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Saas Fee Ski Resort Guide

  • Weather Forecast for Saas Fee at  m altitude issued: 12 am03 Dec 2016 (local time)  
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Saas Fee Ski Resort Guide

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Saas Fee Ski Resort Guide

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Saas Fee

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Saas Fee

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Saas Fee

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Slope Stats

  • 3600m

  • 1800m

  • 1800m

  • Acres of ski:250
  • Pistes:50
  • Snowmaking:30%
  • Halfpipes:2
  • Terrain Parks:1
  • X-Country:32 km
  • beginner25%
  • intermediate50%
  • advanced25%

Saas Fee is a well known all-year round destination. However, it is actually quite small and the weather often causes the lifts to close just as the snow conditions look good. In addition the terrain,at Saas Fee, is not the most challenging, at least not on-piste. Experts will have to head off-piste to get their kicks. There is also good freestyle skiing at Saas Fee and beginners will not feel hard done by either. Off the slopes, Saas Fee is traditional in look with a modern feel. It is also car-free which makes it much more relaxing. No 4x4 Fiat Pandas being driven by rally-wannabees here! Food is good but not Haute-cuisine and the nightlife is up to date thanks to the year round nature of the snowboard crew.

Travel

  • Nearest Airport:Geneva
  • Nearest Train Station:Brig
  • Tourist Office Phone:+41279581858
  • Tourist Office Website:www.saas-fee.ch
  • Slopeside accommodation:no
  •   60
  •   10

Lifts

  • Season opens:16 Jul 2016
  • Season closes:22 Apr 2017
  • Lifts:21 (2 chair lifts, 13 surface lifts)
  •   6
  •   2
  •   13

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Fancy skiing or snowboarding in the middle of summer? Then come to our summer ski area on the Allalin, 3,600 m a.s.l.

Saas-Fee offers ideal summer skiing and snowboarding conditions. Up on the glaciers there are 20 km of slopes to suit all levels. No wonder Swiss and international ski teams come here for their summer training sessions!

Information supplied 1 May 2014

Latest Snow Reportview full snow report

  • Issued:2 Dec
  • Last Snowfall:18 November 2016
  • Snow Depth (upper):
    145
    cm
  • Snow Depth (lower):
    10
    cm
  • Piste:Packed powder
  • Off-piste:Best up high

Today’s Weather (2700 m)view full snow forecast

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Visitor Reviews of Saas Fee

Drew from United Kingdom writes:

I've been skiing Saas Fee for the past few years. The skiing is great with challenging off-piste (take a guide for the best) and some awesome blacks but it's still got nice blues and reds. The best thing is NO QUEUES - the longest you'll have to wait is 10 mins for a cable car but once you're on the mountain the queues evaporate. If you're after racking up kilometres don't go to Saas Fee but if you want spacious, uncrowded, quality skiing Saas Fee is unbeatable. It's a mecca for boarders and ski-teams go there form France to train every year. Last year we had synchronised ski teams training which was awesome.

The altitude and aspect mean that Saas Fee has probably the best snow record in the Alps with resort skiing from mid December to mid April and glacier skiing all year round. This was a blessing in 2011 when we were skiing in April as the rest of Switzerland shut-down or resorted to grass skiing.

Beauty-wise Saas Fee can't be beat with eight 4000+ metre peaks seemingly at touching distance. The views are tremendous everywhere and the village is just lovely. Eating and nightlife are good but I confess I normally head home and put my feet up with a beer after a day skiing.

I usually self cater with the family and there are some great apartments and chalets with a few you can ski-in and out of - take care with Alpine Village. The apartments are nice but it's a long walk to the snow.

Drew

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