Saas-Fee Ski Hotel Guide - Ski accommodation

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Saas-Fee

Saas-Fee, “the pearl of the Alps”, is untouched by the worst of the modern world, though it’s not short of powerful lifts to take you to the tops – and in these mountains that means a breathtaking 3500 metres above sea level.

The Saas-Fee ski domain has 32 ski pistes totalling 100km, 50km red, the other 50km split evenly between blue and black, and 3 unpisted ski routes, served by 23 ski lifts. Saas-Fee is on the same line of latitude as the pine trees of Ascona on the shores of Lake Maggiore. The high altitude skiing is generally best on fine winter days from February to April which average 100-140 hours of sunshine per month and in summer when 20km of piste remain open for intermediates and above; on cold windy days in December and January it’s bitter. There’s also a freestyle snow park above Morenia, with one half-pipe, a boarder cross and two kickers, and 30km of hiking trails for winter walkers.

Saas-Fee has two snow parks for boarders and freestylers, one of which is open all year round, good opportunities for carving on piste and plenty of off-piste opportunities but you need to hire a local guide to avoid crevasse hazards on the glacier and be prepared to climb.

Snowboarders and freestyle skiers should head for the Snow Park at Mittelallalin. The park is groomed all year, with a half-pipe, quarter-pipe, kickers and rails. You can also relax on a comfortable couch to sounds in the Chill Zone.

Saas-Fee is adequately served by a dozen mountain restaurants, most of which are strategically positioned at the top of the main ski lifts and including the world’s highest revolving restaurant at Mittelallalin.

Number of elevators

22

Drags

Chairs

Gondolas

12 2 8

Length of skiing trails (km)

100

Blue

Red

Black

25

50

25

The highest point (m)

3600



Resorts

Snowreport