THE INS & OUTS OF THE BEAUTIFUL SWISS SKI RESORT SAAS-FEE
Saas-Fee is part of The Saas Valley, located in the Valais region of Switzerland, at an altitude of 1,800 meters above sea level. The town is surrounded by majestic glaciers and towering peaks, including the famous Matterhorn, offering spectacular views in all directions.
The resort is committed to sustainable tourism and is recognized as a “Green Destination” by the Swiss government. The town has taken several steps to reduce its carbon footprint and promote responsible tourism, including using renewable energy sources and promoting eco-friendly practices. In addition, the town is car-free, which means that private cars are not allowed in the village. It is small enough to explore the many restaurants, après ski bars, and shops on foot, and electric taxis are available to drive visitors to and from their accommodations. The Snowplanners team stayed in Hotel Europa, a 4-star hotel located in the center, that offers comfortable accommodations, excellent facilities, and breakfast with a stunning view.
If you want a snow-sure destination with a long winter season that ensures good snow conditions throughout the season, Saas-Fee is the place for you. With its high altitude, glacier skiing, and snowmaking system, visitors can expect excellent snow conditions even during times of low natural snowfall.
Traveling to and from Saas-Fee
Saas-Fee can be easily accessed by different modes of transportation. The closest airports to Saas-Fee are Geneva Airport (GVA) and Zurich Airport (ZRH). From the airport, you can take a train to Visp, or a rental car to the resort. Since the resort has a car-free policy, you can park your car in the nearby town of Saas-Grund, and then take a bus or taxi to Saas-Fee. Traveling by train is another option. The nearest train station is in Visp. From there, you can take a bus or taxi to Saas-Fee. There are regular bus services that connect Saas-Fee to other towns and cities in the region, including Visp, Brig, and Sion. Some of the bus services also connect Saas-Fee to nearby ski resorts, such as Zermatt. The Snowplanners team traveled by train, and this was an enjoyable experience with scenic views.
Saas-Fee offers a wide variety of ski runs for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. There are numerous easy runs in the area that are perfect for beginners. The nursery slopes are located close to the village, and other easy runs are to be found all over the resort. The Spielboden area is particularly good for beginners, with wide, gentle slopes that offer great views of the surrounding mountains. The resort also has a great selection of intermediate runs, with a range of blue and red runs. The Allalin and Längfluh areas have various runs suited for intermediate skiers and riders. Longer, steeper red runs, such as the Morenia and Hohsaas runs, are great for the more experienced intermediate skiers and boarders. Saas-Fee is known for its challenging runs for expert skiers and snowboarders. The resort’s glacier ski area offers several black runs and off-piste terrain. The Plattjen area is also popular with expert skiers and riders, as it is known for its steep runs. Saas-Fee has something for skiers and snowboarders of all levels, and it’s a great destination for those looking to push their limits and improve their skills.
Saas-Fee has a lot to offer for freestyle and freeride skiers and riders of all levels, and it is a great destination for those looking to try new things. The resort has a large and diverse off-piste skiing and snowboarding terrain. Some of the most popular freeride areas include the “Allalin” glacier, the “Plattjen” area, and the “Triftji” area. Moreover, the resort has four terrain parks, ranging from beginner to expert, as well as a superpipe. There are also mountain guides and schools in Saas-Fee that offer guided freeride tours and freestyle lessons and coaching for those looking for a more adventurous experience. In addition, Saas-Fee hosts freestyle events throughout the winter season, including the Saas-Fee Freestyle Open, which attracts top athletes from around the world.
Saas-Fee has a modern and efficient lift system that provides access to the resort’s skiing and snowboarding terrain. The lifts are regularly maintained and updated, and the resort is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable skiing and snowboarding experience for all visitors. Gondolas, chairlifts, surface lifts, and magic carpets are scattered throughout the area. When ascending to high altitudes too quickly, altitude sickness can occur. Symptoms can include dizziness, headache, and nausea. Drinking plenty of water is recommended as it can reduce altitude sickness symptoms.
One thing that makes Saas-Fee unique, is the Metro Alpin. This is an underground funicular that takes you up from 2980 to 3456 meters above sea level. Once reached the top, you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and glaciers. The Metro Alpin was a first-time experience for the whole team, which made it even more special.
Saas-Fee is a popular destination for skiing and snowboarding, but there are lots of other winter activities that are just as much fun. Ice climbing, ZIP lining, husky experiences, ice sports, cross-country skiing, tobogganing, snowshoeing and sunrise skiing, and so on, are all activities that make your stay in Saas-Fee even more memorable. Besides that, if you want to relax and unwind after a day on the slopes, spas and wellness centers can be found in town. The wellness facilities offer massages, saunas, and other treatments. The Snowplanners team discovered that the best way to end the day is in the jacuzzi of the hotel. Whether you’re looking for adventure, relaxation, or something in between, Saas-Fee has something to offer everyone.
If you don’t have your own skiing or snowboarding equipment, you have the option to rent equipment in one of the many rental shops in town. The stops have all sorts of equipment, ranging from skis and snowboards to helmets and boots. In addition, the resort has ski lockers and storage facilities where you can safely store your skiing or snowboarding equipment when you’re not using it.
A great selection of restaurants and mountain huts can be found throughout the ski area. These establishments offer a variety of food and drink options, including local specialties, and are great places to take a break and enjoy the mountain scenery.
Saas-Fee has multiple ski schools, so even during high season, you don’t need to worry about lessons being sold out. Swiss Ski School Saas-Fee, Skizenit, and Eskimos are examples of ski schools with guaranteed high-quality instructors. The ski schools offer lessons for all levels of skiers and boarders.
Overall, Saas-Fee exceeded all the expectations the Snowplanners team had. Saas-Fee has everything you need for an unforgettable holiday. Visit https://www.saas-fee.ch/en/ to book your stay or to find even more information about this beautiful Swiss ski resort.