The idyllic resort village of Saas Fee is nestled in the Swiss Alps – and has been adapted to cater for the needs of winter sports fans. There’s also a whole system of cable cars and ski-lifts to get you to slopes that also welcome walkers during the summer months. Due to its location at 4,000 metres above sea level, there’s always plenty of snow and it attracts skiers and snowboarders of all levels. Here are just a few ideas for what to do in Saas Fee...
Saas Fee hiking includes guided tours on offer visiting neighbouring Italy – or assisted glacier hiking for the brave. The scenery is breathtaking with thick blankets of snow in the winter or rolling green hills in the spring and summer. With the help of a mountain guide, you can navigate the Gorge Alpine with its network of steel ropes, ladders, and bridges – enjoying views of frozen waterfalls and towering rock walls.
One of the must-do routes is Kreuzboden and Amageler Adventure Trail – around nine kilometres long and taking three hours to complete – with a panoramic 60-metre suspension bridge en route.
Saas Fee snowboarding is available even in the summer – and at the snowboard school, you can board to your heart’s content. You’ll be able to learn tips and tricks from qualified and experienced instructors, guaranteeing loads of fun.
Saas Fee skiing is perfect for all of the family – with runs suited to both beginners and intermediates. The high elevation of the slopes ensures snow-covered pistes and a long ski season that goes all the way through to April. Summer skiing on the Fee Glacier offers stunning scenery.
Cross-county skiing takes place at a leisurely pace and you can use the lifts and cable cars to get on and off wherever you like. The trail goes through snowcapped forests and hamlets with traditional huts – and magnificent views of the glacier and mountains at the end.
The Ice Pavilion is a huge grotto in the body of the glacier – all recently updated with new ice sculptures and an avalanche simulator. The age of the ice is labelled with important historical events that took place at the time of formation – and there’s lots of information about the glacier’s science and history.
Above the Ice Pavilion is the highest revolving restaurant in the world – where sublime mountain views accompany your meal. It takes one hour to make a complete revolution – as you marvel at the mighty peaks of the Dom, Taschorn, Alphubel, Strahlhorn, and the Allalinhorn.
Look no further than Allalin Apartments when you need a quality place to stay – spacious penthouse apartments house eight adults with amazing mountain views from the balcony. You’ll be able to arrange holiday packages that provide seven days of hiking and indulging, or a seven-night ski package that comes with a free winter ski pass.