Where . . . [R661R, Saas-Fee], Switzerland

What . . . The Fee Glacier, set at 3600 metres, offers 20 kilometres of pistes best suited to intermediates, but all there is something for all levels. Take the funicular to the top; from here three drags serve the ski area. Both national and international ski teams come here to train each summer. From July to September, the Fee Glacier is also a meeting place for freestylers, who come to show off their skills in the freestyle park. There are two lines of kickers, a halfpipe, and various rails and boxes. Saas-Fee is one of the leading summer freestyle areas in Europe; each July it hosts the Saas-Fee Ride Big Air competition, complete with DJs and a barbecue. Take a break at the Chillout Zone with music and couches located below the pipe. The glacier also has a restaurant and sun terrace serving lunch and beers. Freestylers of all levels can sign-up for coaching at the British Freeski Camps 

Ski Pass Price . . . CHF65 per day

When to go . . . Open 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m, July 3 - Sept. 4

Nearby Lodging . . . The glacier is set above the car-free resort of Saas-Fee. Other nearby resorts include Saas-Balen, Saas-Grund, and Saas-Almagell.

Getting Here . . .

Air: Geneva is 230 kilometres away, approximately three hours away.

Car: If driving take the A1 and A9 Lake Geneva autobahns towards Brig. Saas-Fee is car-free. You can leave your car in the covered car park or at the outdoor car park at the entrance to the village. You can take your luggage to your holiday apartment or hotel in an electrically-powered taxi or with a handcart.

Public transport: From Geneva, trains run directly to Brig or Visp, then change for the Saas-Fee postbus which runs every half hour until 8.45 p.m. from Brig (Friday and Saturday 10:15 p.m.) and 9:10 p.m. from Visp (Friday and Saturday 10:40 p.m.). Seat reservations are recommended for the return journey to Visp and Brig.

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