Saas Fee Ski Resort

Nicknamed the ‘Pearl of the Alps’, Saas Fee ski resort is a hidden gem, nestled amongst thirteen 4,000m peaks on a high plateau of the Saas Valley, which creates some incredible, dramatic scenery. Few ski resorts offer the opportunity to ski in such a high-mountain glacial environment, making for an awe-inspiring skiing experience that is not to be missed by the discerning skier or boarder. Saas Fee ski resort has a fantastic snow record thanks to its towering position, and the varied terrain will suit mixed ability groups.

The ski resort itself guarantees Alpine charming, housing many beautiful old-fashioned wooden chalets and a car-free centre, with electric buses and hotel vehicles available to ferry guests around. The village is based on an old farming community, and retains the olde-worlde charm of its historic roots, despite substantial recent expansions and modern developments. Surrounded by a magnificent backdrop of dazzling blue glaciers, you will be guaranteed a picturesque, tranquil week with a family-friendly atmosphere.

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Saas Fee Transfer Time
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Best For...

  • Families
  • Stunning scenery
  • Traditional Alpine charm

Resort Statistics

  • Resort Altitude 1,800m
  • Skiing Altitude 3,500m
  • Total Ski Area 100km
  • Lifts 22
  • Blue Runs 30km
  • Red Runs 45km
  • Black Runs 25km
  • Cross Country 36km

Ski Accommodation in Saas Fee, Switzerland

Our collection of Saas Fee ski accommodation has been hand-picked by our ski experts. Whether you’re looking for a luxury escape, a boutique hotel or something suitable for the whole family, our experts would be delighted to help you find the perfect accommodation for your ski holiday.

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Ski Areas in Saas Fee

Ski Areas in Saas Fee

Saas Fee’s ski area spans around 100km of pistes, and is ideal territory for beginners and leisurely intermediates who are looking to enjoy fantastic snow on which to practice their technique. The ski resort is recognised as one of Switzerland‘s more family-friendly territories, with plenty of nursery runs and lots of flat, sunny pistes. A bus ride from Saas Fee will take you to the neighbouring resorts of Saas-Grund and Saas-Almagell, which are covered by the same lift pass and offer more terrain to explore.

Skiing in Saas Fee

Skiing in Saas Fee

The skiing on the upper part of Saas Fee’s ski area is predominantly red and blue runs served by drag lifts. But because of the altitude, fresh powder can be found up here as late as April. Whilst the resort is better suited to beginners, advanced skiers will enjoy the long runs in the Langfluh/Spielboden sector and the black Kanonenrohr run below Maste 4. There are also opportunities to ski up to 3,500m to enjoy thrilling descents through untouched powder, however, this is best explored with a guide.

Snowboarding in Saas Fee

Snowboarding in Saas Fee

Advanced snowboarders will enjoy the off-piste tree runs around Platjen; whilst intermediates will be delighted with a wide range of cruising reds and blues across the whole resort. Towards the edge of the village, there is a good selection of nursery slopes, which are perfect for building up technique. Those who have never boarded should be aware of the number of T-Bars which connect many of the lower, flatter runs; however, it should only be a matter of practice before these are mastered.

Ski Schools in Saas Fee

Ski Schools in Saas Fee

With many ski schools and instructors to choose between, there really is something for everybody.

We’ve partnered with New Generation and Oxygène and highly recommend their services. All of our partners offer fantastic lessons for all skiing ability levels.

Book your ski lessons with our recommended suppliers. If you’re traveling during a peak week be sure to book these well in advance.

Crèches in Saas Fee

Crèches in Saas Fee

The Eskimos Ski School in Saas Fee ski resort offers mini group lessons for children aged four to six. These can be purchased as a morning, afternoon or all day package in which there is a supervised lunch break. There is also a Saas Fee Kinderland, which is a designated safe Kids Village for young children. Magic carpets, games and visits from the Snowli mascot will be sure to keep children happy during their day on the mountain.

Restaurants in Saas Fee

Restaurants in Saas Fee

Saas Fee ski resort is served by a dozen mountain dining options, which includes the famous revolving restaurant at Mittelallalin. At 3,500m you can be sure to find impressive views and a truly novel lunchtime experience. Down in the town, enjoy Michelin-starred fayre at the Fletschhorn Hotel, which serves Swiss specialities complemented by an extensive wine list. More laid-back evenings can be had at the Rotisserie du Sport which serves 15 varieties of grilled meat, or the restaurant at Hotel Dom which specialises in rostis.

Après Ski in Saas Fee

Après Ski in Saas Fee

Saas Fee ski resort has a lively nightlife scene, with plenty of bars available to suit all ages. Located just off the slopes, the Zur Mühle has a busy sun terrace, whilst the Black Bull offers a live DJ on its large sundeck. For cosy drinks in a cavern-like setting head to the Metro Bar, whilst those in search of a more refined and laid-back atmosphere will enjoy the Walliserhof’s smart drinks lounge.

Best Après Ski in Saas Fee
Non-Skiers in Saas Fee


Saas Fee ski resort is an excellent destination for non-skiers with a variety of alternative winter sports on offer. There are around 30km of winter walking trails, 5km of toboggan runs from the top of Hannig and 36km of cross country ski trails. There is even an alpine gorge adventure, which gives you the opportunity to be guided through frozen waterfalls and across rope slides. Visits can also be made to Saas Fee’s ice grotto, which is the largest in the world.

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