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Saas Fee Overview

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Overview

Saas-Fee is one of the first European ski resorts to open each year, usually in July, offering skiing up on its Allalin glacier which is set among some of the higehst peaks in Europe. Most of the resort's skiing is between 2500-3500m and the largely northfacing slopes help maintain reliable snowcover. Fast, modern lifts serve the ski area and there is very rarely any queuing. 

Beginners and intermediates have miles of long, quiet runs on which which to practise turns. Snowbaorders flock to the high-altitude terrain parks. Unfortunately there isn't much scope for off-piste skiing.

Saas-Fee village, often compared to Zermatt, has a slower, quieter feel and is favoured by families. This car-free centre has pretty, narrow streets lined with traditional chalets, apres-ski bars and family-friendly restaurants. Electric buses and taxis can take you around.

Non-skiing activities: Outdoor ice skating, sledging, a revolving restaurant on the glacier (3500m) and an indoor leisure centre with a wealth of activities including a swimming pool.

Downside? While its northfacing runs make for some great snowcover, Saas-Fee isn't the place to go for sunny lunches on the mountain, it's largely shady ski area can be cold unless you're on the move.

Inside Scoop

Ski and snowboard schools. Restaurants, shops, banks, post office, gas station, museums, cinemas, and nightclubs. Started in the winter season 2007-08, Saas-Fee provides guests and residents with a comfortable new means of transportation: the electric "Allalino". It consists of an engine with two carriages and has space for a total of 56 adults. The small train also blends extremely well visually with the village. The "Allalino" is decorated nostalgically in the colours of the destination Saas-Fee/Saas Valley.

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

164cm
103cm
69cm
35cm
38cm
99cm
Nov
99cm
Dec
136cm
Jan
65cm
Feb
75cm
Mar

Terrain Overview

37%
Intermediate Runs
40%
Advanced Runs
14%
Expert Runs
48
Runs in Total
100 km
Runs in Total
9 km
Longest Run
100 km
Skiable Terrain

Total Lifts: 22

7
Gondolas & Trams
1
High Speed Sixes
1
High Speed Quads
1
Double Chairs
12
Surface Lifts

Elevation

3600m
Summit
1800m
Vertical Drop
1800m
Base

Important Dates

July 15, 20232023/07/15
Projected Opening
April 21, 20242024/04/21
Projected Closing
N.A.
Projected Days Open
N.A.
Days Open Last Year
73
Years Open
0cm
Average Snowfall
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