Saas Fee Ski Holidays
Switzerland

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Saas-Fee is another ‘car free’ Swiss resort, along with Wengen and Zermatt, which boasts an absolutely beautiful setting and lots to do for those who don’t want to spend all their time skiing. This makes it a wonderful destination for families and couples seeking a special getaway.

The resort is superbly snow-sure, with the village at 1800m and skiing all the way up to a giddy 3500m. Visitors can expect great snow coverage even in the final weeks of the season, and the glacier also makes year-round skiing possible. The town itself is classically Swiss, with a nice mixture of chalets and older hotels along with cow sheds that are actually still in use! You certainly know you’re in a real working town rather than a purpose built resort here. Most of the mountain restaurants, and indeed many of those in town, have huge terraces to take advantage of Saas-Fee’s southerly aspect and allow you to soak up the views in comfort.

Skiing is all above the tree line here, so when the weather does close in the lifts often shut for safety. However, this open environment means you can ski all the way from 3500m down to the village without stopping once. The majority of the runs here are designed with intermediate cruising in mind, and beginners simply won’t find a better place to learn in Switzerland. There isn’t a great deal to keep advanced skiers entertained though, and more seasoned skiers may want to look at Zermatt or Verbier for more of a challenge. Likewise, in terms of extent, resort’s like Zermatt present more terrain to explore.

Après-ski is great fun in Saas-Fee, especially when the sun is out, and there are a few nightclubs to keep people entertained until the early hours. Childcare can be provided through the ski schools and there are also kindergartens in the larger hotels which are open to non-residents. If you’re looking to take your skis off and go walking, or just explore the mountains on foot, Saas-Fee is hard to beat. There’s an amazing mountain railway running right to the top of the glacier and numerous walking routes mapped out.

There are both catered chalets and hotels available with flights and transfers from major UK and regional airports to Saas-Fee. Geneva airport is roughly a 3.5-hour transfer away, while Zurich is approximately 4 hours from Sass-Fee. While there is no direct train from the UK, one can enjoy a beautiful scenic train journey from Geneva to Sass-Fee, which skirts lovely lake Geneve.

Within the village itself, most of the amenities are walkable. There is also a free ‘electro train’, and most hotels will have an electro car.
Saas-Fee has a brilliant après-ski scene, with a great range of lively spots to enjoy a post-skiing beverage and some good beats.

Nesti's Ski Bar, known for having some of the cheape(er) pints and shots in town, is nestled in the resort centre and gets nice and lively. The bar opens mid afternoon but actually stays open until 2am – so keep an eye on the time as it’s easy to stay here a bit too long and miss dinner!

The Black Bull Snowbar is about 250m from the main lift and provides all the cheesy Euro music one could ask for. POPCORN, meanwhile, is an interesting blend of après-ski bar and nightclub with regular events throughout the season. There is an upstairs bar and a downstairs ‘cellar bar’ – the latter is where the more hardcore partygoers are usually found. Better yet, you can dance well into the wee hours here – it’s open until 4am.

For a more relaxed drink, Iglu Bar is a cool, cosy spot to check out. During the week, the Dom Bar is a great place to enjoy a laid-back beverage and live music – though it does get pretty lively over the weekends. When the sun’s out, head over to Snow Point at the bottom of the piste – a brilliant umbrella bar with some great food from the grill.
Saas-Fee has made its name as a sunny and snow-sure ski resort, but there are a whole host of other activities to enjoy if you prefer not to strap on a pair of skis or a board.

Hiking is a highly popular pastime, and the whole of the Hannig mountain is dedicated to this and other foot-friendly activities. There are numerous walking routes, which are clearly signposted, and some stunning views of the Saas Fee glaciers. Of course, you can always opt for a guided tour to give you a bit more of an insight into this stunning region. Another great option for a day trip is to take the underground railway up to the world’s largest ice pavilion, perched at 3500m, which is next to the world’s highest revolving restaurant.

All the winter staples are on offer in Saas-Fee. Families can take a leisurely spin around the natural ice rink, and thrill-seekers can paraglide above the stunning, picturesque terrain. There are a number of accessible launch sites and surprisingly reasonable prices – make sure you book in advance, though, as the weather can affect launch times and sunny days are very busy. The Feeblitz toboggan run is also a great way to spend an afternoon. The toboggans available for hire have some sturdy brakes on them so you can venture down the mountain at your own pace and stop for beautiful photo ops.

For fun off the snow, the Bielen leisure centre has a wonderful 25m pool, a sauna and Jacuzzi, tennis courts, squash courts, a table tennis room and a bowls court for public use. Floats and special children’s hours make it a perfect distraction for kids, and if you’re a bit tired after skiing you can book a rejuvenating massage.

A trip to the tourist office will offer lots of useful information on resort activities. Of course, you can also ask your dedicated chalet host or concierge.

Saas-Fee hosts a range of superb restaurants, including charming rustic spots and Michelin starred dining.

Bodmen is a quaint spot perfect for families, boasting delicious traditional food and lovely timber decor that affords rich Alpine charm. It is arguably one of the most popular restaurants in town, and the portions are all very substantial. Chami Stuba, meanwhile, offers fantastic pizza and steak in the town centre.

Fletschhorn is the top of the tree when it comes to restaurants in Saas Fee – after all, it has a well-earned Michelin star to its name. A 3 course lunch certainly isn’t cheap here, but if you want to treat a special someone (and yourself!) to a memorable experience, then it’s certainly worth it.

Speaking of swanky, the Spielboden takes pride of place among Saas-Fee’s mountain restaurants. This upmarket spot has a beautiful terrace, an extensive wine list and a small menu of delightful cuisine. Another must for mountain dining is Three Sixty: the world’s highest revolving restaurant, perched at 3500m.

La Ferme is the place to go for soaking in the sun while you eat – and the prices are quite reasonable. If you have a gang of hungry mates to think about, the Dom Bar has good burgers and live music, and Snow Point does great food from the grill.

Below, you’ll find just a few of the fantastic restaurants in Saas-Fee, as voted by our ski holiday experts.

Good for Couples

Fletschhorn

Wildistrasse 64

Saas Fee

+41 27 957 2131

Good for Couples

La Ferme

Untere Dorfstrasse 30

Saas Fee

+41 27 958 15 60

Good for Couples

Spielboden

Postfach 97

Saas Fee

+41 27 957 22 12

Good for Family

Bodmen

Panoramastrasse 40

Saas Fee

+41 27 957 2075

Good for Family

Chuestall Steakhou

Stadelweg 23

Saas Fee

+41 279 575 222

Good for Friends

Dom Bar

Dorfplatz 2

Saas Fee

+41 27 958 77 00

Good for Friends

Snow Point

Hotel The Larix

Gletscherstrasse 14

Saas Fee

+41 27 958 64 64

Good for Friends

CofFee

Obere Dorfstrasse 38

Saas Fee

+41 27 957 12 85

Saas-Fee is home to some excellent ski schools, which teach kids as young as 4 in a safe, supportive environment.

There are also kindergartens in the larger hotels that are open to non-residents; they usually take children aged 2-and-a-half-years-old and up.

Alternatively, parents can hire independent nannies to take care of the little ones.

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RESORT STATISTICS

  • ALTITUDE

    1800m

  • LONGEST PISTE

    9km

  • HIGHEST SKI LIFT

    3500m

  • TOTAL LIFTS

    36

  • TOTAL PISTE

    100km



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