Saas Fee - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama mountains around Saas Fee
Saas Fee - FURTHER INFORMATION
Saas Fee - Saas Fee visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Saas Fee' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Wallis.
Saas Fee is a famous mountain village and skiing resort in the Saastal or the Saas Valley region of southern Switzerland. The village is at an altitude of 1800m and high above it are the Dom and Allalinhorn glaciers. Nearby peaks include Weissmies (4023m), the Nadelhorn (4327m) and the Lenzspitze (4294m). Saas Fee is car free, giving a very relaxing atmosphere.
Saas Fee was a farming village and is now best known for skiing and snow boarding. Within the village are numerous hotels and alpine holiday homes and cottages available for rent.
The presence of the Dom and Allalinhorn glaciers allows skiing for 10 months of the year. The Saas Fee ski area has 35 pistes for all levels covering over 100 km of mountainside. The pistes can be broken down into 30 km beginner, 45 km intermediate, 25 km advanced. The top elevation of the Saas Fee ski area is 3550m with a vertical drop of 1800m. The ski area is served by 22 lifts, including 3 cable cars, 1 funicular railway (Metro Alpin), 5 gondolas (1 dedicated to walkers), 2 chairlifts and draglifts. Saas Fee is one of the most popular snow boarding resorts in Europe.
In addition to Saas-Fee there is more skiing at the Kreuzboden-Hochsaas above Saas-Grund nearby. Aside from alpine skiing and snowboarding, the resort also has 20km of winter walking trails and an 8km-long cross-country ski trail. Tobogganing is also popular and there is an 11-km-long toboggan run from Kreuzboden to Saas-Grund as well as opportunities for paragliding and hang gliding.
During the summer months, Saas Fee welcomes glacier skiers, as well as mountain walkers and climbers. In all 13 peaks in the region top 4000m, among which are over 300km of walking trails and 70km of mountain biking trails that link Saas Fee with the villages of Saas Balen, Saas Grund and Saas-Almagell nearby.
Saas-Fee - HotelsSome of the Hotels and chalets in Saas-Fee:
• Hotel du Glacier
• Hotel Bristol
• Ferienart Resort & Spa Hotel
• Hotel Britannia, Bigler Jacques
• Unique Hotel Dom
• Hotel Elite
• Hotel Bergheimat
• Alphubel Hotel
• Waldesruh Hotel
• Hotel Europa, Bumann Sebastian
• Walser Hotel
• Best Western Metropol Grand Hotel
• Hotel Marmotte
• Hotel Fletschhorn
• Romantik Hotel Beau-Site
• Hotel Mischabel
• All In Hotel Saas-Fee
• Hotel Imseng
• Hotel Mattmarkblick
Tourist Office Saas-Fee
Tel. +41 27 958 18 58
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Bus: Hourly services from Visp and Brig.
Train: Direct trains from Geneva, Sion, Martigny, Montreux, Vevey, Lausanne, Geneva Airport.
Flight: Geneva Airport
Road: Saas Fee is 230km (3 hours) east of Geneva and 26km south of Visp.