is a car-free ski area where children can safely move, run and play in the snow. Both in Saas-Fee and in Saas-Almagell and Saas-Grund there are special children's facilities for children. Several children's paradises and snow kindergartens on flat and sunny grounds have been created to ensure the children maximum fun and comfort. In Hohsi Snowland on the Kreuzboden in Saas-Grund, the driveway to the pistes is through a magic carpet and with an 80 m long rope lift. The little snow fans will find plenty to enjoy: racetracks, seesaws, obstacles and play huts. Ski fresh people will also find a 200 m long runway in the snow park of Furggstalden, where 18 lovingly designed cartoon characters await them. At the Swiss Snow Kids Village, the snow park of Saas-Fee, the children have access to a 7-hectare area with a magic carpet, slalom piste and snow carousel.
No less than 6 ski schools offer their services at the ski area to teach children how to ski and help them improve. Meanwhile, parents can enjoy the pistes in peace and quietness. In Saas-Fee, several facilities take care of children (from 18 months to 6 years). They offer various activities indoors and outdoors. In addition to entertainment (such as cinema), the program will focus on pedagogically and playfully valuable activities such as crafts, cooking, dancing, painting and drawing.
You want to experience funny moments together with your family? How about snowtubing? This snow sport consists of whizzing down the pistes, sitting or lying on rubber tires. Playful and safe, Snowtubing is ideal for fun moments with the whole family. In Furggetalden, below Saas-Almagell, there is a piste specially created for snow tubing. It is 110 m long, with a 40 m difference in altitude and is served by a separate lift.