- Most runs are at exceptionally high altitude, and are snow-sure
- Great for early intermediates
- Traditional, car-free village, with clear attractions for families
- Dramatic setting amid high peaks and glaciers
- Good off-slope leisure facilities
- Small area of slopes
- Mainly easy runs, with little to amuse experts (glacier limits off-piste exploration)
- Many visitors face some long walks around the village
- Shady and cold for much of winter
- Bad weather can shut the slopes
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News – 2016/17
The old 4-seater gondola to Spielboden is being replaced by a 10-seater gondola with a mid-station at Bifig near the base station of the Felskinn cable car. The ride time will be almost halved, to 8.5 minutes. The Ice Pavilion, carved out of the glacier, is being revamped.
News – 2015/16
The Capra, Saas Fee’s second 5-star hotel (opened in 2014), added more suites in a new building, and a new wellness centre.
Saas-Fee is a captivating place – a sort of miniature Zermatt without the conspicuous consumption. As well as the charm factor there’s the super-reliable snow: you spend most of your days here at an altitude – between 2500m and 3500m – that is unrivalled in the Alps. It’s a compelling combination.
But we tend to drop in here for a day or two at a time, so the limited extent and challenge of the slopes is not a worry; if we were here for a week, we’d soon be taking trips to Saas-Grund in the valley below and even Zermatt, in the next valley.
Blogs, features and news
- Saas-Fee sells season passes for CHF222
- Saas-Fee crowdfunds ski passes again
- Where to ski late in the season
- Saas-Fee bargain ski passes now valid
- Early season skiing