The slopes

  • Extent 2 out of 5
  • Fast lifts 4 out of 5
  • Snow 5 out of 5
  • Queues 4 out of 5
  • Terrain p'ks 4 out of 5
  • Expert 2 out of 5
  • Intermediate 4 out of 5
  • Beginner 4 out of 5
  • Boarder 4 out of 5
  • X-country 3 out of 5
  • Restaurants 3 out of 5
  • Schools 4 out of 5
  • Families 4 out of 5

The resort

  • Resort charm 5 out of 5
  • Convenience 2 out of 5
  • Scenery 4 out of 5
  • Eating out 4 out of 5
  • Apres ski 4 out of 5
  • Off-slope 4 out of 5

Key facts

Resort1800 m
Slopes1800-3500 m
Lifts21
Pistes100 km
Price index155

Saas-Fee

Switzerland

Saas Fee

The upside

  • 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

The downside

  • 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
  • Latest user reviews

    Visited 11-18 March 2017. We had a great ski holiday,…

    FredTrott 4 Apr 2017 

    Travelled 6th March 2011 Very attractive location,…

    Ade 21 Mar 2011 

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    News – 2016/17

    The old 4-seater gondola to Spielboden was replaced by a 10-seater gondola with a mid-station at Bifig near the base station of the Felskinn cable car. The ride time was almost halved, to 8.5 minutes.

    The Ice Pavilion, carved out of the glacier, was completely revamped and now includes an avalanche simulation room.

    Summary

    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.

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    The slopes

    • Extent 2 out of 5
    • Fast lifts 4 out of 5
    • Snow 5 out of 5
    • Queues 4 out of 5
    • Terrain p'ks 4 out of 5
    • Expert 2 out of 5
    • Intermediate 4 out of 5
    • Beginner 4 out of 5
    • Boarder 4 out of 5
    • X-country 3 out of 5
    • Restaurants 3 out of 5
    • Schools 4 out of 5
    • Families 4 out of 5

    The resort

    • Resort charm 5 out of 5
    • Convenience 2 out of 5
    • Scenery 4 out of 5
    • Eating out 4 out of 5
    • Apres ski 4 out of 5
    • Off-slope 4 out of 5

    Key facts

    Resort1800 m
    Slopes1800-3500 m
    Lifts21
    Pistes100 km
    Price index155