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  • Ski area

    The ski area of Saas-Fee although not as extensive as nearby Zermatt is ample for a weekend skiing. Most of the skiing is on high, north-facing glaciers and as a result the snow record is excellent. Gradients range from gentle blues, to slightly steeper reds but blacks are in short supply so the mileage hungry may struggle here. That said, the impressive 1800m vertical descent from the tops to the village offer an impressive test of stamina. For the more experienced skier there are three unpisted runs as well as seven black runs but overall the advanced skiing is a little limited. It’s for intermediates where Saas-Fee really excels with lots of long cruisey-runs and gentle reds. There is an excellent snow park (Morenia) for freestylers and boarders and overall this is a good resort for snowboarders. For beginners there is a very large nursery slope at the end of the village and good slopes to progress to. There is also a cheaper beginner pass that does not cover the whole of the mountain but is perfect for first-timers. The resort is generally uncrowded and it is unusually to experience long queues at any time of year.

    The resort

    Saas-Fee offers a spectacular setting amid high peaks and glaciers. The resort has similar characteristics to Zermatt; Swiss charm, traffic free and dramatic setting yet without the bling of its neighbour. From the south end of the village the restaurant terraces offer stunning views up to the ring of 4000m high peaks. It's narrow car-free streets and old chalet buildings means it retains the feel of a traditional mountain village rather than that of a conspicuous ski resort. In essence it is a beautiful and charming with plenty going on in the village with good facilities, shops and bars. The village itself is at a height of 1,800m and the skiing is some of the highest in Europe between 2,500m - 3,500m. The high altitude ensures good snow conditions, perfect for a weekend ski break. Transfers may be by train, bus or private/shared bus/minibus.

    Our top tips for Saas-Fee

    * If you have lunch in the Mittelallalin, you will be eating in the world’s highest revolving restaurant! At 3,456m the restaurant gives you spectacular 360° views and often has live music on the terrace.
    * The local ski school “Eskimos” is one of the best in the Alps and has a large number of English-speaking instructors. If you need help with lessons we can help arrange them for you.
    * For such a small village there are a lot of activities available in the evenings. There is a boulder centre for climbers, a leisure centre with 25m indoor swimming pool, indoor tennis and ice rink and bowling.
    * Saas-Fee has the world’s largest Ice Grotto at the top of the Allalin lift and guided tours are available.
    * The Dom Bar in the main town has live music every night. For après-ski try the SnowPoint bar, Zur Mühle and the Black Bull.

    Elevation

    Top elevation: 3500m

    Resort: 1800m

    Lifts in area: 22

    Pistes: 100kms

    Saas Fee profile

    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
    • Snowboarding

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    Transfer details

    Transfer Time: From Geneva is approximately 2 hours 40 minutes

    Transfer Type: Train

    Transfer Notes: Take the train to Visp then from there it's a 40 minute train to resort. Once you get to resort it's a short walk to the hotel or you can call the hotel to come collect you if they offer a shuttle service.

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