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Review of Saas-Fee

21st March 2011 by Ade 

Travelled 6th March 2011
Very attractive location, stunning scenery from the village. No cars allowed in the village but there are little electric buggies everywhere that can get annoying as you have to dodge them and there isn’t any pavement to speak of.
Wasn’t the most pumping of resorts in terms of nightlife. Some nice bars though all the same.
Glaciers are stunning and you can ski off piste to some extent. [Editor’s note: Beware - crevasses are often invisible; we would not even think about going off-piste here without guidance.]
It is a small extent and if you have experienced the likes of 3 valleys it will feel very restrictive.
In early/mid March it gets a lot of sun (if there is sun to be had that is), up to 3-4 PM, so shade wasn’t an issue for us.
The snow stayed good even with the limited downfalls this year.
Very expensive. Everything has a price. There are several supermarkets though.
Stayed in one of the various apartments of the Allalin hotel which was very nice and the hotel Allalin had good breakfasts.
You can go to Zermatt for day trips, but its a coach and train ride so we took the option of the arranged tour via our ski company for 70CHF.
On the whole glad I’ve been but won’t be back any time soon.

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